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South London Humanists

A positive caring alternative to religious belief

 

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About Us

South London Humanists (SLH) support a positive caring alternative to religious belief.

Humanism is an ethical alternative to religion, based on reason, equal rights, free speech, and one law for all.
Unfortunately, just when fewer and fewer people are interested in religion, we are confronted more and more by religious privileges in education, the workplace and political life.

SLH seek to lead honest and law-abiding lives, according to the values of human rights and responsibilities.

These values include:

* Equal rights for everyone.
* Freedom of speech.
* No discrimination regarding gender or sexual bias.
* A democratic society with one set of laws for everyone.

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What We Do

meetings

Meetings
8pm – 10pm

Monthly open meetings held at the Friends’ Meeting House, Cedar Road, Sutton

events

Wednesday 9th October – TALK YOURSELF BETTER, Ariane Sherine

Comedy writer and journalist Ariane Sherine created and organised the Atheist Bus Campaign, persuading Richard Dawkins and the British Humanist Association to support her – and buses with variations on the slogan “There’s probably no God. Now stop worrying and enjoy your life” ran in 13 countries across the globe.

About humanism

Humanism is a naturalistic view, encompassing atheism and agnosticism and is an active and ethical worldview that places empathy, compassion, and the welfare of people as the way to find meaning in our lives.

Work with us

South London Humanists are involved in fund raising for local charities, and also hold social events.  Details of upcoming events can be found in the section below.  Please contact us for more information.

Conway Hall

Owned by the Conway Hall Ethical Society, the Hall now hosts a wide variety of lectures, classes, performances, community and social events. It is renowned as a hub for free speech and independent thought.

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Featured events and speakers

Our members following the laying of the South London Humanists wreath, the Mayor read “The Road not taken” by Robert Frost at our request as part of the service for all faiths and none.

TALK YOURSELF BETTER

Ariane Sherine

Comedy writer and journalist Ariane Sherine created and organised the Atheist Bus Campaign, persuading Richard Dawkins and the British Humanist Association to support her – and buses with variations on the slogan “There’s probably no God. Now stop worrying and enjoy your life” ran in 13 countries across the globe.

As a result, Ariane received an Inbox full of hate mail from Christians, which eventually led to a major nervous breakdown and suicidal ideation. She ended her journalistic career, and didn’t write again for over three years.

In this talk, she will tell the full story of how therapy and medication saved her life, prompting her to write her new book, Talk Yourself Better: A Confused Person’s Guide to Therapy, Counselling and Self-Help.

Ariane will also be signing copies of Talk Yourself Better after the talk.

What people have said about Talk Yourself Better:

“Brilliant – makes the baffling comprehensible.” JEREMY VINE

“What an excellent, long-overdue idea! A super-accessible guide, through the bewildering marketplace of modern therapy, to ease our noble search for help.” DERREN BROWN

“How do we cope with this brutal world? In this witty, revealing book Ariane Sherine runs through the ways. An excellent, funny and thought-provoking read for all who seek answers.” ARTHUR SMITH

“What makes Ariane Sherine’s Talk Yourself Better stand out from the crowd is its accessibility and humour; to be able to discuss difficult things with a lightness of touch and a comedy that does not trivialise is a rare skill indeed. This, combined with the honest – and often deeply moving – stories of clients and practitioners alike, makes this the ideal introduction to for anyone considering therapy for the first time.” BRIAN BILSTON

ARIANE SHERINE

 Ariane Sherine is the comedy writer and journalist who created the Atheist Bus Campaign, as well as the bestselling celebrity book The Atheist’s Guide to Christmas. She has written for BBC1’s My Family, Channel 4’s Countdown and BBC2’s Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps, as well as for The Guardian, The Sunday Times, The Independent, The Independent on Sunday, The Observer, The Daily Mash, New Statesman and New Humanist. She lives in London with her eight-year-old daughter Lily.