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The Association of Black Humanists (ABH), formally London Black Atheists (LBA), welcomes you all. Our mission is to support and encourage all people, particularly those from the African Diaspora, who are Freethinkers, Non-believers, Atheists and of course, Humanists. If you are questioning religion and want to meet like-minded people, then ABH is the group for you.

It is well documented that for social and historical reasons religion has become an intrinsic part of African and African-Caribbean people’s lives, thus making it extremely difficult to leave religion or to come out as a non-believer. ABH provides a confidential, friendly, welcoming and supportive environment for people who want to liberate their minds from the restrictive thinking of religion, but are wary of receiving a hostile reaction from their family and friends, leaving them isolated with no one to turn to and nowhere to go. Our belief in freedom and equality for all is deeply rooted in ethical humanist values, scepticism and reason.

ABH have meetups for serious discussions on a wide range of topics connected to beliefs, science, social issues, religion, race, sexuality and gender amongst other things. We actively seek to advance our understanding of our stunning, incredible universe, from a natural perspective. A universe that does not need a supernatural creator to explain it's existence, nor how it functions. We also meetup socially for fun, entertainment and outings, everyone is welcome to join us.

Upcoming events (2)

A Web of Deception and Deceit

Common House

Many countries claim to do good and righteous acts for the benefit of humanity. Britain ranks itself first among such nations. But Oh what a tangled web we weave, when first we practice to deceive! In this ground-breaking film, we see another side of Britain, a side they would prefer to keep hidden, a side they would rather you did not see, a side that is shocking, disturbing and eye-opening. This film will change the way you think forever. Do not miss this film, cancel whatever plans you have, this film is a must see. The film will be followed by a discussion of the points raised in the film, plus what are the implications for Africa and the Caribbean? A donation of £3 will be welcome.

Wellness and Hope Without Religion Conference

CONWAY HALL

***STOP PRESS..Due to securing funding, this is now a FREE event.*** Register now on Eventbrite for your free tickets. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/wellness-and-hope-without-religion-conference-tickets-59319922485 Please copy and paste the link into your browser. The conference will be moderated by Alavari Jeevathol (AJ). Alavari Jeevathol (AJ)is a volunteer activist and community organiser particularly focusing on current affairs, philosophy, and interfaith dialogue. He represents Young Humanists as the London Ambassador, and serves on the committees of Central London Humanists, West London Humanists and Secularists, South West London Humanists, Hounslow Friends of Faith, and Refugees Welcome Hounslow. The first session of the conference will have former believers discussing their individual experiences of whether religion played a part in gaining and maintaining wellness / well-being before de-conversion. The session will also discuss maintaining personal wellness after leaving religion. The second session is led by two academic researchers who will discuss their research in finding out the effects of leaving religion on well-being and mental health. The third session is about what it is to be a minority within minority, within minority. It is about the wellness of black and ethnic minorities LGBT within religion and without - led by Ste Richardson. Ste Richardson is an ex-Jehovah's Witness living in London. He follows a long line of devout Jehovah’s, his father and grandfather were elders, as was his great grandfather who introduced the faith to Jamaica in the late nineteenth century. After leaving the religion in 2007, Ste was shunned and disowned by his family. For a time he was homeless. Today, Ste is a committee member of Faith to Faithless and hosts regular museum tours and apostate meet-ups in central London. He is also an organiser of XJWFriends, a group which supports ex-Jehovah’s Witnesses. The last session is about well-being and hope as a Humanist - led by Hari Parekh who is an apostate of Hinduism and collaborates with the Humanists UK. His MSc research focused on ‘apostates’ and their experiences of social exclusion and abuse. Hari is an Assistant Psychologist at Elysium Healthcare. He is a Voluntary Manager of FaithtoFaithless. Students, Kingdom President of Humanist Students.

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