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FFRF Sunday TV show focuses on atheism in Africa


Atheism in Africa is the subject of the Freedom From Religion Foundation’s Sunday television show.

Africa’s largest and most active atheist group is Atheists In Kenya — promoting freedom of thought and speech and advocating for the rights of nonbelievers. It has also won a significant lawsuit against government censorship. The guest on “Freethought Matters” is Harrison Mumia, the courageous founder and president of Atheists in Kenya. Mumia is a digital marketing specialist with a degree in computer science and spends most of his free time as a volunteer advocating for atheism in a country drenched with religion.

“Being an atheist in Kenya is not easy at all,” Mumia tells “Freethought Matters” co-hosts Dan Barker and Annie Laurie Gaylor. “The thing which we are seeing is this idea that there is something wrong with us not believing in God.”

Alas, the number of stations broadcasting “Freethought Matters” has reduced this year due to budgetary constraints. If you don’t live in any of the marquee towns where the show broadcasts on Sunday, you can already catch the interview on FFRF’s YouTube channel. New shows go up every Thursday.

“Freethought Matters” now airs in:

(To view details on channel variations depending on your provider, click here.) 

Upcoming shows include an exclusive interview with U.S. Rep. Jared Huffman about House Speaker Mike Johnson’s Christian nationalism, a discussion with sociologist and “None” expert Ryan T. Cragun and an episode that spotlights a recent debate Dan Barker and Phil Zuckerman had with religionists at Oxford. You can catch interviews from previous seasons here, including with Gloria Steinem, Ron Reagan, “Daily Show” co-creator Lizz Winstead, author John Irving, actor John “Q” de Lancie and award-winning columnist Katha Pollitt. Past interviews also include Julia Sweeney and Reps. Jared Huffman, Jamie Raskin, Hank Johnson and Eleanor Holmes Norton, among many other notable authors, activists, musicians, actors and freethinkers.

Please tune in to “Freethought Matters” . . . because freethought matters.

P.S. Please tune in or record according to the times given above regardless of what is listed in your TV guide (it may be listed simply as “paid programming” or even be misidentified). To set up an automatic weekly recording, try taping manually by time or channel. And spread the word to freethinking friends, family or colleagues about a TV show, finally, that is dedicated to providing programming for freethinkers — your antidote to religion on Sunday morning!

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