Monday, 30 September 2013

David Pollock on Threats to Humanism in Europe

Our next meeting: Thursday 10 October: David Pollock
a past president of the European Humanist Federation
and head of the International Humanist and Ethical Union (IHEU) delegation to the Council of Europe
talks to us on the clash of Humanism and fundamentalist Christianity in Europe.

“Reactionary religion is well organised and well financed in its work of opposing gay, women’s and non-religious rights in the UN and the European institutions. Working across boundaries - Catholic/Protestant, Christian/Muslim - its organisations are well connected and influential. Humanists are just beginning to work in opposition, forming and joining alliances with liberal religious people and other interested parties. But there is a long struggle ahead!”

As usual we are at the White Rock Hotel from 7 to 9 pm.

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