Welcome to Dorset Humanists

Dorset Humanists is a welcoming group for humanists, atheists and agnostics who seek to live ethical and fulfilling lives on the basis of reason and humanity. We meet in Bournemouth for informative and enjoyable presentations, debates and discussions on a wide range of subjects including ethics, science, religion, philosophy, politics, our environment and much more. We also organise regular social events.

August Bulletin

DWSome of you will be going to the World Humanist Congress in Oxford this coming weekend. 1,000 delegates from across the globe will be attending this exciting and prestigious event which is being hosted by the British Humanist Association. If you're not going don't forget to follow on-line and we'll bring you more news next month.

Meanwhile, we hope to see you on Thursday 14th August at our popular YouTube evening. This will also be an opportunity to meet our Indian friend Swami Manavatavadi who runs a small secular humanist school in Northern India. If you have an unwanted laptop that you would like to donate to his school please contact me by 14th August.

If you were unlucky enough to miss Peter Tatchell’s excellent recent talk for us, you can read an edited transcript of the talk in this month's Bulletin or watch the YouTube recording.

Sunday Assemblies, also known as ‘Atheist Churches’ are due to launch in Bournemouth very soon. Sunday Assembly was founded in London in January 2013 by comedians Sanderson Jones and Pippa Evans as “all the best bits of church but without the religion, and with awesome pop songs”. There are now Sunday Assemblies across the world, and Bournemouth will be one of around 100 more towns and cities officially launching their assemblies on 28th September 2014. Before the big launch, our local organisers are meeting fortnightly to build a team and gather like-minded people who want to help out, or just join the fun. The next fortnightly meeting will be at 10am on Sunday 17th August at Flirt Cafe in Bournemouth Triangle. Everyone welcome!

Finally, please support the British Humanist Association's campaign to persuade the government to allow Humanist celebrants to conduct legal Humanist marriages. It will be many years before we have another opportunity like this again, so it’s important that we work together and ensure the government receives a clear message that we want Humanist marriages legalised. Please follow this link for some easy actions you can take to help.

Many thanks for your support and we look forward to seeing you again very soon.
For full details of all our events and news please see the Bulletin.

http://dorset.humanist.org.uk/dorset/DH-Bulletin-August-2014.pdf

David Warden
Chair, Dorset Humanists

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