Tuesday, October 02, 2007

Fringe Report: Labour Humanists' reception with AC Grayling

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Fringe Report: Labour Humanists' reception

Labour Humanists' first appearance at Labour conference saw writer and philosopher AC Grayling speak to a fringe reception of Labour Humanist members, conference delegates, and a strong showing from the Dorset Humanists.

Professor Grayling, who is also a distinguished supporter of the BHA, spoke on the subject of civil liberties in modern Britain and the need to defend the progressive heritage the country has enjoyed. A lively debate followed, the crowd seizing the chance to ask questions and afterwards meet and socialise with fellow Labour humanists over a glass of bucks fizz.

The British Humanist Association was also on hand to speak with delegates.Their stall in the conference zone was manned at various intervals by a number of eager Labour Humanists, which undoubtedly drew new members into both the Labour Humanist and BHA fold. Alongside a raft of new members we also saw something of a run on our specially-minted Labour Humanist badges, later often spotted being worn by delegates about conference.

We are already in full swing planning for next year's conference and welcome any assistance and ideas members can offer.

Adam Harrison

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