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
Rabbis from across the UK have written an open letter to the new education secretary opposing calls for new ‘faith’ schools to be allowed to select all of their places on the basis of religion.
The Church of England has announced that it will seek to open more than one hundred new schools by 2020 as part of the Government’s free school programme.
BHA welcomes Ofsted warnings on children at risk in ‘faith’ schools but warns problems are far more widespread
The British Humanist Association (BHA) has today welcomed the comments made in an advice note by the Ofsted Chief Inspector Sir Michael Wilshaw to the Secretary of State for Education regarding the risks posed to children in unregistered and some registered ‘faith’ schools, whilst warning that the problems he identifies are far more widespread.
The UN has published its major periodic review of the state of children’s rights in the UK
High Court ruling on Religious Education: BHA responds to ‘misleading’ and unfair criticism by Government
The British Humanist Association (BHA) has written to Secretary of State for Education Nicky Morgan with an urgent request for an explanation of a Government attack on its work.