Following on from the success of our Remembrance event last year, Defence Humanists will be holding ‘Remembrance: A Secular Reflection’ from 15:00 to 17:00 on Armistice Day, 11 Nov 2017. We will once again be holding the event at the gorgeous and unconsecrated Fitzrovia Chapel, a popular secular event space at 2 Pearson Square, London W1T 3BF.
From 15:00 to 16:00, the event will consist of readings from members of Defence Humanists, talks from Humanists UK’s Andrew Copson, and Defence Humanists’ patron Professor AC Grayling, alongside music from the London Humanist Choir. From 16:00 to 17:00, there will be a reception and opportunity for conversation and reflection.
We are happy to confirm that once again, this event will be funded by the Ministry of Defence, underlining their commitment to support humanists and those of no religion who work within the department. We would certainly like to send a strong message back that this support is welcomed by our community, and so we’d like to get as many as possible there.
I’d would like to ask you therefore, to support this event by coming along. Last year, attendees fed back that the opportunity to reflect on the sacrifices made in war in an environment free of religious perspective was welcome, and for some was the first time they had felt truly included in a remembrance event.
You can book a place simply by registering here. And, of course, if you have any thoughts or questions, please do get in touch by replying to this email! Current Armed Forces and Civil Service personnel can find details including travel authority in 2017DIN01-153.
All the best,
Squadron Leader EJ McCullouch MA RAF
Chair, Defence Humanists