A conference on the plight of ex-Muslims, their persecution and their human rights. (www.secular.org.au/events/[masked])
Losing your religion can be hard, but for some, it can be fatal. For a Muslim, punishments for abandoning the faith range from ostracism and rejection by the family, to fines, imprisonment, flogging, and in 13 countries, death.
Even in Australia, renouncing Islam can plunge the individual into a limbo of fear, rejection and harassment. In some communities, repudiating religion is seen as the worst of crimes.
This conference aims to highlight the plight of ex-Muslims, challenge the punitive attitudes that plague them and take a stand for reason, secularism and human rights.
Convenient inner city Melbourne location, near Albert Park Lake.