Café Humaniste: Secularism in Lebanon was organized by Freethought Lebanon and Humanists International in Beirut, Lebanon. The event featured three speakers: Bassel Abdallah, Gilbert Doumit and Hayat Mirshad. Live streaming of the event (in Arabic): Images from the event:
Women and men from various countries and backgrounds come together in Amsterdam to celebrate freedom through theatre, talks, poetry, film and stand-up comedy. Women, non-believers and LGBT+ are often the victims of the strictest cultural and religious dogmas. The festival Celebrating Dissent honours their freedom. Freedom to think differently, freedom not to believe, and freedom
Freethought Lebanon at the International Conference on Freedom of Conscience and Expression: “Freethinkers stand for the advent of a world in which human beings shall enjoy freedom of expression and belief and freedom from fear and want. We believe in the universality and indivisibility of human rights. These rights flow from human reason and conscience.
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
Freethought Lebanon represented Lebanon in the Rationalist International Conference 2016, which took place in Tallinn, Estonia on April 23-24, 2016. Our talk, entitled “Freethought in Lebanon”, was given by Mario Ramadan.