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Hull and East Riding Humanist Group

A social group for humanists, atheists, secularists, sceptics and agnostics


We had a discussion about the Effective Altruism movement as part of the September 2017 discussion of Paul Bloom’s book “Against Empathy”. Effective altruism is about answering one simple question: how can we use our resources to help others the most? Rather than just doing what feels right, we use evidence and careful analysis to find the very best causes to work on.

Dignity in Dying are the national campaign and membership organisation advocating greater choice and control to alleviate suffering at the end of life. Niccola Swann from Dignity in Dying gave a talk to our group in February 2011.

Humanists have always been closely involved with the development of education throughout the world. The Accord coalition brings Humanists together with religious people across the country to resist the expansion of state-funded religious schools which operate restrictive and discriminatory admissions and employment practices. The Hull and East Riding Humanist Group have hosted several talks focusing on objections to the expansion of faith schools.


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