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.

Dorset Humanists Discussion Group - 'How can we promote Humanism?' 27th July 2008, Savoy hotel Bournemouth

Attending: Seven (Chris S, Jane B, John B, Josie L, Maggie P, Joe C, Anne S)
  • Online promotion
    • Youtube - post speakers
    • Richard Dawkins forum eg in last week 5 people want a face to face meeting in Hampshire
  • Friends
    • Business cards
  • table at local village fete eg Bransgore
  • Newspapers
    • free noticeboard
      • Advertiser, Purbeck and Frome, Star and Avon, Swanage and wareham advertiser
    • Advertiser Faith Matters - Ruth Oliver - asks for comments
      • ad
  • U3A - discuss The God Delusion book
  • Book circle Group for Humanism / Rationalist / Environmental topics
    • libraries
  • Radio and TV
    • eg Suffolk Humanists / Margaret Nelson has weekly slot
  • Attract younger members
    • Knife culture debate may attract younger audience (20-49)
    • Climate Change debate
    • Green issues
  • Sub branch in Dorchester
  • Social work - many already do it - dont term it 'humanism'
  • 'Humanism' brand
  • Humanist Ministers / celebrants in hospitals
  • Levellers in Oxford (equivalent to Tolpuddle festival)
  • Learned societies - locally eg Bournemouth Natural Science Soc BNNS
  • Prison visitors
  • Every member introduce someone to DH
  • small shops - members pay to put in cards
  • Richard Hogg leaflets - distribution
  • Amnesty Internatiional meeting - talk on Humanism - Ted Stevens

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