The Formation of Atheist Society of Nigeria
We are delighted to announce the formation and incorporation of the Atheist Society of Nigeria (ASN).
The incorporation of ASN is historic, because it is the first time that an atheist society is registered and legally-recognised under Nigerian law; we have also registered as affiliate member of Atheist Alliance International (AAI).
With the registration of ASN, we are pleased to inform all atheists in Nigeria that they are not alone. ASN has a mandate to serve as a voice for freethinking individuals and communities who have been unrepresented or under-represented in social and national affairs.
In the coming years, ASN will work to promote a secular Nigeria where public policy, education and scientific enquiry will be founded on sound reason, rationality and evidence, and not influenced by religious beliefs. ASN will campaign for freedom of religion for all Nigerians, be they atheist or theist. ASN is set to provide a sense of community to all nonreligious and non-theistic Nigerians.
The organisation will work with state and non-state institutions to promote and protect the rights and interests of atheists, freethinkers and nonbelievers in the country. We therefore enjoin all atheists, freethinkers, and nonbelievers nationwide to contact ASN for support and for information regarding any cases of religious persecution or discrimination.
Our first national convention will hold in October, 2017 at Lagos, details will be announced on our website and social media platforms. Let us all work together to realize an effective society for atheists and atheism in Nigeria. For more information please visit our website: www.atheist.org.ng blog: www.blog.atheist.org.ng Facebook page: www.facebook.com/atheistng or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org