Noel Conway on radio, talking about empathy and his novel

On Sunday 2 FebruaryNoel Conway gave the weekly “Pause for Thought” on BBC Radio Shropshire’s Sunday morning “Faith and Ethics” program.

Noel is well know to us as an active member of Shropshire Humanists and recognized nationally as an advocate for a change in the law on assisted
dying, a cause of particular relevance to people like him with advanced Motor Neurone Disease. As well as his legal campaigns, he has found time to
write and publish short stories and novels, using voice recognition software as he now has no use of his limbs. To hear his moving talk, listen here between 1.24 and 1.30 on the time line.

Humanist books for children

From Tricia Budd:

I’m a member of the North Staffordshire/South Cheshire Humanist group.

I have written three books for children, that could also be read with parents or teachers, to give a humanist perspective on three main events in our lives – a  baby naming, a wedding and a funeral. They are centred around a girl called Rosie and her family and friends.

The books show from a young person’s perspective how these events in life do not need a religious element to have value and meaning. I wrote the stories as an alternative to the many religious children’s books dealing with these events.

The books are available from the BHA (and are shown on their website) or at Oakes Bank Publishing.

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