DATE: Monday 28 April 2014

TIME: 17:00-18:00 hours

PLACE: The Law Society, 113 Chancery Lane, London WC2A 1PL

Just show up. Also join the Facebook Page.

Speakers include:   Maryam Namazie, Spokesperson, One Law For All; Pragna Patel, Founder, Southall Black Sisters; Peter Tatchell, Founder, Peter Tatchell Foundation; Yasmin Rehman, Fellow of Muslim Institute and Centre for Secular Space; Kate Smurthwaite, Comedian and activist; James Bloodworth, Editor, Left Foot Forward; Abhishek Phadnis, President, LSESU Atheist, Secularist and Humanist Society and Diana Nammi, Executive Director, Iranian Kurdish Women’s Refugee Organisation amongst others.

Here’s an open letter signed by a number of well known personalities explaining why the guidance is discriminatory and must be withdrawn.

The protest is organised by One Law for All, Southall Black Sisters, Centre for Secular Space and LSE SUASH.


DATE: Monday 28 April 2014

TIME: 18:30-20:00

PLACE: The George, 213 Strand, London (nearest Tube: Temple)

Please feel free to join a Council of Ex-Muslims of Britain event after the Law Society protest.

Ana Gonzalez, a lawyer of a well-respected law firm which has represented a number of apostasy asylum claimants and CEMB members will speak about the right to asylum and apostasy. There will be plenty of time to mingle and socialise during the event. Entry: £3; £1 unwaged.


DATE: 11-12 October 2014

TIME: All-day for two days

PLACE: The Tower Hotel, London, UK

Notable speakers from around the world will be joining us for a weekend of discussions and debates on the Religious Right, its attacks on civil rights and freedoms, and the role of secularism for 21st century humanity during 11-12 October 2014 at the Tower Hotel in London.

The Arab uprisings; Sharia and religious laws; the burqa and conspicuous religious symbols; freedom of expression and its limits; apostasy, blasphemy and free thought; “Islamophobia” and racism; honour crimes; faith schools and religious education; reproductive rights and secular values will be amongst the topics discussed.

Speakers/Acts include British Philosopher A C Grayling; Tunisian Academic Amel Grami; Activist Amina Sboui; Activist Bahram Soroush; Egyptian writer Ben Baz Aziz; Writer and Journalist Caroline Fourest; LSE Director of the Centre for the Study of Human Rights Chetan Bhatt; Student Activist Chris Moos; Yemeni Activist and Academic Elham Manea; Social Activist and Writer Faisal Saeed Al-Mutar; Secularist Fariborz Pooya; Women Living Under Muslim Laws International Director Fatou Sow; Centre for Secular Space Director Gita Sahgal; Organisation of Women’s Freedom in Iraq Spokesperson Houzan Mahmoud; Afghan Rights Activist Horia Mosadiq; Imad Habib Iddine, Founder of Council of Ex-Muslims of Morocco; FEMEN spokesperson Inna Schevchenko; Writer Julie Bindel; Blogger Kacem El Ghazzali; Writer Karima Bennoune; Comedian Kate Smurthwaite; Writer Kenan Malik; Co-Founder of Ex-Muslims of North America Kiran Opal; LCP Dance Theatre; Filmmaker Lila Ghobady; Academic Activist Lino Veljak; Lawyer Maha Kamal; Secularism is a Woman’s Issue Founder Marieme Helie Lucas; Campaigner Maryam Namazie; head of International Committee against Execution and Stoning Mina Ahadi; Filmmaker Nadia El Fani; Spokesperson for Council of Ex-Muslims of Britain Nahla Mahmoud; Secularist Nina Sankari; Campaigner Peter Tatchell; Pragna Patel, Director of Southall Black Sisters; Franco-Syrian Politician Randa Kassis; Academic Rumy Hassan; Rationalist Sanal Edamaruku; Singer/Songwriter Shelley Segal; Author Siba Shakib; Peace Campaigner Stasa Zajovic; Sue Cox, Survivors Voice Europe; Taj Hargey, chair of Muslim Educational Centre of Oxford; Founder of Muslim Canadian Congress Tarek Fatah; Bangladeshi Writer Taslima Nasrin; Terry Sanderson, President of the National Secular Society; and Palestinian blogger and Council of ex-Muslims of France founder Waleed Al Husseini.

For more information or to purchase tickets, please visit here.

The conference is endorsed by Atheist Alliance International; Children First Now; Council of Ex-Muslims of Britain; Equal Rights Now; Fitnah; International Committee against Stoning; International Committee against Execution; International Federation of Iranian Refugees; Iran Solidarity; One Law for All; Secularism is a Women’s Issue; The Richard Dawkins Foundation for Reason and Science UK; and Women Living Under Muslim Laws amongst others.

For organisations or vendors wishing to books stalls, for more information or to purchase tickets, please contact:

Maryam Namazie

BM Box 2387, London WC1N 3XX, UK

Tel: +44 (0) 7719166731




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