Author Archives: eastlon

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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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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