The UK’s first ever atheist charity book, 'The Atheist’s Guide To Christmas' is being launched. It features original contributions from 42 atheist stars including Richard Dawkins, Derren Brown, Simon Le Bon, David Baddiel, Charlie Brooker, Ed Byrne, AC Grayling, Josie Long and Ben Goldacre.
HIV and sexual health charity Terrence Higgins Trust has been chosen to benefit from the book. All royalties from sales of the book will be donated to THT. The book is published by The Friday Project and edited by comedy writer Ariane Sherine, the creator of this year’s hugely successful Atheist Bus Campaign.
Ariane Sherine, editor of The Atheist’s Guide to Christmas, said: “I’m very excited that this project is supported by so many brilliant writers. I hope we can raise as much for THT as atheists raised for the Atheist Bus Campaign. Given some of the comments the Pope made earlier this year about condoms and AIDS, we thought it was appropriate.”
Debbie Holmes, Head of Fundraising at THT, said: “We’re delighted THT has been chosen to benefit from this book. It’s a great stocking filler, and I don’t know about anybody else but I hope I find one sitting under the tree this Christmas.”
The Atheist’s Guide to Christmas is available from all good bookshops, and online here.