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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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Happy World Humanist Day!

A piece to mark World Humanist day which takes place on 21 June each year.Newham Recorder 24.6.21.

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Humanist ‘Chaplain’ first for Redbridge

The appointment of the first Humanist Chaplain by the new Mayor of Redbridge was celebrated in the Ilford Recorder Faith Column on 6 May 2021

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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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