News

Here you’ll find the latest news snippets we have picked up on.  Please contact us if you think there is something we should feature here.

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News


Ofsted head criticises segregation as Islamic school is taken over. NSS report here.

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Noel Conway’s assisted dying hearing concludes in High Court.  BHA report here

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Summer social at The Cottage in Kenilworth. Thursday 27th July 7.30pm.  Please email cwhumanists@gmail.com if interested, no later than 23rd.


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CAMP QUEST UK SUMMER CAMP FOR FREETHINKING KIDS

AGE 7 – 11

May 28th – 31st 2017

Stafforshire


AGE 12 – 18

August 20th – 26th 2017

Doncaster


For more information visit

CAMP-QUEST.ORG.UK

Running camps in the UK since 2009, Camp Quest UK provides a varied, stimulating and nurturing environment for young people.

We mix physical activities like archery and climbing with mental activities like philosophical discussion and craft.

Our staff are volunteers who want to give young people a place to ponder the bigger questions in life among similarly inquisitive peers.

“Camp Quest was the first place I’ve felt like I fit in” – Lucy, a camper

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BHA responds to Archbishop’s general election letter here

C&W Hum’s George Broadhead comments – The Church of England is clearly rattled at the increasing proportion of the population that have no religious beliefs (as all polls and surveys show), its own steady decline in adherents and the increasing secularisation of the country. All this despite the continued privileges it enjoys and the extensive support it gets from the Establishment and the media.’

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Irish police investigate Stephen Fry over a complaint of blasphemy.  NSS report here

BHA report here

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The latest The Birmingham Humanists Courier!        paper.li/brumhums/13094

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Happy faces at the Bistro Pierre, Leamington for our New Year dinner.  Many thanks to Andrew for organising this.



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What does Trump’s victory mean for Humanists?

Check out our topical guest blog written by Julian Webb, Membership Administration Officer for the Atheist, Humanist, and Secular Students and member of Exeter Humanists.  We like to cover the major events in world politics! click here

Julian Webb

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PoppyThanks to the efforts of Bob Jelley and other volunteers, C & W Humanists have been organising a Humanist contribution to Remembrance Sunday by laying wreaths at local ceremonies for the last 4 years.

This year Bob has purchased five wreaths from the British Legion, and we are hoping to cover all the local ceremonies. Bob has organised representatives for Warwick and Coventry, and will cover either Bedworth or Nuneaton himself. If anyone would like to volunteer for Leamington, Rugby, Bedworth or Nuneaton, Bob has kindly offered to deliver the wreath to the volunteer in advance. He will also ring the relevant council to get details of assembly points and timings and then give that info to the volunteer.

Bob has also reminded us that the weather may be cold and the ceremonies can be religious and dour!

Please email cwhumanists@gmail.com if you are interested.

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Schools should be inclusive and open to all says Dr Brian Nicol. Read more in our latest blog post. Click here

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Many thanks to Andrew Ireland for arranging our recent Walk & Lunch social.  Here’s three of our walkers catching the sun.

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“Being religious or spiritual is linked to being more depressed” Dr Raj Persuad

Click here for the full story

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News of C&WH member John Gainer

We are pleased to hear from John that he is back home after spending six days in hospital for a hip operation.  The op was successful and his recovery is going well.  Best wishes to you, John and we hope you are up and about soon.

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Secularism: freedom, fairness and human rights

A short video from the NSS  click here

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