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 over 100 stalls, along with a beer tent and performance stage. Features on the stall included the ‘Are you a Humanist?’ quiz, completed by several dozen visitors, many of whom discovered that it is a term which best fits their world view.
Picture below is the Mayor of Redbridge, a member of the East London Humanist group, along with the humanist ‘chaplain’ he appointed earlier this year.
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 defend and extend them. Opinion piece Newham Recorder 8.9.21
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 the secular principles and ideals on which the state was founded when independence from the Islamic Republic of Pakistan was achieved in 1971 following a long struggle.
Approximately a third of the population of Tower Hamlets is of Bangladeshi heritage, the largest concentration of Bangladeshis in the UK.