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An interview with our new Chair – Joan Smith

September 3rd, 2016 | Posted by Editor in Blog - (0 Comments)

Earlier this year, Joan Smith became Chair of Labour Humanists. We interviewed her about her work, what Humanism means to her and how it relates to the Labour Party.   Tell us a little about your work, background and personal life I was incredibly lucky to be born into a non-religious family. My father was an …
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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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We’ve held our ‘No Prayer’ Breakfast fringe event at Labour conference for several years and this was our most popular so far. Unfortunately for late arrivals (including some of our panel!) it wasn’t just a case of ‘no prayers’ but also ‘no breakfast’ as there were many more people than we had expected! Along with NPB regulars …
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Ed gives support for humanist marriage

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

In an interview with Pink News, Labour leader Ed Miliband re-iterated the party’s support for legalising humanist marriage in England and Wales. He said, There was widespread support for humanist marriage across Parliament during the passage of Equal Marriage and across the country, including from Labour. We still support the legal recognition of humanist marriages …
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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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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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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 …
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