Humanists UK News Feed

Think for yourself, act for everyone
  1. Scottish Justice Minister Humza Yousaf today announced that the Government will drop sections of the draft Hate Crime and Public Order (Scotland) Bill that would have criminalised insulting religious beliefs. The Bill will now protect ‘antipathy, dislike, ridicule and insult’ of religious beliefs, as part of people’s legitimate right to freedom of expression. Humanists UK, […]
  2. 89% of British Sikhs think the faith ethos is not an important factor in school choice and less than half would send their child to a Sikh faith school, a new report has found. The eighth annual British Sikh Report (BSR) surveyed 2,700 British Sikhs on a variety of different issues including faith schools and […]
  3. The All-Party Parliamentary Humanist Group (APPHG) met yesterday to discuss The Little Book of Humanism, co-authored by Humanists UK President Professor Alice Roberts and Chief Executive Andrew Copson. The event formally introduced Alice to parliamentarians in the Group and saw the APPHG Chair Crispin Blunt MP host a wide-ranging discussion on the book. In its […]
  4. Changes to faith school admissions policies taking place as a result of the coronavirus pandemic illustrate why religious selection should be scrapped altogether, Humanists UK has said. Following UK Government guidance published in July this year, religious schools across England have applied to alter their admissions criteria by waiving or diluting church attendance requirements. 163 […]
  5. Pre-schools in Northern Ireland are ‘highly segregated’ along denominational lines a new report has found. Pre-schools – which provide non-compulsory education for children in the year prior to starting primary school –  are generally thought to be more mixed than the rest of the school system. However, research by Dr Stephen Roulston and Dr Sally […]