End Blasphemy Law Campaign at Scottish Parliament

A joint call by Humanist Society Scotland and International Humanist and Ethical Union was made at the Scottish Parliament to scrap Scotland’s outdated Blasphemy law. MSPs heard from campaigners from around the world including Gulalai Ismail from Pakistan who herself was threatened…

Scrapping Scotland’s Blasphemy Law becomes SNP policy

Humanist Society Scotland have welcomed news that SNP National Council have passed a motion calling on Scotland’s common law on blasphemy to be scrapped. The motion submitted by the SNP’s Leith Branch focused on how Blasphemy laws are used around…

MSPs consider petition on Blasphemy Laws

Humanist Society Scotland have supported a petition being considered by MSPs in the Scottish Parliament’s petitions committee calling for the country’s Blasphemy laws to be scrapped. In written evidence to the committee the society have highlighted other countries across Europe…

Scottish Government will not scrap blasphemy laws, new letter reveals

Written correspondence from the Cabinet Secretary for Justice to an HSS member shows the Scottish Government have no intention of scrapping Scotland’s blasphemy laws. The letter from Michael Matheson MSP published below by HSS says: “The Scottish Government values Scotland’s faith communities and…

Abolish All Blasphemy Laws! Humanists launch new campaign

A new international campaign launches today, aimed at abolishing “blasphemy laws” worldwide. The End Blasphemy Laws campaign is thought to be the first campaign focusing solely on the issue of laws against “blasphemy” including “ridicule” and “insult” to religion or…

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