Videos 2014

SATURDAY 11 OCTOBER 2014

Iranian-born Campaigner Maryam Namazie’s Opening Address: “Secularism is our response to the Religious-Right”

Algerian Sociologist Marieme Helie Lucas: “Attacks on Secularism”

Tribute by Karima Bennoune to those Fallen Fighting the Religious-Right

Human Rights Campaigner Peter Tatchell’s Opening
Secularism Panel

Centre for Secular Space Director Gita Sahgal: “Who’s afraid of Secularism”
Secularism Panel

Author Caroline Fourest: “Secularism against Fanaticism”
Secularism Panel

Leader of the Worker-communist Party of Iran Hamid Taqvaee: “The Rise and Fall of Secularism”
Secularism Panel

Co-Founder of Survivors’ Voice Europe Sue Cox: “The Isolation and Alienation Caused by Clergy and Why Secularism is Important”
Secularism Panel

Turkish MP Safak Pavey: “The Turkish Experience”
Secularism Panel

Lawyer and Human Rights Activist Sultana Kamal: The Fate of Secularism in Bangladesh”
Secularism Panel

Q & A Secularism Panel

Filmmaker Nadia El Fani: Neither Allah nor Master

National Secular Society President Terry Sanderson Opening
Religion in State, Law and Politics Panel

Bread and Roses TV Host Fariborz Pooya: “The Production and Reproduction of the Myth of Moderate Religion”
Religion in State, Law and Politics Panel

Senegalese Sociologist Fatou Sow: “Religion and Politics in Sub-Saharan Secular States”
Religion in State, Law and Politics Panel

Political Activist Homa Arjomand: “Children have no Religion: One Secular Education for All”
Religion in State, Law and Politics Panel

Vice President of Polish Atheist Coalition Nina Sankari: “In the Shadow of the Church: Failed Democracy in Poland”
Religion in State, Law and Politics Panel

Southall Black Sisters Director Pragna Patel: “Religion, Law and the State in the UK: The Human Rights Implications of Accommodating Religious Legal Codes”
Religion in State, Law and Politics Panel

Q & A Religion in State, Law and Politics Panel

Philosopher AC Grayling: “Secularism and Education”

Comedian Kate Smurthwaite

Author Rumy Hassan opening
Multi-faithism, Multiculturalism and Citizenship Panel

Academic Elham Manea: “Islamic Law in the West: The Essentialists”
Multi-faithism, Multiculturalism and Citizenship Panel

Author Kenan Malik: “What’s Wrong with Multiculturalism?”
Multi-faithism, Multiculturalism and Citizenship Panel

Sociologist Marieme Helie Lucas: “Communities, Conflicting Rights and Hierarchy of Rights in Non-Secular States”

Activist Aliyah Saleem on “My Experience at an Islamic Boarding School in Britain”
Multi-faithism, Multiculturalism and Citizenship Panel

Activist Chris Moos: “The Fox, The Hen House, and The One who Let Him in: The Religious Far-Right and its Enablers in Higher Education”
Multi-faithism, Multiculturalism and Citizenship Panel

Imam Taj Hargey on “Banning the Burka: Religious Intolerance or Secular Imperative?”
Multi-faithism, Multiculturalism and Citizenship Panel

Q& A Multi-faithism, Multiculturalism and Citizenship Panel

Nuclear Physicist Pervez Hoodbhoy: “Has the Islamic State ever been a Historical Reality?”

Centre for Secular Space Director Gita Sahgal interviews Bangladeshi writer Taslima Nasrin

Message from Palestinian atheist Waleed Al-Husseini to Conference (Waleed was a speaker but never got a visa)

Message from Egyptian atheist Ben Baz Aziz to Conference (Ben Baz Aziz was a speaker but was not given a visa)

LCP Dance Theatre

SUNDAY 12 OCTOBER 2014

Author Karima Bennoune: “Your Fatwa Does Not Apply Here”

We are All Kobane with Maryam Namazie and Karima Bennoune
Resolution adopted by Conference

Author Julie Bindel Opening
Women, Religion and Religious-Right Panel

Activist Magdulien Abaida on “Women in Islam”
Women, Religion and Religious-Right Panel

Activist Horia Mosadiq on “Religious Fundamentalism and its Impact on Women and Girls in Afghanistan”
Women, Religion and Religious-Right Panel

Activist Nira Yuval-Davis on “The Role of Religion in the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict and its Effects on the Position of Women”

Author Siba Shakib: “How Religion and Tradition Determine Lives of Women and Girls”
Women, Religion and Religious-Right Panel

Activist Soad Baba Aïssa – “Double Fight: against Islamist Terrorism and Ideology”
Women, Religion and Religious-Right Panel

Filmmaker Lila Ghobady, “Female Iranian Artists: A Portrait of Anti-Regime Women in Exile”

Professor Amel Grami, “Female Bodies in Tunisia Post Revolution”

Fariborz Pooya thanks organisations that has endorsed and funded Secular conference 2014

Singer/Songwriter Shelley Segal singing “When I’m Gone”

Singer/Songwriter Shelley Segal singing “Eve”

Singer/Songwriter Shelley Segal presents the winner of One Law For All’s international song competition, ‘Sounds of Freedom’: Indonesian band Simponi for Sister in Danger

Journalist Salil Tripathi Opening
Blasphemy and Apostasy Panel

Inna Shevchenko “Girls against Gods”
Blasphemy and Apostasy Panel

Nahla Mahmoud “Islamic Apostasy in the West: Reality and Challenges”
Blasphemy and Apostasy Panel

Kiran Opal “The Human and the Kafir: How Fear of Apostasy Fuels Islamist Power”
Blasphemy and Apostasy Panel

Maha Kamal “International human rights law and the clash with state-implemented Sharia law”
Blasphemy and Apostasy Panel

Salil Tripathi on Blasphemy and Apostasy in India
Blasphemy and Apostasy Panel

Q & A Apostasy and Blasphemy Panel

Activist Yasmin Rehman Opening
Religious-Right Panel

Labour Historian Dilip Simeon (“India – Communal Faultlines and Genocidal Consensus”)
Religious-Right Panel

Commentator Bahram Soroush (“Confronting the Islamic State”)
Religious-Right Panel

Activists Chulani Kodikara and Faizun Zackariya on “Sinhala Buddhist Ethnonationalism: Implications for women and minorities in post war Sri Lanka”

Director of Centre for Secular Space Gita Sahgal (“Remembering Genocide, Striving for Secular Space”)
Religious-Right Panel

Q & A Religious-Right Panel

Algerian Sociologist Marieme Helie Lucas: “What next after Secular Conference 2014?”

Closing Video with Maryam Namazie calling for the adoption of the Manifesto for Secularism

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