Selling Human Organs: Ritual Killings for Medicine, and the Quest for Secular Healing!

Arguments revolving around the ethics of critical thought maintain that colonialism, and in this case, the British, were responsible for the invention of superstitious insanity, diluting the traditional practices that African communities had within the…

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Catholic Church Admits Wrongdoing in Forced Australian Adoptions

The Catholic Church in Australia has issued a national
apology over past adoption practices that have been described as a
“national disgrace”. The apology was prompted by national media investigation into claims of abuse and trauma in Newcastle.

It
is believed at least 150,000 Australian women had their babies taken
against their will by some churches and adoption agencies between the
1950s and 1970s.

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2011-07-25/catholic-church-apologises-over-forced-adoptions/2808672

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The State of Africa and Uganda

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As a lifelong resident of Uganda and Africa as well as president of the Atheist Association of Uganda, I have a good idea of the conditions and challenges that Africans face to live.

Africa

Africa
is perhaps the most miserable place the world has ever known. This fact is all
but ignored by the media in western countries. Most of the governments here,
although calling themselves promoters of democracy, are ruthless dictatorships,
ruled by greed and callous disregard for human life and dignity. They are
supported by religious institutions that desire a share in the power, and they
are supported by the “Western World” because they can still exploit
them for profit.

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Irish PM Describes Vatican as Dysfunctional, Disconnected, Narcissistic

In an unprecedented attack on the Catholic Church by a head of state, the Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny today called the Vatican an elitist, dysfunctional, disconnected, and narcissistic institution over the distractions and obfuscations that the Vatican has offered in attempting to explain away the church priest pedophile scandals

Kenny promised that the historic relationship between the Catholic Church and the Irish State “would never be the same.”

“The rape and torture of children were downplayed or ‘managed’ to uphold
instead the primacy of the institution, its power, standing and
‘reputation’,” the taoiseach (Prime Minister) said.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-14224199

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AAI condemns Ghanian Government’s Attack on Its Gay Citizens

It has been reported that Ghana’s Western Regional Minister has ordered all gays to be arrested and called on other Ghanians to “inform” on suspected homosexuals.

This disgusting action is just one more example of the danger and discrimination faced by same-sex oriented people in some countries, with such attitudes commonly perpetuated by religious groups (in this case Christians and Muslims).  Atheist Alliance International supports full equality for same-sex oriented people – there is no rational basis for discriminating against people simply on the basis of their sexual orientation, just as there is no basis for discriminating against people simply on the basis of their gender, race, ethnicity or other physical characteristics.  

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