Author Archives: eastlon

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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New City College. A thought provoking event

East London Humanists made an important contribution to the panel at the annual Faith Forum event at New City College in Hackney on 21 February. The speakers at this 2 1/2 hour event came from a range of faiths and … Continue reading

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Charity begins at home. Or does it?

A well worn phrase comes under scrutiny in the regular East London Humanists opinion piece for the Barking and Dagenham Post (for publication March 2018).

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Pastoral Care

Simon O’Donoghue, head of pastoral support at Humanists UK, will be speaking in Wanstead this month. In this article for the Wanstead Village Directory magazine the Chair of the East London Humanists, Paul Kaufman, explains the value of non-religious support:

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Eating Animals

New Year reflections on developing an ethical position on eating animals, published Barking & Dagenham Post and Newham Recorder Jan 2018.

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Christmas. Whats in a name?

East London Humanists article Barking & Dagenham Post 6.12.17. Do Wednesdays worry you? The day is named after Woden, the God of death and battle. 

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The Miracle of Stratford

Where are the new build places of worship in London E20, our newest Borough? East London Humanists ponder our changing built and social landscapes in the Newham Recorder opinion piece, for publication 2 Nov ’17.

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Barking Breakthrough!

East London Humanists have taken another step forward with a regular column in the Barking and Dagenham Post. Our first piece published  October ’17 asks why Humanism isn’t taught in every school in the Borough:

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Catching up. The struggle for equality in N.Ireland

The speaker at the East London Humanist meeting in October is Boyd Sleator of the recently formed N Ireland Humanists. This article due for publication in the Wanstead Village Directory sets the scene.

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Humanists get spiritual in Redbridge!

In another breakthrough East London Humanists have been invited to contribute to the ‘Spiritual Life’ column in the Ilford Recorder and sister publications in LB Redbridge. This is the first article, due for publication in October.

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