Sixth World Atheist Conference Programme

  • post Type / Conferences
  • Date / 29 December 2006

IHEU member organization Atheist Centre, organizer of the sixth World Atheist Conference, has announced the programme for the conference, which will be held at the Siddharta Auditorium of the Siddhartha Arts & Science College in Vijayawada, India on 5, 6 and 7 January 2007.


Friday 5 January 2007

Inaugural Function: 11.30 am – 1.30 pm

Welcome Dance: Dr. Demos Gora
Theme of the Conference: Dr. G. Vijayam
Executive Director, Atheist Centre

Welcome: Mrs. Hemalatha Lavanam, Secretary, Samskar.

Introductory Remarks:
Mrs. J. Mythri, Atheist Centre

Presidential Address:
Mr. Levi Fragell,
Former President of the International Humanist and Ethical Union (IHEU), Norway

Chief Guest’s address:

Ms. Sonja Eggericks, President, IHEU, Belgium

Release of English Translation of Gora’ First book, ATHEISM (1940) by Mr. Jim Herrick, U.K.

Inauguration of Saraswathi Gora’s Mobile Photo Exhibition

Inaugural address:

Dr. K. Veeramani, President, Dravidar Kazhagam, (Chennai)

Greetings from:

Dr. Volker Mueller, President, Freethinker Association, Germany
Mr. Pekka Elo, Editor, Humanisti, Finland
Dr. Bill Cooke, Editor, Open Society, New Zealand
Mr. Babu Gogineni, Intl. Representative, IHEU
Mr. Lavanam, Atheist Centre

Vote of thanks: Dr. Maru

Session I — 3 pm to 5-30 pm

Theme: The Progress of Atheism, Humanism and Rationalism—An Overview

President: Dr. Volker Mueller, President, Freethinker Association, Germany

Evening (6.30 pm to 8.30 pm)

The Myth of Miracles: Demonstrative programme exposing superstitions and blind beliefs. Conducted by Dr. Narendra Naik and others

Saturday 6 January

Morning Session I — 10 to 11.30 am

Plenary session

Morning Session II — 11.30 to 1 pm

Plenary Session

Afternoon Session: 3 pm to 5.30 pm

Group Discussion I: Secular Education

Group Discussion II: Atheism and Humanism in action

Cultural Evening: 6.30 to 8.30 pm

Dance Ballet on Secularism (Samatha Jyothi)

Vasavya Nrutya Vihar. Lead dancers:
Dr. Demos Gora & Mrs. Rajatha Gora

Cultural performance of children from Arthik Samata Mandal.

Sunday 7 January

Morning Session I — 10 am to 11.30 am

Youth and Atheism and Humanism
President: Mr. Vikas Gora,
Atheist Centre

Morning Session II : 11.30 to 1 pm

Atheism as a way of life

Afternoon Session
— 3 pm to 4 pm

4 pm to 6 pm

President: Dr. Roy Brown
Immediate Past President, IHEU, (Switzerland)

Conference Declaration

Valedictory Address:

Vice Chairman, National Knowledge Commission, Govt. of India. (Founder Director, CCMB, Hyderabad)

Vote of thanks: Dr. G. Samaram.

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