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London Conference on Sharia, Segregation and Secularism

November 25

Sunday 25 November 2018
Conference on Sharia, Segregation and Secularism
9:30am registration for 1030am start
Central London

Join notable secularists and veteran women’s rights campaigners for a conference on Sharia, Segregation and Secularism at a spectacular venue in central London on Sunday 25 November 2018.

The conference will raise key issues surrounding religious arbitration, the veil and gender segregation at schools and universities, including as part of the religious-Right’s assault on women’s rights. It will also highlight the voices of people on the frontlines of resistance, the gains made by secularists both in the UK and internationally, and the importance of secularism as a minimum precondition for equality. Challenges that secularists continue to face and priorities for continued collective action will also be addressed.

The conference will mark the tenth anniversary of the One Law for All Campaign for equality irrespective of background, beliefs and religions.

Confirmed Speakers (Biographies):

Afsana Lachaux
Ahlam Akram
Amina Lone
Beatrix Campbell
Diana Nammi
Elham Manea
Eve Sacks
Fariborz Pooya
Gina Khan
Gita Sahgal
Houzan Mahmoud
Inna Shevchenko
Marieme Helie Lucas
Maryam Namazie
Nadia El Fani
Nasreen Rehman
Peter Tatchell
Pragna Patel
Rahila Gupta
Rumana Hashem
Sadia Hameed
Victoria Gugenheim
Yasmin Rehman

Tickets can be purchased here.  Conference venue will be given to ticket holders closer to the date of the event. Please note that tickets cannot be bought at the door and must be purchased prior to the event.

More information on the conference is available on its website.

Conference sponsors include: Bread and Roses TV; Center for Inquiry; Centre for Secular Space; Council of Ex-Muslims of Britain; Culture Project; Equal Rights Now; Fitnah; National Secular Society; One Law for All; Southall Black Sisters; and Secularism is a Women’s Issue.

For more information, please contact Maryam Namazie, onelawforall@gmail.com.


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