6 Outrageous Incidents of Discrimination Against Nonbelievers
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I wish I knew what to do about all this. I usually like to end my "alerts about outrages" pieces with a call to action: here's who to donate money to, here's where you can sign a petition, here are the elected officials you can call or email. But this is bigger than just a one-shot call to action.
Who can you give money to? Atheist organizations around the world; international atheist organizations; human rights organizations that recognize human rights violations against atheists as a real thing. Where can you sign a petition? Get on the mailing lists of a couple/few atheist organizations, especially international ones, and they'll alert you when petitions are happening. (The International Humanist and Ethical Union would probably be a good start.) Who can you call or email? Your elected officials, especially on the national level, to demand that they treat human rights violations against atheists as seriously as they do any other kind. (Not that that's such a high bar...) What else can you do? Speak out. Spread the word. Like I said, there's a reason theocrats and would-be theocrats are scared to pieces of Facebook and Twitter...
But the first step, before you can do any of that, is this: Don't pretend that this isn't real. This is real. This is happening, around the world, at the hands of every major religion. Don't dismiss it.