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
New evidence shows government proposal to allow 100% religous selection in schools will lead to increased segregation
Analysis has found that figures provided in the government's green paper show that allowing free schools to choose all pupils on religious grounds will lead to increased ethnic and religious segregation across England.
Research by the British Humanist Association (BHA) has revealed that the majority of private Catholic schools in England do not select all of their places with reference to religion
'A catastrophic setback' BHA responds to reports that Government green paper will propose more religious selection of pupils in state funded faith schools
Newsnight has reported that a Government green paper will propose relaxing the 50% rule which was introduced to encourage more social cohesion and limit the segregating effects of faith schools
Concealed by the wider process of ‘academisation’ of state schools in England is the biggest surge of religious influence in our education system in a generation
State schools in England have come under the control of religious organisations as part of the process of converting to academies
Analysis conducted by the British Humanist Association (BHA) has revealed that at least 350 schools with no religious character are now part of multi-academy trusts (MATs) that also contain at least one religious school