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  1. Close to 800 people turned out in central London last week for Humanists UK’s 2019 Voltaire Lecture, part of the Humanists UK annual lecture series. This year, the lecture was given by geneticist and Humanists UK patron Dr Adam Rutherford, who spoke in the proud humanist tradition of anti-racist campaigning with a stirring and all-too-relevant […]
  2. The UK Government has announced it is conducting a review into how the Home Office assesses asylum claims on the basis of religious, non-religious, or LGBT asylum, following Humanists UK’s work to raise the issue in Parliament. Humanists UK, the national charity working on behalf of the non-religious, welcomed the review, adding that many non-religious […]
  3. Scientist, writer, and broadcaster Alice Roberts has today launched a new, ‘massive open online course’ (MOOC) on humanism introducing participants to humanists from around the world to hear their stories and explore their beliefs and values. The new course, launched in partnership with social learning platform FutureLearn, called ‘Humanist Lives’, has been developed by Humanists […]
  4. A Birmingham school facing protests around the teaching of LGBT issues has reportedly seen 600 pupils withdrawn from the school today in an alarming escalation which is placing children’s safety and education at risk, Humanists UK says. Education publication TES today reported that 600 pupils have been taken out of Anderton Park Primary in Birmingham […]
  5. Secretary of State for Justice and Lord Chancellor David Gauke has signalled his personal support for reform of the UK’s assisted dying laws, adding that he is in ‘favour of reforms in this area’. His comments, which appeared in the print version of The Express yesterday, are the first time such a senior Government minister […]