Sunday September 26th at 7.15pm for 7:30pm
Daniel Hall, 2 Long Garden Way, Farnham GU9 7HY
We are returning to live talks at the well-ventilated Daniel Hall. For this first talk back, we welcome as speaker one of our own members, David Savage.
Most people today describe themselves as non-religious. But who are they, why are they non-religious, what do they believe, why does it matter? The circumstances that caused the UK to become a Christian country and then lose that identity are explored. David will then examine the findings of social scientists and recent surveys suggesting that it is time to abandon negative stereotypes of the “nones” and embrace a much more positive image of people with non-religious worldviews.
Everyone is welcome!!
Do come along and join in the discussion.
David Savage took a leading role in establishing the non-religious pastoral care programme at Humanists UK. In 2012 he started to provide pastoral care at Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust and was the first person with non-religious beliefs to complete their two-year training course in healthcare ‘chaplaincy’. He continues to provide non-religious pastoral care at the Trust. He was the first Head of Pastoral Support at Humanists UK and then the first chair of the Non-Religious Pastoral Support Network . He is the author of the ground-breaking book “Non-Religious Pastoral Care: A practical Guide”.
Most importantly for us, David helped set up the Farnham Humanists Group in 2004 and had two three year stints as its Chair.
Note the change of date from that previously publicised. There is a market in Farnham in the afternoon, but the roads re-open at 7pm. We suggest you aim to arrive at the hall at about 7.15.
Donation of £2 to help hire costs and free tea/coffee welcome drink.
Drinks available also from the Hop Blossom Pub, close by.