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  1. Members of the House of Commons have unanimously passed a motion declaring that genocide is occurring in the Xinjiang region of China against the Uighur people. This is the first time that the UK Parliament has made such a declaration, following similar statements made by Canada, the Netherlands, and the United States earlier this year. […]
  2. An exemption to equality law allowing schools in Northern Ireland to employ teachers on religious grounds ‘needs to be dealt with’, Northern Ireland’s First Minister Arlene Foster has said. Northern Ireland Humanists – which has recently met with MLAs from across the political spectrum to inform them of the problems with this form of discrimination […]
  3. Church of England-run state schools that religiously select admit 2.2 percentage points fewer Asian pupils than those that don’t, while around two-thirds of Jewish schools have no Asian pupils in them at all, despite the figure for children from such backgrounds in the local area being 12%. But today’s landmark reports published by the Church […]
  4. On 30 April, Humanists UK will be celebrating its 125th anniversary with a special event featuring historians and humanist activists who together will present a tour of the organisation’s long history of working, successfully, towards a kinder, more rational society. The event will take place via Zoom on 30 April, exactly 125 years on from […]
  5. Humanist marriages have gained legal recognition in Guernsey, and Gary Vaudin, the first humanist celebrant, has been authorised to perform and solemnise marriage ceremonies throughout the Bailiwick. Channel Islands Humanists has expressed delight at the news. A humanist wedding is a non-religious ceremony conducted by a humanist celebrant who shares the beliefs and values of […]