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Events

23/10/2019
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Leaving Religion in the UK: A Panel Discussion
Redhills, Flass Street DH1 4BE

A North East Humanists’ joint event with Faith to Faithless & County Durham Community Foundation

Belief in religion is a fundamental human right, and with it is the right not to believe. Unfortunately, this is not afforded to everyone and for some people leaving their faith can be a complicated, challenging, and even dangerous process. Those who leave religion – sometimes known as apostates – can bring shame and dishonour to their family, and as a result, people who turn their back on faith can experience emotional and physical abuse. Many are shunned and sometimes entirely disowned by their families and communities.

Join us for a panel discussion and hear from apostates who have left different religions, suffered the consequences and have since rebuilt their lives. Also, learn from experts who work with such victims.

Faith to Faithless is a volunteer-led organisation that supports people who have left different religions and cults, including ex-Evangelical Christians, ex-Ultra-Orthodox Jews, ex-Muslims, ex-Jehovah’s Witnesses, and others.

Following the discussion there will be an opportunity for audience Q&A with the panellists..

Admission is free but please register for the event here

This event has been co-funded by the County Durham Community Foundation’s Community Grants Funding Programme.



21/11/2019
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Homelessness
Tyneside Irish Centre, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 4SG

Speaker: Andrew Burnip (Crisis Skylight, Newcastle)

Doors open at 6:30, the talk starts at 7pm. The talk and formal Q&A will be finished by 9 but many people stay to chat afterwards.
We charge £1 for NEH members and £2 for non-members, which covers the cost of light refreshments.



12/12/2019
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
NEH Xmas Social
Tyneside Irish Centre, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 4SG



11/01/2020
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
NEH New Year Social
The Sporting Lodge Inn, Middlesbrough TS17 9LW

This will take the form of a quiz (11am) followed by a lunch.



16/01/2020
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Biology of Ageing
Tyneside Irish Centre, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 4SG

Speaker: Dr Daryl Shanley (Senior Lecturer, Newcastle University)

Doors open at 6:30, the talk starts at 7pm. The talk and formal Q&A will be finished by 9 but many people stay to chat afterwards.
We charge £1 for NEH members and £2 for non-members, which covers the cost of light refreshments.



11/02/2020
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Darwin Day Lecture: Social Evolution in Darwin's World
Curtis Auditorium, Newcastle NE1 7RU

Speaker: Robin Dunbar

There will be no charge for this lecture, which is part of the Insights series of public lectures.

The Curtis Auditorium is on the main Newcastle University campus, a short distance from the Haymarket Metro station.



19/03/2020
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
NEH AGM & Human Population
Tyneside Irish Centre, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 4SG

At this meeting there will be reports on NEH activities for the year 2019/20, followed by the election of the Trustees for the year 2020/21. Members of NEH will be able to comment on any aspect of the operation of NEH.
After the formal business of the AGM, Ron Armstrong will give a talk on How the growth of the human population is reducing the number of other species on our planet.

Doors open at 6:30, the talk starts at 7pm. The talk and formal Q&A will be finished by 9 but many people stay to chat afterwards.
We charge £1 for NEH members and £2 for non-members, which covers the cost of light refreshments.




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