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Events

20/02/2020
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Religious Education: Why Does it Matter?
86 Hastings Avenue, Durham DH1 3QQ

A discussion on what Religious Education is, why it is important, how it is taught, and why we should take an interest. This event will be led by Susan Walker chair of North East Humanists. It is open to all, there will be light refreshments provided and plenty of opportunity for friendly discussion. We ask for a donation of £1 to help fund the group and any profits will go to our charity of the year.



27/02/2020
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Apostasy Safeguarding Training
Durham Leadership Centre, Spennymoor DL16 6YP

Join us for a complimentary training workshop to learn how you and your organisation can better understand and support apostates in Britain.

Leaving religion can be a complicated process, often resulting in emotional abuse from family and community. Shunning and complete disownment is not uncommon, and this isolation can lead to depression. Physical abuse, often referred to as honour violence can follow. In Britain, it is often particularly hard for ex-Evangelical Christians, ex-Jehovah’s Witnesses, ex-Muslims and ex-Ultra-Orthodox Jews.

Faith to Faithless’s safeguarding training has been developed to inform frontline services on apostasy and to support them with best practice. We have trained many organisations, including the Metropolitan Police. Police, social services, NHS workers, teachers, university staff and charities are all encouraged to take this course.

We hope you’ll join us for what promises to be an informative evening.

“The Faith to Faithless training was some of the best training I have ever received in 29 years of service.”
Detective Constable, London Metropolitan Police



19/03/2020
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
NEH AGM & Human Population
Brunswick Methodist Hall, Newcastle Upon Tyne NE1 7BJ

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. (Please consider bringing your own mug for a hot drink; help us be as green as we can be.)



16/04/2020
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
How More Equal Societies Improve Well-Being
Tyneside Irish Centre, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 4SG

Richard Wilkinson, co-author The Spirit Level and The Inner Level

This lecture will focus on the psychological effects of large income differences between rich and poor. It will show how inequality undermines feelings of self-worth, damages social relationships, and contributes to the heavy burden of stress and mental illness in rich developed countries. The material is taken from the The Inner Level, the new book by Wilkinson and Pickett, which shows that inequality is not merely about economics and living standards, but affects us all intimately, changing the nature of social life and reducing levels of confidence. It describes some of the social and psychological processes which lead to the increased rates of health and social problems shown in their earlier book, The Spirit Level.

Richard Wilkinson has played a formative role in international research and his work has been published in 10 languages. He studied economic history at the London School of Economics before training in epidemiology and is Professor Emeritus at the University of Nottingham Medical School and Honorary Professor at University College London.

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. (Please consider bringing your own mug for a hot drink; help us be as green as we can be.)




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