The British Humanist Association
Who are we?
The British Humanist Association (BHA) is the national charity working on behalf of non-religious people who seek to live ethical and fulfilling lives on the basis of reason and humanity.
Founded in 1896, the BHA is trusted by over 28,000 members and supporters and over 90 local and special interest affiliates to promote Humanism. Our policies are informed with the support of over 120 of the UK’s most prominent philosophers, scientists, and other thinkers and experts and we seek to advance them with the help of over 100 parliamentarians in membership of the All Party Parliamentary Humanist Group.
What do we want?
We want a world where everyone lives cooperatively on the basis of shared human values and respect for human rights.
We want non-religious people to be confident in living ethical and fulfilling lives on the basis of reason and humanity.
What do we do?
We campaign for a secular state, challenge religious privilege, and promote equal treatment in law and policy of everyone regardless of religion or belief.
We offer a humanist perspective in public debate, drawing on contemporary humanist thought and the worldwide humanist tradition.
To find out more about our campaign work click on Campaigns in the menu or www.humanism.org.uk/campaigns
The British Humanist Association is a registered charity, no. 285987
Research undertaken by the British Humanist Association (BHA) has revealed a shocking number of state-funded ‘faith’ schools demanding financial contributions from parents, in flagrant violation of the law.
In a letter to the Secretary of State for Education Nicky Morgan, the British Humanist Association (BHA) has criticised the Government’s move to ban civil society organisations from raising concerns about school admission arrangements, stating that parents and children ‘will be the only ones to lose out should this proposed change go ahead’.
Government moves to ban organisations from exposing law-breaking schools unfairly restricting access to children and parents
Following a report published by the British Humanist Association (BHA) and Fair Admissions Campaign (FAC) last year revealing that almost every religiously-selective school in England is breaking the law, the Education Secretary has announced she now plans to ban groups and organisations from officially raising concerns about the admission arrangements of schools.
More pupils attend collective worship in CofE schools each morning than people attend CofE churches each week
In the wake of new Church of England statistics showing that average weekly church attendance has dropped below one million in England for the first time, the British Humanist Association (BHA) has revealed that more people are now being educated in state-funded CofE schools, attending compulsory Anglican worship every day, than attend CofE churches each week.
The Chief Executive of the British Humanist Association (BHA) has made a statement following the publications of new guidance on the Religious Studies GCSE by the Department for Education (DfE).