Yasmin Rehman, National Secular Society Council
“Religious orthodoxy and religious freedom”
Yasmin Rehman is a human rights activist, researcher and a member of the NSS council. She has worked for more than 30 years predominantly on violence against women, race, faith and gender, and human rights. She co-edited a book, Moving in the Shadows, which examines violence experienced by minority women and girls in the UK. Yasmin was awarded Secularist of the Year 2017.
Secularism 2019: Reclaim Religious Freedom was held by the National Secular Society on May 18th 2019 at the Tower Hotel in London.
What does “religious freedom” truly mean? While religious lobbyists commonly use terms like “religious freedom” to demand privileges, this conference served to highlight that true “religious freedom” means freedom of belief for people of all religions and none. The conference also explored the limits of religious freedom when it impinges on other human rights, including bodily autonomy, equality and freedom of expression.
Read more about the conference here: https://www.secularism.org.uk/secularism-2019.html
Videography by Richard Duncker, of Men Do Complain. Please support his work:
Find out more about the National Secular Society: https://www.secularism.org.uk