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  1. A House of Lords committee has expressed concern that Government proposals to lift the cap on faith-based admissions ‘could cause greater social segregation within faith schools’. In a report, published by the Citizenship and Civic Engagement Committee, the peers also praise Ofsted for ‘sanction[ing] schools which fail to teach about LGBT people’, voices support for […]
  2. Vaughan Gething, the Welsh Health Secretary, has announced that he has instructed officials to investigate the legislative changes needed to allow women to take abortion pills in the safety and comfort of their own homes, rather than being required to make multiple trips to a hospital or clinic. Humanists UK welcomes this announcement, which represents […]
  3. Humanists UK staff met yesterday with Sara Khan, the newly appointed lead Commissioner for Countering Extremism, to discuss the work of Humanists UK on related issues and the remit of the Commission going forward. Discussions focused on the work of Humanists UK in identifying and challenging extremist narratives in the UK, which spans across many […]
  4. Humanists UK has expressed dismay that the eighth periodic report from the UK to the UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) glosses over violations relating to abortion access and LGBT rights in Northern Ireland. Humanists UK, which has campaigned for the decriminalisation of abortion and the recognition of same-sex marriages in […]
  5. Humanists UK has responded to a joint consultation held by the Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) for Bristol, North Somerset, and South Gloucestershire, calling for an end to the funding of homeopathic treatments on the NHS. This consultation follows a similar one held by the CCG in the summer of 2017, and the recommendation of the […]