Humanists UK News Feed

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  1. The Royal College of Physicians (RCP) has announced it has adopted a neutral position on assisted dying after a clear majority of respondents to its poll either supported or were neutral towards such a move. Humanists UK warmly welcomes this move, and the wider shift in medical opinion regarding assisted dying. The RCP poll revealed […]
  2. Take action! Sign our petition against religious homophobia in schools, and tell the UK Government to support education about tolerance and stand firm against religious hate. Yesterday a number of MPs defended the rights of English schools to teach the new compulsory Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) subject, which includes LGBT issues, in line with […]
  3. Take action! If you live in Wales then please urgently respond to the Welsh Government’s consultation on reforming relationships and sexuality education, which closes on Monday. Wales Humanists is calling on the public to stand up for inclusive relationships and sexuality education (RSE) in Wales after a shocking case of a Welsh Catholic school that […]
  4. A Birmingham trust which runs five schools has said it will stop teaching lessons about LGBT acceptance to students following mounting pressure by parents, according to a new BBC report released today. The BBC exclusive report states that Leigh Trust, which runs five schools, said it was halting the lessons until an agreement with parents […]
  5. We spoke to Lindsay van Dijk – a member of the Non-Religious Pastoral Support Network and the first humanist to lead a pastoral care or chaplaincy department in the NHS. She spoke to us about listening to patients in need of support, and providing somebody like-minded to speak to during some of life’s most difficult […]