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SELHuG is a group for humanists in SE London to meet like-minded people. To socialise, enjoy talks and discussions, cultural and scientific outings and keep up to date with campaigns. Monthly meetings third Thursday of every month in Catford; other events throughout the year.
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Ethical Discussion - the refugee crisis

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Unitarian Meeting House, 41 Bromley Road, Catford
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Ethical discussion: The refugee crisis Why not open the country’s doors to anyone who wants to come in? With millions of Syrians on the move, not to mention people fleeing Afghanistan, Eritrea and other unsafe countries, many regions in the world ... [ more ]

Review of Sept meeting - religion and belief in Britain

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If you didn't make it to our September meeting, with British Humanist Dialogue Officer Jeremy Rodell speaking, then you can catch with what we heard and discussed here: http://selondon.humanist.org.uk/review-all-change-religion-and-belief-in-britain/

SELHuG Social

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Gypsy Moth, Greenwich
South East London Humanist Group in Bell Green
The Summer may be over and the nights drawing in but the new SELHuG season of talks and events is just starting! Come and celebrate this with us with a drink and good conversation. Please drop in any time from 6.30pm, stay as little or long as you like!

September meeting - Religion and Belief in Britain

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Unitarian Meeting House, 41 Bromley Road, Catford, SE6 2TS
South East London Humanist Group in Bell Green
We are very pleased to be starting the new season with a talk by Jeremy Rodell titled All Change: Religion and belief in Britain. Jeremy Rodell is co-founder and chair of SW London Humanists, a Trustee of the British Humanist Association and its ... [ more ]

AGM

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Unitarian Meeting House, Bromley Road

Review of latest events

Lewisham interfaith walk for peace

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Some of us are planning to join the Lewisham interfaith walk for peace on 31st May. Please join in if you are interested in interfaith dialogue in this area of SE London. More information on the timings and stopping off points can be found at: ... [ more ]

Understanding Islam in Britain

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In June we have a very interesting meeting about Islam in Britain, with the writer Innes Bowen as speaker.  More information here: http://selondon.humanist.org.uk/catford-june-meeting-understanding-islam-in-britain/

SELHuG at Nunhead Cemetery open day

Reason vs. Faith in 21st Century America

Review of Red House visit

Review of April meeting

Ethical/philosophical dilemma discussion.

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Lewisham Unitarian Meeting House, 41 Bromley Road, Catford, SE6 2TS
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For our monthly meeting in April, we will be enjoying one of our regular traditions – spending time discussing amongst ourselves interesting topics, usually involving some ethical or philosophical dilemma. As Humanists, we try to use reason and ... [ more ]

Review of March events

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If you couldn't make our events in March, you can find out what they were like following the links below... http://selondon.humanist.org.uk/review-member-social-2/ http://selondon.humanist.org.uk/review-humanism-at-local-faith-fair/ ... [ more ]

Review of Parliament event

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If you didn't make it to our exciting event at the House of Commons a couple of weeks ago, you can read a review of what happened here:  http://selondon.humanist.org.uk/review-democratic-engagement-for-the-uk-event/

Humanist Schools in Uganda

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Lewisham Unitarian Meeting House, 41 Bromley Road, Catford, SE6 2TS
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Positive humanism and the humanist schools in Uganda Speaker: Steve Hurd from the Uganda Humanist Schools Trust Steve Hurd has been a humanist since his student days. He taught economics and geography in a secondary school in Uganda from 1970 to ... [ more ]

reviews of February events!

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If you didn't manage to get to our events in February but are interested in what we get up to, here are some reviews... http://selondon.humanist.org.uk/review-what-is-humanist-song/ http://selondon.humanist.org.uk/review-ancient-lives-exhibition-visit/

Review of our last meeting

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If you couldn't make our last meeting but are interested to know what we discussed, please go to a review of the evening by our Secretary Libby.... http://selondon.humanist.org.uk/review-spirituality-without-religion/

Group outing to Ancient Lives at the British Museum

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British Museum, London
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SELHuG outing: 'Ancient lives new discoveries' exhibition at the British Museum From the moment they were discovered, mummies have captured our imagination. Now watch their mysteries unravel and see them as never before. Eight mummies, eight lives, ... [ more ]

Post Scottish Referendum Discussion: what opportunities for democracy in the UK?

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Committee Room 10, House of Commons.
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Please note that this is a free event but is ticketed. For full information about the event and to book a ticket go here:  https://eventbrite.com/event/15355450566/ Despite a sometimes fierce campaign, the grassroots involvement and vision for a ... [ more ]

What is Humanist Song?

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Lewisham Unitarian Meeting House, 41 Bromley Road, Catford, SE6 2TS
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An evening of music and discussion: What is a Humanist Song? Barbara Chandler and Terry Ballard (Brighton Humanists) will lead this session as part of their project to develop a collection of humanist music – for use as a songbook for communal ... [ more ]

Spirituality without Religion?

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Lewisham Unitarian Meeting House, 41 Bromley Road, Catford, SE6 2TS
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Please join us for what is bound to be an interesting open discussion about whether we can think about spirituality without religion. All views are welcome! The evening will start with Sam Becker (Chair) giving a short introduction and review of Sam ... [ more ]
Maggie S
Really disappointed  - would have loved to come but booked for F Hall weeks ago. Do you meet on regular dates - is there a programme somewhere please?
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Hi Maggie  Yes - you can see what we've got planned for Jan-July here: http://selondon.humanist.org.uk/eventscalendar/  You can also sign up for our monthly newsletter on the site, which will keep you updated with events.  Hope to see you another time!

Mythmas Celebration

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Unitarian Meeting House, 41 Bromley Road, Catford, SE6 2TS
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Please join us for our annual Mythmas celebration. A chance to meet up, relax and have fun... Music. Book Auction. Games. Food and Drink. Good conversation. Please bring: Either some food or drink to share Books for the auction, if you have any you ... [ more ]
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Ethics and the Economy

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Our next monthly meeting is shaping up to be a very interesting discussion about ethics and the economy. We are excited to be joined by Christine Berry from the New Economics Foundation.  To read more about the meeting, go ... [ more ]
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Steve H
Totally with Chris on this. Socialists always run out of other people's money. France has too many civil servants for the economy to work. Germany is a better bet. At least they understand the value of sound money and reducing public debt.
Pauline
If trickle-down is so effective in improving the lives of everyone in society, why are there so many living in intractable poverty - or, subsistence-living, if you don't agree it's actual poverty - certainly those having ongoing difficulty in finding ... [ more ]

A Life on the Humanist Frontline

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Catford Constitutional Club, Catford Broadway, London, SE6 4SP
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Celebrating the contribution of Denis Cobell. From Speakers’ Corner to President of the National Secular Society, Denis Cobell has been a leading humanist figure since the 1960s. Writer, editor, speaker, ceremonies officiant and chaplain, Denis’s ... [ more ]
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Hester B
Congratulations Denis. Forty years running an organisation is a pretty good record. And Denis is still leading humanist funerals, weddings and namings across southeast London.