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Taking liberties

Boozy parties and the Government’s attacks on civil liberties. Newham Recorder opinion piece 2.2.22

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Humanist Chaplain firsts in East London

The appointment of a non-religious ‘Chaplain’ in the London Borough of Redbridge in East London has proved to be an important milestone in many ways. ‘Spiritual Life’ column Ilford Recorder 26.1.22.

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One rule for them…….

Our Government disdains fairness, and that applies to the non-religious too. Opinion piece Barking & Dagenham Post 19.1.22

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Celebrating celebrating Christmas in our own way

A time to remember all those around the globe who cannot freely express, live life, and celebrate in accordance with, their own beliefs. Opinion piece Barking and Dagenham Post 15.12.21.

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COP failure & mental health

Young people are entitled to feel despondent. A humanistic approach can help address hopelessness and defeatism. Newham Recorder opinion piece published 24.11.21

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Our pale blue dot and COP26

A plea published on the eve of COP26. Humanist opinion column, Barking & Dagenham Post 3.11.21.

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Compulsory worship anomaly

The time is ripe for reform of the law which requires state schools to hold a daily act of Christian worship. Opinion piece Barking and Dagenham Post 29.9.21

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Wanstead Festival success

The return of Wanstead Festival to Christchurch Green was a huge success. Cancelled in 2020 due to Covid, more people than ever flocked to this uplifting and fun community event in September. The East London Humanist stall was one of … Continue reading

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Combating zealotry everywhere

Religious zealots everywhere are intent on rolling back hard won rights of women and others whether it be Afghanistan, Texas, or here. All the more reason we, who are free to do so here, should engage in the struggle to … Continue reading

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Bangladesh Independence Celebration in Tower Hamlets

East London Humanists were delighted to be in invited to take part in the 50th anniversary celebrations of the independence of Bangladesh organised by the London Borough of Tower Hamlets on 29 July 2021. The celebrations were in accordance with … Continue reading

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