Before you berate me for hopeless romanticism or being a sucker for the marketing message, let me just clarify: it’s time for the London demonstration for a Secular Europe! For those unfamiliar with the event, I should explain that it isn’t an anti-religious march but a demonstration against the privileged access of religious groups to political institutions in Europe. It’s held in solidarity with demonstrators in Italy who protest each year against the undemocratic influence of the Vatican in Italian politics. I attended the demonstration last year and I shall be there again today. If you are interested in finding out more or coming along, a letter from the organisers is included below:
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This Saturday I found myself carrying one half of the British Humanist Association banner at the London Demonstration for a Secular Europe. Just to clarify, the aim of the demonstration was not to create a Europe with no religion, but one where religion and politics are separate so that all religions and worldviews are treated equally and no one religion has a privileged position.