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
‘The Church cannot have its cake and eat it too’: BHA responds to CofE attack on parents’ and children’s rights
British Humanist Association responds to Church of England's calls for a blanket end to the right of withdrawal in RE
BHA and Young Humanists publish comprehensive guide for non-religious parents and young people
Christianity remains in a hugely privileged position in the UK today, not marginalised from the public sphere
Opening a Pandora's box of feigned offence at every holiday is as childish and counterproductive as it is tiresome
A humanist campaigner with motor neurone disease, has won the right to have his challenge to the ban on assisted dying heard in court