Future Meetings

Chaplaincy Services in Hull and East Riding Hospitals

Date:       Monday 19th June 2017, 7.30pm 
Venue:    the back room of the Tiger Inn, Lairgate, Beverley, East Yorkshire, HU17 8JG

Our June meeting will be a talk by Reverend Adrian Klos, Senior Chaplain at Hull & East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust about hospital chaplaincy services, the role they play in an increasingly non-religious society and what services are available for Humanists.

Adrian Klos is the Head of Chaplaincy Services at Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust.  Originally working as a bricklayer he began training for ordination as Baptist minister in 1993 during which time he served alongside communities in Manchester, Chicago and Arequipa.   Adrian’s ministry is inclusive and person centred which has led him to engage in dialogue with various belief groups to provide the broadest support base for those drawing on chaplaincy care in Hull.  It is chaplaincy support and how to engage with belief groups around the city that will form the basis of the discussion this evening.  Headings to be explored will include: what is chaplaincy; who can deliver chaplaincy support; why does the NHS provide chaplaincy care; what does a chaplain’s role include; what is benefit of volunteers in chaplaincy care; who requests chaplaincy support?


Annual General Meeting and Open Discussion

Date:       Monday 17th July 2017, 7.30pm 
Venue:    the back room of the Tiger Inn, Lairgate, Beverley, East Yorkshire, HU17 8JG

Our July meeting will begin with a brief AGM to elect the executive committee for the coming year and will be followed by our usual open discussion. If anyone is interested in serving on the executive committee, please contact the group secretary before the AGM (tim.stephenson@herhg.org.uk).


Unconfirmed Speaker for August Meeting

Date:       Monday 21st August 2017, 7.30pm 
Venue:    the back room of the Tiger Inn, Lairgate, Beverley, East Yorkshire, HU17 8JG


50 Years of LGBT Rights

 

Date:       Monday 18th September 2017, 7.30pm 
Venue:    the back room of the Tiger Inn, Lairgate, Beverley, East Yorkshire, HU17 8JG

This year is the 50th anniversary of the Sexual Offences Act 1967 which decriminalised homosexual acts in private between two men over the age of 21. British Humanists have played a significant role in the development of LGBT rights, though much of the opposition to LGBT rights has come from religious interest groups. This is an area where Humanists have influenced society for the better.

Stephen Mirfin is the Co-chair for the LGBT Staff Support Network for Humberside Police and will be talking to us about LGBT rights past, present and future at our September 2017 meeting.

The above lecture was given by Peter Tatchell and hosted by the Sheffield Humanist Society in 2014.


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