Question questioned

The 2021 census is set to be skewed to disadvantage the non-religious. Opinion piece Barking & Dagenham Post 12.8.20.

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Challenge to unfair marriage law

Humanists are hopeful for a breakthrough in the long quest for legal recognition of Humanist weddings in England & Wales. Ilford Recorder ‘Faith Column’ piece 6.8.20.

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Tackling the roots of racism

The deep roots of racism, its brutal consequences, and the pseudo-science that underpins it. Opinion Piece Newham Recorder 8.7.20

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Nigerian Humanist Leader at Risk

A message from Leo Igwe in support of Mubarak Bala, President of the Humanist Association of Nigeria, detained since 28 April 2020. View here.

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Black lives matter

East London Humanists support demands for action against racism and for greater awareness. Opinion piece Barking and Dagenham Post 18.6.20.

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Plagues, progress & humanism

An appreciation of humanist values and progress in these dark times. Opinion piece Barking & Dagenham Post 6.5.20.

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What would Pepys say?

Enduring values, progress and hope. Opinion piece Newham Recorder 22.4.20.

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Hope springs eternal

A humanist perspective on the virus crisis. Humanism = Atheism +. Opinion piece Barking & Dagenham Post 25.3.20 & Spiritual Life column Ilford Recorder 26.3.20.

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Unnatural practices?

The recent ridiculous Bishops’ Guidelines on sex come under the spotlight in this Barking and Dagenham Post opinion piece published 12.2.20

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Assisted Dying Campaign Event. Mon 24 February 7.30 pm. Wanstead

Keiron McCabe will speak about the latest developments in the campaign to reform the law on assisted dying. The event will be held at Wanstead Library* Mon 24 Feb 7.30 – 9.00 pm.

Keiron heads the Assisted Dying Campaign at Humanists UK. He cut his campaigning teeth working on the Hilary Clinton election campaign. Keiron also represents Humanists UK in the Assisted Dying Coalition comprising End of Life Choices Jersey, Friends at the End, Humanist Society Scotland, Humanists UK, and My Death, My Decision. The coalition was launched in Feb 2019.

Keiron has been closely involved in the recent high profile High Court Challenge by Paul Lamb, which was supported by Humanists UK. In describing his passion for reform of the law he explains that it would be of immediate positive benefit to the individuals concerned who simply seek peace of mind over their right to end their life at a place and time of their own choosing with their nearest and dearest. Reform has overwhelming public support, but has been thwarted by opponents often motivated by an underlying religious agenda.

The event is free and open to all. Doors open 7.00 for chatting and light refreshments. Join us at The George (opp Wanstead Tube) after the event for further chatting.

*Wanstead Library is a 3 minute walk from Wanstead Tube. There is free adjacent parking. The library has good disabled access and is served by numerous buses, including 145, 101, 238, W13, W14, 66.

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