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
BHA joins new ‘Back Off’ campaign calling for protection of women accessing legal NHS-funded services from religious extremists
The British Humanist Association is today adding its voice to the ‘Back Off’campaign, calling for protected buffer zones to be established outside abortion clinics and pregnancy advice bureaus in the UK.
Posters are going up in buses across Manchester, Liverpool, and Birmingham today as part of ‘Thought for the Commute’, a new month-long campaign by the British Humanist Association (BHA).
Option to study humanism excluded from new GCSE and A level criteria; academics, teachers, parents call on government to reconsider
Academics, teachers, and parents have today condemned the exclusion of study of the non-religious worldview of humanism from new GCSE and AS and A level criteria published by the Government.
A new survey published today has revealed that most of the British public does not think that being religious makes an individual more likely to be moral.
Richard Dawkins and Lawrence Krauss q&a London Oct 23rd.