Avijit Roy Courage Award 2018With his widow Rafida Bonya Ahmed, the Freedom From Religion Foundation introduced the annual Avijit Roy Courage Award, including a crystal plaque and $5,000 in 2018. The award honors the life and work of the Bangladeshi-American atheist and author assassinated in Dhaka, Bangladesh in 2015 by Islamist terrorists. It will go to an individual working toward the spread of rational and logical discourse, and recognize creative and heroic individuals who have persisted, despite hurdles, in their work to promote science, logic and humane ideas.

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