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
British Humanist Association sends copy of The Young Atheist’s Handbook to every secondary school in Scotland
Tomorrow the British Humanist Association (BHA) is sending a free copy of The Young Atheist’s Handbook: Lessons for Living a Good Life without God to every secondary school in Scotland.
The Bangladeshi humanist blogger and author Ananta Bijoy Das has been hacked to death in Sylhet by four masked men wielding machetes and cleavers.
BHA reveals creationist private schools continue to receive state funds through nurseries despite Government ban
Following a DfE decision last year banning creationist and alleged extremist private schools from receiving state funding, the BHA has today revealed that such schools have continued to receive state funds regardless.
London Oratory vs Schools Adjudicator: High Court judgment leaves vast majority of adjudicator’s findings upheld
Last week, the High Court handed down a judgment in the long-running dispute between the London Oratory School in west London and the Office of the Schools Adjudicator (OSA), which led the school to describe its challenge as ‘successful’.
A High Court judgment has been handed down in the case between the London Oratory School in west London and the OSA after the school decided to judicially review a decision finding it to have been selecting its pupils on ethnic and socio-economic grounds in its admissions policy and ordered to rewrite its admissions criteria