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A year in the life of a Humanist chaplain

Wed 1 Jun 2011, 8pm at University Arms, 197 Brook Hill S3 7HG (Sheffield University tram stop)

Allan Hayes, Leicester Secular Society, was Leicester's first Humanist chaplain and will talk about his experiences assisting their Lord Mayor in a city of very diverse faiths and communities. "Whereas a Christian chaplain may have advised the Lord Mayor from a religious perspective, I use a non-religious perspective."They were interesting times and Allan will cover: cancellation of council prayers; refusal to attend the Civic Service; presumptuousness of the Anglican Church; relations with other religions; remembrance day; the census bus campaign; the diversity of Leicester and its affect on the strategy; differences between Secularism and Humanism.A talk open to the public, organised by the Sheffield Humanist Society, all welcome. www.sheffieldhumanists.org.uk

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