Join Leicester Secular Society
If you are sympathetic with the aims of the Society (see below) and are 16 or over, we would like you to support us by joining Leicester Secular Society.
Subscription rates are on our membership forms.
How to apply
Benefits of membership
Our current programme also includes a membership form.
OR Pick up a form when you next visit Secular Hall, or request one from The Membership Secretary, Secular Hall, 75 Humberstone Gate, Leicester LE1 1WB
Most of our activities, campaigns and publications are available to the public, but we depend on the support of our diverse members to fund and run our work. As a member of Leicester Secular Society you can participate fully in a democratic organisation dedicated to campaigning for desegregation of education and welfare, equality before the law and an end to religious privilege in all areas of public life.
Members may receive printed copies of the Leicester Secularist journal by post, although printing and postage is expensive and we ask you to consider subscribing by email.
Applications will be considered at the next board meeting following receipt, so don't delay if you want your membership to start in time to vote at General Meetings, etc.
Your details will be held on computer unless you indicate otherwise. They will be used solely for purposes of Leicester Secular Society.
The Principal Aims of Leicester Secular Society
- Challenging religious privilege and dogma
- We advocate the separation of religion and state, proper representation of people with no religion, the ending of privileges for religious organisations and the secularisation of "faith" schools. We challenge religious teachings that divert people away from reality.
- Defending rationalism and free speech
- We believe people should be free to express and publish their beliefs, however controversial, without fear of prosecution, persecution or physical harm, as long as they accord the same rights to others. Anyone should be prepared to submit their views to vigorous debate, questioning of their evidence and testing of their conclusions.
- Working for justice and fairness
- We believe our efforts should be devoted to the elimination of human misery, injustice, poverty and ignorance in the world as it is here and now. We oppose unfair discrimination, bigotry and coercion based on factors such as beliefs, racial or ethnic origins, disability, sex, age, sexuality or lifestyle.
- Promoting a morality for life
- We believe moral values and virtues like fairness, kindness, loyalty and honesty arise from people needing to live together in peace and harmony, not from any religion. Moral rules must be judged by their consequences for people now, not by their appearance in the "holy" writings of ancient societies.
Rules of the Society
On 26 June 2007 Leicester Secular Society became a Company Limited by Guarantee, Reg.No.06292639, with its registered office at Secular Hall (address above).
Page updated 19 June 2014 JRC