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.

Religious Education in a Secular Society

Religious Education PosterSaturday 9th November 2.00pm 
Moordown Community Centre, Coronation Avenue, Moordown Bournemouth BH9 1TW

by Dr Heather Meacock

Is there still a place for religious education in our increasingly secular society, and if so what form should it take? Despite church attendances in Britain being at historic lows, surveys that ask broader questions about belief (such as ‘Do you believe in a god or other transcendent being?) suggest we still have a fundamental interest in finding meaning beyond our physical world.

Dr Heather Meacock will discuss the value and format of religious education and ask whether schools could provide a better understanding of our children’s spiritual and philosophical needs than that offered by churches. Heather is a retired Senior Lecturer in Primary English Education.

Join us for a thought-provoking discussion on the future of our children’s religious education.

Free entry (donations appreciated).     Everyone welcome!

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