Events

The Struggle for Jerusalem
7pm, Wednesday July 8th, on Zoom

A general view of the city of Jerusalem shows the Dome of the Rock mosque (C) on December 4, 2017. Palestinian leaders were seeking to rally diplomatic support to persuade US President Donald Trump not to recognise Jerusalem as Israel’s capital after suggestions that he planned to do so. East Jerusalem was under Jordanian control from Israel’s creation in 1948 until Israeli forces captured it during the 1967 Six-Day War. Israel later annexed it in a move not recognised by the international community. (THOMAS COEX/AFP/Getty Images)

Our speaker, Doris Richards, was a volunteer with the Ecumenical Programme in Palestine and Israel, an international programme which offers protection through a nonviolent presence and reports violations of Human Rights and International Law. It supports both Palestinian and Israeli activists. In this talk, she will describe the situations she encountered in 2010 in East Jerusalem and a village, Yanoun, in North East Palestine for 6 months and again for three months in 2014 in East Jerusalem and will relate them to the situation as it is today.

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Sunday Social Forum: Should Humanists be Pacifists? Sunday 19th July, 4PM on Zoom

An informal Zoom discussion for members of Brighton Humanists (see below for joining instructions).Some humanist groups are lobbying their local councils to be permitted to take part in their annual Remembrance Day ceremony and last year, for the first time, the Chief Executive of Humanists UK was invited to place a wreath at the National one in London. There is an annual nonreligious ceremony in London organised by Defence Humanists, the organisation for humanists in the military. Brighton Humanists usually join up with Brighton Quakers, the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom and sometimes other local groups, like Stop the Arms Trade, to lay wreaths of white peace poppies in commemoration of all who have died in wars, civilians and military alike, at the war memorial in Brighton in a short nonreligious alternative ceremony. There are other humanist groups who do something similar. So should humanists be prepared to take part in military ceremonies and lay a red poppy wreath or is it more appropriate for them to avoid such ceremonies and to use the occasion to make a clear stand against war and for peace?

Please note our events are currently on Zoom only and participation is restricted to registered members of Brighton Humanists. If you are currently not a registered member of Brighton Humanists but find our events of interest, please complete and return the membership form (see link below) to info@brightonhumanists.org. Payment of your membership subscription (£10 or £7.50 per person in a household) should be made by BACs transfer to the account indicated on the form from a bank account in your own name.


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In the Pipeline (details to come)

“The Tragedy of Growth”, a talk by David Barmes of Positive Money.

A talk from the Humane League about ritual animal slaughter.