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Monthly meeting: Monday 24 November

This month’s meeting will be at the Southern Cross Hotel 7.30pm, corner Cuba St & Abel Smith St

Sara Passmore speaks about working with the British Humanist Association

Sara is the former Head of Education and Promotion at the British Humanist Association (BHA) where she had responsibility for promoting understanding of Humanism, including through an educational setting, and for promoting the BHA to diverse audiences. Sara studied Education and English Literature at the Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand, and has since led multi-million pound educational programmes across the UK as a projects manager at Personal Finance Education Group (PFEG). Sara represented the BHA on the National Council of Faiths and Beliefs in Further Education and The Religious Education Council of England and Wales. She is the former Vice Chair of Southwark Standing Advisory Council for Religious Education (SACRE) and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of the Arts. In her spare time she volunteers at the Wellington Women's Boarding House, managing communications and development.

In this meeting Sara will focus on how the British Humanist Association became one of the leading campaigning organisations in the UK and how it uses volunteers, fundraising and events to raise its public profile. The BHA has consultation status at the E.U. and U.N, making it a leading voice for nonreligious people across the world. It has over 30,000 members and supporters and regularly contributes to public debates and government policy.

We meet from 7.30 pm until 9.30 pm

All interested people are welcome, Society members and members of the public – bring a friend.

Note Change of Venue: Southern Cross Hotel, corner of Cuba St and Abel Smith St

We note with sadness the death of former President of NZHS, Carrick Lewis. Carrick was active in many community groups across many decades. His interests included Grey Power and the United Nations, as well as several arts and education groups. Carrick was valued for his supportive attitude to his fellow workers. He is sadly missed in Wellington circles.

There was a memorial service for Carrick on Thursday 6 November, 2014 at LYCHGATE, Willis Street at 3.00 o'clock. A private cremation took place earlier.

Future Directions of Rationalism and Humanism

13 - 15 February, 2015
Duart House, 51 Duart Road, Havelock North

World class speakers, Professor Martin Manning, Professor Guy Standing (London - pictured below), Russell Wills, and Sara Passmore will discuss the world's moral dilemmas. A key event for Humanists, Rationalists, Sceptics and you.

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The Challenge of Modern Humanism


Human beings must accept responsibility for themselves, each other and our planet
There is no evidence of any supernatural power to help, reward or punish us
We must gain greater understanding of our world and our fellow human beings. Our resources for this are our
   - human experience
   - modern knowledge
   - capacities for reason, compassion and co-operation
Humanism is the use of human reason in the service of compassion
God impregnated a virgin so that he could be born so that he could die so that he could appease himself.
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