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Listen, Discuss, Socialise!

Reason, Ethics & Population Dynamics. A talk and discussion led by Simon Ross, Chief Executive of Population Matters (

Populations worldwide are growing, ageing, industrializing, urbanizing and migrating.  These changes have huge consequences for how we live, for other species and for future generations.

How should governments and individuals respond to these changes?  What is the influence of faith and relevance of ethics to these decisions?

Our meeting explores the moral map for an ever more crowded world.

Population Matters is a leading campaigning organisation and is based in East London.  The many distinguished patrons include Sir David Attenborough and Dame Jane Goodall.

Entry free. Light refreshments provided from 7.00. Following the meeting everyone is welcome to carry on the discussion, chat and socialise at the George pub (opposite Wanstead Tube).

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  • June T.

    Interesting meeting - rather frightening in its prospects for the future, and few answers were ab le to be given.
    Really good the way the meetings increase in numbers every time now. Considering this branch of the BHA has been going for less than a year it is clearly becoming a part of East London community.

    May 14, 2013

  • John R.

    The meeting on population matters was very interesting. The speaker was clear and quickly established an affinity between his concern for over population and humanism. Maybe we should make this a more central issue for humanist campaigning.

    May 14, 2013

  • Michael

    Sorry about my last comment, the screen showed a discussion page and I wrote something, I didn't realise until I posted that the issue of demography.

    May 13, 2013

  • Michael

    Just to rouse a response... the most humanist schools are those based on children's rights and children creating their own sense of who they are and their values within a community based on active participation such as Summerhill School, St Georges in the East, Robert Owen's school at New Lanark and Janus Korczak's orphanage in the Warsaw Ghetto... why don't Humanists stand up for the rights of children, especially at a time when Ofsted and Michael Gove are turning the clock back to authoritarian based schools with expert leaders and authoritarian based knowledge.

    May 13, 2013

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