Leaving religion can be a complicated process, often resulting in emotional abuse from family and community.
Shunning and complete disownment is not uncommon, and this isolation can lead to depression. Physical abuse, commonly referred to as honour violence can follow. In Britain, it is often particularly hard for ex-Evangelical Christians, ex-Jehovah's Witnesses, ex-Muslims and ex-Ultra-Orthodox Jews.
Will Bose manages Faith to Faithless, which was founded in 2015 to raise awareness of apostasy and support those who were leaving or had left religion in the UK. Today it is a programme of Humanists UK the national charity for the non-religious that has worked to create a tolerant society where rational thinking and kindness prevail since 1896.
Will has spent four years working with different UK charities who support victims of apostasy crime, child and forced marriage, FGM, honour violence and witchcraft. He has spoken extensively about harmful cultural and religious practices and addressed many organisations including the Home Office, the Foreign Office, The Forced Marriage Unit, Ofsted, New Scotland Yard, the Palace of Westminster, the Brighton Dome, University of Cambridge and UCL.
Following the lecture, there will be an opportunity for Q&A. We hope you'll join us for what promises to be an informative and thought-provoking evening. Thanks to Humanists UK supporters this is a free event.
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