Video: Teddy Prout of Humanists UK talking to Shropshire Humanists about Faith to Faithless

Teddy Prout, Director of Community Services for Humanists UK, talks to Shropshire Humanists about the Faith to Faithless initiative on Thursday 17th May 2018.

Introduction to Humanism: course in Shrewsbury, September/October

This course, run by members of Shropshire Humanists, has been popular in previous years, so we are running it again in Shrewsbury this year. The six-week course is intended for anybody who is interested in humanism and wishes to find out more about its principles and the activities of humanists.  No previous knowledge of humanism or philosophy is required.

The course consists of 6 sessions, each lasting 2 hours (7–9 pm) on Wednesdays at weekly intervals in September and October 2018. The venue is the University Centre in the Guildhall on Frankwell Quay, Shrewsbury SY3 8HQ. The Guildhall is just east of the Welsh Bridge by the footbridge to the Riverside Shopping Centre. It is 5 minutes walk from the rail and bus stations and there is free parking in the evenings. The venue has wheelchair access.

The course will be limited to 20 participants. You do not need to be a member of the national organisation Humanists UK, but we would prefer (but don’t insist) that you are or become a member of the Shropshire Humanists.

A course folder, which is distributed at the beginning of the course, includes all the material needed for the discussions on which the course is based.  Participants are encouraged to read the material in advance, so that they can bring contributions and questions to each session.

The sessions are:

1        What do humanists believe?    Sept 12

2        What are the historical roots of humanism?      Sept 19              

3        Where do humanists get their moral values?    Sept 26

4        Meaning and purpose of life for humanists     Oct   3

5        How do humanists handle moral dilemmas?       Oct 10

6        What do humanists do? Review course.         Oct 17

We plan to have a meal together after the last session. There will be a fee of £20 for the course to cover expenses.

If you would like to come to the course and/or join the Shropshire Humanists, please download and fill in this form. If the course is full, we will return your money and invite you to the next course that we hold.

Some pictures from World Humanist Day, #Shrewsbury

This year we marked World Humanist Day, 21 June, with a display in the Square, in the centre of Shrewsbury. The weather was bright and sunny but a strong breeze meant that we had to be careful not to let things blow away. Our regular evening meeting continued the theme with presentations and exhibitions by members.

Arts and crafts by members.

If you’re wondering about the musical instruments made from junk, see whackitsmackit.co.uk

The puzzles were very popular. Contact our chair, Dr Simon Nightingale, for information.

Humanism in the community.

 

Radio discussion on health care chaplains #NHS

Simon Harrison, president of The College of Health Care Chaplains, was on Radio Shropshire on Sunday 1 July and Simon Nightingale, Chair of Shropshire Humanists, was asked for his thoughts.

Here is the link to listen again (for a month only): https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p06b1xg5

Simon Harrison is on from 9.00 to 12.30 and Simon is on from 15.30 to 21.30 on the time line.

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