You are now looking at an archive of our original website -
some information may be out of date.
for current information, contacts and events.
The following is the wording of our Membership Application Form as revised at the Half AGM on 1st April 2001. This is designed to be as brief and simply expressed as possible.
What we are FOR:
Free Speech. People should be allowed to express and publish their views, however controversial, without fear of persecution, prosecution or physical harm, so long as they allow others the same freedom.
Rational Argument. Anyone should be prepared to submit their views to vigorous argument, questioning their assumptions and testing their conclusions.
Practical Humanity. Our efforts should be devoted to elimination of human misery, injustice, poverty and ignorance in the world as it is here and now.
Working Together. Ethical values like kindness, loyalty and honesty are valuable because people live in groups.
What we are AGAINST:
Dogma. We refuse to believe or act on anything without proof just because some authority says so.
Religious Nonsense. We oppose teachings that divert people away from realities, into inactive fatalism, supernatural worship, or superstitious ritual. We advocate separation of church and state, withdrawal of special privileges of religious organisations, and secularisation of church schools.
Intolerance. We oppose bigotry and coercion based on factors such as beliefs, racial and ethnic origins, disability, sex, age, sexuality or lifestyle.
If you are sympathetic with the aims of the Society, and are 16 or over, you can apply to become a member of the Leicester Secular Society.
Membership Application Forms are available from: The Membership Secretary, Secular Hall, 75 Humberstone Gate, Leicester LE1 1WB.
(Or can be picked up when attending lectures or from The Frontline Bookshop).
Subscription rates (revised 2004) are: Individual membership £10.00; unwaged £2.00; low-waged £5.00; family membership £15.00. Your details will be held on computer disk unless you indicate otherwise. They will be used solely for the purposes of the Leicester Secular Society.
RULES OF THE LEICESTER SECULAR SOCIETY
5. MEMBERS' MEETINGS
6. COMMITTEE MEETINGS.
7. ELECTION OF COMMITTEE.
8. ACCOUNTS AND AUDlTORS.
10. NOTICE OF MOTIONS.
12. ALTERATION TO RULES.
Current Officers of the Society are:
President: Mr Lyn Hurst
Vice-President and Secretary: Mr Michael Gerard
Treasurer: Mr Sid Sherriff
Back to LSS Index Page