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Challenging Religious Privilege

Upcoming Events

Greater Manchester Humanists: Fundraising Dinner for the World Humanist Congress

Sun, 27 Apr 2014

Date: 27th April at 6pm (planned ending about 8.30)
Venue: The Lal Qila Restaurant, 123-127 Wilmslow Rd, Rusholme, Manchester M14 5AN

Speakers: Robert Ashby, Chair of the BHA Board of Trustees, on the importance of the Congress to humanism and the opportunities it will afford

Richard Scorer on his new book: Betrayed: the English Catholic Church and the Sex Abuse Crisis?

Signed Copies of Richard's book will be on sale and there will be a Raffle!

Debate: This House believes all religions should embrace Secularism

Mon, 28 Apr 2014

Date: 28th April 2014 (7:30pm prompt start)

Venue: The Cape, 44 Pelham Street, Nottingham NG1 2EW

Terry Sanderson, President of the National Secular Society, in debate with Dr. David Holborn, Principal of St John's Theological College, Nottingham.

Protest against Law Society’s Sharia wills practice note

Mon, 28 Apr 2014

Date: 28th March 2014 (5 pm)
Venue: Outside the Law Society's offices at 113 Chancery Lane, London WC2A 1PL

The Lawyers Secular Society will be supporting a protest, organised with the Centre for Secular Space, the One Law For All campaign and Southall Black Sisters, against the Law Society issuing guidance on Sharia wills.

How The Light Gets In 2014

Thu, 22 May 2014

Date: 22nd May – 1st June 2014
Venue: Six venues in Hay-on-Wye

The world's largest philosophy and music festival, returns this May, bringing together world-leading scientists, musicians, philosophers and politicians in debate and conversation. Several of the National Secular Society's honorary associates are scheduled to speak in debates which may be of interest to secularists.

Law, Religion and Homosexuality: book launch and talk

Wed, 18 Jun 2014

Date: 18th June 2014, 7 pm - 8:30

Venue: Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, WC1R 4RL

The authors, and Terry Sanderson of the National Secular Society, invite you to an evening of short speeches followed by time for questions and lively discussion about religion, sexual orientation and the law.

The Sea of Faith Network Conference 2014 "Making Connections"

Fri, 18 Jul 2014

Date: 18th – 20th July 2014

Venue: Stamford Court Conference Centre Leicester University

Keith Porteous Wood, executive director of the National Secular Society, is among the speakers at this conference to: "explore connections of all kinds – between different faiths, between people who belong to a particular faith group and people who don't, between religion and science, religion and politics, religion and sex, religion and music, religion and art, between young and old and many more."

International conference on the Religious-Right, Secularism and Civil Rights

Sat, 11 Oct 2014

Date: 11th - 12th October, 2014
Venue: The Tower Hotel, London

One Law for All and Fitnah are holding a two–day international conference on the Religious-Right, secularism and civil rights.

Notable speakers from around the world will be joining in for a weekend of discussions and debates on the Religious Right, its attacks on civil rights and freedoms, and the role of secularism for 21st century humanity. The Arab uprisings, Sharia and religious laws, the burqa and conspicuous religious symbols, freedom of expression and Islamophobia, faith schools and religious education, reproductive rights and secular values will be amongst the topics discussed.