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
A voting box bearing a religious symbol

Religious representatives campaign update

November 16, 2014

 Unelected Religious Representatives It was announced in today’s Sunday Herald that a members’ bill from Independent MSP John Finnie (Local Government Accountability and Transparency Bill) will not proceed. The consultation garnered 207 replies, and unfortunately only 17% of the responses…

Religious representatives campaign update

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

Government funded report risks creating divide in Scotland

July 10, 2014

Scottish Government Funded Report Risks Creating Divide in Scotland

Government funded report risks creating divide in Scotland

Secular groups attack plan to make religion part of Scottish constitution

May 6, 2014

Secular groups attack plan to make religion part of Scottish constitution

Secular groups attack plan to make religion part of Scottish constitution

Call to cut millions spent by NHS on religion

April 24, 2014

Call to cut millions spent by NHS on religion

Call to cut millions spent by NHS on religion

Religion and a new Scottish constitution

April 6, 2014

The Humanist Society Scotland strongly disagrees with the suggestion today that there should be special recognition of religion in any future constitution for Scotland. In the most recent Scottish Household Survey, 43% of Scots reported they had no religion. This…

Religion and a new Scottish constitution

Update on our Church of Scotland Agreement

January 27, 2014

On Friday the HSS & the Church of Scotland released a joint statement asking that the Petitions Committee of the Scottish Parliament ask the Scottish Government to make a change to the Education (Scotland) Act 1980. This change was to…

Update on our Church of Scotland Agreement

Joint education reform initiative with Church of Scotland

HSS statement on Time for Reflection

Joint education reform initiative with Church of Scotland

Expulsion threat for pupils who won’t pray

Expulsion threat for not saying prayers

Expulsion threat for pupils who won’t pray

Joint call for changes to religious observance

January 25, 2014

The Church of Scotland and Humanist Society Scotland have called for legislation to be brought forward to change Religious Observance in schools to “Time for Reflection” as a way of making these events more inclusive and clearly not gatherings where one faith or belief system is promoted over another.

Joint call for changes to religious observance