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  • BMSD Director Tehmina Kazi is named as one of the BBC’s 100 Women 2014 | 27 Oct 2014
    • 100 Women is back. Last year the BBC kick-started its pledge to represent women better in its international news output with the 100 Women season. But this was just the start – and today the series returns. This year’s list has more scientists and more women working in the arts. And with more than a…

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Latest Articles

  • You Don’t Have to be an Atheist to Be An Authentic Progressive, by Nancy Graham Holm | 29 Oct 2014
    • Most citizens with progressive politics want policies predicated on the philosophy of humanism, not religious dogma. They want modern ethical approaches to abortion, contraception, embryonic stem cell research, same-sex marriage, sex education, recovery programs, and the right to die. Internationally, progressives want full recognition of human rights. Secularism is seen as the only way to…

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  • Let’s criminalise forced marriage: secular and Islamic perspectives | 24 Jan 2014
    • By Tehmina Kazi In a rejoinder to Amrit Wilson’s article Criminalising forced marriage in the UK: why it will not help women, Tehmina Kazi lays out the arguments for the criminalisation of forced marriage, with a particular focus on the Scottish Parliament’s recent consultation on full criminalisation In November 2013, I was asked to make a submission…

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  • British Muslims for Secular Democracy (bmsd) response to the Woolwich murder | 23 May 2013
    • British Muslims for Secular Democracy (bmsd) are shocked and profoundly distressed by the murder of Drummer Lee Rigby near the Royal Artillery Barracks in Woolwich on 22nd May 2013. The victim was a soldier who was described as a “loving father” to his two-year-old son, and we send our deepest condolences to his family and…

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