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
Trojan Horse’ whistleblowers were assured by DfE their identity would be kept secret, BHA can reveal
Whistleblowers at the centre of the ‘Trojan Horse’ scandal were assured right from the start by Department for Education (DfE) officials that their identities would be kept a secret, the British Humanist Association (BHA) can reveal.
Reports that Sex and Relationships Education (SRE) could soon be made compulsory in all schools
No War on Christmas: new poll shows 91% of Brits celebrate Christmas (but just 22% celebrate the birth of Christ)
Spending time with family, giving presents, and food and drink: these three things define Christmas for most people in Britain
‘The evidence shows this to be the very opposite of integration’: Humanists publish response to faith school admissions consultation as UK Statistics Authority forces Department of Education to correct misleading claims in documen
Department for Education ordered to amend ‘misleading’ faith school figures by UK Statistics Authority following BHA complaint
The Department for Education (DfE) has been forced to amend its education green paper by the UK Statistics Authority, following a complaint made by the British Humanist Association (BHA) over the ‘misleading’ figures it presents on the impact of religious selection at ‘faith’ schools.