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
Bonya Ahmed has delivered the 2015 Voltaire Lecture, hosted by the British Humanist Association, in London tonight to a packed audience of fellow humanists and free speech advocates.
Wife of humanist blogger murdered by Al-Qaeda calls on UK Government to do more to tackle Islamic extremism at home and internationally
Ahead of her first public address following the brutal murder of her husband at the hands of Islamic extremists, Bangladeshi blogger Bonya Ahmed has called on the UK Government to do more in tackling extremism at home and to put pressure on international governments to tackle the growing persecution of humanists and the non-religious internationally.
New analysis conducted by ex-Charedi Jews with support from the British Humanist Association (BHA) has revealed a concerning level of inconsistency in the inspection outcomes of some Charedi Jewish schools.
London Oratory’s faith-based admission criteria ‘unacceptable’ and in breach of School Admissions Code
In a determination issued today, the Office of the Schools Adjudicator (OSA) has again found that aspects of the London Oratory School’s religious selection criteria are in breach of the School Admissions Code.
On Scotland's humanist wedding anniversary, humanists call on Michael Gove to allow humanist marriages in England and Wales
On the tenth anniversary of the first legal humanist marriage in Scotland today, the British Humanist Association has renewed its call for the introduction of legal humanist marriages in England and Wales.