Humanist peers vocal in freedom of religion and conscience debate in the Lords » British Humanist Association.
A number of peers belonging to the All Party Parliamentary Humanist Group (APPHG) gave a robust defence of the rights of those who do not hold to any religious beliefs during a debate in the House of Lords [...]
‘If believers try to invoke their beliefs as a defence for treating other people badly, the law is right to prevent them’
KEY PHRASE: “All reasonable people will agree that there is scope in a secular democracy for reasonable accommodation of religious beliefs when that accommodation does not affect the rights and freedoms of [...]
Proposed creationist Free School gets through to interview stage . Eeek! Everyday Champions Church, the group bidding to set up a creationist Free School, have announced that their proposal has passed the first round of applications and is through to the interview stage of the process. The British Humanist Association (BHA) has said it is [...]
BREAKING: AC Grayling resigns Humanist presidency over New College “controversy” .
AC Grayling, the philosopher who has sparked protests with his proposed £18,000-a-year New College for the Humanities, has resigned as President of the British Humanist Association before even taking office. He was due to take over from Guardian columnist Polly Toynbee on the 1st [...]
Richard Dawkins and PZ Myers discuss science, atheism and Oprah Winfrey.Richard Dawkins and PZ Myers discuss science, atheism and Oprah Winfrey Around 1000 people turned out for the British Humanist Association event at the Institute of Education in London last night to witness an armchair discussion between author and BHA vice-president Richard Dawkins and PZ [...]
A humble act of hubris? AC Grayling’s secular bible
” Philosopher AC Grayling has been in the news a lot this week, on account of the publication of his latest work The Good Book: A Secular Bible. It’s a bold project, and one that is, not unexpectedly, attracting criticism from religious commentators. Indeed, Grayling himself [...]
You may be following the BHA’s census campaign to get respondents to mark “no religion”. Here is an article from IHEU.org about the possibility of the census being skewed by poor questions.
“Two thirds of adults living in Scotland are not religious—but the 2011 Census question won’t show that, says the Humanist Society of Scotland [...]