Message from Simon Nightingale, of Shropshire Humanists, for World Humanist Day. If anyone is up for a trip to Shrewsbury that Thursday let me know and maybe we can have a fun, and useful, day out (Michele) Dear Humanist Colleagues Our regular 21 June Thursday meeting in 2018 coincides with World Humanist Day. We would like to recognise this in an appropriate way, so we have booked the Square in Shrewsbury between 9 am and 5pm on 21 June for an event highlighting humanism. We welcome artists, musicians, poets, dancers, craft workers, photographers and any others who wish to display their talents in keeping with the spirit of humanism.
As you are probably aware, we set up our gazebo and table of leaflets about humanism and secularism, on Saturdays in the warmer lighter months, on the same busy pedestrianized shopping street as do groups of Muslims and Christians of various hues, faith healers and political groups, gymnasts and high wire violin players. People walking past can be seen to read our banners with definitions of humanism and secularism. Many stop briefly just to say they are glad we are there providing an alternative view. Others are well informed, maybe religious or perhaps wanting to have an intense discussion or brief debate. For all of