Archive: Religion

Pickles: Local council prayer demand part of fight against 'intolerant secularism'

Comment: Eric Pickles' 'evangelical charter' forces people to take part in organised religion

The communities secretary's war on "intolerant secularism" sees him try to impose prayers on council meetings

Opinion Former Articles

  • British public: no link between morality and religion

    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.

  • BHA - The Place of Religion in Public Life 2011

    The aim of this conference is to promote discussion of the place of religion in public life between people with different religious and non-religious beliefs.

  • BHA: New 2011 English and Welsh Census figures on religion released

    The Office of National Statistics (ONS) has released a more detailed breakdown of findings from the 2011 Census in England and Wales. The new figures show demographic changes in relation to religion, compared to age, sex, ethnicity, country of birth and economic activity. The British Humanist Association (BHA) has welcomed the new figures.

  • BHA: Humanist peers vocal in freedom of religion and conscience debate in the Lords

    A number of peers belonging to the All Party Parliamentary Humanist Group (APPHG) gave a robust defence of the rights of those who do not hold to any religious beliefs during a debate in the House of Lords last night. The debate concerning 'the Government strategy for promoting freedom of religion and conscience internationally as a fundamental human right and as a source of stability for all countries' was moved by the Lord Bishop of Guildford.

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