Secular Education

Next Meeting / Secular Education Event
On Sunday of 6th of November we will be holding our second meeting in the Quay Co-op at 12 noon. The meeting willl centre on the issue of secular education and guest speakers will include Jane Donnelly, education policy officer for Atheist Ireland and Colm Breen, who is one of our own members, a local resource teacher and will be talking about the establishment of a non-denominational primary school in cork. The meeting will take place in the newly refurbished meeting room owned and run by the Quay Co-op, which is located on Cove St. here just behind the Quay Co-op’s main premises . For those of you who are driving there is parking located just across the bridge here.  On the day we will be having some teas and coffees before we begin the meeting so feel free to bring along some home baking.
Amongst the subjects that will be addressed by Jane and Colm, will be the constitutional situation in relation to secular education, the current state of play with Educate Together Schools, the relationship between VEC Schools and the Catholic church and how people can get involved in secular education projects. The issue of patronage within the schools system will also be discussed. A link to the facebook event can be found here.


As we are still in the process of setting up we would encourage supporters of the Cork Humanist to attend the meeting as we will also facilitate a short discussion amongst our members on issues pertaining to the Cork Humanists itself; what our goals are and what events people would like to see run. A poster for the event is attached if you would like to put it up in your local, shop, school, library etc.


Inaugural Meeting on Youtube
Loads of you have emailed in saying how disappointed you were at missing the inaugural meeting, so thanks to our members Tom Kennedy and Sean O’Connell we’ve put it up on youtube for you. The videos are on our website here.
Have Your Say


At the suggestion of our members, we’ve created a thread on the subject of “What you would like to see Cork Humanists become”, to have your say simply create a profile and click on the following link.


Getting involved in the Cork Humanists


If you are interested in getting involved with the Cork Humanists be it with PR, day to day administration, the website, finances, hospitality, youth, parents, older adults, organising social, charitable, educational projects or events, all you have to do is drop us an email with “Committee” in the subject bar and a few sentences of what you had in mind. As we are still getting set up positions can be shared or even created to suit the particular skills and ideas of our members so now is a great time to get involved.




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