Humanists UK News Feed

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  1. Humanists UK is celebrating a year of success for the Non-Religious Pastoral Support Network (NRPSN), which placed humanist pastoral carers in 40% of NHS acute trusts in England and Wales over the course of 2018. Support for non-religious pastoral support has taken off in recent years, fed by steady demand from hospitals looking to provide […]
  2. Humanists UK has welcomed the passage of a new bill which is set to repeal Canada’s 19th century blasphemy laws. The bill now awaits royal assent, the final (formal) legislative step. Humanists UK, which campaigns against blasphemy laws around the world as part of the End Blasphemy Laws coalition, has welcomed the news, and urged […]
  3. Humanists UK has raised concerns that organisations with an agenda to promote so-called ‘complementary and alternative medicines’ such as homeopathy will still be able to register as legal charities, after a disappointing ruling by the Charity Commission. The Charity Commission today announced it will introduce new guidance on how organisations that promote complementary and alternative […]
  4. Non-religious asylum seekers face torture or death if they are denied asylum in the UK and forced to return to their home countries, an event in Parliament has heard. The All Party Parliamentary Humanist Group (to which Humanists UK provides the secretariat) yesterday hosted ‘Protecting non-religious people’s rights to asylum in the UK’. Chaired by […]
  5. Today, Monday 10 December, humanists marked Human Rights Day by celebrating the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and calling for equality for all on the basis of religion or belief. As part of Human Rights Day, the All Party Parliamentary Humanist Group (to which Humanists UK provides the secretariat) held an […]