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An open letter to the Church of England from a number of prominent Anglicans, published in The Guardian, urges the Church to change its guidance to Christian faith schools schools to encourage them to end religious selection in admissions. The Times has also published a letter from a Rabbi and a Reverend, setting out how …
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New Labour Humanists Leaflet

April 3rd, 2015 | Posted by Editor in Blog | News | Uncategorized - (0 Comments)

   

We are writing to Labour parliamentary candidates ahead of the General Election, asking them to answer 10 questions (below). This is to give our members and the wider Labour electorate more information about their Labour candidates and their perspectives on some issues that matter to them, such as education, human rights and constitutional reform. If …
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At the World Humanist Congress 2014 in Oxford, a fantastic panel bringing together humanists from UK, Europe and the USA discussed ‘Should Humanism matter in politics’: London Assembly member Tom Copley, UK Member of Parliament Kerry McCarthy, American Humanist Association Director of Development and Communications Maggie Ardiente and European Humanist Federation policy director Julie Pernet …
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We are delighted to announce that, for the first time, we will have a presence at Welsh Labour conference in Swansea, 1 – 15 February. In addition to a stand in the exhibition, we will be holding a joint fringe event with the British Humanist Association (BHA) at 17:30, Committee Room 3c in Brangwyn Hall, …
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We welcome today’s announcement that a Labour Government would make Sex and Relationships Education (SRE) compulsory in all state-funded schools, including Academies, Free Schools and Voluntary Aided schools. It has been reported in Pink News that Labour plans to make ‘age-appropriate SRE more LGBT inclusive’ and will also ‘ensure all teachers are trained to deal with homophobic …
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End Blasphemy Laws – we give our support

January 30th, 2015 | Posted by Editor in News - (0 Comments)

A new campaign has been launched to end blasphemy laws across the world. The campaign is led by the International Humanist and Ethical Union (IHEU) and the European Humanist Federation (EHF), and is supported by the British Humanist Association (BHA), to which we are affiliated. The BHA states that the campaign ‘will put pressure on states …
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News item from the British Humanist Association (BHA): Labour pledge to legalise humanist marriages as Government blocks proposals, disappointing thousands of couples The Labour Party has pledged to give legal recognition to humanist marriages if returned to power next year. The announcement was made as the Governmentpublished its report which denies legal recognition, in defiance of both Liberal …
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We’ve been campaigning for the legal recognition of humanist marriage in England and Wales – something that is already available and increasingly popular in Scotland. Currently, humanist weddings in England and Wales have no legal force of their own, and couples are required to pay a visit to the registry office to make their marriages …
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New Government advice for schools on British values has actually taken out references to non-religious beliefs that appeared in previous versions. Legally, schools are required to promote the fundamental British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect, and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs.’ In 2013, the Department …
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