Using the Freedom of Thought Report

I have been covering the International Humanist and Ethical Union’s Freedom of Thought Report since its first edition in 2012, and every year, without fail, someone complains about its focus. In the past I have repeatedly explained why the report’s narrow focus makes sense. This year, I’m going one step … Continue reading

Human Rights Day 2015

Official United Nations logo for Human Rights Day 2015, consisting of a stylized representation of 3 people of different colours reaching out to each other and forming a circle. To the side are three groups of words: Our Rights. Our Freedoms. Always.

Today is Human Rights Day, commemorating the day the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) in 1948. The theme this year is “Our Rights. Our Freedoms. Always.”… not as good as last year’s, but not bad. This coming year is going to be a … Continue reading

This is not an unbelievers’ world – 2014 edition

Last year, when I was writing about the 2013 Freedom of Thought report, my plan was to do a thorough analysis of the data in the report. That didn’t happen, mostly because Canadian Atheist was shut down by hackers at the time. It got better, but for various reasons I … Continue reading

The 2014 Freedom of Thought report

Today (10 December, 2014) is Human Rights Day. It’s starting to become a tradition every year that on this day the International Humanist and Ethical Union (IHEU releases their Freedom of Thought report – which is becoming one of the most comprehensive reports about discrimination against nonbelievers. In the coming … Continue reading

This is not an unbelievers’ world

So last year I wrote about Freedom of Thought 2013, the report by the International Humanist and Ethical Union (IHEU) about state discrimination against and persecution of atheists, humanists, and the non-religious. I promised a more in-depth look at the data, but then, you know, site problems and all, so … Continue reading

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