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Helen Lowe 1944 - 2011

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We are devastated at the sudden death of our sister and friend, Helen Lowe, a courageous activist, who has been central to the revitalisation of Women Against Fundamentalism in recent years.

Please read the obituary for Helen published in the Guardian's Other Lives series on 25th August 2011.


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FUNDAMENTALISM OR WOMEN'S RIGHTS?

Fundamentalism is a modern political movement that uses religion to gain or consolidate power. It is found in all major religions throughout the world, sometimes holding state power, sometimes in opposition to it — and sometimes working within the confines of a secular state to control minority communities. Fundamentalism is not the same as religious observance, which we see as a matter of individual choice.

Fundamentalists set out to perpetuate women's role as upholders of the supposedly unchanging morals and traditions of the whole community.

Women who refuse this role may risk being demonised, outcast from their community, subjected to physical violence or even killed.

The control of women’s minds and bodies is at the heart of the fundamentalist agenda.

DEFENDING WOMEN'S RIGHTS IS AT THE HEART OF WAF'S AGENDA

JOIN US IN BUILDING A SECULAR MOVEMENT

In Britain in recent years fundamentalism has increased its influence in all religions. This has been encouraged by government moves to define complex and diverse communities solely according to 'faith', with public funds increasingly being handed out to religious bodies to provide services to 'their' communities on behalf of local and central government.

WAF believes that this increases the power of religious leaders to discriminate against women and other groups and to exclude or silence dissidents within their own communities.

We believe that public funds should be administered by accountable, democratically elected representatives and not by religious leaders. Only secular institutions with no religious agenda can begin to bring about equality for people of all religions or none.

Join us in building a secular movement to challenge the rise of fundamentalism in all religions. If you want to become a sponsore please contact us through our contact page.

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