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Meet the black humanist group challenging organised religion

THE ASSOCIATION of Black Humanists (ABH) was formed in October 2012 by a group of 4 friends that has grown to have around 700 members.

The name of the group at the time was London Black Atheists. However you do not have to be a Londoner, be black, or be an atheist to join us. They welcome all people as members.

ABH are primarily a support group for people who wish to leave religion but who may face a hostile reaction from family and friends. They provide a safe space where people can come out and be themselves anonymously until they are ready to declare as out and proud atheists, agnostics, freethinkers and humanists.

Religion is a very powerful and all pervasive influence in African, Caribbean and Black diaspora communities, so much so that some people think all black people are religious.

They cannot believe that others do not believe. However, based on the well documented litany of harms emanating from and perpetrated in the name of organised religion and religiously inspired people, ABH long for the day that organised religion comes to its natural end.

The goals of ABH are:
- to act as a support group to those wishing to leave religions
- to provide a safe space where people can express themselves openly
- to act as a social network and provide a range of social activities
- to discuss issues rationally and base opinions on reason and evidence

ABH believe religion is just an idea that has the minds of black people in its powerful grip. As the great Bob Marley said, "Emancipate us from mental slavery, none but ourselves can free our minds". In 2019 over fifty percent of people in the UK are non-religious. They have managed to free their minds from mental slavery. Try it, you might like it!

Visit: https://www.meetup.com/association-of-black-humanists/ for more information.

ABH are also hosting an upcoming event, Wellness and Hope Without Religion Conference.

Venue: Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, London WC1R 4RL
Date: Saturday, June 8, 2019 9.40am-5pm

This dynamic, thought provoking conference will ask the question;
- Does Religion or Freethinking deliver Hope and Well-being?
Featuring speakers from FaithtoFaithless, Kings College University and The Association of Black Humanists

Register on Eventbrite today for your FREE ticket

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/wellness-and-hope-without-religion-conferen...

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