“Human decency is not derived from religion. It precedes it.” ― Christopher Hitchens
Tomorrow (Tuesday the 1st October 2013) Swindon’s Standing Advisory Council for Religious Education, or SACRE for short, is going to discuss whether or not to co-opt a non-religious or Humanist member. Oddly enough we only found out by chance at very late notice… At present there is no non-religious inclusion in Swindon on Group A, the part of the SACRE which creates the RE syllabus.
What We’ve Done so Far
Earlier this year we sent Swindon SACRE a small document stating why we would like to be included, why they should want to include a non-religious member and the people we would suggest. The minutes from the Swindon SACRE meeting at which this was last discussed can be found by clicking here.
The officers of Swindon Humanists have written and signed a letter on behalf of all members which can be found here.
What You Can Do
You may be thinking “How can I help out?” Well there are five Swindon Councillors on the Swindon SACRE to whom you could write (via email or pen and paper) expressing your views. Their details can be found below. You could also try writing to the Swindon Evening Advertiser letters section by clicking here.
You may now be thinking “but what do I say?” Well here is the crux of the argument:
Good Luck all! Fight the good fight and write a bloomin’ good letter!