Representatives from the BHA met with officials from the Department of Communities and Local Government today to discuss Humanist involvement in their community cohesion work.
This meeting was part of a follow up from the successful meeting the BHA had with Minster Sadiq Khan in February. Mr Khan agreed at that meeting that the BHA is a key stakeholder and that humanist representatives should be involved in discussions regarding public service delivery and cohesion initiatives.
Pepper Harow, Local Campaigns Officer, explained, “All too often the department choose to work exclusively with religious groups. Initiatives such as ‘interfaith week’ as announced last week are planned and implemented without any non-religious voices being heard. This meeting is the a big step in trying to change this.”
For comment or information, contact Pepper Harow, Local Campaigns Officer, on 020 7462 4992.
The British Humanist Association (BHA) is the national charity representing and supporting the non-religious and campaigns for an end to religious privilege and to discrimination based on religion or belief. It is the largest organisation in the UK working for a secular society.