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
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)
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
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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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
New Year reflections on developing an ethical position on eating animals, published Barking & Dagenham Post and Newham Recorder Jan 2018. Continue reading
East London Humanists article Barking & Dagenham Post 6.12.17.
Do Wednesdays worry you? The day is named after Woden, the God of death and battle. Continue reading
Where are the new build places of worship in London E20, our newest Borough? East London Humanists ponder our changing built and social landscapes in the Newham Recorder opinion piece, for publication 2 Nov ’17. Continue reading
East London Humanists have taken another step forward with a regular column in the Barking and Dagenham Post. Our first piece published October ’17 asks why Humanism isn’t taught in every school in the Borough: Continue reading
The speaker at the East London Humanist meeting in October is Boyd Sleator of the recently formed N Ireland Humanists. This article due for publication in the Wanstead Village Directory sets the scene. Continue reading