Why Secularism Should Be Interventionist

Some authors, such as Mayanthi Fernando, believe that there are two types of secularism: classical and new. I am mainly concerned with how these authors define the former. They say that it is “non-interventionist” or, at least, they contrast it with the latter which is “interventionist”. This is a view that I completely disagree with.

Sexuality and Religion – Beirut, Lebanon

Freethought Lebanon organized a seminar entitled “Sexuality & Religion” on the 5th of August, 2016. The seminar invited prominent speakers Tommi Paalanen (Finland) and Faysal El Kaak (Lebanon) to address the topic of sexual ethics and rights in modern times. The talks touched on the correlation between religious canon and sexuality, and were followed by

Why Civil Marriage is Vital

The uproar against the establishment of Civil Marriage in Lebanon often portrays Civil Marriage as an attack against Religion. Secular family law is frequently misinterpreted as Atheism or as an attempt at the eradication of religion. This couldn’t be further from reality, nor is the institution of Civil Marriage about denying the rights of religious people. Civil