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A New Website for the Secular Underground Network

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2 mn read Everyone should be free to believe or not to believe. But in some families, some cultural groups, and some countries leaving your religion, or being an atheist can get you into deep trouble.  In fact there are 13 countries where being an atheist is punishable by death. Leaving islam is sometimes regarded as a license to […]

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Respect for the opinions of others

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2 mn read What does it mean to respect the opinions of others? I want to have a little discussion about respecting the opinions of others. Should the opinions of others always be respected? It is common to say that “the opinions of others should be respected.” If respect means not turning disagreement into violence in action, then […]

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Chinar, a secular activist in Afghanistan, faces death threats from religious groups.

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2 mn read Chinar shares his story with SUN My name is Chinar (alias) and I am from Helmand province of Afghanistan. Helmand is one of Afghanistan’s war-torn provinces and a major hub for the Taliban, religious groups and mafia networks. Like many Afghan families, I have experienced and seen murder, war, and deadly attacks.Since I was a […]

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Somalian refugee and family face challenges and health issues in new home

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2 mn read Mumimo knew he and his family would face hardships once they fled persecution in Somalia for the relative safety of Uganda. But he never anticipated how the medical issues that would affect his premature baby’s health. “Our baby has growth problem – the doctors said we should take her to a physical therapist,” Mumimo told […]

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Socio-Economic Empowerment Programme for Secularists in Uganda.

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3 mn read Social and Economic Empowerment Programme The religiousness of African states has created an unfriendly atmosphere for secularists and other non-religious persons and entities. This unchanging climate has denied many young, vibrant and talented young people from pursuing their goals and aspirations to the heights they dream of. In Africa, a person could be subjected to […]

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The daily horror show in Afghanistan

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2 mn read While the horror story continues, the world has lost interest On the day the Taliban took Kabul, my WhatsApp just kept buzzing. Panic, sadness, and anger competed for precedence. Ilham, who has fled to Turkey before, feared for the fate of his younger brothers. He imagined already seeing his sisters, still children, being taken away […]

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The marriage of communalism and cricket puts India’s Muslims in the crosshairs

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2 mn read The above photo is under license CC BY-NC-SA 2.0. The image was created by daarkfire. On Oct. 28, Indian police in the state of Uttar Pradesh arrested three Kashmiri students. Their crime was a heinous one. A crime that required the swift application of justice to rid Indian streets of a growing menace. These students’ […]

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US citizen kept hostage by his family in Somalia

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3 mn read Ali needs our help to get back to the United States Ali was born in Somalia 21 years ago but moved to the U.S when he was 5 years old to live with his grandmother. He is a US citizen now, but was tricked into coming to Somalia. Because his grandma found out through one […]

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Yemenite youth worker on the run for his life

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3 mn read Maeen Aldahbali’s life is at stake for his activism against recruitment of children into Militia groups in Yemen. Maeen Aldahbali is a Yemenite who has been highly concerned and perturbed by the recruitment of kids into militia groups. His work in the streets of Yemen got him an offer to take a government job doing […]

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How Dalal, a Yemeni transgender, tries to survive in a hostile muslim-world

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4 mn read Dalal is a Yemeni transgender woman. Her childhood was full of oppression and harassment. Her family was suppressing her feminine behavior. Dalal didn’t know why her family oppressed her. She didn’t know that those feelings inside her were her truth. She was harassed during her childhood by her relatives. “My family did not know that […]

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Call for Partner Programmes Manager

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< 1 mn read The Opportunity Act as SUN’s liaison and advocate for our partners, in alignment with our overall Partner Program to support initiatives from various partners around the world. Responsibilities Invite registered charities to Partner Program Maintain a Partner Program database and support SUN partners on various initiatives Gather updates on partner activities and pass on to […]

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Ex-Jehovah’s files lawsuit against his former faith community

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< 1 mn read You will be declared socially dead if you leave A group of former Jehovah’s Witnesses in the Netherlands is fighting the Christian Congregation Jehovah’s Witnesses. “The policy is discriminatory and a social death sentence.” They do so in imitation of a group of Belgian ex-Jehovahs who went to court. The judge ruled that Jehovah’s Witnesses […]

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The Silence of the Iraqi Media on Atrocities of the Islamic Honor Culture in Iraq.

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2 mn read The negligence of the Iraqi media The Iraqi media has expressed sincere negligence on issues pertinence to the wellbeing of women under the Islamic rule. The media has been conscious about the local disturbances within the Iraqi region but have failed to reciprocate similar consciousness to the agony of women in this region. Women who […]

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How video games help the LGBTQ live the life often denied to them

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4 mn read I recently read this wonderful Washington Post article about how the LGBTQ often find an outlet for their inner most desires in video games.  So I got a little curious. As a straight Ex|-Muslim, I often post in the Ex-Muslim subreddit. So I created a new one asking the LGBTQ of the subreddit about whether […]

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The SUN Café is open for a chat

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< 1 mn read We welcome you to the SUN Café. In the café on Telegram, we laugh and cry, discuss and tell stories, share useful information and silly jokes. Everyone is welcome, but respect is key. It is an international clientele, with visitors from all continents and time zones.. So therefore we are open 24×7. A safe space […]

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Canadian federal court approves settlement for residential school day scholars

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2 mn read The above image is of children at a residential school in Brandon, Manitoba. The photo belongs to the Library and Archives of Canada  and has a Creative Common license 2.0 attached.  When discussing the victims of residential schools, one tends to imagine indigenous children being ripped from their homes and being made to stay in […]

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Diversity Visa Lottery registration now open

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5 mn read Those looking to immigrate to the United States are now in luck. As of Oct. 2, the American government opened up registration for the Diversity Visa Lottery.  Every year, the U.S. government randomly selects 55,000 visa applications for a green card. There are some simple yet strict requirements that need to be met in order […]

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ANTI-LGBTQ BILL SET TO BE PASSED IN GHANA

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2 mn read What it means to be gay in Ghana. Over the years, the LGBTQ community from protests on the streets to various peaceful campaigns has sought for the indulgence of the Ghanaian government and other foreign agencies in the protection of rights and human dignity of LGBTQ persons living in the country against homophobic attacks. Owing […]

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Why my brothers broke my legs

Posted in Refugees

2 mn read My life as a woman, living under Islamic laws in Iraq Inas Sadiq Ali is trying to escape Iraq. As a 35-year-old woman, she is not free to make her own choices. Her brothers do that for her. Read her blog, and buy her book that is published on Amazon. And follow her Twitter account […]

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