What’s the biggest hidden minority in families?
(hint: it’s in our name)
How can we help?
Although irreligious people account for an estimated 17%-22% of the world’s population (ICM/BBC), people who do not believe are treated poorly. Discrimination and ill treatment can span multiple areas of life, including the familial, societal, institutional and state level.
Discrimination can be further compounded for those who are minorities within minorities (e.g. Ex Muslims, Ex Jews, Ex Mormons, Ex Jehovah’s Witnesses, etc).
Faith to Faithless was started in mid-2015 by Aliyah Saleem and Imtiaz Shams to 1) draw attention to the discrimination faced in particular by minority within minorities 2) give a platform to the faithless to come out in public and speak out against this discrimination.
To date, we have held 5 events, received >570,000 views between our videos and a BBC documentary, in the Times, in the Spectator and the Guardian. Our events have led to other apostates coming out publically on our events, on their social media and to their family.
We want this website to become a first port of call for ex-religious people everywhere, who often feel alone and just need to know that they aren’t. We are going to keep adding videos, doing events and helping bring people together.
Everything we do and have done is on a voluntary basis, so please support us by giving us your time, sharing the work of our volunteers on social media, or donating some money to keep us going.
Faith to Faithless was featured on a BBC documentary on Ex Muslims, with Imtiaz Shams and Aliyah Saleem talking about the issues Ex Muslims face.