Friday, April 12, 2013

Resumo da Reunião 11 abril 2013

  • The campaign Igreja ! Paga Já ! now has many lovely logos. We also have 3 almost finished images. We will finalize them during the week, and get another 6 by next week.

  •  Our next meeting will be on Wednesday, April 17th, and will not take place in Mob. We will meet outdoors. We will decide about it later this week. After our meeting we plan to attend the meeting of Ateísmo e Humanismo which will be in Fabulas at 20:00.

  •  We are considering the option of making a debate on the legal and financial situation of the Catholic church in Portugal, with detailed facts etc. To this end, we will contact persons and organizations to find an expert opinion about the issue.

  • We will send a letter to the international NGOs and atheist bloggers to ask for support for and solidarity with the campaign. The text will be finalized in the next meeting.

Friday, April 5, 2013

Resumo da Reunião 4 abril 2013

  • We have many logo options for the campaign. We decided to use many logos, although keeping one as the main logo. We will finalize the logo this week and then finalize the blog.
  • We started working on visual material. We made a brainstorming on what kind of images we could use. We will start spreading them this week.
  • We now have a detailed campaign strategy, structuring our route for the following two months.

Next meeting, April 11th, at Mob. :)

Monday, March 25, 2013

Resumo da Reunião 21 março 2013

  • We will keep our Facebook page more active.
  • Our campaign has a name now. :) "Igreja ! Paga já !"
    • We finalized the campaign text and talked about several slogans and images.
    • We will now
      • create a blog for the campaign,
      • produce visual images using the slogans,
      • create a logo,
      • send a letter to international NGOs informing them about the campaign and requesting solidarity

Saturday, March 2, 2013

Resumo da Reunião 28 fevereiro 2013

  • On our new campaign, we did
    • Power Analysis, and
    • Communication Strategy.
  • We will give a break of three weeks. During that time, we decided to work on
    • a text for the campaign
    • a coherent internal campaign plan
    • slogans
    • ideas for visual and graphic material
    • campaign name.

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

O Que Fazem os Professores (What Teachers Make) de Taylor Mali


On January 26th, 2013, the teachers in Portugal made a country-wide demonstration against the austerity measures directed towards public education.

Inspired by the amazing poem What Teachers Make by Taylor Mali, we decided to make a small performative activity during the demonstration in Lisbon.

We are thankful to Taylor Mali for his inspiring work, and to all the participants who enthusiastically volunteered to take part in the video.

Saturday, February 23, 2013

Resumo da Reunião 21 fevereiro 2013

  • Exchange Market (Mercado de Trocas):
    • We participated in the market with the motto "É uma questão de questionar."
    • As a first experience, our experience was good.
    • The next one will be on March 16th. As an improvement, we decided to make
      • an announcement on the event page so that people bring their pen-drives
      • a guideline describing how to get to videos (pointing the list etc)

  • Video project (O que fazem os professores):
    • We will finalize the video by Sunday and share it on social media.
    • We decided to have another version with English subtitles. 

  • Campaigning workshop
    • The workshop consists of 3 parts:
      • Campaign Objective
      • Power Analysis
      • Communication Strategy
    • We only worked on Campaign Objective.

  • New campaign
    •  In the workshop we considered the following problems
      • tax immunities of the Catholic church
      • atheists considered radicals and marginals in the society
      • religious practices inside public schools (such as Christmas celebrations)
      • religious discourse in public schools
      • the fact that the lottery institution (supposedly a religious charity organization) owns many houses which are abandoned
      • religious institutions control the lottery money
      • church own the most amount of houses in Portugal and does not pay IMI
      • there are too many religious schools
    • We decided to work on Tax Immunities
    • We tried to get a S.M.A.A.A.R.R.T objective for our campaign.
    • We decided on some organizational objectives and milestones.

Friday, February 15, 2013

Resumo da Reunião 14 fevereiro 2013

  • Exchange Market (Mercado de Trocas) : Our motto in the market will be "É uma questão de questionar.
    • As the theme of the market is consumption and the consumer society, we decided to share e-books and videos related to questioning the existing social norms. We will include the issue of religion within this context, even though we will share many books unrelated to religion.
  • Balance: We made a small evaluation, including
      • how we feel about the group,
      • if we consider ourselves successful, and
      • how much time and energy we can reserve for the group in the future.
    • According to this balance, we decided to have well-defined, measurable and timed objectives, both organizational and political ones. We therefore decided to preserve a big part of our next meeting to a workshop on building a campaign.
    • We will structure our activities, actions and roles around this campaign. Therefore, we postponed the following items due after the workshop:

Friday, February 8, 2013

Resumo da Reunião 7 fevereiro 2013

  • Video project: O que fazem os professores
    • We will have the first version of the video by February 17th.
  • Web:
    • By next meeting, we will finalize our personal descriptions of one paragraph and publish them on the blog.
  • Book reading (Greta Christina - Why are you atheists so angry):
    • We studied the Resources given by the author. Here is a list of our comments, relating the links to our intentions:
      •  Has a lot of sources but not many activities. Has a very well organized database of books, blogs etc.
      •  A lot of pamphlets, stickers etc. Good activism material.
      • Has lots of videos, articles that we could translate and use as an outreach opportunity.
      • A more humanist group rather than an atheist one. Nice activism and networking, sometimes press releases etc. They host meet-ups in Lisbon too.
      •  Two words: Richard Dawkins.
      • Purely American network of secularist student organizations. But they have a "group starting package" that might be useful.
      • Lots of information such as videos, articles, short essays, book reviews etc. But doesn't have activism material.
      • Arguments that they have could be used in flyers or posters as they are short and clear.
      • Good source for arguments and counter-arguments. But only that.
      • Greta says he is the Atheist Times where we can get recent atheist news.
    • We also noticed that she mentions a survey she has done in her blog about which ideas convinced former believers to become atheists. (Chapter 12) We decided to take a closer look at these reasons, pick our favorite ones, and discuss action possibilities in the next meeting.
  • We decided to attend the meet-up announced by Free Thought Society, the Encontros Ateistas e Humanistas de Lisboa, on February 20th, Wednesday, at 20h00.
  • There will be a workshop on communication with new media, in the following days. We will try to attend it.
  • Exchange Market (Mercado de Trocas)
    • Assembleia Popular de Graça e arredores is organizing an exchange market on February 16th, Saturday, between 11h00-16h00.
    • We decided to join the market and share books and videos in electronic format.
    • We will make a list of material we have and come up with a visual presentation to be used in our stand.
  • March 2nd, Que Se Lixe A Troika
    • We decided to join the demonstration and distribute flyers. Here are some ideas for the flyers. We will study each item and see if we can develop a flyer content from them:
      • Austerity (why austerity is not a solution)
      • Housing (the buildings that belong to the church or church related charity organizations, which are left abandoned while people need housing)
      • Religious institutions (How do religious schools and hospitals function? How do they get subsidized?)
      • Privileges of religious organizations (are priests subject to civil labor law? etc. Check: )
  • Open discussion: We had an open discussion in the end of our meeting, related to
    • what we expect to achieve,
    • how to organize.
    • We aimed at not making any decisions but rather understanding each others' positions and expectations.

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Resumo da Reunião 31 janeiro 2013

  • Logo: We had the first version as a witch character and we agreed it to be the initial version. We had some concerns about the details. We will elaborate more and get several varieties to discuss in the future meetings.
  • Movie screening evaluation:
    • We had no logistical problems, and a good debate after the screening.
    • Overall, we all think we had a successful event. To improve ourselves, we decided to
      • strengthen our communication in the organization process,
      • visualize the event concretely in the preparations to avoid misunderstandings on expectations.
  • Web:
    • On Facebook, we will close the profile and function only through the group and the page.
    • We put a separate section where all our meeting minutes are available.
    • We are still working on our personal paragraphs for the upcoming section "Who are we?"
  • Book reading (Greta Christina - Why Are You Atheists So Angry):
    • We will share the links in the Facebook group and search through them to see what could be useful for us.
  • March 2nd, Que Se Lixe A Troika
    • We talked about how to participate in the demonstration and considered the option of distributing flyers.
    • We will come up with more concrete ideas for next week and discuss.
  • Video project: O que fazem os professores
    • We participated the Teachers' Demonstration (Manifestação Nacional dos Professores) on January 26th.
    • We translated Taylor Mali's poem What Teachers Make, and let people read it to the camera. We will soon have a video of it.

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Resumo da Reunião 24 janeiro 2013

  • Web:
    • decidimos atualizar os posts do blog e reunir para o fazer
  • Textos de base:
    • estão atualizados e editados
  • O logo esta quase pronto. Vamos discuti-lo na próxima reunião
Ordem de trabalhos para a próxima reunião:
  • Discutir o livro de Greta e ver os links das organizações sugeridas no livro
  • Avaliar a projeção do filme

Resumos das Reuniões

11 abril 2013 (only in English)

4 abril 2013 (only in English)

21 março 2013 (only in English)

28 fevereiro 2013 (only in English)

21 fevereiro 2013 (only in English)

14 fevereiro 2013 (only in English)

7 fevereiro 2013 (only in English)

31 janeiro 2013 (only in English)

24 janeiro 2013

17 janeiro 2013

10 janeiro 2013

20 dezembro 2012

13 dezembro 2012

6 dezembro 2012

29 novembro 2012 (cancelada)

22 novembro 2012

18 novembro 2012

4 novembro 2012

19 outubro 2012

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Resumo da Reunião 10 janeiro 2013

Discutimos o conteúdo do cartaz para a projeção do documentário e a sua paginação.

Documentário e debate

Somos constantemente bombardeados por falsas informações, desde manchetes sensacionalistas até alegações de charlatões e descabidas políticas públicas. 

Como distinguir entre verdade e falsidade? O que é e o que não é racional? Quem são os inimigos da razão e como identificá-los?

As Bruxas Não-Inflamáveis convidam a todos para a exibição do documentário 

Inimigos da Razão” de Richard Dawkins

seguido por debate com 

André Luzardo
 matemático pela University of Edinburgh e doutorando em neurociência pelo Champalimaud Neuroscience Programme

Data e local: 17 de Janeiro @19h00 no MOB, Travessa da Queimada 33, Lisboa

evento gratuito