A New President has been appointed for @BHAhumanists

We have a new president, no not of the US, but instead for something far more important, the British Humanist Association (@BHAhumanists) The previous president, Jim Al-Khalili, the theoretical physicist, author and broadcaster, will reach the end of his term as President of the British Humanist Association at the end of this year, and so it was time to announce who will … Read more A New President has been appointed for @BHAhumanists

The Rising tide of Brutality and Intolerance

Yesterday, 10th December, was Human Rights Day and so it was appropriately the day that the fourth edition of the Freedom of Thought Report was published by the International Humanist and Ethical Union (IHEU). OK, yes, first a few side notes … Human Rights Day is observed every year on 10 December. It commemorates the day on which, … Read more The Rising tide of Brutality and Intolerance

Saudi Arabia to murder Ashraf Fayadh … exactly like ISIS

Who is Ashraf Fayadh and what has happened? He is a 35-year-old Palestinian poet who has been sentenced to death in Saudi Arabia. His “crime” is apostasy – renouncing one’s faith.  Human Rights watch has the details … A Saudi court sentenced a Palestinian man to death for apostasy on November 17, 2015, for alleged blasphemous statements … Read more Saudi Arabia to murder Ashraf Fayadh … exactly like ISIS

UK Government vs 3 humanist parents … the parents win

This is quite frankly a huge win, and a big step forward for religious education, as explained on the British Humanist Association website … In a landmark judgment handed down in the High Court today, a judge has ruled in favour of the three humanist parents and their children who challenged the Government’s relegation of non-religious worldviews … Read more UK Government vs 3 humanist parents … the parents win

Bangladesh publishers burn books in protest at killing of secularists

Publishers, whose very life blood is printing books, have been burning books in Bangladesh as a very public protest against the governments refusal to take any decisive action in response to the growing campaign of orchestrated murder that is being directed against writers. The Guardian Reports … Demonstrations have continued over fatal attacks on secular writers and … Read more Bangladesh publishers burn books in protest at killing of secularists

Quiz Time – How Humanist are you? – @BHAhumanists

The British Humanist Association has a fun little quiz that consists of a series of questions that ask you how humanist you are. For example … There are a total of exactly 10 questions so it does not take very long and then at the end it tells you what your humanist percentage is. What is interesting … Read more Quiz Time – How Humanist are you? – @BHAhumanists