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.

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Where and when we meet

The Village Centre

59 High Street
The Square,
Great Eccleston


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We meet on the third Wednesday in every month and you are very welcome to join us.

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Lancashire Secular Humanists

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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.

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Latest news - April 2014


In the newsletter

LSH in Radio Lancs' Debate; LSH in Lancaster University Debate; The God Delusion Debate; It’s That Pagan Easter - Again!; Faith Schools Censor Exam Questions; World Humanist Congress - UK; Fancy a Simnel Cake?; Review - ‘Temporis Fillia Veritan; NWh - Summer Conference; “Church Abuses Statistics” - BHA; Lancaster’s first Sunday Assembly; “£16 from them - £450 for me”; Last Month’s Meeting.; Sad News - Peter Angus.

Be In A ‘Beeb’ Audience - Thu 3 April

“In 21st Century; should ‘Faith’ play a prominent part in Education?” … is the question to be put to an invited panel; before a live audience, by BBC Radio Lancashire presenter Joe Wilson in a programme being
recorded for broadcast over the Easter weekend.Bamber Bridge Methodist, Station Rd, Bamber Bridge. PR5 6ED

Wednesday 16th April

Next group meeting is‘Any Answers’ - simply an opportunity to facilitate an evening of free-flowing conversation, letting the subject matter go where it
will and giving everybody a chance to just ‘chew the fat’ in a convivial way. Should be good!

Sunday, April 27, 2014

6:00 PM to 8:45 PM Lal Qila Restaurant
123-127 Wilmslow Rd, Manchester M14 5AN 
Price: GBP35.00/per person

Fundraising Dinner and Social event in aid of for the World Humanist Congress. There will be two speakers: Robert Ashby , Chair of the BHA Trustees wll be speaking about the Congress and the opportunities it presents for Humanism. And Richard Scorer, senior lawyer at Pannones will be introducing his new book: 'Betrayed -  the English Catholic Church and the Sex Abuse Crisis'

There is a vegetarian option on the menu. For any other diet needs please contact Guy Otten who will ensure the restaurant will meeet them. The funds are primarily required to subsidide the costs of bringing humanists from poorer countries to attend the World Humanist Congress.

To secure an email ticket please forward a cheque for £35 to Guy Otten, 25 Shearwater Rd, Stockport SK2 5UY. Or payments can be made by paypal to Guy Otten ( otten.guy@gmail.com )

Organiser: Guy Otten, BHA Trustee.