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The seriously annoying anti-protest bill

Criminalising the right to annoy comes under scrutiny in this East London Humanist opinion piece for the Barking and Dagenham Post (14.4.21)

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People v Statues

Thoughts on the Government’s crackdown on dissent from East London Humanists – (Newham Recorder opinion piece 7.4.21)

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Humanist input to Tower Hamlets ‘Interfaith’ gathering for covid victims.

Our group was pleased to accept an invitation to speak at this important virtual event in London Borough of Tower Hamlets on 25.2.21 alongside many community and faith leaders. Other speakers included the local MP, Rushanara Ali, the High Commissioner … Continue reading

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Humanist contribution to Waltham Forest Holocaust Memorial Day

Holocaust Memorial Day in Waltham Forest included a contribution from local humanist member Ruth Kaufman who provided a non-religious perspective on this solemn occasion. Ruth spoke as follows: “I am speaking as a non-religious person, because people with no belief … Continue reading

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Trump, and his supporters’ twisted values

The dubious morality of Trump’s fundamentalist Christian supporters is examined in this opinion piece for the Barking and Dagenham Post (27.1.21)

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Freethinker Event Mon 25 Jan ’21 19.30. Live from Spain!

Barry Duke is the speaker for our first virtual event of 2021. Barry has had a fascinating and varied life journey. Born in apartheid South Africa, he came to the UK as a refugee in 1973 and now lives in … Continue reading

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Stamping on Christmas

Thoughts on Christmas prompted by the Post Office. Opinion Piece Newham Recorder 9.12.20.

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Trashing Human Rights

A humanist calls for vigilance in these troubled times. Barking and Dagenham Post opinion piece 4.11.20

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Free Mubarak Bala!!!

Today, Thursday 15 October, is a global day of action for Mubarak Bala, President of the Humanist Association of Nigeria. Bala is facing imprisonment and even death for blasphemy in Kano State. Today was due to be his first hearing, … Continue reading

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Question questioned

The 2021 census is set to be skewed to disadvantage the non-religious. Opinion piece Barking & Dagenham Post 12.8.20.

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