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Yuletide Social

Sunday 17 December 2017 12:30 for 1:00PM

Venue: 34 St Michael’s Place, Canterbury CT2 7HQ

Join us for seasonal festivities at the home of Richard and Lesley Norman.Please bring an item of food or drink to share. It would be helpful if you could let Lesley and Richard know what you will be bringing. Please phone 01227 760467 or email richardnorman@gn.apc.org

Ideas of Humanism

Sunday 20 January 2018, 2:30pm–4:30pm

at St Stephens Church Hall, Hales Drive, St Stephens, Canterbury, CT2 7AB.

What is humanism – and what does it mean to you personally? We always emphasise that humanism is not a rigid set of dogmas and doctrines. It’s a broad framework which we each interpret and apply in our own way. Some of us may have a clearly defined interpretation of it, for others of us it may be very hazy – or indeed we may have no clear idea at all of what we mean by it! The aim of this meeting is to share our understandings and misunderstandings in a lively and informal discussion.

The Big Change in Religion and Belief - How might a Humanist respond? A talk by Jeremy Rodell

Sunday 18 February 2018, 2:30pm–4:30pm

at St Stephens Church Hall, Hales Drive, St Stephens, Canterbury, CT2 7AB.

Britain is currently going through what’s been called the biggest change in religion and belief landscape since the Reformation, 500 years ago. But what's really going on? What are the facts? And what are the practical implications? Can the non-religious help make it work?
Jeremy Rodell is co-founder and chair of SW London Humanists, a Trustee of Humanists UK and its Dialogue Officer.

"The Moral Case for Abortion" Ann Furedi

Sunday 18 March 2018, 2:30pm–4:30pm

at St Stephens Church Hall, Hales Drive, St Stephens, Canterbury, CT2 7AB.

Ann Marie Furedi is the chief executive of BPAS, the UK's largest independent abortion provider. She has worked in pro-choice organizations for more than 20 years, mainly in policy and communications. Ann will be joining us to talk about her book "The Moral Case for Abortion"

A talk on secular Buddhism by our Chair, Peter Morgan

Sunday 15 April 2018, 2:30pm–4:30pm

at St Stephens Church Hall, Hales Drive, St Stephens, Canterbury, CT2 7AB.

More details in the next bulletin.

Understanding Unbelief: A talk by Lois Lee

Sunday 20 May 2018, 2:30pm–4:30pm

at St Stephens Church Hall, Hales Drive, St Stephens, Canterbury, CT2 7AB.

Understanding Unbelief is a major new research programme, based at the University of Kent, aiming to advance the scientific understanding of atheism and other forms of so-called ‘unbelief’ around the world. Its central research questions concern the nature and diversity of ‘unbelief’. Lois Lee is the Programme Leader.

Making Politics Matter:

Various: See Below

at Old Sessions House, Canterbury Christchurch University, CT1 1NX

Kent Humanists now have a regular stall at Christchurch Canterbury University timed to coincide with their series of public talks under the banner of "Making Politics Matter". This is an opportunity to engage with students and the general public about humanism. The talks are free to attend so please come along and say "hello".

Up coming talks are:
- Vic Paulino (Hope Not Hate). 02/02/2018; 1800 – 1930; Og32.
- Richard Seymour (LSE; Lenin’s Tomb), 16/02/2018; 18:00 – 19:30; Og32.
- Phil Parvin (Chair of Loughborough University's Ethics in Public Life Research Group; former Director at the Hansard Society and Research Associate at Think Tank Catalyst) 01/03/2018; 17:30 – 19:30; Og32.
- Neal Lawson (Compass; UK Feminista) 16/03/2018; 18:00 – 19:30; Og32.

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