Conversation with Gary McLelland – Chief Executive, International Humanist and Ethical Union

Scott Douglas Jacobsen: How does IHEU fight for the rights of the religious and the non-religious? Gary McLelland: The IHEU is the only global democratic membership body for the range of non-religious organisations in the world. We are a network of atheist, humanist, laique, skeptic, ethical cultural and other groups. … Continue reading

Conversation with Terry Murray on Sexual Minorities, Religion, and the UK

SJ: What is the general perspective of the Christian population of the sexual minority population in the United Kingdom? TM: I’m an ex-Christian so I can’t speak as a member of that group. My answer will be my impression as an outsider.  For sexual minorities of faith, there is always … Continue reading

Interview with Kareem Muhssin – Alliance of Former Muslims (Ireland)

Scott Douglas Jacobsen: What is the state of irreligion in Ireland now? Kareem Muhssin: Well, the influence of the Catholic Church has waned rapidly in recent decades. Lifting the ban on contraception in 1980, legalising divorce in 1996 (despite Mother Teresa’s best efforts), legislating for same-sex marriage in 2015 – … Continue reading

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