For a more equal, ethical and secular Labour
Header

World Humanist Congress a huge success

August 14th, 2014 | Posted by Editor in Blog | News - (0 Comments)

Over 1000 atheist, humanist and other non-religious organisations and activists from over 60 countries from the world gathered in the internationally renowned university city of Oxford  for the World Humanist Congress, hosted by the British Humanist Association (BHA). This was the first time the Congress has been held in the United Kingdom since 1978 and was the the biggest Congress in …
Read more

Good news from Hampstead and Kilburn CLP, whose Committee adopted the following resolution on 24th July 2014: The Hampstead and Kilburn Labour Party will campaign to accept Labour Humanists as an affiliated Society of the Labour Party. Copy of the resolution to be sent to: The NEC Angela Eagle MP Lord Kinnock We hope to …
Read more

We are delighted to announce that, jointly with the British Humanist Association (BHA), we will be holding our ‘No Prayer Breakfast’ fringe meeting at Labour Conference. 8am Tuesday 23 September, Hilton Hotel, Manchester. The venue is just outside the secure zone which means that it is accessible to people not attending conference this year too. …
Read more

Leading Tory Eric Pickles MP recently derided atheists as ‘militant’ and ‘intolerant’. He also stated ‘we’re a Christian nation’ and told non-believers to ‘get over it’. These would seems to be quite shocking, exclusionary and ill-informed remarks from the Government lead for Communities, and we questioned whether this was the official Government line. It was …
Read more

If Labour is serious about supporting teachers and improving quality in classrooms, it must have a change in policy to say that no state-funded school is allowed to place a religious requirement on any teaching or non-teaching job. That is the key message set out in an article published on LabourList, Labour’s biggest independent grassroots …
Read more

Assisted dying has been raised again as a major social, political and media story over the past few months, so we thought it would be helpful to set out our position as a group working for a more equal, ethical and secular Labour Party. We want to see a more ethical and compassionate law on …
Read more

Dangers of religious Free Schools

October 24th, 2013 | Posted by Editor in Blog | News - (0 Comments)

There has been much in the news about the Tory-led Government’s Free School programme recently – with a particular focus on the failings of the Al-Madinah Islamic school in Derbyshire. There have been reports particularly of gender discrimination and unequal treatment of women and girls in the school, including from teachers who said they were …
Read more

This summer the spotlight has been on religious discrimination in admissions to state-funded faith schools. We have argued that selection by faith schools is often, in practice, discrimination against children and families along class and ethnicity lines, as well as particularly against the non-religious. See, comment on and vote for our submission to Labour’s policy …
Read more

Labour Humanists’ Chair Naomi Phillips writes for political website politics.co.uk on the need for Labour to break its silence and speak out against discriminatory faith schools.

Some ideas for Labour’s policy review

July 12th, 2013 | Posted by Editor in Blog | News - (2 Comments)

Labour’s policy review provides a unique chance to influence Party policy. We are working on our formal responses to the review, all of which are aimed to help to create a more equal, ethical and secular Labour. In brief, we would like Labour to consider the following policy options: Faith schools Labour’s policy towards schools …
Read more