Header image alt text

Hull and East Riding Humanist Group

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

Date:       Monday 16th October 2017, 7.30pm
Venue:    the back room of the Tiger Inn, Lairgate, Beverley, East Yorkshire, HU17 8JG

Our October meeting was a talk by group Chair John Hawkins on the subject of Morality, Theology and Autonomy. Religion has the reputation for causing endless conflict in history but many human beings stick by their religious beliefs and practices in the face of persecution and social disadvantage. Those beliefs and associated practices often appear irrational, absurd and/or incomprehensible to many people today. John explored the underlying issues looking at religion from a historical perspective having regard Zoroastrianism, Judaism, Buddhism, Christianity, Islam and other World Religions and Ideologies.

“Religion in Japan”

Posted by Tim on 07/02/2016
Posted in Past Meetings  | Tagged With: , | No Comments yet, please leave one

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 began the 2016 programme of talks with a discussion of the religions of Japan.