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Upcoming Events

Links are provided to events which may be of interest to secularists. Unless otherwise stated the NSS does not necessarily support or endorse these events.

Secularist of the Year 2015- Sold Out

Sat, 28 Mar 2015

Date: Saturday 28 March 2015, 12:30 to 16:00
Venue: See ticket for details
Tickets: Members: £40, Non-members £50

The prize for Secularist of the Year is awarded annually in recognition of an individual or an organisation considered to have made an outstanding contribution to the secular cause. Tickets include a three course lunch with a welcome cocktail on arrival

European Secularism and the Threat from the Religious Right

Wed, 01 Apr 2015

Date: Wednesday 1 April, 19.30

Venue: The Olde King and Queen Pub, 13-17 Marlborough Place, Brighton, BN1 1UB

Speaker: David Pollock

David Pollock is a former President of the European Humanist Federation and during his Presidency was relentless in pursuing the humanist agenda of secularism, human rights and equality within European and international institutions: the Council of Europe in Strasbourg, the Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe in Vienna and the EU institutions in Brussels.

Women Bishops – What difference does it make?

Tue, 26 May 2015

Date: Tuesday 26 May, 2015, 6:30-8:00pm
Venue: St James's Church, Piccadilly, London

This year the Church of England appointed its first woman bishop, the Rt Rev Libby Lane. In other churches and other faiths, there have been senior women leaders for some time. This debate draws several of them together to ask what difference woman bishops are likely to make.

Co-organised with The Faiths & Civil Society Unit, Goldsmiths, University of London & hosted by St James's Piccadilly

Register online, or by emailing p.ainsworth@lancaster.ac.uk

This event is part of the Westminster Faith Debates' 2015 series – Religion, Violence and Cohesion.

Social cohesion - lessons from the Pennines

Wed, 10 Jun 2015

Date: Wednesday 10 June, 2015
Venue: The Midland Hotel, Forster Square, Bradford, West Yorkshire, BD1 4HU

This event looks back to the disturbances of 2001 in Bradford, Burnley, Oldham and other Pennine towns. It asks what went wrong and how effectively it has been addressed. Drawing together researchers and local people who dealt with the aftermath of 2001, it invites them to reflect on the lessons learned.

Register online, or by emailing p.ainsworth@lancaster.ac.uk

This event is part of the Westminster Faith Debates' 2015 series – Religion, Violence and Cohesion.

What should we do about radicalisation?

Wed, 01 Jul 2015

Date: Wednesday 1 July, 2015, 5:30-7:00pm
Venue: Royal United Services Institute, 61 Whitehall, London

Since 2011 there has been an explosion of research and policy on how to deal with violent extremism, yet the problem has not gone away. This event brings together some of the leading experts on the topic to discuss what we have learned about how to deal with radicalisation, and what else needs to be done.

Register online, or by emailing p.ainsworth@lancaster.ac.uk

This event is part of the Westminster Faith Debates' 2015 series – Religion, Violence and Cohesion.

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