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.

Brexit, the Media, and the Future of Democracy

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Details: https://www.meetup.com/Dorset-Humanists/events/250249867/

Jonathan MS Pearce and David Warden


The EU referendum raised profound questions about democracy. Was it a victory for democracy or a travesty? Were the campaigns based on lies, spin, and fake news and, if so, how can we maintain any faith in democracy? Is contemporary journalism on the side of the people or financial interests? Is it time to hand over government to ‘independent experts’?

Jonathan MS Pearce and David Warden voted on opposite sides in the EU referendum but they share a passion for democracy. They will share their reflections on Brexit and then lead an open discussion about the state of our democracy. Jonathan is a blogger, author, teacher, and philosopher. He has written and edited numerous books including 'Not Seeing God: Atheism in the 21st Century' (2017). David is Chair of Dorset Humanists and an Honorary Member of Humanists UK.

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