Humanists UK releases annual Impact Report

Highlights activities and achievements over the last 12 months

Humanists UK has released its latest Impact Report, an annual retrospective of the organisation’s key activities over the preceding 12 months.

Some of the highlights include:

12 million people saw the Census Campaign online and in print media
There are 534 humanist celebrants in the Humanist Ceremonies™ network
35,000 copies were sold of the Little Book of Humanism
12,500 pupils heard from a humanist school speaker, mainly through online sessions
51 million people were reached through the national organisation’s social media

While our own website for the Ludlow and Marches Humanists doesn’t get quite that many page views, we wanted to share the report with our local members and others who might be interested.

Please click on this link to read the full Humanists UK Impact Report 2021.

News from the committee of the Ludlow and Marches Humanists

In-person meetings set to resume in September

At our committee meeting held on Saturday 29th May 2021 it was decided to park annual membership for now with the intention of starting it again in April 2022. Expenditure for the group includes hire of the hall, speaker’s expenses and subscriptions to organisations such as Humanists UK. If we find there is not enough money to cover these expenses once meetings commence, we may need to ask for donations. Currently we have £452.01 in our account.

The committee needs one more member to replace Michael Radford who has left Ludlow. If you are interested please contact David Trotter Tel. 01584 872492.

It was decided that our meetings will recommence in September this year and speakers for the first three months are as follows:

Tuesday September 21st
Amanda Jones
Director, Shropshire Supports Refugees
Tuesday October 19th
What is lost
Dr. Antony Lempert
National Secular Society
Tuesday November 16th
Climate Change
Dr. Frank Baker

The Annual General Meeting will take place on Tuesday 17th May 2022.

The venue for these meetings will be the Quakers Meeting Rooms in St Mary’s Lane, Ludlow as before. If there are any social distancing requirements still in place in September we will let you know.

Frances Lloyd
Newsletter editor