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Knowledge Café 2017 – Audit Scotland

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Knowledge Café 2017 – Audit Scotland

As a secular organisation, and active campaigners for improved equality and ever-better human rights policies and practices, we see it our duty to learn how to listen across these invisible lines that divide our identities. And we try to help those citizens who come to us, learn how to communicate their own needs.

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Winter Holiday Party For All!

Posted by on 11 November, 2017 | 0 comments

Winter Holiday Party For All!

It’s time for our annual mid-winter celebrations!
Thursday, 7 December

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The Scottish Secular Society’s response to controversy on Lewis

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The Scottish Secular Society’s response to controversy on Lewis

The residents of Lewis and Harris have both enjoyed and suffered the position of isolation from the national narrative for too long.

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Mhairi Black: The Future of Scottish Politics

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Mhairi Black: The Future of Scottish Politics

MP for Paisley and Renfrewshire South Mhairi Black will be joining us on March 1st. Mhairi Black has been the SNP Member of Parliament for Paisley and Renfrewshire South since 2015 when she became the youngest MP since the Reform Act of 1832. Mhairi will be speaking to the society about the future of Scottish politics and issues concerning secularism. More information will on the details of Mhairi’s talk will be given in due course. Website: https://www.parliament.uk/biographies/commons/mhairi-black/4421                  https://www.snp.org/mhairi_black...

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Andrew Copson: Secularism and Humanism

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Andrew Copson: Secularism and Humanism

Chief Executive of Humanists UK and President of the International Humanist and Ethical Union (IHEU), Andrew Copson, will be joining us on the 1st of February to discuss his book “Secularism: Politics, Religion, and Freedom.   Andrew is Chief Executive of Humanists UK (formerly the British Humanist Association) and has represented Humanists UK on British television a number of times. His latest book “Secularism: Politics, Religion, and Freedom” traces the history of secularism from the 18th century and examines tensions which have arisen between secular states and...

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EHRiC: Bullying in Schools

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EHRiC: Bullying in Schools

The Scottish Secular Society thank the Equalities and Human Rights Committee of the Scottish Parliament (EHRiC) for inviting our organisation to give evidence on bullying and harassment of children and young people in our Scottish schools.

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Equality and Human Rights Commission – Stakeholder Dinner

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Equality and Human Rights Commission – Stakeholder Dinner

I was privileged to represent the SSS at a recent dinner for stakeholders hosted in Edinburgh by the EHRC Scotland.

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Happy and Humble Humanism

Posted by on 10 October, 2017 | 0 comments

Happy and Humble Humanism

Humanist chaplain, Mandy Evans Ewing joins us to discuss the place of humanism and humanity.

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Press Release: The SSS welcomes Norther Ireland’s referendum on the 8th Amendment

Posted by on 10 October, 2017 | 0 comments

Press Release: The SSS welcomes Norther Ireland’s referendum on the 8th Amendment

This referendum is the result of a long-fought campaign to repeal the 1983 decision.

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Press Release: Response to Smyllum Park Allegations

Posted by on 9 September, 2017 | 0 comments

Press Release: Response to Smyllum Park Allegations

Readers of the National will doubtless be aware of the highly disturbing allegations of violence and brutality against children who had been placed in the ‘care’ of nuns at Smyllum Park, Lanark.

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