HUMANISM Celebrates EVOLUTION

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Not that long ago in this country when religion was the controlling force of the political system, saying the wrong thing could get you labelled as a heretic or a witch – and could get you killed. In those days women had no say in the running of the church or the state. This still applies in countries which are in reality religious states [i.e. theocratic]. In those countries women are regarded as having less value and men.

Our democratic values, our human rights, our moral way of life, exists because religion has lost control of our lives and society has moved on.

Some however are trying to move this country back to one where religion has more power. This would be disastrous for minority groups, the political system, education, and women – they would be discriminated against and devalued as they are today in countries controlled by religion. These countries do not uphold the Human Rights that we acknowledge, and were laid out in the UN Declaration of Human Rights.




Meetings
8.pm - 10.pm

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

12th July,

Jay Harman,
Humanists UK, on The current campaign on faith schools and an updating of the re-branding to Humanists UK
Many thanks,

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Sunday 30th July

The garden party will be a barbecue at the home of Marian Wingrove from 3.30 pm

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13th September

"Anna Cummins is a Trustee of the Sutton Women's Centre, a local charity, she will talk about their 30 year history, their role in the community, their current projects and their priorities on domestic violence."