Mubarak Bala

President of Nigerian humanists, Mubarak Bala, arrested on ‘blasphemy charge’

April 29, 2020

Humanist Society Scotland has expressed severe concerns for the president of its sister organisation – the Humanist Association of Nigeria – after he was arrested for ‘blasphemy’. Mubarak Bala was arrested on 28 April by two police officers who took…

President of Nigerian humanists, Mubarak Bala, arrested on ‘blasphemy charge’

Campaign success – blasphemy law scrapped!

April 24, 2020

Humanist Society Scotland has reacted with delight that a five-year campaign by the charity has today seen confirmation that the outdated Scottish law on Blasphemy is to be repealed. Reacting to the news from the Scottish Government, Fraser Sutherland, Chief…

Campaign success – blasphemy law scrapped!

New education resources for schools

March 6, 2020

Humanist Society Scotland has launched a new set of educational resources designed to match the Higher and National 5 RMPS curriculum. The resources cover a humanist approach to a number of moral and ethical questions including assisted dying, justice, relationships,…

New education resources for schools

Humanists back civil partnership change

February 28, 2020

Humanist Society Scotland gave evidence to the Scottish Parliament, backing moves to make civil partnerships available to all couples. The proposed bill would see Civil Partnerships opened up to mixed-sex couples as well as same-sex couples. Commenting on the bill…

Humanists back civil partnership change

Our humanist future

Below is the text of the speech given to launch Our Humanist Future strategic plan by Humanist Society Scotland Chief Executive Fraser Sutherland. Thank you to everyone here for coming along and sharing this special day for everyone at Humanist…

Our humanist future

Our humanist future – we launch new strategic plan

Humanist Society Scotland launched a new strategic plan which sets out the Trustee’s aims and objectives for the charity for the next three years at the RSE in Edinburgh. Our Humanist Future was developed by the board of trustees who…

Our humanist future – we launch new strategic plan

Royal College refuses to drop opposition to assisted dying

February 21, 2020

Humanist Society Scotland has responded with disappointment that the Royal College of GPs has ignored the view of its members who responded to a recent consultation on changing the group’s stance on Assisted Dying. 51% of those GPs who responded…

Royal College refuses to drop opposition to assisted dying

We welcome assisted dying review by BMA

February 6, 2020

Humanist Society Scotland has welcomed the news that the British Medical Association (BMA) has launched a survey of its members on the organisation’s approach to assisted dying. This comes as the Humanists ask the public to back its ‘Last Rights…

We welcome assisted dying review by BMA

Time to reflect on children’s freedom of belief in Schools

January 19, 2020

Humanist Society Scotland is calling on headteachers across the country to reflect on World Religion Day (19th January) as to how they meet their pupils’ UNCRC (United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child) Article 14 rights. Article 14…

Time to reflect on children’s freedom of belief in Schools
A voting box bearing a religious symbol

Edinburgh Council delays decision on religious votes over schools

August 22, 2019

Edinburgh Council was due to take the decision on whether to maintain the unique position of certain faith groups on how the city’s schools are run. However, after debate, the council decided to delay the decision until November. The failure…

Edinburgh Council delays decision on religious votes over schools

Catch-up with our 2019 conference

June 28, 2019

Humanist Society Scotland’s annual conference was a sell-out! Over 140 eager members and guests packed into the Royal Society Edinburgh to hear from a variety of fantastic speakers. Below is audio recordings taken from some of the speakers and some…

Catch-up with our 2019 conference