Secular Sunday #18 – Miscellanea
It’s time for another Secular Sunday!
In this issue:
- Upcoming Events
- All the videos of Michael Nugent’s recent debate with Sami Zaatari are now available to watch here. If you haven’t done so already, check out our YouTube channel for a growing back catalogue of debates and lectures.
- Atheist Ireland will be taking part in a seminar on Tuesday organised by ENAR Ireland on the topic Freedom of Religion and Belief: Implications for Contemporary Ireland. The keynote speaker is Professor Malcolm Evans OBE of the University of Bristol. We’ll have a report on the seminar for next week’s newsletter.
- Tuesday 1 May, 10:35 pm, BBC1 NI
The Shame of the Catholic Church: Decades of clerical abuse and cover up have left the Catholic church in Ireland at breaking point. Now Darragh MacIntyre reveals new evidence of a scandal that goes to the very top of the Irish church. Check the programme page for other broadcast times.
- Sunday 6 May, 4:00 pm, Buswell’s Hotel, Dublin 2 (map)
The monthly meeting of the Humanist Association of Ireland. All are welcome to attend.
- Thursday 10 May, 7:30 pm, The Bankers, Dublin 2 (date and location tentative)
Atheists in the Pub. Geoff, of Geoff’s Shorts, will be talking about his encounters with street preachers and what we can learn from them.
- Tuesday 15 May, The Market Place Theatre, Armagh (map)
Michael Nugent will be taking part in a panel discussion following a talk by Sir John Houghton on God, Science and Global Warming. The panel discussion is chaired by Mark Carruthers of the BBC and also includes Fr. Timothy Bartlett and Professor Valerie Hall. The event is the inaugural event of the Faith and Science Partnership, whose patrons are the leaders of the Roman Catholic, Church of Ireland, Presbyterian and Methodist churches in Ireland. More details and ticket information
- 25-27 May, Cologne, Germany
There is less than a month to go until the European Atheist Convention, hosted by IBKA and Atheist Alliance International. Speakers include PZ Myers, Annie Laurie Gaylor, Dan Barker, Taslima Nasrin, Michael Nugent and Rebecca Watson. Tickets are still available.
No real theme here, just some links worth looking at.
- We left out a couple of groups in last week’s roundup, both from across the border: Atheism Northern Ireland and the Belfast Humanists.
- Aoife of Consider the Tea Cosy shares her personal reflections of a Catholic funeral.
- Kylie Sturgess “Kind Of Got Kidnapped By Richard Dawkins And Ayaan Hirsi Ali At The Global Atheist Convention“
- Jesse Smith, Andy Smith and Som Meaden have created a great printable poster about logical fallacies.
Editor, Secular Sunday