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Morality Religion Secularism

FSI conference 2013

Help me find great speakers for an upcoming secular humanist conference.

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Religion Secularism

Why a secular society?

I was recently invited to give a talk at the launch of the UCT Student FSI. Here is the video of that talk.

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Politics

More on Maxwele and freedom of speech

A follow-up article on the Chumani Maxwele incident, and the implications it has for free speech in South Africa, appeared in the Durban Mercury (22/02/10) and the Cape Times (23/02/10). My original text can be found here.

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General

Moral clarity and the threat of the NILC

Today’s edition of the Mail and Guardian carries a disturbing article about the growing influence of religious groups – in particular Ray McCauley’s National Interfaith Leadership Council – on South Africa’s Government. Ever since the unlikely figure of Jacob Zuma launched the Moral Regeneration Movement, thinking South Africans should have been concerned about how much […]

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Politics Religion

Free Society Institute launch

I recently launched the FSI with the intention of providing an umbrella organisation for the various atheist/secular/etc. organisations in South Africa, much as the IHEU does internationally. What follows is the speech from which I no doubt deviated at the conference.