Posts in September 2014
September NewsThursday, Sep 4, 2014Our latest newsletter is ready for you to download now. The content includes: Sunday Assemblies – church without God? “Persecuted” Christians, and a call for evidence from theEquality and Human RightsCommission (EHRC). Caliphates, not a good idea. What can the faiths contribute to caring? And much more. Click here to get your copy (pdf).
Justin Welbys doubtsThursday, Sep 18, 2014The Archbishop of Canterbury was interviewed while on a visit to Bristol, when he expressed his problem with doubt. The Telegraph reports, Britains most senior churchman, who is effectively the leader of almost 80 million Anglicans worldwide, admitted that there are moments when he asks himself Is there a God? and Where is God? He also said that Christians cannot explain why suffering exists in the world but that the answer was faith.
New BHA posters on the UndergroundMonday, Sep 22, 2014Posters featuring quotes and reflections from prominent British humanists much-loved novelists George Eliot and Virginia Woolf and philosophers Bertrand Russell and A C Grayling will appear in 100 London Underground stations from 22 September until 5 October and in other UK cities in following weeks. Click here to find out more and download copies.
The problem with SecularismMonday, Sep 29, 2014The problem with Secularism is that too many people don’t know what it means. It’s frequently used to describe a formof repressive atheism that’s anti-religion. The National Secular Society explains it succinctly: Secularism is a principle that involves two basic propositions. The first is the strict separation of the state from religious institutions. The second is that people of different religions and beliefs are equal before the law. The former nun, Karen Armstrong, who writes extensively about religion, is the latest to misuse the term in an article for the Guardian, ‘The myth of religious violence’.