Ep#97 – Secularist Of The Year 2017 – Yasmin Rehman

This week on The #GSPodcast I bring you some coverage from the Secularist Of The Year Awards in central London, hosted by The National Secular Society. The main prize went to Yasmin Rehman. You can support the National Secular Society at http://www.secularism.org.uk

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Information on speakers:

03:15 – Terry Sanderson:

Terry Sanderson is the President Of The National Secular Society https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Terry_Sanderson_(writer)

04:34 – Yasmin Alibhai-Brown

Yasmin Alibhai-Brown is a British Journalist and Author https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yasmin_Alibhai-Brown

11:28 – Scott Moore

Scott Moore and Let Pupils Choose, a Northern Ireland Humanists campaign,for challenging compulsory worship and religious privilege in Northern Ireland’s schools. http://strabanechronicle.com/2017/03/teenager-shortlisted-top-secularist-award/

15:35 – Houzan Mahmoud

Houzan Mahmoud and the Kurdish Culture project, for their initiative to provide a platform for Kurdish writers, feminists, artists and activists to advance gender equality, freedom and universal rights. http://kurdishcultureproject.org/author/houzanm/

22:40 ? Barry Duke

Barry Duke is a journalist and gay rights activist. Barry currently edits The Freethinker magazine. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barry_Duke

31:00 – Yasmin Rehman ? Winner Of Secularist Of The Year 2017

From the NSS website: ‘Yasmin has spent much of the past two years working to get the Government to recognise the dangers faced by ex-Muslims and Ahmadi Muslims from Islamic extremists. She has used her own home as a shelter for women at risk of domestic abuse’ http://www.secularism.org.uk/news/2017/03/yasmin-rehman-named-secularist-of-the-year-2017

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