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2023 in campaigns

January 27, 2023

2023 looks set be a pivotal year for humanism in Scotland. We look forward to the passing of a law to protect women from harassment outside abortion clinics and we hope that new rules will follow to ensure dignity in…

2023 in campaigns

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.

Does religion still matter in politics?

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.

A letter from 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…

Humanists add support to stop regressive Human Rights Act reform

Non-religious people encouraged to ‘be honest’ about their beliefs in 2022 Census

March 9, 2022

New research carried out by YouGov published today by Humanist Society Scotland reveals how the 2022 Scottish census is potentially expected to show a vast decline in religious identity when compared to the 2011 census. The poll findings reveal how…

Non-religious people encouraged to ‘be honest’ about their beliefs in 2022 Census

Ukraine: statement on defence of rule of law

February 25, 2022

The declaration of war on Ukraine by the Russian Federation is devastating and horrific. We stand in solidarity with the Ukrainian people and those in Russia protesting against the invasion of their democratic neighbour. These events sadly remind us of…

Ukraine: statement on defence of rule of law

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.

Humanists join call to protect the Human Rights Act on Human Rights Day!

Humanists add their voice to calls for compassionate & humane refugee & asylum policy

December 9, 2021

On the 3rd of December we added our support to an open letter to Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Home Secretary Priti Patel, calling for a change in refugee and asylum policy that is based on a humane and compassionate…

Humanists add their voice to calls for compassionate & humane refugee & asylum policy

Humanists join call for the Scottish Government to protect children’s rights

October 6, 2021

Humanist Society Scotland signs Together Alliance letter that urges the Scottish Government to work at speed to address the UK Supreme Court ruling that four aspects of the UNCRC (Incorporation) (Scotland) Bill are outwith the competence of the Scottish Parliament and will need to be reconsidered.

Humanists join call for the Scottish Government to protect children’s rights

Humanists encouraged to back assisted dying bill plan

September 23, 2021

Orkney MSP Liam McArthur has launched a consultation on his proposal for a members’ bill to allow for assisted dying for terminally ill people. Humanist Society Scotland have long campaigned for a compassionate approach to end-of-life care and support. Over…

Humanists encouraged to back assisted dying bill plan
Morven Lyons

Humanist message of hope and support for refugees

September 1, 2021

Humanist Society Scotland trustee Morven Lyon delivered Time For Reflection at the Scottish Parliament. Morven spoke about the current crisis in Afghanistan and advocated for tolerance and support for the Afghan people and for those displaced by the return of the Taliban and in need of asylum.

Humanist message of hope and support for refugees