21 February 2014 No Comments by The Northern Standard

ATHEIST Ireland has established a new branch in Cavan/Monaghan and has been organising “Sunday Brunches”, where one of the main themes is seeking to ensure that the State does not impose the dogma of one particular religious faith on all citizens.

Atheist Ireland describes itself as a “national advocacy group for atheism, reason and ethical secularism”. A formal Cavan/Monaghan Branch within the organisation has recently been created.

The Chairman of the Cavan/Monaghan Branch is John Hamill, who describes two sides to the activities of the group.

“Initially, we arrange Secular Sunday Brunches, which as the name suggests are very much secular rather than atheist in nature,” he explained.

By that, he means they have attendees who are from various faiths and others who are not religious believers.

“What we all have in common is a desire to see that the Irish state does not impose the dogma of one particular faith on …

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