Our Chairperson Denis Johnston and his son Colin talked about their attitude to faith (they don’t have any) with local BBC journalist Jon Wright. The resulting conversation is on the BBC’s Faith in the World Week website. Click here to hear what they said, or some of it. The full interview can be heard here. (From our home page, click on the title to access the links.)
Our latest newsletter is ready for you to download now. The contents include: Humanists for a Better World (H4BW), the Climate March on November 29th, a pair of successful Cancer Research fund-raisers, an account of life as an inner-city primary school head teacher, putting faces to the names of our committee, and the usual dates for your diary. Click here to download the PDF.
Norfolk Humanists are hosting a public meeting at UEA on Thursday 20th August. Click here for more information.
Short and sweet but with all the details about upcoming meetings, the first on Tuesday 14th July. Put the dates in your diary now. Click here to download the newsletter now (PDF).
Andrew Copson, CEO at the British Humanist Association, has been elected the International Humanist and Ethical Union’s new President, following its General Assembly in Manila. Click here to read more.
Our latest newsletter is ready, with reports of our activities over the past year and an invitation to our AGM and a pub lunch. Click on the heading and then click here to download it (PDF).
Our events calendar seems to have deleted itself, so apologies for not posting this sooner. We have a guest speaker on Tuesday 14th April. Richy Thompson from the BHA is coming to talk to us about faith schools. Around a third of all state-funded schools are schools ‘with a religious character’ – the legal term for ‘faith’ schools. This number has grown in recent years as successive governments have increased...
Terry Pratchett, humanist author and advocate of assisted dying, died at home on Thursday 12th March “with his cat sleeping on his bed, surrounded by his family”, said his publisher, Larry Finlay. Andrew Copson, BHA CEO, has written an obituary. Click here to read it.
Stephen Fry was interviewed by Gay Byrne for RTÉ One’s ‘The Meaning of Life’ today. Knowing that Fry is an atheist, Byrne asked him what he’d say if he was “confronted by God” at the Pearly Gates. Fry replied, I’d say, bone cancer in children? What’s that about? How dare you? How dare you create a world to which there is such misery that is not our fault. It’s not right, it’s utterly,...
Our latest newsletter is ready for you to download. There are articles about our contribution to the annual Human Rights Day celebration based on Article 18 of the UN Declaration of Human Rights, what group members thought about “British values”, and differing views about atheism and anti-theism. Click here to download it (PDF). Note: if you’re viewing this on the home page, the link won’t work. Click on the heading...