We value that humanism is a secular
philosophy of life which reject the supernatural and seeks to
maximize human freedom and welfare on the basis of reason, ethical
norms, science and free inquiry.
We will act to promote the ideals of the
letters of the word, humanism, which can be made to represent
certain basic humanist concepts and values, as follows:
||stands for Happiness in here and now
||stands for the Universe challenging
human exploration and understanding
||stands for Moral Excellence at all
||stands for Atheism, the touchstone of
||stands for Naturalism which displaces
||stands for Individual, free,
autonomous and happy
||stands for Science and Technology the
tools for human progress
||stands for Man, the measure of all
We firmly believe that humanism’s mission is
to promote human rights and human values above all things. That its
program of action is wide ranging and includes but not limited to:
Continuous education and public
Promotion of science and scientific outlook.
Human equality and women’s rights.
Democratic government in all countries.
Freedom and justice for all.
The privacy and autonomy of the individual.
Free thought, free inquiry, free sexual
Peace, tolerance, discussion and compromise.
Eradication of poverty and disease.
Protection of the rights of minorities.
Ecology and environmental protection.
Provision of alternative rituals and social
One world parliament, government and
Happiness here on earth.
Gambia Secular Assembly is registered not
- for profit secular humanist membership umbrella Organization for
individuals and groups of skeptics, rationalists, free thinkers,
secularists, materialists, Marxists, naturalists, agnostics,
atheists and humanists. The Organization was founded was founded by
Mr. Ebou Sohna in the year
Gambia Secular should be further recognize
world in which one and all think freely and independently.
work closely with the critically minded for the realization of a
world culture of secularism, scientific and altruistic values.
Mutual Respect, Equality and Justice, Honesty and Transparency,
Solidarity, Altruism and Human Rights.
Gambia Secular Assembly is an Organization
Church state separation
We fight superstitions in witch craft and
ritual killing - ritual sacrifice of human beings.
Campaign against all harmful traditional
practices including Female Genital Mutilation.
Promote human rights, human rights education
and freedom from religion and belief.
Promote science education and scientific
Provide a sense of community to critically
minded individuals including non- religious persons.
We campaign against human rights abuses
committed in the name of religion, superstition or tradition.
We promote the neutrality of the state in
matters concerning religious beliefs and practices.
We campaign and advocate for, and support
the endeavors of others persons or groups of persons working for the
realization of the rights of minorities including religious and non-
We are committed to the civilization of an
open, democratic, tolerant, progressive and scientific society in
TOUCH A LIFE – Our
Our humanitarian program Touch A Life seeks
to provide relief aid to Gambian communities and those of The
Gambia’s sub region, our neighboring countries, the Republics of
Senegal and Guinea Bissau particularly to target:
Victims of natural disasters
Children with disabilities (differently able
Women and children in conflict situations
Orphaned and vulnerable children - children
affected by HIV/AIDS infected parents and guardians death and
Support our humanitarian program to safe
and touch a life.
Gambia Secular Assembly received in
March 2010, a gift of 124science, humanism, religious
critique, current/international affairs, forensic science, true
crime, philosophy, reference and a host of other books from the
Center for Inquiry Transnational Prometheus Book Publishers partner. The
books currently in use for a mini humanist library and audio visual resource
center came along with 13 DVD discs, entitled Scripture and
Skepticism of the Council for Secular Humanism’s Committee for the
Scientific Examination of Religion and 5 of the Center for Inquiry’s
Fall Speaker Series 2006, one of a presentation by Jonathan Miller,
and one of a debate between prominent atheist Edward Tabash and
renown theologian, Richard Swinburne . To be use for the mini
library’s audio and visual resource center.
The Library’s book collection also includes
a good number of human rights publications among a number of
fictions and non- fiction novels.
We request for your support to the
facility with books. You may be a publisher(s), author or a person(s)
wishing to donate a book or books, if you are do not hesitate to
contact us. Give us your science fictions, science, biography,
reference, international /current affairs, and other publications
and titles. All book donations, especially children’s books, except
creationism and intelligent design are welcome.
The Library and Resource Center is named after the
great free thinker, Professor Emeritus, Paul Kurtz for his
authorship of the Humanist Manifesto 2000 and all his services to
the humanist life stance.
fairly long and long term plans
Our short, medium, fairly long and long term
plan is to run schools of different levels modeled on Francisco
Ferrer’s Escuela Moderna, Modern School. In memory of
Spain’s 1859 born Francisco Ferrer, executed a 102 years ago for his
radical reforms of the Spanish education system at that time
dominated by the Catholic Church’s strict disciplinary rule of
The schools education system will be based
on natural science and rationalism. There will no competition, no
marks, no special prizes for the “best”, no humiliation. The
education and instruction will be guided by the “principle of
solidarity and equality”. Where teachers have to take into account
the spontaneous desire of students to acquire knowledge and permit
them to learn at their own pace. The purpose of which will not be to
make obedient citizens but mold human beings capable of forming
their own rational convictions on every subject. Schools where
individuals will be instructed in such a way that they think for
themselves. In this system, as in the Escuela Moderna, the question
“why” will be increasingly accepted, there will be no learning by
Phases of the plan
Phase 1. Kindergarten (Nursery school) short
Phase 2. Basic Circle ( Primary school)
medium term plan.
Phase 3. Upper Basic/senior secondary
(Junior secondary/High school) fairly long term plan.
Phase 4. College/university – long term
schools will bear the names:
Moderna Kindergarten/Nursery school,
Escuela Modrena Basic Circle school,
Escuela Moderna middle and senior secondary
Escuela Moderna college/university. And the
schools libraries will be ; Francisco Ferrer Library for all
Support the Escuela Moderna schools and
Francisco Ferrer libraries.