Author Archives: eastlon

Trump indigestion

Trump’s after-dinner speech at Buckingham Palace sticks in the throat (East London Humanists opinion piece, Barking and Dagenham Post 13.6.19)

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Assembly lines

The archaic rules on collective assemblies for schools are put under the spotlight in this opinion piece for the Barking and Dagenham Post published 2 May.

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Denying school kids Human Rights

“(i) Everyone has the right to education … (2) Education shall be directed to the full development of the human personality and to the strengthening of respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms.” (Article 26 Universal Declaration of Human Rights). … Continue reading

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Hackney, Harmony and Humanism

This year’s annual ‘multi-faith’ event at New City College* provided some fascinating insights, as usual.

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New religious schools bid

East London Humanists join the call to halt recent proposals that will lead to more divisive and discriminatory religious schools in this opinion piece for publication Newham Recorder 30.1.19

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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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