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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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Fear and hope as Mumino’s Family Waits to Escape Somalia to Safe Haven

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5 mn read Mumino had been living quietly as a Muslim for much of his life. It wasn’t until he converted to Christianity in 2006 that his fellow countrymen noticed his change and began to attack him. As he fled from place to place, he found he wasn’t safe – his beliefs led to more attacks and arrests […]

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Water Spirit wants to choose herself who to love and how to live – Middle East

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2 mn read If you don’t live in a theocratic country, you might not understand just how difficult it can be, but Water Spirit has been living it. She never intended to become a non-believer, but as many of us know it can happen to any one of us despite our intentions. Case: Water Spirit from the Middle […]

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Fahad is handicapped for life when muslim extremists attacked him with knives

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< 1 mn read Waiting to get an operation, waiting to get to a safe country Bangladesh/India Fahad was attacked by religious extremists in his home country when they discovered he was debating beliefs with friends. The attack was so bad that he cannot walk and has required medical care since, even going so far as to travel to […]

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

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

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< 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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In Rehab they Tried to Beat Islam back into Yusuf’s Mind – Somalia

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2 mn read If you lose your faith in Somalia you lose everything: your family, your friends, your job and your freedom. This happened to Yusuf a few years ago. His family tried to convert him back to islam by sending him to a rehabilitation centre. Being an atheist is about the same as being a drug addict. […]

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Sophia Ran for Religion and the Law

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4 mn read Can we help provide a safe and healthy space for mother and child? Malaysia / Lebanon Sophia is from a Muslim majority country, a mom and a wife. She has been living abroad with her husband as their marriage is illegal in their home country due to the difference in their religious origins. Their situation […]

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Nick is sculpting Ricky Gervais – Indonesia

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6 mn read Life has been turned upside down for Nick, ever since he realized he no longer believed in any gods. His family has cursed him, many of his loved ones have simply walked away from him, and others have relentlessly harassed him. His art business has gone bankrupt, his wife has lost her job, and the […]

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A poem – Horizon Of Hope

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< 1 mn read Horizon of Hope – A poem by LoveHumanity – in Persian and English جرقه های امید را در چمشان رنگینت می بینم تو هم به آن قایق کوچک کاغذی روی آب خیره شده ای به افقی که روزی پر از ترس و وحشت بود بوی خون می داد اما امروز دستان ما آن افق را […]

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