Party conference fever

This October our campaigns team have been busy travelling up and down Scotland attending the SNP, Green and Lib Dem party conferences.  This year we chose to focus our conference presence on the role of unelected religious representatives on local…

Medical support for assisted dying grows

On Tuesday evening our policy and campaigns officer, Will Norton, and Chair Ian Rodger, attended a Scottish Parliament event in support of the Assisted Dying for Terminally Ill Adults (Scotland) Bill.  Liam McArthur MSP organised the event alongside us and…

Does Religion Still Matter in Politics?

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.

OMG you can’t write that!

Join us for an online event to marked Banned Book Week 2022 on Thursday 22nd September. Fraser Sutherland, Emma Wadsworth-Jones, Professor Maggie Kinloch, Terry Anderson, and Terry Greig will explore the topic of book banning, censorship and religion during the online talk, OMG you can’t write that!

Humanists say ‘the time is now’ as Assisted Dying Bill is Lodged

As Liam McArthur MSP for Orkney lodges a final proposal in the Scottish Parliament today for his Members Bill ‘Assisted Dying for Terminally Ill Adults (Scotland)’,  Humanist Society Scotland declares that the time is now to listen to the Scottish people and urges MSPs to vote with the views of the majority of their constituents.  

A little bit of Australia in Scotland

This morning Humanist Society Scotland Chief Exec, Fraser Sutherland, and Policy and Campaign Officer, Will Norton, had the honour of meeting Fiona Patten MP, a member of the Parliament of Victoria in Australia.  For years, Fiona has been a champion…

Abortion Devolution

Humanists attend First Minister’s Summit on abortion care

Scottish Humanists have reacted to today’s abortion care summit hosted by the First Minister. Humanist Society Scotland chair, Professor Maggie Kinloch attended the summit alongside other campaigners who have called for urgent action to improve abortion care and protection for…

Image Description: Angela Johnson (Humanist Society Scotland celebrant) standing at the podium in the chamber at the Scottish Parliament.

Time for Reflection- Humanist Style

On World Humanist Day humanist celebrant Angela Johnson had the honour of conducting the daily Time for Reflection at the Scottish Parliament. Angela made a beautiful speech that looked back at the first lockdown, explained the importance of the arts…

Humanists Call for Bold Action on Children’s Rights in Scotland

After John Swinney MSP made a statement to the Scottish Parliament on the future of the UNCRC bill and vowed to ‘bold’ on children’s rights in Scotland, Humanist Society Scotland have questioned why progress has been glacial on reforms highlighted to be needed by the committee.

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