London Humanist Hustings: European Elections 2014

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On 6 May, the British Humanist Association (BHA), Conway Hall Ethical Society and the Central London Humanist Group (CLHG), will be hosting a humanist hustings for the upcoming European parliament elections (22 May 2014).

Reserve your place now. This is your opportunity to quiz a cross section of candidates on their views and opinions on all things relating to Humanism.

The discussion will address key issues of interest to humanists in the EU, such as:

  • Secularism and European institutions;
  • Defence of the rule of law, democracy and human rights;
  • Scientific research policy;
  • and International Relations

The need for a strong humanist stance in Europe is more important now than ever. Developing radical populism and reactionary conservatism in many member states has given rise to xenophobia, homophobia and anti-democratic activity. Combined with the weight of powerful religious lobbies, the task facing the Humanism movement in Europe is great.

We will be expecting a lively question and answer session surrounding these issues, and the challenges facing humanists in Europe today.

Speakers

  • Mary Honeyball MEP, Labour Party
  • Caroline Attfield, Conservative Party 
  • Matt J. McLaren, Liberal Democrats
  • Gerard Batten MEP, UKIP
  • Caroline Allen, Green Party
  • Dr. Louise Irvine, NHA party 

This is a free event and you can register your attendance here.

If you can't make the event but would like to submit a question for the candidates, you can tweet questions to @BHAhumanists using the hashtag #HHEP14, or you can email your question to info@humanism.org.uk.

 

May 6th, 2014 6:30 PM   through   9:30 PM