Humanists UK News Feed

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  1. Humanists UK is urging its supporters to ask their election candidates where they stand on humanist issues including assisted dying, humanist marriage, inclusive education, religious discrimination in schools, and other issues ahead of the general election on 12 December. It has published tables comparing the major parties’ policies in Great Britain and Northern Ireland on […]
  2. Northern Ireland Humanists is encouraging its members and supporters to respond to a UK Government consultation on new regulations for abortion in Northern Ireland, which will come into force next year. The consultation closes on 16 December.  Abortion was legalised in Northern Ireland on 22 October, and from 31 March 2020, abortion will be available […]
  3. Humanists UK is pleased to announce the appointment of three new patrons from the fields of science education, music, and the arts. They are Sally Le Page, popular evolutionary biologist and YouTuber; Hannah Peel, artist, producer, and composer; and well known comedian, writer and podcaster, Catie Wilkins. Sally Le Page is an evolutionary biologist and […]
  4. Humanists UK is deeply sad to report the death of its patron, the author and polymath Sir Jonathan Miller CBE. Sir Jonathan Miller was born into a Jewish family in 1934 and grew up in Hampstead. He studied natural sciences and medicine at St John’s College, Cambridge and University College London, graduating in 1959. He […]
  5. Humanists UK has published a guide for parents including a template letter to schools on how to request a meaningful alternative to collective worship if they have concerns about their children taking part. After the success of the recent case of Lee and Lizanne Harris who won in their bid to have their school provide […]