The national campaign of bus advertising did not reach Leicester. The Leicester Secular Society, along with Leicester Skeptics in the Pub, has decided to launch a campaign in the Leicester area.
Although religion is in decline in Britain, religions are being given more say in our society, not less. A recent survey shows that only 17% of British people had no doubt that God exists. 43% of British people say they have no religion at all.*
Our aim to give a voice to those in Leicester who want a Secular society where religions are not subsidised by the tax payer and are kept apart from government and public services. In a diverse City like Leicester, we also want to show that cultural identity is not the same as religious belief.
Our target is to raise £1,500 by the end of March. We already have £600 in pledges.
We are confident that we will be able to get our advertising campaign underway and if we have surplus funds, we will use that to continue campaigning for Secularism.
The national campaign, which is supported by Professor Richard Dawkins and the
British Humanist Association, was a response to a series of evangelical
Christian adverts running on buses. Comedy writer
Ariane Sherine suggested the rational, positive slogan to reassure people
who may have been scared by the evangelical adverts.
The British Social Attitudes Survey 2010. When asked which, if any, religion
they belonged to, 50% said they were Christian (in 1983, that was 66%).
43% said they had no religion (up from 31% in 1983).
Contributors to the fund so far:
Leicester Secular Society Ltd
is a company limited by guarantee. Reg. no 06292639.
Registered office: 75 Humberstone Gate, Leicester LE1 1WB.
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