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  1. All non-religious pastoral carers will be able to return to frontline duty in prisons across England and Wales this week to continue to provide essential pastoral and emotional support to prisoners during the Covid-19 crisis. Volunteers in prisons had been stood down in the early stages of the outbreak to reduce footfall in institutions, but […]
  2. In response to new guidance on funerals issued yesterday by the Government, including on funeral attendance, Humanists UK’s Head of Ceremonies Isabel Russo said: ‘The law stipulates that you can only leave your home to attend a funeral if it is for a member of your household, a close family member, or – if the […]
  3. Wales Humanists today celebrates 100 years of the disestablishment of the Church of England in Wales which led to the nation being more secular and plural, but says more needs to be done to ensure equality for all people, regardless of religion or belief. The Welsh Church Act 1914 disestablished the Church of England in […]
  4. Abortion will become legally available in Northern Ireland from today, after years of efforts to bring women’s rights in line with the rest of the UK and Ireland. Last October the Westminster Parliament passed legislation that removed abortion from criminal law, repealing an 150-year-old law that made seeking an abortion an imprisonable offence. Northern Ireland […]
  5. Madeleine Goodall is Humanists UK’s new Heritage Coordinator, leading our Humanist Heritage Project, celebrating the 125-year history of Humanists UK. Hi Maddy. Can you tell us a bit more about your work? As Humanist Heritage Coordinator, I am working on a project to research, share, and celebrate the long history of humanism in the UK. […]