Agenda of Events „For the Right To Choose” – Atheist Days 2017

Days of Atheism 2017



18.00  Crux Cafe, Hoża 51 st.

Discussion meeting “The Unholy Church”– collaboration, pedophilia, financial scandals and the Polish road to secularism.

Event held on the eve of the Atheist Days 2017, open to all people opposing the clericalization of public life in Poland. Supporters of secularism are warmly welcome, regardless of their religion or lack thereof.

Speakers: Anna Dryjańska (Watykanizacja), Izabela Jaszczurowska (, Łukasz Piotrowicz (Tygodnik Faktycznie), Bożena Przyłuska (Konferencja Episkopatu Polek), Piotr Szumlewicz (EIC Bez Dogmatu).




Welcome Cocktail, Palace of Culture and Sciences, Bar floor zero


Opening of the Conference “For right to choose and for freedom from religion”

Thematic block 1: For free thought. Religions and democracy 

18.30 – Panel 1: Freedom of conscience, media, science, art, education: Jean-Marc Schiappa (FNLP/IRELP France), Michael Nugent (Atheist Ireland), Adam Cioch (EIC Tygodnik Faktycznie), prof. Paweł‚ Golik (Biology Department, Warsaw University), Krzysztof Mieszkowski (Theater expert, MP), Bożena Przyłuska (Project “Secular School”). Moderation: Nina Sankari (KLF, Poland)

19.30 – Panel 2: Blasphemy, apostasy, secularism, atheism: Philippe Besson (FNLP, France), Grażyna Juszczyk (secular school activist), Gauthier Ngumbu (FNLP, France/Congo), David Rand (AF Canada, AILP).

20.30 – Speech of Maryam Namazie (Council of Ex-Muslims, One Law for All, Great Britain)

20.45 – Discussion



10.0011.45 Palace of Culture and Sciences, Rudniew Hall, 4th floor

Thematic block 2: Freedom to decide about one’s own death. Religions and euthanasia

10.00 – Screening of CAL/CLAV (Belgium) documentary “Living with euthanasia”

10.30 – Panel 3: Different aspects of the right to a good death. Jean-Luc Romero (ADMD France), prof. Monika Płatek (Warsaw University, Poland), Micheline Claes (ADMD Belgium), red. Marcin Celiński (Liberte!)

11.20 Discussion

11.45Lunch break


March of Atheists and historical reconstruction of Kazimierz Łyszczyński execution

From the Copernicus Monument to the Old Town Market Place.

16.0018.00 Palace of Culture and Sciences, Rudniew Hall, 4th floor

Thematic block 3: Freedom to decide about one’s own life. Women’s and LGBTQ human rights vs. religion

16.00 – Panel 4: The awakening of women. New struggle for the right to abortion and to the autodetermination. Jane Donnelly (Atheist Ireland), Carine Delahaye (Femmes Solidaire, Clara Magazine, France), Christine Besson (FNLP France), Marta Lempart (International/Polish Women Strike), Krystyna Kacpura (Federation for Family and Women’s Rights, Poland).

17.00LGBTQ human rights vs. religion: David Rand (Atheist Freethinkers, Canada) and Anna Grodzka (Politician/media expert, Poland)




Atheist Gala Dinner with the Atheist of the Year 2017 Award Ceremony



Kazimierz Łyszczyński and his legacy

10.00 – Panel 5: “We the atheists”: Kazimierz Łyszczyński and Kazimierz Lyszczynski Foundation: Marek Łukaszewicz (President of the Kazimierz Lyszczynski Foundation), Nina Sankari (VP KLF), Justyna Grabowska (member of management KLF)

11.00 – Panel 6: “Why atheism?”: David Rand (Atheist Freethinkers, Kanada), Izabela Jaszczurowska (, Michael Nugent, Jane Donnelly (Atheist Ireland)

12.00 – Discussion

13.30 Closing


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