Paul Kurtz Passes Away

Paul Kurtz, American skeptic, founder of modern secular-humanist movement and philosopher, passed away on 20 October 2012. He was 86 years old. He was Honorary Associate of Rationalist International and also Honorary Associate of Rationalist Association (formerly RPA) of UK….

Children and Young People Bill – Consultation submission

A submission from the Humanist Society Scotland was prepared and sent in response to this Consultation on 23rd September. The Bill concerns the implementation of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child in Scotland, and largely covers social…

Children and Young people Bill

Following a meeting with members of the team responsible for the consultation process we have now prepared the final draft of our submission and it will be sent to them on Sunday 23 September.   Share on: FacebookTwitterLinkedInPinterestEmail

Freshers’ Week

Written by Clare Marsh – HSS Education Officer We took part in two events last week: 1. Glasgow University Dialectic Society debate – Wednesday 12 September Motion: This house supports same-sex marriage I joined Ross Mitchell LLB and John McKee…

Parallel Legal Systems

The issue of parallel legal systems – different religious groups administering their own laws – keeps arising in the news. The HSS is committed to being active on this, and will be looking at it at our Conference on 21…

Good Life, Good Death, Good Grief

The Society is pleased to announce that we have joined Good Life, Good Death, Good Grief – the alliance of people and organisations working to make Scotland a place where there is more openness about death, dying and bereavement. You…

Children and Young People Bill Engagement Event – Report

Written by Clare Marsh – HSS Education Officer The Scottish Government plan to introduce a new bill to protect the rights of children and young people and has issued a consultation document to which they invite responses by 25 September…

Article in TESS

TESS (, Friday 27 July, publishes the following article in the Comment & Analysis section. When it comes to religious teaching, I’m lacking in faith Clare Marsh, HSS education officer Different religions and the non-belief stance should be evenly handled,…

The BHA Annual Conference – Report

Written by Clare Marsh – HSS Education Officer I was fortunate to be allowed to attend this as the delegate from HSS and it was a truly memorable experience. On the Saturday we sat from10.00 until18.30 listening to a succession…

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