Future Meetings


“Religion in Japan”

Date:       Monday 18th January 2016, 7.30pm
Venue:    the back room of the Tiger Inn, Lairgate, Beverley, East Yorkshire, HU17 8JG

Shinto and Buddhism are Japan’s two major religions. Shinto is as old as the Japanese culture, while Buddhism was imported from the mainland in the 6th century. Since then, the two religions have been co-existing relatively harmoniously and have even complemented each other to a certain degree. To what extent have the Japanese undergone a secularization process similar to Europe? HERHG executive committee member Fred Brigham will be beginning the 2016 programme of talks with a discussion of the religions of Japan. All welcome.


“Freedom of Speech”

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Date:       Monday 15th February 2016, 7.30pm
Venue:    the back room of the Tiger Inn, Lairgate, Beverley, East Yorkshire, HU17 8JG

Humanists work for an open and inclusive society with freedom of belief and speech. We believe that free speech is an essential liberty without which societies can easily slide into a culture of oppression, suspicion and fear. Freedom of speech has occupied an important part in humanist thinking for centuries and humanist organisations have always been active in campaigns for it. Chair of HERHG John Hawkins will be leading a discussion on Free Speech. All Welcome.


“Depression: A Humanist Perspective”

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Date:       Monday 21st March 2016, 7.30pm
Venue:    the back room of the Tiger Inn, Lairgate, Beverley, East Yorkshire, HU17 8JG

Our March meeting will be a talk by Rebecca Lavelle on Humanist perspectives on depression.

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