Way to go Malawi!

First I hear that Nigerians are planning a conference to combat witch-hunting, child abuse and Christian fundamentalism.  Now Malawi is stepping up.  I have no idea how many people this message will reach via my blog, but since I think it’s a worthy effort, I’m passing this along:

The Association for Secular Humanism in Malawi (ASH) announces its National Conference as follows:

Date: 4th to 5th September 2009
Venue: Kalikuti Hotel, Lilongwe, Malawi
Time: 09.00 hours
Theme: Humanism, Religion and Witchcraft in Malawi

Papers: Some papers to be presented include the following:

  1. Religion as an obstacle to women /gender equality in Malawi
  2. The difference between Scientific and Supernatural means of  knowing
  3. Colonization, Religion and Nationalization
  4. Humanism and Youth development in Malawi
  5. Living without God and Humanism Values
  6. Humanism in Africa with practical experience from Uganda and Nigeria
  7. The effects of unjustified Fear

FUNDING

This event is supported by the International Humanist and Ethical Union (IHEU), But the Association for Secular Humanism is looking forward for donations from friends and well wishers to support local humanists to attend.

For inquiries and donations, please contact:

Mr. George Thindwa
The Executive Director
The Association for Secular Humanism
P.O. Box 2430
Lilongwe, Malawi
Tel: + 265 8888 53 150
Email: georgethindwa@ yahoo.com
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