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New report reveals vast extent of global non-religious persecution

A new report from the All-Party Parliamentary Group for International Freedom of Religion or Belief (APPG for FoRB) has today highlighted the vast global persecution faced by non-religious people, identifying particularly grave problems in many countries around the world. Humanists UK has welcomed the report, and commended it as a resource for decision-makers in their […]
Humanists UK. March 1, 2021, 1:43 pm

‘If you’re not religious, say so!’ New campaign asks people to tick ‘no religion’ option on Census

‘If you’re not religious, say so!’ – that is the simple request of a campaign being launched today by Humanists UK, encouraging people who are not in any meaningful sense religious to tick the ‘no religion’ option on the 2021 Census. Humanists UK is running the campaign because the biased and leading nature of the […]
Humanists UK. March 1, 2021, 12:01 am

Humanists UK and patrons Eddie Marsan and Janet Ellis partner with NHS to promote mental wellbeing during lockdown

Humanists UK and two of its patrons, actor Eddie Marsan and actor, presenter, and writer Janet Ellis, have teamed up with NHS mental wellbeing app, GoodThinking to share their experiences of the last year and how they as humanists have faced the challenges of lockdown. In his video, Eddie Marsan opens up about his experience […]
Humanists UK. February 26, 2021, 5:40 pm

Threats to Human Rights Act risk undermining fundamental freedoms, warns Humanists UK

Humanists UK has warned against proposals to weaken the Human Rights Act, in response to a call for evidence by the Joint Committee on Human Rights into the Government’s Independent the Human Rights Act Review. In its submission, Humanists UK has highlighted the importance of the Human Rights Act as a signature piece of legislation […]
Humanists UK. February 26, 2021, 11:02 am

Welsh Government must make telemedicine permanent as it makes abortions safer and more accessible

Wales Humanists has called on the Welsh Government to make temporary Covid-19 regulations that allow women to access abortion services remotely, known as telemedicine, instead be permanent. In the year since its implementation, there is a growing body of evidence to show that abortions have been safer and more accessible under this system and that […]
Humanists UK. February 22, 2021, 2:17 pm

Telemedicine has made abortions safer, more accessible and should be made permanent, Humanists UK tells Government

Humanists UK has called on the UK Government to make temporary Covid-19 regulations in England that allow women to access abortion services remotely, known as telemedicine, instead be permanent. The call has come in response to a consultation proposing just that, as evidence shows that abortions have been safer and more accessible under this system. […]
Humanists UK. February 18, 2021, 4:00 pm

Northern Ireland Humanists calls for opt-out organ donation

Northern Ireland Humanists, in conjunction with Richard Norman, Professor Emeritus of Moral Philosophy at the University of Kent, has responded to the Department of Health’s consultation calling for the implementation of opt-out organ donation in Northern Ireland. This system, which is already in place in England, Wales, and Jersey, and is due to come into […]
Humanists UK. February 18, 2021, 1:28 pm

UN presses UK to repeal compulsory collective worship laws

The United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child has pressed governments across the UK to ‘describe the measures taken to repeal legal provisions for compulsory attendance at collective worship in publicly funded schools and ensure that children can independently exercise the right to withdraw from religious observance at school.’ Humanists UK, Wales Humanists, […]
Humanists UK. February 18, 2021, 11:14 am

Tribunal dismisses religious discrimination case brought by sacked homophobic actress

Actress Seyi Omooba, who was sacked by the Curve Theatre in Leicester and the acting agency Michael Garrett Associates Ltd after homophobic comments she posted on Facebook emerged, has lost her religious discrimination case at the Central London Employment Tribunal. Humanists UK has welcomed the Tribunal’s decision that her dismissal was made upon the legitimate […]
Humanists UK. February 17, 2021, 4:02 pm

Over 3,000 people attend largest-ever Darwin Day Lecture, on ‘the new science of right and wrong’

Dr Oliver Scott Curry tonight delivered the Darwin Day Lecture 2021, ‘Morality Explained: the new science of right and wrong’, in an event viewed by over 3,000 people worldwide and chaired by Humanists UK President Alice Roberts. Following the lecture and an expansive question and answer session, Alice presented Oliver with the Humanists UK Darwin […]
Humanists UK. February 12, 2021, 9:17 pm