We work on behalf of non-religious people who seek to live ethical lives on the basis of reason and humanity. We promote Humanism, a secular state, and equal treatment of everyone regardless of religion or belief.
Find meaning, beauty and joy in the one life we have, without the need for an afterlife.
Look to science instead of religion as the best way to discover and understand the world.
Believe people can use empathy and compassion to make the world a better place for everyone.
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News from the BHA
New 2011 English and Welsh Census figures on religion released
17 May 2013
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 [...]
GALHA and BHA support International Day against Homophobia and Transphobia
16 May 2013
Humanists around the world tomorrow will be marking the International Day against Homophobia and Transphobia (IDAHO). The campaigning organisation Transgender Europe has issued a ‘Trans [...]
Government opposes cross-party move to give legal recognition to humanist marriages
15 May 2013
The government has announced it will oppose giving legal recognition to humanist weddings in England and Wales when it is debated in the House of [...]
- New 2011 English and Welsh Census figures on religion released
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Latest blog posts
- Assertive Religion May 14, 2013By Emanuel de Kadt As a survivor of the Nazi occupation of the Netherlands, and having been raised in a liberal Jewish family, I held on to my rather wobbly rel […]
- Integrated education in Northern Ireland April 29, 2013Sectarianism in Northern Irish education continues to exist, with more than 92% of children attending either Protestant or Catholic schools. But there are curr […]
- Atheist Anthem April 29, 2013By Alan Charles Bennett Susan Johnson Meyer, editor. Stanza 1. I hereby testify to the fact That there is no scientific evidence To confirm or deny the existenc […]
- Assertive Religion May 14, 2013
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