AFA at the Australian Fair for Freedom of Belief and Religion

On the 26th and 27th of July, the Atheist Foundation of Australia was represented at the inaugural Australian Fair for Freedom of Belief and Religion (AFFBR). Held at the Museum of Old and New Art (MONA) in Hobart, Tasmania, the aim was to bring together a diverse...

Anglican Church removes seal of confidentiality

At the Anglican Church of Australia’s National Parliament in Adelaide on Wednesday 2nd July, representatives of the church approved an amendment which doesn’t oblige ministers told during confession about serious crimes such as child sexual abuse to keep...

Religious Prisoner Alexander Aan Released From Indonesian Prison

The Jakarta News reported on 31 January that atheist Alexander Aan had been released early from his prison sentence of 2-1/2 years for “inciting religious hostility” for posting on his personal Facebook page that “there is no god.” According to...

With God on their side: when religion and politics collide

Incoming AFA President Michael Boyd was recently quoted in an article titled With God on their side: when religion and politics collide by Cathy Alexander on Crikey on 5 July 2013. An excerpt from that article is reproduced below. The full article can be read at the...

Blasphemy is Bullshit

It is a clear demonstration of an imaginary deity’s impotency and incapacity to do its own bidding when humans have to make edicts to defend its alleged hurt pride. Blasphemy laws are more about the insecurity of the believer than an attempt to protect a god. Any god...

A message from the President of Atheist Alliance International

Atheist Alliance International is pleased to announce the launch of Atheist Census, a global project to count and collect information on the world’s atheists, agnostics, freethinkers etc. We are excited about gathering information on the number of non-religious...