Humanists UK News Feed

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  1. Six couples are going to the High Court on 7-8 July to take a landmark challenge over the legal recognition of humanist marriages in England and Wales. Their case is being supported by Humanists UK, which has campaigned for legal recognition of humanist marriage for many decades. The humanist couples are taking the case to […]
  2. A new report published today by Humanists International has revealed worsening persecution of the non-religious in many parts of the globe. The report, which takes a detailed look at eight countries, finds ‘clear and growing evidence of the targeting of humanist and atheist activists on the basis of their rejection of a majority religion or […]
  3. Channel Island Humanists has welcomed the news that the Guernsey Assembly yesterday voted to liberalise the island’s abortion laws in a move that is likely to result in Guernsey having amongst the best abortion laws in Europe. Guernsey Assembly members voted in principle in favour of overhauling the country’s abortion law, and instructing States officials […]
  4. An analysis of newly released official statistics reveals that for the first time, there were more humanist marriages in Scotland last year than there were Christian marriages. Humanist marriages made up 23% of all marriages, while Christian marriages made up 22%. Humanists UK has called on the UK Government to urgently recognise the need to […]
  5. Humanists UK has today expressed alarm at attempts by Catholic headteachers to block urgently needed reforms to religious education in Wales. In an open letter to the Welsh First Minister, Mark Drakeford, the 84 heads complain that the proposal to introduce a new, more inclusive form of religious education – to be known as Religion, […]