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Humanism and the Future of Scotland: An evening discussion at the University of Glasgow

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        with Christopher Brookmyre, Iain Macwhirter and Ian Scott         7.00 – 9.00pm Wednesday 12th November 2014 Western Infirmary Lecture Theatre (WILT), University Place (off University Avenue at the Wolfson Medical Building) Humanism is playing an increasing role in the ethical agenda of modern Scotland. Humanist weddings, recognised by… Continue reading

Selling Humanism

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          I have recently joined a small group developing teaching materials on Humanism for Religious and Moral Education (RME) teachers in Scottish schools. I had my first meeting with the group of fellow Humanists from the Humanist Society of Scotland (HSS) last Sunday as we discussed how to go about this.… Continue reading

Is being “spiritual” to be “non secular”?

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   Yoga at English Bay, Vancouver, 2009 A recent judgement (December 2013) [http://www.supremecourt.gov.uk/decided-cases/docs/UKSC_2013_0030_Judgment.pdf] by the British Supreme Court raises an interesting point about the epistemology of the secular. Whilst the judgement of their Lordships was undoubtedly right, since it ended one form of religious discrimination, the terms of their ruling exposed a shortfall in understanding contemporary… Continue reading

Gay marriage can divide humanists

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Gay marriage is generally supported by the worldwide movement of humanists, and generally also groups of atheists, secularists and freethinkers. But there are some who oppose it. Since 2009, I have interviewed over 70 atheists, humanists and secularists, and a small proportion of these opposed extending gay rights. As part of my oral history of humanism, I… Continue reading

Inaugural Lecture

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 INAUGURAL LECTURE CALLUM BROWN PROFESSOR OF LATE MODERN EUROPEAN HISTORY University of Glasgow  “Secularisation and civilisation: can history show if society is good without god?” LT255 MAIN BUILDING – HUMANITIES LECTURE THEATRE THURSDAY 13 MARCH 2014  AT 5.30PM followed by a drinks reception  FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC To register for this event please… Continue reading