Hope Knutsson on Margaret Downey

Margaret Downey came to Reykjavik in June 2006 and participated in our first international atheist conference called "A positive Voice for Atheism in Iceland" as both an organizer and a speaker. The conference was a great success due in large part to Magaret's direct support. With her incredible connections within the Freethought community round the world, she convinced a sparkling roster of stars to adorn our program. Margaret seems to know everybody and everybody seems to adore her. It is a pleasure to work with her because she embodies the best qualities of a good leader: she is flexible, organized, fair, warm, and supportive. We couldn't have done it without her. In addition, I have a special place in my heart for Margaret because she is playful and dresses up in masks and costumes. And so do I!

Hope Knutsson
President of Sidmennt, the Icelandic Ethical Humanist Association www.sidmennt.is 

(website is in Icelandic but includes English summaries of some material)