We held our first Death Cafe at Tower House Atrium. Yes I
know it sounds weird but it's really just an opportunity for people to
talk openly about making a will and planning a funeral etc.
weddings are already legal in Scotland,Jersey and the Republic of
Ireland. Now they must be in Northern Ireland as well.
Andrew Copson, chair of Humanists UK came over to the
island again at the end of March. His
topic for discussion was secularism. He explained how it works
differently in France, America, India and Turkey because of historical
and social factors within each society.
There was an opportunity to get a copy of his book 'Secularism' signed by Andrew.
recently decided the bishop of Sodor and Man could keep his voting
rights. But the mood of the house about him having an automatic right
to be there and to vote seems to be changing.
are concerned about sex education being delivered in island schools by
a religious organisation. We feel it should be done by qualified
teachers in a secular manner.
New NHS obligation to provide equal pastoral care to non-religious in England
A New Settlement for Religion and Belief in schools...
Religious Education Advisory Committee (REAC) becomes more inclusive
Muriel Garland of Isle of Man
Freethinkers now attends meetings
A new Education Act is being prepared to go before Tynwald.
Humanism 4 Schools - Teaching Resources/Educational Videos on YouTube!
Marriage and Civil Registration
Civil partnerships and marriages are now permitted on the Isle of Man.
Some hetero sexual couples have come over for partnership ceremonies.
Living wills are valid on the Isle of Man. See our Living Wills page for more information.