FFRF announces memorial award on third anniversary of Avijit Roy’s assassination

The Freedom From Religion Foundation is proud to announce, on the third anniversary of the assassination of Avijit Roy, the creation of an annual award in his name. Roy, the Bangladesh-American writer and atheist, died at the hands of militant Islamists on the streets of Dhaka.

Avijit Roy initiated a new movement in free and rational […]

Keynote at 2017 Secular Conference 2017: Freedom of Expression and Conscience

The notion of freedom changes with time and space. At this moment, our species is standing at a crossroad of history, where individual liberty, freedom of expression, conscience, and belief have become a very important part of our existence. We are demanding equal rights regardless of sex, gender, class, race – you name it. We, […]

International Yoga day…Thanks but no thanks.

By Rajesh Kandadai

Not many things come with Made-in-India tag these days, but recently celebrated Yoga day is a true Indian cultural export that has even caught the imagination of UN, so much so that 21st June was declared as International Yoga day. The declaration of this day came after the call for the adoption of […]

How Bangabandhu’s Declaration Came About: A Historical Analysis

By Shazzad Khan

Exactly 46 years ago on this day the 26th March 1971 Bangladesh became independent. Even a day ago on 25th March 1971 Bangladesh was called East Pakistan. But with some mesmerising words articulated spontaneously and categorically by a towering personality we achieved a country wherein we hover like free-birds. However, it is a […]

The God Delusion: Curing virus of faith for a decade!

Ajoy Roy, father of murdered atheist writer Avijit Roy, an University professor and humanist, first started to translate The God Delusion in Bengali in 2007 knowing how important it was to deliver the book’s message of science and reason for building a humanist, secular, rational society. The official Bengali translation of the book was later […]

Press release by Passion for Freedom

Londoners celebrate their Passion for Freedom

• Passion for Freedom, in its new home of Mall Galleries, welcomed over 4,000 visitors in just 6 days

• Gala Evening welcomed 1000 invitees from the art world and beyond including ambassadors, members of the House of Lords and journalists from as far away as ….

• Organisers reflect on their disappointment at […]

Write on Your Journey to Enlightenment in Celebration of September 12, Avijit Roy’s Birthday

September 12, 2015, is the 44th birthday of Avijit Roy, the secular, humanist writer. Before he was murdered by Islamists this February, the founder of the Mutko-Mona platform Avijit Roy was involved in furthering many issues including science, free thought, humanism, and literature. He not only wrote online, he also introduced the free thought movement […]

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