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. Continue reading

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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) Continue reading

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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. Continue reading

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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). Continue reading

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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. Continue reading

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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 beliefs. Each spoke in turn about how their belief influences their lives.  Students put questions to each speaker in turn. This was followed by a general Q&A session and a lively debate. The meeting exposed the dearth of knowledge about Humanism among this group of young people, and a thirst to know more about it. For many it appears to be the first time they have heard anyone describe how it is possible to lead a good, meaningful and happy life without a belief in God. The speakers pictured from left to right represent the following religions/beliefs: Sikh;Buddhist; (organiser;chair;organiser; chair) ; evangelical Christian;Humanist; Evangelical Christian; Jew. (The Muslim and  Scientologist speakers stand at either end and are out of shot)

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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). Continue reading

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Lovely Social Evening on 14th February

Thank you to all those who have supported our new social events. This informal pub gathering takes place on the second Wednesday of every month. Hope to see you at the next one!

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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: Continue reading

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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. Continue reading

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