From stealing a big gold stick being enough to unseat an entire debate, to some appointees being dragged into work, Parliament can sometimes be a very strange place.
Humanists UKInstead of telling young people that entrenched religious privilege is 'weird and wonderful', ask them to question why all parliamentary sittings begin with prayers in a country with a non-religious majority.
Humanists UK is delighted to announce that journalist and broadcaster Robert Peston will deliver the prestigious annual Holyoake Lecture on 21 November, in Manchester.
Humanists UKWe're delighted to announce that this year's Holyoake Lecturer will be author and broadcaster Robert @Peston. One of the most astute commentators on current affairs and the trends changing our societies, his is sure to be another great entry in the series.
Amanda Spielman warns Tory leadership contender Esther McVey: "This is about the Equality Act."
Humanists UKParents who don't want their child to be taught equality, tolerance, and kindness, are denying their children the lesson they may need most. We can't condone wilful ignorance. It risks turning into fear and hatred.
We spoke to Ste Richardsson, Vice Chair of Faith to Faithless, Humanists UK’s programme supporting people leaving high-control religion and cults. He spoke to us about growing up as a Jehovah’s Witness, the work of Faith to Faithless, and why he...
Humanists UK'Every minutiae of your life is controlled.' We spoke to @ste_richardsson about growing up as a Jehovah's Witness, leaving faith behind, and his current work helping 'apostates' who face homelessness, abuse, and 'honour' based violence. @faith2faithless
Humanists UKWe interviewed our volunteer Ste, an ex-Jehovah's Witness who now conducts museum tours and more on behalf of @faith2faithless, providing community to people from diverse backgrounds who have left behind high-control religions.
Humanists UKFor anyone who has ever left Jehovah's Witnesses, or any high control religion or cult, Ste's story will be familiar. 'In the community I was raised in, every aspect of life was controlled' - find more about @ste_richardsson and @faith2faithless now
Pope Francis compared having an abortion to hiring a "hitman" and called the procedure always unacceptable on Saturday.
Humanists UKMeanwhile in Northern Ireland: women face life sentences for having an abortion, doctors are criminals for assisting, and mothers of statutory rape victims are prosecuted for buying pills. This is reality - something the Pope's words are not grounded in.
Now entering its 23rd year, it is of no surprise that, year on year, Birmingham Pride has continued to grow and expand - and this year is no different. Th
Humanists UK🌈🌈Fantastic scenes from Birmingham Pride today🌈🌈 There's been so much conflict caused by No Outsiders, it's truly beautiful to see the humanity of both Muslims and LGBT people marching together.
The birth of scientific racism coincided with the age of exploration, exploitation, and plunder. As Europeans built empires, the subjugation and othering of ...
Humanists UKOur movement will always be an anti-racist one, committed to a kinder, more rational society. Watch @AdamRutherford in his outstanding #VoltaireLecture 'The return of scientific racism; or, How to argue with a racist' now.
Close to 800 people turned out in central London last week for Humanists UK’s 2019 Voltaire Lecture, part of the Humanists UK annual lecture series. This year, the lecture was given by geneticist and Humanists UK patron Dr Adam Rutherford, who spoke...
Humanists UKWe're very happy to share this write-up of @AdamRutherford's brilliant 2019
#VoltaireLecture on 'The return of scientific racism; or, How to argue with a racist'. Our movement will always be an anti-racist one, committed to a kinder, more rational society
Humanists UKAs humanists, we belong to a international community united by compassion, logic, reason and science. And yet, no two humanists are the same. Each one of us expresses ourselves, and gives meaning to our lives, uniquely. Discover 'Humanist Lives'.
Humanists UKAnd we're off! Our new course on humanism and 'Humanist Lives', presented by @theAliceRoberts, starts on @FutureLearn today. It's completely free, so sign up today and learn at your own pace. #FLhumanistlives
Women who have an abortion in Northern Ireland can face life in jail, with those who help them also risking prison.
Humanists UKNorthern Ireland's abortion laws are sickening. They are harsher than in Alabama. Women face life sentences. Doctors are criminals for giving advice. Mothers of young girls, victims of statutory rape, are criminals for helping buy pills. RT.
Scientist, writer, and broadcaster Alice Roberts has today launched a new, ‘massive open online course’ (MOOC) on humanism introducing participants to humanists from around the world to hear their stories and explore their beliefs and values. The...
Secretary of State for Justice and Lord Chancellor David Gauke has signalled his personal support for reform of the UK’s assisted dying laws, adding that he is in ‘favour of reforms in this area’. His comments, which appeared in the print version of...
Humanists UKWe commend Justice Secretary David Gauke for his compassionate support of assisted dying reform. More politicians must search their conscience, and do what is right.. Their inaction is a stain on this country.
A Birmingham school facing protests around the teaching of LGBT issues has reportedly seen 600 pupils withdrawn from the school today in an alarming escalation which is placing children’s safety and education at risk, Humanists UK says. Education...
Humanists UKMuslim parents rally against LGBT inclusive education because they fear it will 'sexualise' children, yet in an interview yesterday one protester defeated himself by stating 'God created women for men's pleasure' #ICYMI
Humanists UK'God created women for men's pleasure'. If this is your view of women, then it is vital that your children receive factual relationships and sex education.
Jess Phillips calls for an exclusion zone outside a primary school at the centre of the protests.
Humanists UKVery encouraged by Birmingham MP @jessphillips's compassionate but no-nonsense stance on LGBT equality and a broad education in schools, as well as good community relations. Protesters in the community are already having a negative impact on local schools.