Rakshita (Raks) Patel (rakspatel) wrote in mycroft_brolly,
Rakshita (Raks) Patel

Secular Europe Campaign: Annual March and Rally, Saturday 14 September 2013

GALHA (LGBT Humanists) at the start of the March, outside Temple Tube
Photographer: Rakshita Patel

The Placard I proudly carried on the March
Photographer: Rakshita Patel

Last Saturday (Saturday 14 September 2013), I joined the GALHA contingent (LGBT Humanists) on the Secular Europe Campaign's Annual March and Rally.

I decided to join the Secular Europe Campaign's annual march and rally because, although I am a Christian, I do not believe that religion should have a privileged place in State and Society. State and religion should be separate; they should not be intertwined. I believe that is very important if we are to have a flourishing Western liberal democracy. A Secular Britain (the separation of the Church and the State) is the best way to safeguard and protect everyone's freedoms and civil liberties.

Cut and pasted from the National Secular Society Website:

The Secular Europe Campaign promotes:
- freedom of religion, freedom of conscience and freedom of speech
- state neutrality in matters of religion and belief
- women's equality and reproductive rights
- equal rights for LGBT people in all the European Union
- one law for all, no religious exemptions from the law
- a secular Europe – democratic, peaceful, open and just, with no privilege for religious or belief organisations

The Secular Europe March. Be seen, be heard, be Secular! Equal rights for all!

The Twitter hashtag for the March was #SECM2013

GALHA (LGBT Humanists) contingent (including me!) on the March
Photographer: GALHA
Tags: big society, politics, religion
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