Is Humanism a Religion

Monthly Meetings with the West London Humanists and Secularists

West London Humanists and Secularists

First Tuesdays - for socialising, meeting new people and sometimes themed discussion, gathering from 7:30 p.m. onwards at:

Crispin's Wine Bar, Ealing High Street

Third Thursdays - for talks and presentations, 7.15pm for 7:30 start. End at 9.30pm, at:
Friends' Meeting House,17 Woodville Road, Ealing, London W5 2SE
The meeting house is approximately 400 metres north of Ealing Broadway Station. New people are always welcome as visitors at our monthly meetings. To cover costs of hiring a meeting space and providing tea and biscuits, we ask that visitors contribute £3 per event ( £2 for members).

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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.

November meetings:

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