Group singing is easily the most controversial aspect of Sunday Assembly. Some people love it, others complain. Some clap hands, dance, and yodel at the top of their lungs, others mutter beneath their breath. So why do we sing at our events? Because it just makes good science.
I’d never been part of a formal ceremony before. I wasn’t baptised, bat mitzvah-ed, or confirmed. I skipped my graduation night. I’ve never been married and no one has ever asked me to play flower girl or bridesmaid. But when my first-born arrived I found myself wanting to have a formal ritual.