Feb 14, 2017 Newsletter

Today is Valentine's Day and Atheists in Kenya (AIK) are asking Kenyans to consider dating an atheist this year.

Atheists face particular discrimination in many African nations and even AIK faced difficulty getting the government to recognize their non-profit.

So while their request is tongue-in-cheek, it's done with an aim to normalize non-belief.

Today is also the day in 1989 when Iran's Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini issued his fatwa against Salman Rushdie. Rushdie also announced his engagement on Valentine's Day five years later.

So take today to celebrate love or to keep challenging norms and authority (or both).

New on our website

Blog: Can more religion in schools be a path to secularism?
By Ian Bushfield on Feb 8, 2017

Edmonton Public School Board Chair Michael Janz is asking whether his schools can open a Catholic program.


Blog: Surrey Interfaith Pilgrimage 2017
By Gord Leslie on Feb 7, 2017

Gord reports from what he learned on a snowy trip to different houses of worship across Surrey.


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