The blogger "Kareem Amer", who criticized Egypt’s government and religious institutions, was sentenced to four years of prison for inciting hatred of Islam and insulting the president. Reporters without borders protested against the verdict. (2007-Feb-25)
At this time of momentous challenges and difficulties for our planet, this gathering of Atheists, Humanists and Rationalists from around India and the world understands that concerted efforts from all people of good will are needed to bring about real change.
Speeches from the international atheist conference in Iceland June 24 and 25, 2006 as MP3 audio:
Speech given at the conference "Leading culture Humanism and Enlightenment" on October 3, 2005 in Cologne
It is great to be back. The first conference I attended as president of the Atheist Alliance International was in Speyer in 2002. Since that time, the AAI has grown in size and in scope, and our challenges met can bring us some satisfaction, while the challenges now looming serve to keep us from resting on our laurels.
Open conference on October 2 and 3, 2005 in Cologne within IBKA's general assembly together with the Giordano-Bruno-Stiftung (Giordano Bruno Foundation) and bfg Munich
Meeting in Vijayawada, India, we the participants of the 5th World Atheist Conference, call upon all people to unite in the name of our common humanity, and to transcend regional identities and sectarian divisions, and to combat fundamentalism and religious fanaticism.
The special postage stamp in memory of the 200th birthday of the religion-critical philosopher Ludwig Feuerbach was issued on July 8, 2004.
For philosophical and religious neutrality of states and their institutions - against any reference to God and against article I-51: IBKA warns about continued discriminations and violations of Human Rights by churches and church institutions.
IBKA demands philosophical and religious neutrality of states and their institutions, and warns of continuance of discriminations and of violations of Human Rights by churches and church institutions.
Ladies and Gentlemen,