Secular Groups Release First Annual Report on Global Discrimination Against the Nonreligious
October 2, 2012
In August, the Center for Inquiry joined several prominent secular organizations—the American Humanist Association, International Humanist and Ethical Union, Richard Dawkins Foundation for Reason and Science, and the Secular Coalition for America—for a meeting with the State Department’s Office of International Religious Freedom in Washington, D.C. on the rights to freedom of belief and expression.
At this meeting, we presented Ambassador-at-Large Suzan Johnson Cook and her staff with a 45-page collaborative report titled, “2012 Report on Discrimination against Atheists, Humanists, and the Nonreligious.” This report contained information on laws used by governments around the world to restrict the right to freedom of expression, and cases of atheists, humanists, and the nonreligious being punished for speaking out on religion.
We are glad to announce that this report, now expanded on and finalized, is ready for official release to the public: