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Welcome to West Sussex Humanists

Humanism is the view that we can make sense of the world using reason, experience and shared human values, and live good lives without religious or superstitious beliefs.

We represent the interests of the non-religious residents of West Sussex in local government, support Human Rights, and work towards equality and social cohesion.

West Sussex Humanists is also an umbrella organisation of local affiliated groups that meet regularly, currently Horsham Humanists and Chichester Humanists.

Our next meetings

12th February Horsham

Zeta course trial:
Session 1

Anchor Hotel

20th February Chichester

Social meeting and
review of Zeta course trial

Chichester Inn

Humanist representation on West Sussex RE Council

Today I have sent an email to Peter Griffiths (West Sussex Cabinet Member for Education and Schools) requesting, once again, that he appoint a Humanist representative onto the RE advisory council (SACRE).

In 2009, Mr Griffiths refused to allow the non-religious to be represented on SACRE, despite being sent a compelling case.

 

DCSF publishes new Religious Education guidance

The long awaited Religious Education Guidance in English Schools 2010 has just been published by the DCSF (Dept. for Children, Schools and Families).

This replaces the so-called Circular 1/94 guidance that specifically forbade County Councils from including a Humanist representative on their Religious Education advisory body (SACRE).

 

Remembrance Sunday Campaign

The Chichester Observer made a video and wrote an article covering the laying of a Humanist wreath after the main religious ceremony. A transcript of the speech can be downloaded here.

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Council prayers campaign

In March 2015, the government introduced the Local Government (Religious Observances) Act allowing councils to hold prayers during their meetings, overturning a High Court decision in 2011 (see below).

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The non-religious should be represented on the Religious Education advisory council
 
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