Who we are
Lancashire Secular Humanists provide a forum for people of Lancashire to meet and discuss social, political, religious, philosophical, scientific and artistic issues.
LSH is affiliated to the British Humanist Association, which represents the interests of ethically-concerned but non-religious people; and the National Secular Society, which challenges religious privilege and promotes separation of church and state.
Committed to human rights, democracy, equality and mutual respect, LSH, along with the BHA and NSS, works for an open and inclusive society with freedom of belief and speech.
The Village Centre
59 High Street
(click HERE for directions and maps)
We meet on the third Wednesday in every month and you are very welcome to join us.
Meetings commence at 7.30pm and it's free for first time visitors.
Check the calendar to see what's on
It's easy, just click on the Meetup logo above.
Video of the following meetings are now online: Happiness; Young Atheists; Question Time , Old Age Rational Suicide, Exo Planets, Bad News, Muhammad and Islam as well as Maryam Namazie with Northern Ex-Muslims at the GMH in July. Plus several others. Please click the header above or the VIDEO tab on the right to explore. Podcasts also available via the PODCAST tab opposite.
What we believe
We make our decisions using available evidence and by assessing the outcomes of our actions, not on any dogma or sacred text.
In this video, LSH members tell you what Humanism, Secularism and being part of the LSH group means to them.
Latest news - November 2013
It has become traditional that our LSH December meeting is that time of the year we indulge ourselves in a bit of - Seasonal Silliness. Plans are still underway and all I can reveal at this stage is that talks are taking place with YES (the Yuletide Elf Service) and RUDOLF (Registered Union of Djinni’s, Ogres, Leprechauns & Fairies). So I'm hopeful of securing a visit from at least one envoy of the ‘Mythrepresentatives of Truth’. (There is also a rumour that we may be access to an exclusive phone-tap conversation we're calling ‘crib-gate’) . . . So don't miss it! The buffet is already confirmed with caterers - therefore I can guarantee 'Baby-Cheeses' will be definitely be making an appearance.
I'm afraid this is the one meeting we have where people cannot simply turn up at the door on the night
without letting us know in advance that they're coming … simply because we have to fix the numbers with the catering people at least four days in advance … so you ‘must’ let us know if you'll be there - please
respond by Sunday 15th December at the latest.
You can CLICK HERE TO LET US KNOW
There is no need to send any money in advance - we're perfectly happy for you to pay on the night - we just
need to know you'll be there.
The cost is £9.50 each … to cover catering/room hire/tea & coffee etc - and there will be our usual
‘bumper - raffle’ - so everyone is likely to go away with something. Should be good fun -
Make a date - Wednesday 18th December
Wednesday January 15th
Palestine/Israel - The Religious Dimension
Gina Dowding, Lancaster Central's Green Party county councillor, talks about visits to the West Bank and her experience of the religious/secular tensions of the national identities and intentions of the respective governments with respect to religion past and present in Palestine.
See the Calendar for full details of all planned events.