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Humanist Hustings Storify

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

We had a great turn out at the London Humanist Hustings for the European Parliament Elections (aka MEP hustings!) on Tuesday 6 May. Couldn’t make it? Check out our Storify to see what happened and see the British Humanist Association’s write up of the event too.

Make your own mind up about Europe – come to the Humanist Hustings for the European Elections tonight from 18.30. Please do let your networks know about this event. We’ll be using the Twitter hashtag #HHEP14 for the event and you can Tweet in your questions for candidates in advance as well as at the …
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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 …
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On Tuesday 6 May, the British Humanist Association (BHA), Conway Hall Ethical Society, the Central London Humanist Group (CLHG) and the European Humanist Federation (EHF) will be hosting a humanist hustings for the upcoming European parliament elections (22 May 2014). We are delighted that Labour Humanist Mary Honeyball MEP will be taking part. The hustings …
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How fantastic are these? Brand new British Humanist Association animated videos, narrated by Stephen Fry. ‘That’s Humanism’ explores ‘How do we know what is true?’, ‘What should we think about death?’, ‘What makes something right or wrong?’, ‘How can I be happy?’

Following a review of its core policies, Labour has published a number of policy papers for consultation. The eight papers will form the basis of Labour’s One Nation Manifesto so it is crucial that humanists and secularists within the Party have their say on the papers, and encourage their CLPs to do the same. Here is …
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Labour’s policies out for consultation

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

Following a review of its core policies, Labour has published a number of policy papers for consultation. The eight papers will form the basis of Labour’s One Nation Manifesto so it is crucial that humanists and secularists within the Party have their say on the papers, and encourage their CLPs to do the same. As …
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‘Faith-based discrimination in employment is unfair on teachers and pupils, unnecessary, and in all likelihood usually unlawful’. That is the key message Labour Humanists and the British Humanist Association (BHA) have put across in our joint submission to Labour’s call for evidence on improving teacher quality. We make comments both on qualified teacher status and …
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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 …
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Growing interest in Labour Humanists

January 29th, 2014 | Posted by Editor in Events | News - (0 Comments)

For the second time we had a stand in the exhibition at the Fabian Society’s New Year’s conference in January in London. Our treasurer and a volunteer spoke to many Labour activists throughout the day and signed up lots of people who were interested in finding out more about our work and membership. We were delighted …
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