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Welcome to our website.

SELHuG is a group for humanists, and people interested in a non-religious world view, in south-east London.

Humanism is an everyday philosophy, a positive, practical approach to life which is open to every single person.

We hold monthly meetings, often with a speaker, to discuss philosophy and ethics, current affairs and social justice issues.

We organise public and social events, and support humanist campaigns and charities.

SELHuG is also a hub for professional and volunteer practitioners in south-east London such as humanist celebrants, school volunteers and interfaith activists.

Please do browse the website and if you would like to join us at one of our meetings or events we will be very happy to welcome you, whatever your interest and level of involvement.

SELHuG is a partner of Humanists UK and affiliated to the National Secular Society.

Coronavirus message from SELHuG:

Alas, we too have to cancel all our meetings and social events while the coronavirus crisis lasts. That means no monthly meetings at New Cross Learning, or ‘Thought for the Day’ demonstrations, or social outings. The Nunhead Cemetery Open Day and Telegraph Hill Festival which we participate in are cancelled. The Bromley Group has suspended all meetings.

We are really sad that we won’t be hearing from Extinction Rebellion speaker Robin Launder or enjoy brunch at the Lazy Chef in Forest Hill in April. And apologies to the family whose house is stuffed with pre-loved books for Nunhead – we will have to find another occasion to do a fund-raiser when things get back to normal!

Humanist celebrants are still conducting funerals, and chaplains and pastoral carers continue to support non-religious patients and staff in hospital. We know many members are active in their street and community networks to ensure neighbours are not neglected.

And SELHuG will continue to send out a monthly newsletter with news and the best of recent cartoons and corona-inspired foolishness. If you would like to contribute news or humour to the SELHuG newsletter, please get in touch via selhuginfo@gmail.com.

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