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.

Why Secularism Matters

Why Secularism Matters PosterSaturday 11th April 2.00pm 
Moordown Community Centre, Coronation Avenue, Moordown Bournemouth BH9 1TW

With Keith Porteous Wood,  Executive Director of the National Secular Society

The National Secular Society (NSS) has been campaigning against religious privilege and for a secular society since 1866. Keith’s talk will set out the National Secular Society’s view of secularism and religious privilege and why the need for a secular state is more pressing than ever. He will also consider why achieving this aim has become more difficult, how changes to the traditional religious lobby and vested interests have changed and how the National Secular Society has responded. This will be an opportunity to learn more about the National Secular Society’s work including its current campaigns on education, equality and human rights.

Keith Porteous Wood is the Executive Director of the National Secular Society. In 2007 he received the Distinguished Service to Humanism Award from the International Humanist and Ethical Union for his work in building up the National Secular Society and campaigning for secularism both nationally and internationally. Dorset Humanists is affiliated to the National Secular Society.

“A great opportunity to learn more about secularism and the National Secular Society’s current campaigns

Free entry (donations appreciated).     Everyone welcome!

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