Secularism around the world, with Andrew Copson, Samira Ahmed, Nazila Ghanea, and Tariq Modood…

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Date: January 27, 2021

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“Multi-award winning journalist Samira Ahmed chairs an expert panel, including Humanists UK Chief Executive and author of Secularism: Politics, Religion, and Freedom Andrew Copson, Dr Nazila Ghanea, and Professor Tariq Modood, hearing from a panel of experts about secularism around the world and the challenges it faces.

The speakers evaluate the different forms and varieties of secularism around the world; from the US to France, from Norway to India. They discussed the effects Joe Biden’s presidency might have on freedom of religion or belief around the world over the next four years, and challenges in nations of particular concern, such as China’s human rights abuses against Uighur Muslims.

Humanists UK Chief Executive Andrew Copson said:

‘Three years on from the publication of Secularism: Politics, Religion, and Freedom, the world seems a more challenging place. The continued rise of intolerant states should give us all pause for thought about where we’re heading. It is only by fostering a global sense of equality and freedom – of religion, belief, to live our lives as we wish without impinging on the rights of others – that we can create a tolerant society where rational thinking and kindness prevail.’

‘Secularism: Politics, Religion, and Freedom’, since republished as ‘Secularism: A Very Short Introduction’, is available in all good bookstores.”

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