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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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Labour’s Shadow Education Secretary has set out his concerns that ‘Ofsted is not allowed to inspect religious teaching in faith schools‘. The issue of faith schools essentially inspecting themselves when it comes to the content of their religious teaching was discussed when Labour Humanists met with Tristram Hunt MP earlier this year, and this public statement from Dr …
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Fight back against faith schools

October 12th, 2014 | Posted by Editor in Blog | News - (0 Comments)

Please show your support for inclusive schools by donating whatever you can in support of the British Humanist Association’s (BHA) Faith Schools Campaigner. Each year the BHA, which is a charity reliant on donations and membership fees, fundraises to retain its fantastic Faith Schools Campaigner, who is the only campaigner working full time in opposition to …
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We were delighted to hold another successful ‘No Prayer Breakfast’ fringe meeting at Labour Party Annual Conference on 23 September 2014. The event was described by Kelvin Hopkins MP as being his conference highlight when we hold them, and the atmosphere was certainly very positive, especially for 8am! We worked closely with the British Humanist Association …
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Report from AGM 2014

September 23rd, 2014 | Posted by Editor in Events | News | Uncategorized - (0 Comments)

Labour Humanists held our AGM 2014 at the Labour Party Conference in Manchester on Tuesday 23rd September. Read the Chair’s report and minutes, and the Treasurer’s report.  

Very pleased to see Labour’s commitment to education, to a stronger school admissions code, to supporting teachers, to compulsory SRE in every state school. My constituency party Chipping Barnet supports inclusive schools and the best teachers free to teach in any state school. That is why Labour needs to go further and address the issue …
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No Prayer Breakfast & AGM 2014

September 9th, 2014 | Posted by Editor in Events | News - (0 Comments)

  Followed by Labour Humanists’ AGM. If you are not already a member, please consider joining us.

  Sunday 10 August at the World Humanist Congress in Oxford kicked off with a political session, ‘Should Humanism Matter in Politics?’ This meeting was packed out with Congress delegates from around the world and was chaired by Labour Humanists’ Naomi Phillips. On the panel were Kerry McCarthy MP (Shadow Foreign Office Minister), Tom Copley …
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