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Mar 13 2013

Leo in London

You people in and near London are in luck – you have a chance to go to a talk by Leo Igwe. Grab it!

Breaking the Taboo of Atheism in Black Communities

Monday, March 25, 2013 6:30 PM to

The Hackney Picture House  

270 Mare Street, E8 1HE London, London

Leo Igwe, Nigeria’s most prominent humanist, and a human rights activist, will be giving a ground-breaking talk on ‘Breaking the Taboo of Atheism in Black Communities’ during a short visit to London to attend the NSS Secularist of the Year Award event before returning to Africa to continue his research into witchcraft.

People ‘of all hues’ who are sceptical of religion are encouraged to show their interest and support for this event as black non-believers, in London and elsewhere, start to become more confident and active in openly challenging the over-bearing presence of religion within their families and communities and its negative social, financial and educational consequences.

This talk is part of increasing efforts to encourage black non-believers to ‘come out’, to find a supportive environment when dealing with family and social reactions, to voice their opinions and be more proactive in the humanist, secularist and atheist movements. To paraphrase the African saying “It takes a village to raise a child. It takes all of us to change this religious BS”.
It is organised by London Black Atheists (http://www.meetup.com/London-Black-Atheists/ and https://twitter.com/LdnBlkAtheists) and supported by Central London Humanists (http://www.meetup.com/Central-London-Humanists/).

You are so lucky!

4 comments

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  1. 1
    Hein

    Oh damn! I’m moving to London in April. If only it was a month later!

  2. 2
    London Black Atheists

    You will not be disappointed when you see the forthcoming video of Leo Igwe’s talk. It was inspirational!

  3. 3
    Ophelia Benson

    Oh, fantastic! Give us a shout when it’s up, if you think of it.

  4. 4
    ldnblkatheists

    The video of Leo Igwe’s talk is now on Youtube http://youtu.be/ouItTVgHpoY and a short version of his talk can be found here: http://immortallife.info/articles/entry/breaking-the-taboo-of-atheism-in-black-communities . Please spread the word!

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