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Celebrant Conference 2019

Celebrant Conference 2019 is an opportunity for our 400-strong network of Humanist Ceremonies celebrants to come together; to learn from each other, and to strengthen the bonds of our community. It takes place on 2–3 November, at Conference Aston. Tickets Residential tickets The full Conference experience, including one night’s en-suite accommodation with a gala dinner, […]

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Humanists UK is the national charity working on behalf of non-religious people. Powered by over 85,000 members and supporters, we advance free thinking and promote humanism to create a tolerant society where rational thinking and kindness prevail. We provide ceremonies, pastoral care, education, and support services benefiting over a million people every year and our […]

Humanists UK wedding numbers continue to grow, show new figures

Weddings conducted by Humanists UK celebrants in England and Wales grew in 2016 from the previous year, with Humanists UK now conducting more weddings than the Baptists for the first time in history – therefore becoming the fifth biggest provider of faith or belief weddings. According to the latest official figures, the number of weddings […]

Humanists celebrate first legal humanist marriage in Jersey

Humanists have celebrated Jersey’s first legal humanist marriage which took place on the island today, just over a year after Jersey passed a law to give legal recognition of humanist marriages. The first legal marriage on the island follows on from a four-year campaign by Humanists UK and its member, States of Jersey Deputy Louise […]

Funeral settings should be more inclusive of all religions and beliefs, says Government

Humanists UK has welcomed a new Government report which recommends that funeral settings such as crematoria be suitable for all members of the community including those without religious beliefs. In its response to the Crematoria Provision and Facilities Review, the Government recommended that crematoria in England should be equipped to provide both religious and non-religious […]

Humanist marriages least likely to end in divorce, official statistics reveal

Couples married in a humanist ceremony are almost four times less likely to divorce compared with all other types of marriages, according to new official statistics on marriage and divorce data in Scotland released today. The data comes as a new poll, also released today, shows clear majority support and growing demand for legal recognition […]

Funerals should be celebrations of life, says British public

New research from YouGov has found that 44% of British adults now say that funerals should be a joyous celebration of life, as opposed to only 32% who say a funeral should always be solemn, or 21% who say neither or don’t know. Humanists UK, whose life-affirming non-religious funerals started the trend for positive celebrations […]

Push for legal humanist marriages gets more support in Parliament

The push to give legal recognition of humanist marriages in England and Wales gained further support in Parliament today, after peers called on the UK Government to implement reforms around legal humanist marriages. In a discussion on the second reading of the Civil Partnerships, Marriages and Deaths (Registration Etc) Bill in the House of Lords […]

Government announces reforms around legal wedding venues in England and Wales

As part of yesterday’s budget, the UK Government has announced reforms to increase choice around ‘how and where couples can marry’ in England and Wales. It has done so by asking the Law Commission to come up with proposals on the matter. It is at present unclear as to whether these proposals might include legal […]

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Humanists are people who shape their own lives in the here and now, because we believe it’s the only life we have. We make sense of the world through logic, reason, and evidence, and always seek to treat those around us with warmth, understanding, and respect. At Northern Ireland Humanists, we work to bring non-religious people […]

Humanist marriage campaigners appointed patrons of Humanists UK

Humanists UK, the national charity working towards a tolerant world where rational thinking and kindness prevail, has appointed three new patrons in the form of humanist marriage campaigners and public figures Laura Lacole, Eunan O’Kane, and Louise Doublet.  Model and public speaker Laura Lacole and professional footballer Eunan O’Kane were appointed as patrons of Humanists […]

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