Humanists call for organ donation modernisation

March 14, 2017

The Humanist Society of Scotland have called for an overhaul to the organ donation system in Scotland to ensure respect of the deceased’s own wishes.

Humanists call for organ donation modernisation

Falling levels of religiosity in Scotland

April 3, 2016

New research from the Scottish Social Attitudes Survey finds majority (52%) not religious. Largest decline in religious identity for Church of Scotland (from 35% in 1999 to just 20%). Humanists issue a renewed call for debate about the role of…

Falling levels of religiosity in Scotland

We welcome calls to reform religious observance in schools

November 13, 2015

Humanist Society Scotland has welcomed the publication of an important report into the provision of religious observance in Scotland (and collective worship in England, Wales and Northern Ireland). HSS has followed up the release of this report with a call…

We welcome calls to reform religious observance in schools

Humanists back opt-out bill for organ donation

November 12, 2015

Humanist Society Scotland has declared its support for Anne McTaggart MSP’s Transplantation (Authorisation of Removal of Organs etc.) (Scotland) Bill. Scotland currently operates an opt-in organ donation system where a person has to register their consent to donate their organs…

Humanists back opt-out bill for organ donation

Couple in Malawi burned to death following witchcraft accusation

October 29, 2015

A Malawian couple in the village of Mtendere in Karonga have been burned to death in mob-attack following allegations of witchcraft, according to the Nyasa Times (warning: graphic content). It is reported that the couple, 76-year old Taipi Vinkhumbo and 65 year…

Couple in Malawi burned to death following witchcraft accusation

Nearly half of Scots are non-religious

August 27, 2015

The Scottish Households Survey, published this week, shows another rise in the number of people in Scotland who have no religion. The number is now 47.3%, up from 40% in 2009. That means that nearly one in two people in…

Nearly half of Scots are non-religious

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

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