Thursday, December 18, 2014
Group Releases 2014 World Report On Rights of Atheists and Humanists
As reported by Religion News Service, on Dec. 10 the International Humanist and Ethical Union released Freedom of Thought 2014: "A Global Report on the Rights Legal Status and Discrimination Against Humanists, Atheists and the Non-religious." The 542-page report surveys country-by-country the rights and treatment of non-believers. The report highlights the "steady march" of militant groups such as ISIS and Boko Haram, as well as "a long-standing prohibition of 'apostasy' and 'blasphemy' associated with Islam that is perpetuated by many modern Islamic states."