News

Here you will find news from SELHuG and the Bromley Humanists.

Black Lives Matter

To respond to the toppling of Edward Colston’s statue in Bristol on 7 June by characterising it as a public disorder problem, a criminal act which should lead to prosecution of those responsible, is breathtakingly wrong. For the Prime Minister and Home Secretary to reduce an expression of desperation and rejection of hundreds of years… Read more »

A poem for July

This beautiful poem was read by Mark Gatiss at the recent online Humanist National Memorial Ceremony for the victims of the Coronavirus.  The ceremony was led by humanist celebrants and pastoral carers, hosted by well-known faces. It features music from the London Humanist Choir and readings on grief and resilience as well as tributes to… Read more »

Humanist funerals during the pandemic

by Deborah Hooper – Humanist Celebrant, London One of the saddest and most difficult consequences of the pandemic has been the way in which funerals have had to take place. For a family which has lost a loved one unexpectedly and quickly, quite possibly without being able to spend time with them in their final… Read more »

Libby’s postcard from Sweden

Libby, a very active SELHuG member (including stints as Secretary and Treasurer), moved to Stockholm earlier this year. She sent us this ‘postcard‘… It’s midsummers eve, the sun is shining and the birds are twittering squawking and singing. Stockholm seems very different to when we arrived at the end of February. For the first few… Read more »

Quarantine memories broadcast on Talking Newspaper

Did you know that Lewisham has its very own Talking Newspaper? It is a weekly digest of local news and comment, recorded and delivered for free by volunteers, for people with sight impairment. They will give you a player and weekly memory stick, or you can get it online. Denis Cobell, one of our committee… Read more »