Atheist, Secularist and Humanist


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Winners of the '2015 LSESU Bronze STARs Award', the Atheist, Secularist and Humanist Society (ASH) aims to be a platform for open-minded debate surrounding religion, atheism, secularism 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 wider political agenda is to promote secularism and normalise atheism in society. We provide the chance for members to meet like-minded people at the LSE and to engage in lively discussions with each other, as well as hosting events featuring some eminent speakers. Last year's disguinshed guests included A.C. Grayling, Pragna Patel (Southall Black Sisters), Gita Sahgal (Centre for Secular Space) and Keith Porteous Wood (National Secular Society).


News & Events

Joint press release: ‘Wills without bigotry – protest against the Law Society’

Tue 29 Apr 2014

About 70 protesters rallied outside the office of the Law Society to condemn their endorsement of discriminatory sharia law on April 28 2014. The protest was organised by anti-racist, feminist and human rights groups, namely One Law for All, Southall Black Sisters, Centre for Secular Space, and London School of Economics SU Atheist, Secularist and Humanist Society. Chris Moos was the master of ceremonies of the rally.

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The LSESU Atheist, Secularist and Humanist Society welcomes the news that Universities UK have withdrawn their dangerous guidance condoning gender segregation.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.

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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