Posted inEducation

Welsh Government introduces new Bill requiring Religion, Values, and Ethics lessons to be fully inclusive of humanism

Reading Time: 3 minutes From Humanists UK: A new Welsh Government Bill that will change the law on religious education to make it clear that humanism must be taught about equally alongside the major religions has been laid before the Senedd (Welsh Parliament) this week. Wales Humanists – which has long campaigned for a curriculum that treats religions and humanism equally […]

Posted inUncategorized

More humanist than Christian marriages in Scotland in 2019, new stats show

Reading Time: 4 minutes From Humanists UK: An analysis of newly released official statistics reveals that for the first time, there were more humanist marriages in Scotland last year than there were Christian marriages. Humanist marriages made up 23% of all marriages, while Christian marriages made up 22%. Humanists UK has called on the UK Government to urgently recognise the need […]

Posted inPolitics

Humanists UK publishes parties’ policies on humanist issues

Reading Time: 2 minutes Humanists UK, in light of next week’s snap election, have produced a report on which parties are best suited to promoting humanist ideals. Here is what they have to say: Humanists UK is urging its supporters to ask their election candidates where they stand on humanist issues including assisted dying, humanist marriage, inclusive education, religious discrimination in […]

Posted inThe Secular

Nonreligious Representation on TV and Radio

Reading Time: 5 minutes I think, certainly in Britain, that the assumption of non-religiosity is very much taken for granted. We Brits are generally non-religious, perhaps largely apathetic, and many of those old-school CofE types are nominally religious at best, or keep their faith very close to their chests. Oh, we don’t talk about politics or religion! This has meant that our […]

Posted inThe Secular

Acclaimed scientist and broadcaster Alice Roberts appointed President of Humanists UK

Reading Time: 6 minutes This is a great appointment by Humanists UK, who have a habit of appointing great communicators to their posts. Alice Roberts (anatomist, osteoarchaeologist, physical anthropologist, palaeopathologist, television presenter and author!) has made some fab documentaries for the BBC, though American readers might not know who she is. Here are a few, the journey out of Africa […]

Posted inThe Secular

Substantial Majority of Scottish People Are Not Religious and Not Spiritual

Reading Time: 2 minutes From Humanists UK: A new report, commissioned by Humanist Society Scotland, reveals that a substantial majority (59%) of Scottish people do not hold either religious or spiritual beliefs. The research carried out by Survation, polled over 1,000 Scottish residents about a range of issues relating to their religious affiliations and beliefs. The report’s key findings are: Most […]

Posted inHealth, Pseudoscience

End of NHS Homeopathy Prescriptions in England

Reading Time: 2 minutes This is great news and long overdue. From the Humanists UK: In reaction to the news that the board of NHS England has voted to defund homeopathy prescriptions, and recommended that Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt blacklist homeopathy from being provided on the NHS at all, Humanists UK Director of Public Affairs and Policy Richy Thompson said: […]

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