Past Meetup

Atheism, Humanism and Skepticism in India - Progressive Atheists AGM & Speaker

This Meetup is past

11 people went

Every 4th Saturday of the month until 25 January 2019

Melbourne Unitarian Peace Memorial Church

110 Grey Street · East Melbourne

How to find us

Look for Atheist windcheaters/tee-shirts or phone Andrew on 0438 043 050.

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What we'll do

Atheism, Humanism and Skepticism in India (Public Lecture)
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1:30 pm for 2pm lecture
It is a public lecture - all welcome
Speaker: Babu Gogineni

The secular nation of India has a long tradition of Atheism, Humanism, Rationalism and Skepticism.
Nonetheless, India continues to struggle against religious superstition and persecution as social intolerance is rapidly growing.

Meanwhile, the legal framework of blasphemy laws remains in place.
Incitement to violence against Atheists has become common place, and in the last few years four leading Atheists have been gunned down.
Police have recently unravelled a spectacular plot to eliminate four others, all on the same day, in different cities.

Bio
Babu Gogineni is a high profile Indian Atheist, Humanist, human rights activist, Rationalist and Skeptic.
He was the Executive Director of the global International Humanist and Ethical Union (IHEU).
Babu has worked tirelessly for many decades to challenge superstition.
He keeps alive the debate on television and has exposed many charlatans, some of them with great drama on Indian television.
Some episodes receive millions of views on Youtube.

Recently in 2018, Babu Gogineni was a contestant on Bigg Boss season 2 of Telugu hosted by Natural Starr Nani.
While locked in Bigg Boss for 63 days, his enemies tried to get him charged with blasphemy.

A $2 donation for venue expenses will be appreciated.

Brought to you by:
Progressive Atheists
Humanist Society of Victoria
Melbourne Atheists Meetup Group

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All welcome and bring a friend.
I hope to see you there.

Progressive Atheists Inc. AGM
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Midday for refreshments and 12:30pm AGM.