Faith to Faithless, a community support network for 'apostates' and the ex-religious founded by Aliyah Saleem and Imtiaz Shams in 2015, is now a part of the British Humanist Association (BHA), the national charity working on behalf of non-religious people in the United Kingdom.
BHA Chief Executive Andrew Copson commented, 'A brief look at the statistics — which show that two thirds of younger people in Britain are non-religious — can create the misleading impression that this new majority faces little hardship because of what they believe or don’t believe.
'But look a little further, and you’ll find many non-religious people are discriminated against. Many who are treated this way are overlooked "minorities within minorities" who face rejection, victimisation, and abuse when they leave behind the religion they were raised in. As the national charity supporting the non-religious to live free and full lives, we are happy to take on the challenge of supporting ex-religious people either in crisis or in search of community. I’m delighted that we’ll soon be ready to offer that support much more widely through Faith to Faithless.'