In this blog you'll find details of our past events, as well as other information about what Plymouth Humanists get up to

Social Events

Our online social events are continuing, with both a book club and discussion group in recent weeks. We’ll also be restarting our Sunday Coffee Mornings in October. Sadly, we don’t see any early prospect of restarting ‘in person’ meetings.

August '20 talk - Street Epistemology

Street Epistemology is a growing movement that encourages respectful engagement with those of differing beliefs. The aim is to build understanding and encourage people to reflect on why they hold the beliefs they do and examine if they are truly well grounded.

Moral Luck

Our August talk was our most popular online event to date.  The American philosopher Aaron Rabinowitz talked to us about Moral Luck.

Tackling Witch Persecution Amid COVID19 Pandemic in Africa

 

By Leo Igwe

 

The Advocacy for Alleged Witches (AFAW) was launched in January 2020 to eradicate witch persecution and make witch-hunting history in Africa by 2030. To realize this objective, a critical mass of advocates against abuses linked to witchcraft beliefs is needed in all African countries. In this 21st century, Africa is the global hotspot for witchcraft allegation and accounts for most cases witch persecution and killing in the world. Abuses that are related to witchcraft beliefs persist in Africa partly due to lackluster initiatives that African NGOs have put in place in collaboration with their international partners. To end the persecution of alleged witches in Africa, NGOs need to review their strategies and approaches.

AGM 2020

Our 2020 AGM was on Saturday 11th June, over Zoom. Numbers atending were limited, but we got through all the business we needed to. We're pleased to announce that all committee members, including Jessica as Chair, will be continuing for another year.

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