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Posted inLatest research

Over 70% of people live in countries that ‘severely discriminate’ against nonreligious

Reading Time: 2 minutes In the recent and incredibly important annual Freedom of Thought Report, published by Humanists International, research shows that most of the world lives in countries that openly discriminate against the nonreligious. The report looks at every country in the world, looking at laws and policies that are in place and enacted to give a detailed […]

Posted inResearch

First global study of apostates’ experiences reveals hidden abuse victims

Reading Time: 3 minutes This is from Humanists UK: The first study into the worldwide experiences of apostates – individuals who leave coercive or high-control religious groups or cults – within religious households has revealed a widespread culture of abuse hidden within the home, including intra-familial violence, domestic abuse, and honour-based shunning. The study was published last year and more recently […]

Posted inThe Secular

Humanist victory! Scotland drops plans to ban insulting religion

Reading Time: 2 minutes From Humanists UK: Scottish Justice Minister Humza Yousaf today announced that the Government will drop sections of the draft Hate Crime and Public Order (Scotland) Bill that would have criminalised insulting religious beliefs. The Bill will now protect ‘antipathy, dislike, ridicule and insult’ of religious beliefs, as part of people’s legitimate right to freedom of expression. Humanists UK, which […]

Posted inDeath & Dying

Humanist Pastoral Carer Gets Volunteer of the Year

Reading Time: 4 minutes This is from Humanists UK: Charlie Barnes, pastoral carer and Manchester hospitals’ Volunteer of the Year: an interview Charlie Barnes is a humanist volunteering as a non-religious pastoral carer at the Manchester Royal Infirmary, providing valuable support as part of  the hospital’s chaplaincy team. He is also the recipient of the Manchester University NHS Foundation […]

Posted inThe Secular

Humanists in Foxholes

Reading Time: 7 minutes This is from Humanists UK, and is particularly interesting, in my opinion, because of the complex relationship with the belief in God and higher powers, conservatism and traditionalism, and the armed forces. Also worth noting is the dislike of being called atheist compared to humanist. This makes for an interesting read: Humanists in foxholes: Roger […]

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England: Waiting for Humanist Weddings to Be a Thing

Reading Time: < 1 minute This was a good little watch to brighten my morning. Long overdue. Let’s get it done, England.   Stay in touch! Like A Tippling Philosopher on Facebook: A Tippling Philosopher You can also buy me a cuppa. Or buy some of my awesome ATP merchandise! Please… It justifies me continuing to do this!

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