Who we are
Lancashire Secular Humanists provide a forum for people of Lancashire to meet and discuss social, political, religious, philosophical, scientific and artistic issues.
LSH is affiliated to the British Humanist Association, which represents the interests of ethically-concerned but non-religious people; and the National Secular Society, which challenges religious privilege and promotes separation of church and state.
Committed to human rights, democracy, equality and mutual respect, LSH, along with the BHA and NSS, works for an open and inclusive society with freedom of belief and speech.
Where and when we meet
The Village Centre
59 High Street
(click HERE for directions and maps)
We meet on the third Wednesday in every month and you are very welcome to join us.
Meetings commence at 7.30pm and it's free for first time visitors.
Check the calendar to see what's on
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What we believe
We make our decisions using available evidence and by assessing the outcomes of our actions, not on any dogma or sacred text.
In this video, LSH members tell you what Humanism, Secularism and being part of the LSH group means to them.
Our latest news - April 2013
Christian Voice; LSH Videos & Podcasts; What! No Father Christmas? ; The True Meaning of Easter; Nasty Secularists [again] ; 1927 - 2013 - no change ; Quick Quote - Douglas Adams; Are You Being Persecuted? ; LSH Now On ‘Meet-Up’ ; How They Voted - for you; NWH Needs Your Help; Last Month’s Meeting; Design Competition; ‘Just A Thought’
Wednesday June 19th 7.30pm
Everything You Wanted To Know About Islam - But Were Afraid To Ask'
As you may [or may not] know - 21st June is World Humanist Day - and here at LSH we try to theme our 'June meeting' (vaguely) appropriately.
As the basis for all prejudice is usually ignorance we thought [given the current climate post-Woolwhich] it might be an opportunity for us to host an event which facilitates the ability for those who want to learn more about Islam and Muslims to do so.
Mohammed Shafiq will be a familiar face to many people having been a TV news journalist here in the North West before becoming chief executive and a founding member of the Ramadhan Foundation -one of the UK's leading Muslim youth organisations.
Depending on your point of view - Mohammed has courageously [or foolishly] agreed to occupy our 'interrogation chair' to answer questions on Islam (and anything else that might come up)?
LSH chairman Ian Abbott told him "I can't promise there won't be some tough questions - in fact [knowing our usual crowd] I can almost guarantee there will be. But I can promise you'll be made very welcome and treated with the utmost respect."
See the Calendar for full details of all planned events.