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
Government rejects consensus of subject experts, public, and religious leaders, marginalises Humanism in GCSE and A levels
Publishing its final version of the revised subject content for GCSE, AS and A level Religious Studies (RS) in schools in England, the DfE has excluded the Annex on Humanism, in spite of majority public support for its inclusion.
28 religious leaders have called on schools minister Nick Gibb to reverse the Government’s decision to exclude an annex on Humanism from new RS GCSEs and preclude similar systematic study from AS and A levels.
‘End Blasphemy Laws’: BHA supports new international campaign seeking repeal of blasphemy laws around the world
A new campaign aiming to bring an end to blasphemy laws around the world launches today.
BHA welcomes DfE taking action on longstanding concerns about Durham and Grindon Hall free schools as they are placed in special measures
Two Christian free schools have been found by Ofsted to require special measures, with one being ordered to shut down.
Labour pledge to legalise humanist marriages as Government blocks proposals, disappointing thousands of couples
The Labour Party has today pledged to give legal recognition to humanist marriages if returned to power next year, as the government publish a report blocking Liberal Democrat party policy for reform.