Author: Ceri Sutherland
Does religion still matter in politics?
September 21, 2022
Join us on Monday October 3rd for an online event as Edinburgh Humanists host guest speaker Sir John Curtice FRSA FRSE FBA as he explores the question, does religion still matter in politics?
Sir John is a British political scientist, senior research fellow at NatCen, and Professor of Politics at Strathclyde University. This event is hosted by the Edinburgh Humanists and will be followed by a Q&A facilitated by Humanist Society Scotland CEO, Fraser Sutherland.
OMG you can’t write that!
September 15, 2022
Join us for an online event to marked Banned Book Week 2022 on Thursday 22nd September. Fraser Sutherland, Emma Wadsworth-Jones, Professor Maggie Kinloch, Terry Anderson, and Terry Greig will explore the topic of book banning, censorship and religion during the online talk, OMG you can’t write that!
Humanists say ‘the time is now’ as Assisted Dying Bill is lodged
September 8, 2022
As Liam McArthur MSP for Orkney lodges a final proposal in the Scottish Parliament today for his Members Bill ‘Assisted Dying for Terminally Ill Adults (Scotland)’, Humanist Society Scotland declares that the time is now to listen to the Scottish people and urges MSPs to vote with the views of the majority of their constituents.
Humanists call for bold action on children’s rights in Scotland
May 24, 2022
After John Swinney MSP made a statement to the Scottish Parliament on the future of the UNCRC bill and vowed to ‘bold’ on children’s rights in Scotland, Humanist Society Scotland have questioned why progress has been glacial on reforms highlighted to be needed by the committee.
We urge local councils to scrap church voting rights
May 11, 2022
We have written to all of Scotland’s local councils urging them to end voting rights for non-elected church representatives sitting on local education committees.
A letter from Scotland’s children and young people
April 29, 2022
Young Humanist Scotland Ambassadors sign joint letter to local council candidates ahead of the upcoming local elections that identifies six key areas of concern for Scotland’s children and young people.
Humanists add support to stop regressive Human Rights Act reform
March 14, 2022
Today we added our voice to a joint response from the Human Rights Consortium Scotland that challenges the UK Government’s proposal to reform or replace the Human Rights Act. There is a high level of concern amongst Scottish civil society…
All women finalist list for humanist of the year 2021!
March 8, 2022
This year Humanist Society Scotland marked International Women’s Day by announcing the all-women nominee list for their Gordon Ross Award, an annual award that recognises individuals whose actions are deemed to be exceptional and in line with humanist values.
StreetCare Edinburgh: fond farewells and silver linings
December 16, 2021
At the end of this year the decision was taken to wrap up our StreetCare Edinburgh volunteer project (StreetCare in Glasgow is still open, operational and very much needed). Here we hand over to Mary Mackay, Edinburgh’s StreetCare Volunteer Coordinator,…
Farewell and thank you to our Edinburgh StreetCare volunteers
December 14, 2021
This month our Edinburgh StreetCare project came to an end so we made a short video to celebrate the work of the volunteers who ran the project as a small thank you for their years of hard work.
Humanists join call to protect the Human Rights Act on Human Rights Day!
December 10, 2021
Humanists join the call to protect the Human Rights Act on Human Rights Day by adding their signature to an open letter to the Prime Minister calling for greater protection of the HRA in UK political life.