Is Humanism a Religion
Monthly Meetings with the West London Humanists and Secularists
Thursday 15th October 2015: “Are Humanists a different tribe?"- Matthew Engelke
Starts 7.15pm for 7:30, end 9.30pm at Friend's Meeting House, Woodville Road, Ealing
Is Humanism in many respects like a different religion? At least, when described in the objective language of anthropology, do we share similar behavioural characteristics in relation to our respective world-views? And does it matter if we do? Our speaker this month, Matthew Engelke, is a professor of anthropology at LSE who spent 2011 doing “field work” observing the BHA and, in particular, a local branch near us. (He even attended one of our Ethical Jury meetings). We have invited him to present his findings and see if we recognize his account – which might be entertaining, but should also illuminate the question of which similarities and differences actually matter.
Social at Crispin's, Ealing High Street/Ealing Green, Thursday November 5th at 7:30.
Discussion on "Genetic modification of human embryos", Thursday November 19th, 7:15 for 7:30 at Friends Meeting House
Remember full details of meetings are on the at the website MEETINGS page. Also don’t forget that you have the chance to make comments through the at HAVE YOUR SAY page. It would be good to hear from you.
Summaries of previous meetings can be read at the website West London Humanists
October 12, 2015