Commission on religion and belief in public life takes evidence

April 12, 2015

The high-level commission was established in 2013 to examine the role of religion and belief in public life across the UK. The commission in based in the Wolfe Institute, Cambridge and is chaired by the Rt Hon Baroness Butler-Sloss of…

Commission on religion and belief in public life takes evidence

Abolish blasphemy laws! Humanists launch campaign

January 30, 2015

A new international campaign launches today, aimed at abolishing “blasphemy laws” worldwide. The End Blasphemy Laws campaign is thought to be the first campaign focusing solely on the issue of laws against “blasphemy” including “ridicule” and “insult” to religion or…

Abolish blasphemy laws! Humanists launch campaign

Humanists give cautious welcome to Raif Badawi case review

January 16, 2015

The International Humanist and Ethical Union (IHEU) had been focusing its “#FreeRaif” campaign messages directly on the personal responsibility of the Saudi monarch, King Abdullah. One image retweeted on social network Twitter over 1,000 times features the stories of Raif Badawi…

Humanists give cautious welcome to Raif Badawi case review

We condemn attack on freedom of expression

January 8, 2015

Twelve people were murdered yesterday as the result of an armed attack on the offices of satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo by Islamist terrorists. This was a vicious attack on free speech and expression. The Humanist Society Scotland has released the…

We condemn attack on freedom of expression

Atheists, humanists and liberals targeted by hate campaigns

December 10, 2014

Non­religious people are being targeted by “hate campaigns” in countries around the world, as a distinct minority group, a new report has found. The report claims that the “hate speech” against atheists does not come exclusively from reactionary or radical…

Atheists, humanists and liberals targeted by hate campaigns

First audit of religion in Scots law since Victorian era

November 4, 2014

A Scottish university is launching a project to discover how much privilege religion receives under Scots law. The project – the first of its kind in more than 100 years – is being funded by the Humanist Society Scotland to…

First audit of religion in Scots law since Victorian era

Expulsion threat for pupils who won’t pray

January 27, 2014

Expulsion threat for not saying prayers

Expulsion threat for pupils who won’t pray

First global report on rights of non-religious

December 10, 2013

IHEU report on rights of non-religious

First global report on rights of non-religious