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Bradlaugh Lecture 2021: Nazir Afzal - Blind Spots: An exploration of how turning a blind eye has led to criminality and harmful practices to continue with impunity

Bradlaugh Lecture 2021: Nazir Afzal - Blind Spots: An exploration of how turning a blind eye has led to criminality and harmful practices to continue with impunity

Organisers: National Secular Society
When: Saturday 4th September 2021, 14:00-17:00
Where: Manchester Art Gallery, Mosley St, Manchester M2 3JL
Entrance fee: NSS members £5 | Non-members £15
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Includes drinks reception.

For our 2021 Bradlaugh Lecture, Nazir Afzal will talk about his life and career, including his work upholding the rights of women and girls by combatting forced marriage, female genital mutilation, honour-based violence and abuse. He will explore how, and why, a reluctance to acknowledge harmful practices in some communities leads to injustice and a breakdown in social cohesion. And he will also address the question of how we promote tolerance, pluralism and understanding in an increasingly diverse society.

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(TBC) Peterborough Humanists

(TBC) Peterborough Humanists

Organisers: Peterborough and District Humanists
When: Thursday 9th September 2021, 19.30-21.00
Where: Meeting Room, Friends' Meeting House, 21 Thorpe Rd, Peterborough PE3 6AB
Tickets: Free event, registration not necessary

Around a third of publicly funded schools are faith schools, with a wide range of abilities to discriminate based on and promote their religious ethos. These schools also influence practices across the education system. But it doesn't need to be this way, our many fantastic community schools show how we can move towards a secular, inclusive education system.

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Dorset Humanists

Dorset Humanists

Organisers: Dorset Humanists
When: Saturday 11th September 2021, 14.30-16.30
Where: Moordown Community Hall, Coronation Avenue, Bournemouth BH9 1TW
Tickets: N/A

Around a third of publicly funded schools are faith schools, with a wide range of abilities to discriminate based on and promote their religious ethos. These schools also influence practices across the education system. But it doesn't need to be this way, our many fantastic community schools show how we can move towards a secular, inclusive education system.

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(TBC) No More Faith Schools - Cornwall Humanists

(TBC) No More Faith Schools - Cornwall Humanists

Organisers: Cornwall Humanists
When: Tuesday 21 September 2021, 19.00-21.00
Where: TBC
Tickets: N/A

Around a third of publicly funded schools are faith schools, with a wide range of abilities to discriminate based on and promote their religious ethos. These schools also influence practices across the education system. But it doesn't need to be this way, our many fantastic community schools show how we can move towards a secular, inclusive education system.

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(TBC) Plymouth Humanists

(TBC) Plymouth Humanists

Organisers: Plymouth Humanists
When: Tuesday 28th September 2021, 19.30-21.00
Where: The B-Bar, The Barbican Theatre, Castle Street, Plymouth PL1 2NJ
Tickets: N/A

Around a third of publicly funded schools are faith schools, with a wide range of abilities to discriminate based on and promote their religious ethos. These schools also influence practices across the education system. But it doesn't need to be this way, our many fantastic community schools show how we can move towards a secular, inclusive education system.

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(TBC) Farnham Humanists

(TBC) Farnham Humanists

Organisers: Farnham Humanists
When: Sunday 17th October 2021, 19.30-21.00
Where: Daniel Hall, Long Garden Walk, Farnham, GU9 7HX. (TBC)
Tickets: N/A

Around a third of publicly funded schools are faith schools, with a wide range of abilities to discriminate based on and promote their religious ethos. These schools also influence practices across the education system. But it doesn't need to be this way, our many fantastic community schools show how we can move towards a secular, inclusive education system.

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