What we're about

Shropshire Humanists was formed in 2006 as a voice for those in the county and around who live decent and useful lives without superstitious belief and without religion. We are affiliated to Humanists UK and come together to discuss relevant issues and to meet up with those of a like mind.

We believe that the growth of fundamentalist religious beliefs can represent a real threat. Although we have no wish to dictate what other people think we are firmly of the view that religious beliefs and practices are essentially private matters, and should have no influence in our legislative system or our state-funded education system.

Shropshire Humanists aims to campaign for those issues both locally and nationally and aspires to grow to provide a local voice. A welcome is given to those who have sympathy with these objectives or wish to find out more. Further details on our group can be found at: https://shropshirehumanist.wordpress.com/

Upcoming events (1)

Freedom of Thought, Conscience & Religion. A Tour of Case Law - Caroline Roberts

This event is hosted by Shropshire Humanists. Caroline is a final year PhD Researcher in Law at the University of Bristol. Her research, supervised by Professor Sir Malcolm Evans and Professor Russell Sandberg, focuses on the right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion at the international, European and domestic level. Caroline’s thesis – entitled ‘Reconceptualising the place of the Forum Internum and Forum Externum in Article 9 of the European Convention on Human Rights’ – which comprehensively reviews the jurisprudence of the European Court of Human Rights relating to the right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion, challenges the traditional approach to this right and advances a radical alternative reading. During this talk, Caroline will introduce the right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion and take us on a tour of the case law of the European Court of Human Rights, to explore the European landscape as a whole and some interesting cases in detail. You are very welcome to come for tea and coffee from 7 pm to meet and chat with other members and guests. A voluntary donation is requested towards room hire and refreshments. For more information about Shropshire Humanists, please visit https://shropshirehumanist.wordpress.com/about-shg/