Afternoon Plenary: Islam and the Necessity of Liberal Critique

A session at American Humanist Association 74th Annual Conference

Saturday 9th May, 2015

4:00pm to 4:50pm (MST)

Reformists in Muslim countries are routinely silenced, through persecution or violence, which has been increasing over the last few decades as Islamism gains traction. Liberals are in a unique position to make a nuanced and compassionate critique of harmful conceptions of religion- a position which we are ceding. As a result, the only visible voices are those of hate-mongers from the far-right, Islamists and outright apologists. It is of the highest priority that liberals exert pressure on both groups towards positive change.


Sarah Haider is a co-founder of Ex-Muslims of North America, a community building organization for Ex-Muslims across the non-theist spectrum, for which she currently works to reduce discrimination of those who left Islam.

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Sarah Haider

#exmuslim #atheist - Co-founder of the Ex-Muslims of North America (EXMNA), Director of Outreach and Development bio from Twitter

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Time 4:00pm4:50pm MST

Date Sat 9th May 2015

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