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Monthly Newsletter - DECEMBER

From: Georgi L.
Sent on: Saturday, December 1, 2012 7:06 PM

Dear LAAGers,

Your monthly newsletter - Here’s what’s coming up in December:


- VIRTUAL online event 8th Dec, fundraising for SkepticTV/ Sense for Science,  9th Dec ACTIVISM EVENT, with SkepticTV/Sense for Science …latter is WEATHER DEPENDENT (pls check board on the day)

- Winter Solstice/ “We’re still here!” Celebration (Dec22nd). Assuming the religionists are wrong AGAIN, and the world doesn’t end, we can celebrate & have some silly fun at the WINTER WONDERLAND You might also want to consider sending friends and relatives a celebratory e-card. Example here

- Several other (shared/external) events with our friends in other groups, 8th Dec, Mythmas party CLHG, 11th Dec End of year drinks with A.CGrayling and CEMB, 14th Dec, CLHG quiz.

2/ CAPTION COMPETITION: Thanks to Helen Palmer ... Name a church!

3/ LAAG is RE-BRANDING. A name change only, and content and purpose will remain the same. Likely new name is R.E.A.L (Reason, Equality, Actuality, Liberty). Possible Tagline: Ethics from Reason, not superstition. Love to have your thoughts/alternative suggestion etc… discussion starts middle of page 2.

4/ CAMPAIGNS Please see the campaigns board - most take 1-5 mins to make a difference!

A Quick Roundup of last month. Because of the special events with Richard Carrier, we did not have our usual midweek discussion event, but these will return from January. (2nd Wednesday of the month as usual)

And of course a warm welcome to all NEW LAAGers who joined us in November. It's been great to see so many of you at the events. But please, don't be discouraged if you can't participate as even silent membership is 'activism'; you’re giving positive atheism a stronger voice. You can of course opt to switch off emails and reminders for events, though we are conscious not to email you unnecessarily.


1/ Congratulations to Clive, David, Jodie and Lola for their new group: London Black Atheists. “Our mission is to encourage ethnic peoples of all stripes and particularly of the African Diaspora to come out as atheists to other atheists”. We’re delighted to collaborate with LBA, LEx-MMG, CLHG and every other group/organisation that offers encouragement for reason, & allows free debate.

2/ Any drummers? Our resident band 2/3/4/5 pints of LAAGer would like to hear from you for 1 or 2 informal gigs a year. No commitment, just a bit of fun! Please reply to this email or post on the discussion board.

Thanks for your support everyone; To those whose circumstances allow you to get actively involved, do let us know how we can help facilitate whatever it is you want the group to be doing, and if anyone would like something included in the newsletters, or any other thoughts/feedback... welcome as always.

Have a great month,
Ginny, Martyn, Adrian
Organisers, LAAG

LAAG: Peacefully Promoting and Celebrating Reason, Equality and Freedom from Religion

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