The Secular Underground Network

The Secular Underground Network started in 2020 as an initiative of the International Association of Atheists. Our purpose is to connect atheists, agnosts, secularists, apostates and their friends to support our members in need. Moral support, job finding, fleeing a dangerous situation, giving shelter, study help and everything the community can provide for each other can be found here. Join in and have a look around.

Life stories, news and art

From our bloggers and members from around the world

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Celine feels trapped in a deteriorating Libya, a country where militias rule and free though is crushed

2 mn read Math teacher Celine’s story of awakening is one of the oldest. She had been told throughout her life that her Islamic religion had all the answers about where we come from. “According to a religious perspective, Adam and Eve and the rest of the myth,” she told the Secular Underground Network. Case: Celine and her […]

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Living with 8 religious students in one dorm makes that Omar is constantly watching his back – Afghanistan

< 1 mn read Sometimes a YouTube rabbithole can free someone from what they come to find to be a serious delusion. This is what started the trouble for Omar.  It took some time. At first he just questioned what he had always been taught to believe, but the more he did, the more is slowly dawned on him […]

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Asif & family obtained an edict to kill them and kidnap their daughter

5 mn read Asif, his wife, and young daughter are hunted by his family because he has turned his back on their Muslim beliefs. Pakistan Abandoning Islam is considered as crime of apostasy in the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, but Asif and his wife had stoicly chosen to accept the risk of living an authentic life as non-believers […]

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School, a Literal Lifesaver for Atheist on the run – Ilham from Afghanistan

4 mn read An abusive father that didn’t accept his doubts about religion, and his job for a US company, that will put his life at risk when the Taliban takes over in Afghanistan, made Ilham to decide to leave. On a student visa he is now in Turkey. But that’s only a temporary solution. SUN is searching […]

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Asif and his family are ready to travel if Covid and finances will allow it

< 1 mn read Can we help to bring an end to this living hell for this family? Pakistan Abandoning Islam is considered as crime of apostasy in the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, but Asif and his wife had stoicly chosen to accept the risk of living an authentic life as non-believers regardless. Sharia Law dictates that citizens have […]

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Free from hijab

< 1 mn read A poem by LoveHumanity – in Persian and English Her veil was squeezing around her throat The beautiful woman had taken her existenceinto the narrowness of darknessIn the grove of love and humanity, in freedom Freedom from the shackles of darkness From the hijab Release what keeps you in the cage Be free and fly […]

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Covid-19 Descends on Asif’s Family already threatened by fatwa

4 mn read “In the beginning she cried so much. All the time she just want to go to her mother” Pakistan Abandoning Islam is considered as crime of apostasy in the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, but Asif and his wife had stoicly chosen to accept the risk of living an authentic life as non-believers regardless. Sharia Law […]

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