Author Archives: eastlon

Presidential welcome

Article for Ilford Recorder ‘Spiritual Life’ column celebrating the Humanistic values represented by new and past presidents of Humanists UK (for publication 24.1.19). “Humanists UK began 2019 with a brilliant new President. Appointed for 3 years, Professor Alice Roberts steps … Continue reading

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Humanists Christmas message

Article published Barking and Dagenham Recorder 19 December 2018. ‘Do Humanists celebrate Christmas? It’s one of the most common questions Humanists get asked  in school talks. Perhaps some students think non-religious people like us miss out. I explain that people … Continue reading

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Brett and the Bishops

This opinion piece (Barking & Dagenham Post 5.11.18) highlights the undue influence enjoyed by the Church both in the US and here.

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Anti-Semitism, or Anti-Zionism?

In his regular opinion column for the Barking & Dagenham post the Chair of East London Humanists expresses his personal view on the anti-Semitism debate  (published 26.9.18). “I write in my personal capacity as a Jew, an atheist and a … Continue reading

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Boris, Burkas and Bigotry

East London Humanists examine Boris Johson’s burka comments and  refusal to apologise in this piece for the ‘Spiritual Life’ column, Ilf0rd Recorder 24.8.18

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A glimpse of the apocalypse?

East London Humanists argue the extreme weather is a wake up call in this article for the Barking and Dagenham Post August 2018.

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A monumental failure!

East London Humanists reflect on the lack of statues of women, and champion a neglected local heroine, in this opinion piece (Newham Recorder 2 August 2018)

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Irish revolution

East London Humanists reflect on the significance of the recent referendum in Ireland in this opinion piece for the Barking & Dagenham Post July 2018.

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Fake News!

East London Humanists reflect on how Trump’s values are diametrically opposed to ours.  (Opinion piece Barking and Dagenham Post & Newham Recorder May 2018).

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Nipping bigotry in the bud

This opinion piece for the Barking and Dagenham Post (11.4.18) looks at a threat to community cohesion largely ignored by the mainstream media.

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