WELCOME TO HUMANI


 

FORTHCOMING MEETINGS: 
2nd Thursdays, 8pm, Malone Lodge Hotel, Belfast

 

10th November
 

Adrianne Elson 

Story of a Lifetime

8th December
 

Terri Hooley 

Reflections of a Hooligan

 

IRISH FREETHINKER: NOV-DEC.

Beware of Populism
Freethought isn't Free
Transport and Climate Change
Gender Quotas or Token Women
The Myth of Grammar Schools
Flat Earth Theory
What Darwin didn't say; Poetry
Scream of Pan The Rite of Spring

Did Jesus Exist? Book: Jesus did not Exist
Hell hath no Fury...
Mary Ann McCracken 
Humanist Chaplaincy
Book: The Irish Enlightenment
Born Again, Pt1 

SUBSCRIPTION FORM NORTH >>

SUBSCRIPTION FORM SOUTH>>

 

Education System Failing Working Class Protestant Boys
See Newsletter, and right
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We should be afraid of the thought of a President Trump:
See Newsletter, and right
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Abortion

If we value life, focus on the fate of a human, not a foetus>>

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Jim McBride, Denver Charles, Brian McClinton, Roger Kelly

Denver Charles, Chair, History Teachers Association, NI, was the speaker on Thursday 8th September on the teaching of History in Northern Ireland 

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DON'T FORCE NI SCHOOLS TO HAVE PRAYERS IN ASSEMBLY

The Alliance Party has backed allowing students over 16 or in Sixth Form to opt themselves out of prayers in assembly without the need for parental permission. Scott Moore of Strabane Academy is pictured with Alliance leader David Ford. Write to or email your MLA, asking if he/she will back a self opt-out for post-16/Sixth Form students.

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Humani-HAI Summer Conference, 26-28th August

Roger Kelly, Alan Tuffery, Eamonn McCann, Kate Ruddock, Duncan Stewart, Brian McClinton, Mairead Doyle, Fachtna Roe at the Carlingford Conference, 27th August
General Report on Speakers

Read John Barry's Presentation on 28th August on Climate Justice
Climate Justice, Divestment and energy transitions
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PHILOSOPHY IRELAND

A new organisation has been set up in the Irish Republic to support teachers who wish to offer a Junior Cycle short course in Philosophy
Irish Times
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BREXIT: A THREAT TO LIBERAL HUMANISM
Liberal Humanism has been the dominant ideology of Europe since 1945. Brexit has dealt it a savage blow.
Read more>>>

Article in News Letter>>>
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Read Andy Barr on Muhammad Ali: the Great Humanitarian

Also in the Newsletter
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Study reveals that people of no religion outnumber Christians in England and Wales
Decline in religion will be beneficial
See also the News Letter

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BBC is best but Radio Ulster needs to be less downmarket
Also in the News Letter


Andy Barr: 
The Rich are Coining it
 

Eamon Murphy:
TTIP: Post-Democracy 

Andy Barr: 
Axe the British Monarchy
Brian McClinton:
Is Catholic Education better than Protestant?
Andy Barr: 
Does Islamic Fundamentalism threaten Peace?

Martin O'Reilly:
Is It Moral for Humans to Use and Kill Animals?

Humanist Agenda
for a Tolerant
Pluralist Society,

2016-2026 
 Read it here>>>
See article in
News Letter


 Lord Chief Justice has reserved judgment in Ashers appeal against 
the guilty verdict. See article in  
News Letter:

 

Shakespeare's
Humanism
 

1616
Behold the Man
Anonymous
Hamlet 
Macbeth

Shakespeare in Love
Chimes at Midnight

Humanism Ireland

supported by Humani and the Hai.
May-June issue:
Why Ireland Needs

a United Humanist
Movement;

Morality of 1916;
Universal Basic
Income;

Abortion on the
Isle of Man;
Book: Adventures
of a Happy
Homosexual;

Film: 

Eye in the Sky 
and Drone Warfare
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Humani's Ruth Yeo,
Humanist Chaplain
at Queen's, delivered the 
Thought for the Day BBC Radio Ulster (20th April)

www.bbc.co.uk/
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Queen's hostile 
to Free Speech?

The online website Spiked recently gave Queen's University a
'red light' as a hostile environment for free speech. The current phase of campus censorship throughout the UK is certainly a serious threat. Universities should be places that encourage free enquiry and provocative ideas in the search for a better society. Read what J.S. Mill said:

www.belfasttelegraph


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For the latest on religion in schools, see the 
Belfast Newsletter>>>

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Humanist Association of Ireland at 1916 Ceremony

 

At the Humani Meeting
on 14th April Liam Kennedy (above), Professor Emeritus of Social and Economic History, QUB, gave a critical view of 1916, arguing that Catholic nationalist ethos ran through the Rising, and the Proclamation and the events copper-fastened the looming prospect of Partition
Liam's latest book critically addresses the Irish 'cult of persecution'

Read reviews of Liam's Unhappy the Land:
Irish Times here>>> Irish Independent>>>
Read an article on  Centenaries here>>

 

"Bloodshed", said Pearse, "is a cleansing and a satisfying thing". He and Bobby Sands compared themselves to Jesus nailed on the Cross. But is Irish history a nightmare from which we have finally escaped?

 The Easter Rising and the Myth of
REDEMPTIVE VIOLENCE>
Abridged in

Belfast Telegraph>>>

to First Minister and Deputy First Minister on Same-Sex Marriage in Northern Northern Ireland
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Read Brian McClinton on Offence against Islam>>>
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