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Richy Thompson Visits Cornwall Humanists

Richy Thompson

Richy Thompson
director of Public Affairs and Policy for “Humanists UK”

Richy Thompson came to give a talk to Cornwall Humanists at their monthly meeting on 18th September.

Richy described six areas of “Humanists UK” activity, to a well-attended meeting.

  • Government Contacts – Speaking with central government in London, through contacts with civil servants and MPs. The all-party Humanist group of 100 MPs, led by Crispin Blunt, is very important.
  • Research – publicising relevant research and undertaking new research when necessary.
  • Campaigns – Encouraging members and supporters to advance campaigns for change, by writing to MPs, writing letters to newspapers,  and organising protests.
  • Media – Promoting the inclusion of a Humanist perspective in newspapers, television, and other public media.
  • Legal – Challenging illegal practices, and supporting individuals who are going to court to fight injustice, such as the refusal of assisted dying.
  • Advice – Helping people who are suffering from unfair discrimination in a faith school, or who are struggling with the imposition of Collective Worship.

What can we do in Cornwall?

Richy gave examples of what we could do locally, to advance Humanism.
We could attend the constituency surgery of our local MP to learn about their standpoint, and ask for their support in advancing Humanist ideals.

We can try to influence local decision making through our membership of SACRE, the body advising Cornwall Council on Religious Education.

We can make sure that our views are publicised in local newspapers, and heard on local radio and television.



Meetings at the Sonder Cafe Truro – Changed

Instead of the usual meeting at The Sonder Cafe there  will be an informal meeting on Sunday 12th August 11am to 12.30 meet for coffee / drink in the upstairs room of the Lounge, (Princes Street – directly opposite Sonder) Informal chat & discussion – all welcome. Stay on for lunch if you wish. (cheap, all day parking in the multi storey car park behind M & S)

Monthly Meetings on the Second Sunday – Not in the Sonder Cafe for  August or September 2018.

Some of the group meeting in April 2018

There is an informal monthly meeting run by Cornwall Humanists for discussions.
If you are non religious but believe in an ethical lifestyle, and would like to find out more, do join us for coffee or a beer, or even stay on for lunch.
We usually meet from 11am to 12.30pm.

You can find the Sonder Cafe at 6 Prince’s St, Truro TR1 2ES

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