This Saturday, at 1:00 PM local time, a group of humanists will meet in Hyde Park, London, and march to Downing Street to protest against Pope Benedict XVI, who will be visiting the United Kingdom at the time.
People certainly have legitimate grievances against the Roman Catholic Church, and its Pope. Will this protest help to move those grievances forward to resolution?
Pope Benedict has shown himself to be a regressive leader, valuing tradition more than progressive reforms. He has openly stated that he seeks to bring the Anglican Church back within the Roman Catholic Church, and that he regards secular society of the sort that humanists value to be a disease that must be cured. Benedict doesn’t seem to be in a mood to listen.
Who could hear the humansists’ protest, then, and listen?