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Rationalist International is thrilled to announce and celebrate the induction of our newest Honorary Associates. This distinguished recognition is awarded to individuals who have significantly contributed to globally promoting rationalist thought, scientific inquiry, and humanism. Their work embodies Rationalist International's principles, advancing reason, critical thinking, and evidence-based understanding.

Founder and President: Sanal Edamaruku


Michael Archer (Australia), Dan Barker (USA), Robert Brotherus (Finland), Daltun Ó Ceallaigh (Ireland), Bill Cooke (New Zealand), Helena Cronin (UK), Richard Dawkins (UK), Kari Enqvist (Finland), Jan Loab Eisler (USA), Annie-Lauri Gaylor (USA), AC Grayling (UK), Jim Herrick (UK), Ellen Johnson (USA), Andrzej Koraszewska (Poland), Malgorzata Koraszewska (Poland), Stephen Law (UK), Jori Mäntysalo (Finland), Tim Mendham (Australia),  Taslima Nasrin (Bangladesh), Maryam Namazie (Iran), Steiner Nilsen (Norway), Michael Nugent (Ireland), David Orenstein (USA), Jari Papunen (Finland), Nina Sankari (Poland), Younus Sheikh (Pakistan), Michael Sherlock (Australia), Michael Shermer (USA), David Silverman (USA), Richard Stallman (USA), Rob Tielman (The Netherlands), K.Veeramani (India), Richard Wiseman (UK), Esa Ylikoski (Finland)

Project Freethought

You are invited to join this ground-breaking project

Rationalist International is spearheading this ambitious plan along with the UK-based enterprise Freethought International Limited and some other internationally reputed organisations across the world.

Project Freethought was launched on the 26th of April 2024 during the opening of the Spring of Reason and Exuberance conference in Helsinki, Finland.

In a world where critical inquiry, rational thought, and freethinking are increasingly crucial, Project Freethought stands as a beacon of hope and progress. We are embarking on a mission to advance these values like never before, and we invite you to join us in this transformative journey.

Project Freethought is not just another project—it's a movement that aims to revolutionize the way we approach knowledge, skepticism, and secularism. Here's a glimpse of what we aim to achieve:

  • Dynamic Publication Scheme: Through our platform, we will provide access to eBooks and audiobooks of all well-known works of critical inquiry, rational thought, freethought, and enlightenment. By disseminating these invaluable resources, we seek to empower individuals with the tools they need to engage critically with the world around them.

  • Education and Training: Our comprehensive training program will equip internationally selected 200 young minds every year with the knowledge and skills necessary to navigate complex issues with clarity and reason, and to emerge as leaders and change agents of the future. With a distinguished international faculty leading the charge, we are committed to nurturing the next generation of critical thinkers and changemakers.

  • Global Workshops and Seminars: We understand the importance of fostering dialogue and collaboration on a global scale. That's why we plan to organize workshops and seminars in different parts of the world, bringing together diverse perspectives and experiences in the pursuit of truth and enlightenment. We aim at events not only in the developed parts of the world, but also in Africa, South America and in Asia.

  • Rescue Mission for Atheists: In regions where atheism or leaving religion is persecuted and individuals are in danger due to their conscience, Project Freethought will not stand idly by. We have a plan in place to provide support and assistance to atheists facing persecution, offering them a lifeline to safety and freedom.

  • Promote Inter-Cultural exchanges: Project Freethought aims to foster intercultural exchanges as a core activity, recognizing the profound value of diverse perspectives in shaping a more inclusive and understanding society. Through dynamic cultural exchanges, participants engage in meaningful dialogue, celebrate shared values, and explore the richness of human experiences across different backgrounds. These exchanges not only promote mutual respect and empathy but also provide opportunities for personal growth and the cultivation of global citizenship. By embracing cultural diversity as a cornerstone of our project, we aspire to bridge divides, challenge stereotypes, and build lasting connections that transcend geographical boundaries, ultimately paving the way for a more harmonious and interconnected world.

  • Support mixed marriages and partnerships: Project Freethought stands as a beacon of inclusivity and equality, advocating for the celebration of love and companionship irrespective of societal divides. Embracing the richness of diversity, this initiative encourages mixed marriages and partnerships, transcending barriers of caste, religion, language, and race. By providing robust legal and social support systems, Project Freethought ensures that individuals are empowered to exercise their right to love freely and without fear of discrimination. Through its unwavering commitment to safeguarding the rights of all people, regardless of their background, this project fosters a society where unity thrives amidst diversity, paving the way for a more harmonious and equitable future.

This ambitious undertaking represents the largest advancement of freethought, rationalism, skepticism, and secularism in human history. But to turn our vision into reality, we need your support to:

  • Develop and maintain our online platform for the dissemination of educational materials.

  • Publication of eBooks, audiobooks, mobile applications, and video documentaries.

  • Fund scholarships for deserving students to participate in our training program.

  • Appoint teachers and project managers to train students and fulfill the tasks.

Changing Minds in Changing Times - 24
London, 25th May 2024 at 5:30 PM

Lawrence Krauss, Sanal Edamaruku, David Orenstein, Nuriyah Khan, and Chris French will speak on the 25th of May in London. For tickets, please click here.

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