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World Humanist Congress a huge success

August 14th, 2014 | Posted by Editor in Blog | News - (0 Comments)

Over 1000 atheist, humanist and other non-religious organisations and activists from over 60 countries from the world gathered in the internationally renowned university city of Oxford  for the World Humanist Congress, hosted by the British Humanist Association (BHA). This was the first time the Congress has been held in the United Kingdom since 1978 and was the the biggest Congress in …
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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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March for a secular Europe

September 8th, 2013 | Posted by Editor in Events | News - (0 Comments)

Join us on Saturday 14 September at the Secular Europe Campaign’s annual march and rally in Central London. Our chair Naomi Phillips will be speaking on behalf of Labour Humanists from 14.00 on Richmond Terrace, opposite Downing Street. More on the Campaign The “Secular Europe Campaign” is an annual effort that sees many diverse groups …
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This summer the spotlight has been on religious discrimination in admissions to state-funded faith schools. We have argued that selection by faith schools is often, in practice, discrimination against children and families along class and ethnicity lines, as well as particularly against the non-religious. See, comment on and vote for our submission to Labour’s policy …
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London Assembly Member Tom Copley and Labour Humanists have made a joint submission to Labour’s policy review on admissions to state-funded faith schools. We want Labour’s policy commissions urgently to consider and address the growing problem of selection and discrimination by state-funded faith schools, and make fair, inclusive admissions a manifesto commitment. Read our full …
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We have made two submissions to Labour’s policy review on behalf of our members, which will be considered by Labour’s policy commissions. The first is on secular public services and the second on Lords reform (Bishops in the Lords). Labour’s Your Britain policy site allows you to make comments on submissions and also vote in favour …
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My Lords, today we speak up on behalf of the silent majority, for those of us who do not attend any place of worship, whether church, mosque or synagogue. It is a silent majority, whose full contribution to British society has perhaps been unsung for too long. In contrast, we find that religious voices are …
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Labour Humanists’ Chair Naomi Phillips writes for political website politics.co.uk on the need for Labour to break its silence and speak out against discriminatory faith schools.

Some ideas for Labour’s policy review

July 12th, 2013 | Posted by Editor in Blog | News - (2 Comments)

Labour’s policy review provides a unique chance to influence Party policy. We are working on our formal responses to the review, all of which are aimed to help to create a more equal, ethical and secular Labour. In brief, we would like Labour to consider the following policy options: Faith schools Labour’s policy towards schools …
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Tory education chief Michael Gove has colluded to hand over control of thousands of nominally secular state schools to the Church of England. In an unprecedented and totally unnecessary move, Church of England academy chains will have a new ability to incorporate community schools. The Government has given assurances that the Church would not be …
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