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  1. The UK is one of the worst countries in the world for respecting the rights of children, a new international report has found. The KidsRights Index 2020, published this week, ranked the UK 169th out of 182 countries, behind Yemen, Sierra Leone, Sudan, and Iraq. The best-ranked countries were Iceland, Switzerland, and Finland. Humanists UK, […]
  2. An education pamphlet, endorsed by religious leaders from the Charedi Jewish community, recommends physical punishment and humiliation of children in schools an independent inquiry has heard. Humanists UK, which campaigns for the rights and interests of children irrespective of their religious background, has expressed alarm at the document and the fact that corporal punishment appears […]
  3. To mark our Humanism At Home series, we’re sharing a key note lecture delivered by Professor Alice Roberts, at the Humanists UK Convention 2019. Humanists UK President Professor Alice Roberts takes us on a personal exploration of Margaret Knight’s 1950s radio essay series, ‘Morals Without Religion’, to examine changing attitudes to, and controversies around, the […]
  4. A new opt-out organ donation law that will automatically consider adults to be organ donors when they die comes into effect in England today. Humanists UK, which lobbied for the change for over a decade, has welcomed the new law, saying it is ‘likely to save thousands of lives’ by dramatically increasing the number of […]
  5. TAKE ACTION: If you are a parent whose child has been disadvantaged by religiously selective admissions policies, please respond to the Sutton Trust consultation by 28 July 2020. You can read Humanists UK’s full consultation response to give you some ideas, but please adapt it in line with your personal experiences. Humanists UK has told […]