www.iw-humanists.org.uk [email protected] We aim to provide support and encouragement for developing goodness without god within a broad social context. Conservative Humanists (affiliated with Humanists UK, the national charity representing Humanists) promotes scepticism, secularism and science, and provides an organisation for members of the Conservative Party who do not hold religious beliefs. Humanists UK. [41] In 2017, it supported a humanist couple to challenge Northern Ireland's refusal to give legal recognition to humanist marriages through the High Court in Belfast,[42] which resulted in legalisation of humanist marriages in Northern Ireland in June 2017. SC050629 and a company limited by guarantee no. Social concerns persisted in Humanists UK's programme. "[27] It points to issues such as the joint role of the British monarch (both Supreme Governor of the Church of England and Head of State), the reserved places for bishops in the House of Lords, the status of the Church of England (the officially established church[28]), and other "discriminations based on religion or belief within the system" such as those in education and Public Services. "[18] The organisation campaigns for reform of Religious Education in the UK including a reformed subject covered by the national curriculum which is inclusive of non-religious viewpoints, such as "Belief and Values Education". [93][94], Humanists UK maintains a network of roughly 150 trained and accredited volunteers in England, Wales, and Northern Ireland who go into hospitals, hospices, prisons, universities, and other settings to provide like-minded comfort and support to non-religious people during times of distress, much like a traditional religious chaplain. Humanists UK believed the question was worded in such a way as to increase the number of currently non-religious or nominally religious people who list the religion they grew up in rather than their current religious views, and thus the results would have been skewed to make the country seem more religious than it actually is. so why me well. [125] In February 2008 journalists Bryan Appleyard and Deborah Orr criticised both Humanists UK and the National Secular Society for the (ultimately successful) campaign to end discrimination against non-religious children in the Scouts' Oath of Allegiance. The very first of these was a woman, the philanthropist and activist Lady Elizabeth Swann, who was the wife of a prominent liberal MP. Join us to take action [25], Through its education website Understanding Humanism, the charity also provides resources to teachers who want to include humanist perspectives and information about humanism in lessons. [63], "New Year is a time for renewal – but beyond diets and gyms, not just for ourselves. Though the consultation result strongly indicated that legalisation should go ahead, ministers have so far declined to use the order-making powers to effect the change. [68], Prior to the creation of a President of the Union of Ethical Societies in 1918, and that of Chair in 1916, several others held the equivalent role of Chair of the Annual Congress. [9] Other early chairs of the Annual Congress included then-future Prime Minister Ramsay MacDonald (1900-1901 and again in 1903). end their life if they are suffering, and that relatives Humanists Australia is dedicated to educating all Australians about Humanism, supporting diverse and inclusive Humanist communities around Australia, supporting people persecuted as a result of their Humanist beliefs, and advocating for policies that improve quality of life. [22] In 2019, Humanists UK's Wales Humanists branch revived the campaign in partnership with David Attenborough after the Welsh Department of Education omitted to include similar safeguards against teaching creationism in schools. The charity has also sponsored philosophical debates[109] at HowTheLightGetsIn Festival. ", In 2014, Humanists UK launched two public awareness campaigns. according to the religious beliefs of their parents. Past speakers at these events include top scientists, authors, and academics, including Steven Pinker, Brian Cox, Richard Dawkins, Robert Hinde, AC Grayling, Natalie Haynes, Bonya Ahmed, Bettany Hughes, Alice Roberts, Nick Cohen, Ludovic Kennedy, Michael Foot,[110] Lawrence Krauss, Eugenie Scott, Adam Rutherford, Tom Blundell, and Jerry Coyne,[111] Anne Glover, Angela Saini, Sarah-Jayne Blakemore,[112] Jim Al-Khalili, Owen Jones, and Kate Pickett.[113]. 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This came about after Humanists UK supported a court case centring around its patrons, couple Laura Lacole and Eunan O'Kane. Members Humanists UK. You can also read back copies of our member … SC050629 and a company limited by guarantee no. Our aim is to provide a safe, comfortable space for members to learn more about humanism and themselves, as well as build friendships with like-minded individuals. 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In recognition of the importance of Humanist Celebrants in the promotion of Humanism, respond positively to requests from local Humanists UK-accredited Celebrant to be included in the relevant section of the group’s website, making clear on the website that the person is a member of the ‘Humanist Ceremonies (tm) network’. The Defence Humanists, formerly known as The UK Armed Forces Humanist Association (UKAFHA), is a British organisation that represents the rights of humanists and the non-religious servicemen and women, their families, veterans, and civilian members of the Ministry of Defence. She has a background in education, museums, and community history, and is also Humanists UK's Wikimedian in Residence. The promotion of equality and non-discrimination and the protection of human rights as defined in international instruments to which the United Kingdom is party, in each case in particular as relates to religion and belief. Its other charitable activities include providing free educational resources to teachers, parents, and institutions; a peer-to-peer support service for people who face difficulties leaving coercive religions and cults; work to promote tolerance and understanding between religious communities and the non-religious; and work to promote understanding of humanism. Humanists UK said the fall in the number of Christians from 72% to below 60% was "astounding", and calculated that they could be in a minority by 2018. Our website uses cookies. If you are attending an Annual General Meeting or want to read our Annual Reports as filed with Companies House and the Charity Commission, you can do so below. privilege is unfair, unjustified and unpopular. As humanists, we support the right of every person to be Judgment reserved in humanist marriage High Court case July 8, 2020; Welsh Government introduces new Bill requiring Religion, Values, and Ethics lessons to be fully inclusive of humanism July 8, 2020; Couples head to High Court over legal recognition of humanist marriages in England and Wales July 6, 2020 We are a local humanist group for people in central London. Associate Membership is recognition of a working partnership between you and HSS. Humanists UK was active in arguing for voluntary euthanasia and the right to obtain an abortion. On 8 January 2009 Christian Voice announced they had made an official complaint to the Advertising Standards Authority asserting that the Atheist Bus slogan broke rules on "substantiation and truthfulness". Other important founding figures included Elizabeth Schwann (who presided over the inaugural conference), and the feminist writer Zona Vallance (its first Secretary). She presided over the founding Congress of the Union in 1896. I was introduced to the Humanists UK by a friend of mine from school and university, and joined when I was 23. Government to close private Muslim school that segregated pupils and teachers by sex November 19, 2020 Humanists UK ‘New discrimination law cannot legally exclude the non-religious’ Channel Islands Humanists tells Bailiwick of Guernsey November 18, 2020 Humanists UK; Humanist marriage law passes in Guernsey November 18, 2020 Humanists UK 285987. [95] Since 2014, the National Offender Management Service has recognised the legal right of prisoners to access non-religious pastoral carers,[96] and since 2015, NHS England has recommended that every hospital in England offers a voluntary or employed non-religious carer. SC682230. The organisation also campaigns on marriage laws, demanding full equality for same-sex and humanist marriage ceremonies throughout the UK. [43] After campaigning to legalise same-sex marriage in Northern Ireland, it celebrated its success with a promotional billboards across Belfast emblazoned, 'Love wins for everybody', advertising humanist ceremonies. [56], In 2011, Humanists UK campaigned to get atheists, agnostics and other non-believers to tick the "no religion" box in response to the optional religion question in the 2011 census (as opposed to writing in either a joke religion like "Jedi" or ticking the religion one grew up in). [14], In May 2017, the organisation changed its operating name from the British Humanist Association to Humanists UK. Click here to see our Privacy Policy. Past winners are: Earlier awardees include A.J. Member 6 Born a catholic? We believe individuals should have a right to decide to It is known as the Humanist of the Year Award, having been known prior to 2014 as the Services to Humanism Award. This eventually led to a 2018 commitment from the UK Government to ban the practice. and doctors should be able to assist that person. Ceremonies. [5][6], Humanist equivalents of otherwise religious celebrations are conducted by humanist celebrants, trained and accredited by Humanists UK across England, Wales and Northern Ireland,[84][85] while the Humanist Society Scotland performs similar ceremonies in Scotland. Northern Ireland Humanists is a part of Humanists UK, working with the Humanist Association of Ireland. The campaign intended to be a positive introduction to Humanism for commuters, as well as to highlight the exclusion of humanist voices from BBC slots such as Thought for the Day. Doris won the Nobel prize for literature in 2007, and is best known for her 1962 postmodern feminist masterpiece, ‘The Golden Notebook’. Some of these groups are formally partnered with Humanists UK, which entitles them to added staff and promotional support, while others maintain a looser affiliate agreement. [60], The Census results for England and Wales showed that 14.1 million people, about a quarter of the entire population (25%), stated they had no religion at all, a rise of 6.4 million since the 2001 census. 26 Church of England bishops sit as of right in the Ayer. Registered address: Humanist Society Scotland, Playfair House, 6 Broughton Street Lane, Edinburgh, EH1 3LY. London. A network of celebrants able to conduct non-religious funerals, weddings, naming ceremonies and same sex affirmations (before the law allowing gay civil partnerships) was also developed and continues today as Humanist Ceremonies.[12]. [59], Posters for the campaign which used the slogan "If you're not religious, for God's sake say so" were refused by companies owning advertising hoardings in railway stations following advice from the Advertising Standards Authority who believe the adverts had "the potential to cause widespread and serious offence". 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The more people that get involved, even in a small way, the bigger the impact is. Humanists UK runs a prestigious annual events programme, including the Darwin Day Lecture (on themes connected with Darwin's work and humanism), the Rosalind Franklin Lecture (commemorating women in humanism), the Voltaire Lecture (on humanism more generally), the Bentham Lecture (co-hosted with University College London's philosophy department), the Holyoake Lecture (held in Manchester and covering humanism and political thought), and an annual convention which moves around the UK from year to year. My email sent 19 August 2018 I’m surprised and concerned to hear of a rumour that Humanists UK are intending to respond or have already responded to the government consultation on reforming the Gender Recognition Act 2004 in such a way as to support a move towards self-identification of gender. This page contains legal and financial information for members who wish to make use of it. [24] Later that year, Humanists UK launched a new website, Assemblies for All, which compiles school assembly resources from NGOs, charities, government sources, the BBC, and businesses to make it possible for teachers and school leaders to put on "inclusive assemblies" on diverse topics – including the environment, mental health, and public holidays – as opposed to the collective worship required by law. It was claimed in 1977 that Humanists UK aimed "to make humanism available and meaningful to the millions who have no alternative belief. [55] In total the ASA received 326 complaints about the campaign, with many claiming that the wording was offensive to the religious,[56] however Humanists UK contested the complaint and commented on the plausibility of the ASA making a claim as to the "probability of God's existence". [23], Humanists UK has long campaigned in opposition to collective worship laws in the UK which require all schools to hold school assemblies "of a broadly Christian character". The award was customarily presented during Humanists UK annual conference (or, in 2014, the UK-hosted World Humanist Congress). [65] The second campaign, called "Thought for the Commute", was a London Underground campaign featuring posters depicting humanist responses from Virginia Woolf, George Eliot, Bertrand Russell and A.C. Grayling to the question "What's it all for?" [102], In the 20th century, key members of Humanists UK's "advisory council" included Karl Popper, Vanessa Redgrave, Harold Pinter, E M Forster, Bertrand Russell, John Maynard Smith, Harry Kroto, Ludovic Kennedy, Jacob Bronowski, and Barbara Wootton. Its chief executive, Andrew Copson, said that the change followed "a long, evidence-driven process with focus groups of non-religious people across the UK and research involving over 4,000 of our supporters... Humanists UK represents not just a new logo, but a totally new, friendly look that captures the essence of humanism: open, inclusive, energetic, and modern, with people and their stories placed first and foremost...". The videos, which were widely shared on social media, were intended to introduce non-religious people who were humanist in their outlook to the existence of a community of like-minded people living their lives on the basis of reason and empathy. Its new look will be rolled out across its website and social media pages later this week and comes after the charity consulted widely on the process. Ayer, Leo Igwe, Polly Toynbee, and Julian Huxley. This transition followed a decade of discussions which nearly prompted a merger of the Ethical Union with the Rationalist Press Association and the South Place Ethical Society. These officers are in turn supported by national committees of volunteers whose advice assists the charity's service delivery in those countries, strategic litigation, and lobbying on devolved issues at the Northern Ireland Assembly and National Assembly for Wales. What do we do? In 1963 H. J. Blackham became the first Executive Director,[10] and the society became the British Humanist Association in 1967, during the Presidency of philosopher A.J. In 1963 the first two went as far as creating an umbrella Humanist Association of which Harold Blackham (later to become a President of Humanists UK) was the Executive Director. [97] The current chair of NRPSN is Amy Walden. Expecting to raise £5,500 over six months, the atheist author Richard Dawkins agreed to match donations up to £5,500 to make £11,000 total. [107], The organisation supports a network of affiliated humanist groups throughout the UK and aims to encourage local campaigning, charity work, socialising, and events on a local level, and provides resources to assist the creation and running of such groups. [103], Humanists UK is a founding member of Humanists International, and the European Humanist Federation. 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Our aim is to provide a safe, comfortable space for members to learn more about humanism and themselves, as well as build friendships with like-minded individuals. We are a partner of Humanists UK, associate member of the IHEU (International Humanist & Ethical U... nion) and consultative member of the EHF (European Humanist Federation). (03/02/09)", "Humanist religious question census campaign launched", "Humanist census posters banned from railway stations", "Census reveals decline of Christianity – Guardian", "Humanists call for new year resolutions to help others", "Resolution Revolution encourages us to make 'social resolutions' this New Year", "Stephen Fry's humanist secret of happiness is the best thing you'll watch today", "British Humanist Association launches Tube poster campaign as antidote to Thought for the Day", "Where is my train and where are we all going? Humanists International is a Scottish (UK) charity no. Educational issues have always featured prominently in Humanists UK campaigns activities, including efforts to abolish compulsory daily collective worship in schools and to reform Religious Education so that it is "Objective, Fair and Balanced" (the title of an influential 1975 booklet) and includes learning about humanism as an alternative life stance. [31] In 2014, it intervened in a Supreme Court case in which the court stated it would rule again on a potential declaration of incompatibility between restrictions on the right to die and the Human Rights Act should Parliament fail to legislate decisively. [81], The charity also contracts an officer on the ground both in Wales and Northern Ireland, who coordinate its national sections (or branches) Wales Humanists and Northern Ireland Humanists. We work to ensure that such education is critical, objective, and pluralistic. 285987 Humanists UK Humanist Ceremonies Wales Humanists Northern Ireland Humanists. By continuing to browse the site you agree to our, Religion and belief – surveys and statistics. [90], The humanist funeral for former Welsh First Minister Rhodri Morgan at the Welsh Assembly was conducted by a Humanists UK celebrant, Lorraine Barrett and was the first national funeral in the United Kingdom to be led by a humanist celebrant. Its elected delegates traditionally, alongside members of Young Humanists, represent Humanists UK at Young Humanists International events. I'm a humanist. The advancement of Humanism, namely a non-religious ethical lifestance the essential elements of which are a commitment to human wellbeing and a reliance on reason, experience and a naturalistic view of the world. [26], The organisation campaigns for a secular state, which it defines as "a state where public institutions are separate from religious institutions and treat all citizens impartially regardless of their religious or non-religious beliefs. Founded in 1896 by Stanton Coit, it is one of the few groups in the UK, alongside the National Secular Society, to promote such goals on a national scale.Both the National Secular Society and Humanists UK are members of the International Humanist … I was born into an orthodox English Roman catholic family of three girls and four boys. [57] Robert Winston criticised the campaign as "arrogant". Maddy is the Humanist Heritage Coordinator for Humanists UK, researching and writing about the history of humanism to celebrate the organisation's 125th birthday. I'm Sandy and I'll be leading you through this course. The organisation opposes the teaching of creationism in schools. Other early chairs of the Annual Congress included then-future Prime Minister Ramsay MacDonald (1900-1901 and again in 1903). As of 2017, the number of partner groups stands at 47, with 15 affiliates.[108]. She presided over the founding Congress of the Union in 1896. "[17], While the organisation is opposed to faith schools receiving any state funding whatsoever, it supports the Fair Admissions Campaign which has a more limited scope because "it furthers our aims of ending religious discrimination and segregation in state schools; and secondly because we know how important this particular topic is. "[16] In addition, they argue that faith schools are "exclusive, divisive and counter intuitive to social cohesion" and blame religious admissions procedures for "creating school populations that are far from representative of their local populations in religious or socio-economic terms. Humanists UK claimed that the rules on religious programming within the BBC constitute a "religious privilege"[13] and reserve particular criticism for the Thought for the Day slot on Radio 4's Today programme. [47] In 2008, the blasphemy law was repealed, an issue over which Humanists UK had long campaigned. [99][100][101], Numerous prominent people from the worlds of science, philosophy, the arts, politics, and entertainment are publicly aligned with Humanists UK, including Professor Alice Roberts, Tim Minchin, Stephen Fry, Matty Healy, Sandi Toksvig, Philip Pullman, and Dan Snow. Humanist author Doris Lessing was born on this day in 1919, so we’re remembering her life, words, and legacy. Humanists International is a Scottish (UK) charity no. February 13, 2020 Swindon Humanists Humanism, Humanists UK Humanists UK has appointed Sir Paul Nurse as a patron. She has a background in education, museums, and community history, and is also Humanists UK's Wikimedian in Residence. The as­so­ci­a­tion cur­rently has 70 af­fil­i­ated re­gional and spe­cial in­ter­est groups and claims a total of ap­prox­i­mately 70,000 mem­bers and supporters. [39][40] In 2013, it secured an amendment to the same sex-marriage bill to require UK Government to consult on letting humanist celebrants conduct legal marriages. Persistent campaigns include defending legal abortion in Great Britain and securing its decriminalisation and its legalisation in Northern Ireland,[34] defending embryonic stem cell research for medical purposes,[35] challenging the state funding of homeopathy through the National Health Service,[36] and calling for consistent and humane law on the slaughter of animals. More generally Humanists UK aimed to defend freedom of speech, support the elimination of world poverty and remove the privileges given to religious groups. We are a part of Humanists UK and our emphasis is on enjoying music in a non-religious surrounding and helping promote the open, understanding and secular ethos of Humanism in a fun way. The charity also supports humanist and non-religious ceremonies in England and Wales, Northern Ireland, and the Crown dependencies[4] and maintains a national network of accredited celebrants for humanist funeral ceremonies, weddings, and baby namings, in addition to a network of volunteers who provide like-minded support and comfort to non-religious people in hospitals and prisons. Since 2016 it has been presented at a special reception event. Humanist marriages are currently legally recognised in Scotland and Northern Ireland, but not England and Wales. I'm a patron of humanist UK, so that takes the humanist box and I'm a parent and a grandparent who would love some answers of my own to life's big questions. Our website uses cookies. We provide a meeting place for humanists in … We meet in Newport most second Tuesdays in the month at 7.00 p.m. [44], The charity has been consistently supportive of LGBT rights across its history. 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