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Newsletter – August 2017

August 22nd, 2017 | Posted by Editor in Blog | News - (0 Comments)

Thank you so much for your continued support over the years. We are pleased to announce Labour Humanists membership is growing steadily, and we have over 3,000 followers on Twitter. As we continue to expand our support base in influence within the party, we’re happy to launch the first of our new monthly newsletters covering …
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So far, the Labour leadership contest has seen little-to-no discussion of Humanist and Secularist issues. To attempt to rectify this situation, we sent both Owen and Jeremy a questionnaire. As of yet we have not got a response from Jeremy. Here is Owen Smith’s response in full:   Many thanks for your email on behalf …
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Announcement of New Chair

July 31st, 2016 | Posted by Editor in News - (0 Comments)

We are proud to announce that Joan Smith is the new Chair of Labour Humanists! Following on from the excellent work of Naomi Phillips, Joan will be taking our group forward, working for humanist causes and to get us recognised as an affiliate of the Labour Party. Joan is perhaps best known for her book Misogynies and …
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Like so many others, we were delighted to see the resignation of Iain Duncan Smith last Friday. The reforms carried out by the Department of Work and Pensions under IDS’ leadership have caused great suffering to the disabled, unemployed and low-paid, and are a sorry chapter in the history of the current Conservative administration. However, …
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After four years, Naomi Phillips is standing down as Chair of Labour Humanists. We are very pleased to let you know that Vice Chair Tom Copley AM will be stepping in as Chair in the interim, until we find a new leader. Over that past four years we’ve seen our group grow hugely – we’ve …
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City Hall Drinks Reception

January 11th, 2016 | Posted by Editor in Events | News | Uncategorized - (0 Comments)

We are delighted to be organising an event in the evening of 9 February at City Hall in London, with Young Humanists and other political humanist groups. This will be the first event of its kind, and aims to be an informal way for our political groups and younger humanists to get together and chat …
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We write to Jeremy Corbyn on free speech

January 4th, 2016 | Posted by Editor in Blog | News - (0 Comments)

  Labour Humanists’s Chair and Vice Chair have written to Jeremy Corbyn to raise the issue of freedom of speech. It is Labour Humanists’ position that freedom of thought and belief – including religious and non-religious beliefs – are human rights and the cornerstone of any free and democratic society and should be robustly defended. We’ve asked …
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An important report has been published which recommends that the laws requiring compulsory worship in all state schools should be appealed. The report from the independent Commission on Religion and Belief in British Public Life also recommends that UK Governments should introduce a statutory entitlement for all schools within the state system for a subject dealing …
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Fantastic news from the British Humanist Association (BHA) – a High Court judge has ruled that the Government made an ‘error in law’ when it left out non-religious worldviews such as humanism from the content of GCSE Religious Studies (in the curriculum in England). The BHA supported three non-religious families who wanted to challenge the …
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The British Humanist Association (BHA) employs the country’s only dedicated campaigner against the discriminatory and divisive faith schools system. The BHA is asking for donations so they can continue to have this post. In just the past year, the successes of the Faith Schools and Education Campaigner include: Publishing a landmark report revealing that thousands of …
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