Petition: To give practical application to the right not to attend religious instruction in school
Atheist Ireland
by Atheist Ireland
1M ago
Atheist Ireland has sent the following Petition to the Oireachtas Committee on Public Petitions and the Ombudsmen Petition : The Houses of the Oireachtas to guarantee and give practical application to the constitutional right to attend any school in receipt of public funding and not attend religious instruction The Constitution and Legislation relating to the right Article 44.2.4 of the Irish Constitution Legislation providing State aid for schools shall not discriminate between schools under the management of different religious denominations, nor be such as to affect prejudicially the rig ..read more
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How state statistics and schools disrespect Spiritualist and Pagan minority religions
Atheist Ireland
by Atheist Ireland
3M ago
The CSO figures report that there were 3,350 Spiritualists in the country in 2022. That is, 3,350 people ticked the ‘other religion, if any’ box and wrote in ‘spiritualist’ as their religion. Yet the marriage figures from the Central Statistics Office show that in 2022 there were 4,504 marriages performed in accordance with the rites of spiritualist religions. That’s nearly one in every five marriages last year. The spiritualist religions whose registered solemnisers conducted these weddings are the Spiritualist Union of Ireland, One Spirit Interfaith Foundation, One World Ministers, Our Spir ..read more
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Plurality of patronage will never achieve pluralism in education
Atheist Ireland
by Atheist Ireland
4M ago
Opening up 400 multi denominational schools throughout the country will never achieve pluralism in education. The policy of successive governments is to segregate children in some areas of the country on the basis of their parents’ religion. Even if the state opened up 400 multi denominational schools throughout the country it would still leave many parents in the position whereby they had no choice but to sent their children to the only local school under catholic patronage. Even the Oireachtas Education Committee said that “Multiple patronage and ethos as a basis for policy can lead to segre ..read more
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One in five Irish people either told census they have no religion (14%) or declined to answer (7%)
Atheist Ireland
by Atheist Ireland
4M ago
Five years to the day after the public voted to remove Blasphemy as a crime, from the Constitution in the 2018 referendum, detailed figures have emerged today from the CSO showing Ireland is becoming more and more pluralist with each census. Top level figures published from the CSO last May 2023, from the 2022 Census, indicated over one million people (1 in 5) in Ireland, when asked “What is your religion, if any?” identified as having no religion (14%) or declined to answer the question (7%). Further breakdown published today, 26th October now gives further insight into the numbers of non-rel ..read more
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Secular Sunday #615 – Equal status for nonreligious beliefs
Atheist Ireland
by Atheist Ireland
4M ago
This week’s Secular Sunday can be found here. To avoid missing out, sign up here to receive Secular Sunday by email. The post Secular Sunday #615 – Equal status for nonreligious beliefs appeared first on Atheist Ireland ..read more
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Parents’ rights in schools should not depend on surveying the views of their neighbours
Atheist Ireland
by Atheist Ireland
5M ago
The Department of Eduction is continuing the fiction that the government is transferring patronage of Catholic primary schools in any meaningful way. The Department is also complicating the matter by saying that parents of pupils at Catholic primary schools are to be surveyed to assess the level of support for such changes. But this imaginary divestment programme, even if it happened, could not solve the problem of providing equal access to primary schools without religious discrimination. At best it could relieve some of the problems for a small number of secular and minority faith parents, w ..read more
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Secular Sunday #613 – 11 new blasphemy laws
Atheist Ireland
by Atheist Ireland
5M ago
This week’s Secular Sunday can be found here. To avoid missing out, sign up here to receive Secular Sunday by email. The post Secular Sunday #613 – 11 new blasphemy laws appeared first on Atheist Ireland ..read more
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Secular Sunday #612 – UN Human Rights 75 Pledge 2
Atheist Ireland
by Atheist Ireland
5M ago
This week’s Secular Sunday can be found here. To avoid missing out, sign up here to receive Secular Sunday by email. The post Secular Sunday #612 – UN Human Rights 75 Pledge 2 appeared first on Atheist Ireland ..read more
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Blasphemy and Freedom of Expression – United Nations Human Rights 75 Pledge by Atheist Ireland
Atheist Ireland
by Atheist Ireland
5M ago
Atheist Ireland has made a pledge to the United Nations Human Rights 75 initiative to oppose laws against blasphemy and promote freedom of expression. 1. Background to Atheist Ireland Atheist Ireland is a voluntary advocacy group based in Ireland. We have Special Consultative Status at the United Nations. We promote atheism, reason, and ethical secularism by political lobbying and human rights interventions. We also work with atheist and secular advocacy groups in other countries. We led a successful decade-long campaign to remove the offence of blasphemy from the Irish constitution ..read more
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Secular Sunday #611 – UN Human Rights 75 Pledge
Atheist Ireland
by Secular Sunday
5M ago
This week’s Secular Sunday can be found here. To avoid missing out, sign up here to receive Secular Sunday by email. The post Secular Sunday #611 – UN Human Rights 75 Pledge appeared first on Atheist Ireland ..read more
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