Leicester Secular Society Events

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18:00 [18:00] Ivan Hare QC - Is Incitement to Religious Hatred The New Blasphemy? (ext event)
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Gresham College Online Lecture: Is Incitement to Religious Hatred The New Blasphemy? with Ivan Hare QC Details and registration: https://www.gresham.ac.uk/lectures-and-events/incitement-to-hatred "The criminalisation of religious speech before the ordinary courts in England began in 1676. Although the law on blasphemy was finally abolished in 2008, many of the troubling aspects of the old law remain in the form of the offence of incitement to religious hatred. "This lecture will explore the current and future scope of the law of incitement to religious hatred in light of our long and troubled history of dealing with religious speech."

19:00 [19:00] Ray Argyle: Inventing Secularism – The Radical Life of GJ Holyoake (ext event)
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Conway Hall Ethical Society and National Secular Society present: Inventing Secularism – The Radical Life of George Jacob Holyoake – book launch with Ray Argyle and Emma Park. Book via: https://conwayhall.org.uk/event/online-national-secular-society-inventing-secularism-the-radical-life-of-george-jacob-holyoake-book-launch-with-ray-argyle/ * Conway Hall is a charity and we politely ask you to add a donation of at least £5 when registering. In this launch of the new book Inventing Secularism, the first modern biography of Holyoake, author Ray Argyle will give a reading explaining how the idea of secularism came into being, and will discuss how Holyoake’s vision rings with renewed clarity at when secularism is under siege worldwide with freelance writer and National Secular Society podcast producer Dr Emma Park. Followed by Q&A. Tickets are free, but donations to Conway Hall Ethical Society are encouraged. Inventing Secularism: The Radical Life of George Jacob Holyoake is published by McFarland & Co. (USA). More about the speakers via the link above.

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