Atheist and Humanist Society

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Winners of the Best New LSE Society Award of 2010, the Atheist, Secularist and Humanist Society (ASH) aims to be a platform for open-minded debate surrounding religion, atheism and humanism. We especially want to provide a forum for people who want to create awareness and acceptance of those who choose not to believe, or who have some serious doubts about the existence of supernatural beings. Our political agenda is to promote secularism in society. We are providing the chance for members to meet like-minded people at the LSE and to engage in lively discussions with some eminent speakers. Last year's speakers included A.C. Grayling.

News

Our letter to the UN: UK public institutions fail to uphold an environment free of discrimination

Tue 14 Jan 2014

Even though the UK is a signatory to CEDAW and despite the fact that the issue has been brought to the attention of university administrators and policy makers, public institutions in the United Kingdom continue to fail to uphold an environment free of discrimination.

 
Cambridge student submits legal note against gender segregation to Universities UK

Tue 07 Jan 2014

We are pleased to learn of the legal note submitted to Universities UK (UUK) yesterday in the name of Radha Bhatt, a student of Cambridge University, against their Guidance condoning gender segregation.

 
Statement from Chris Moos and Abhishek Phadnis

Thu 19 Dec 2013

December 19, 2013

 
Gender segregation: LSE SU leadership dismisses student concerns

Sat 14 Dec 2013

The LSESU Atheist, Secularist and Humanist Society welcomes the news that Universities UK have withdrawn their dangerous guidance condoning gender segregation. We note with concern, however, that they continue to defend this ill-conceived document and appear to have withdrawn it only because of the public outcry and a concerted campaign led by the LSESU ASH.

 
Statement on the EHRC's stance on Universities UK's gender segregation policy

Fri 13 Dec 2013

While we welcome the stance of the Equality and Human Rights Commission that gender segregation is “not permissible” under equalities laws, we think the EHRC's statement is worrisome in several aspects.

 
A message to our supporters and update on next steps

Fri 15 Nov 2013

We would like to thank all of our supporters personally and on behalf of the LSESU Atheist, Secularist and Humanist Society for their kind support relating to the incidents at the LSESU Fresher's Fair of October 3 and 4. We are overwhelmed by the support we have received since.

 
End of year update

Mon 17 Dec 2012

An end of year update on the society, including details of our meetings with the LSE Dean of Undergraduate Studies, Chaplain and Head of Counselling.

 
Secularism in Britain Today - by our Secretary Abhishek Phadnis

Mon 26 Nov 2012

The transcript of Abhishek Phadnis's rousing speech extolling secularism devivered at the Joseph Interfaith Foundation's recent seminar entitled "Religious Freedom in Britain Today".

 
 

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