fair admissions to schools in UK? Nope.

I once worked in a situation where various companies provided services to a large corporate client that I worked with, and one of those service providing companies was in the habit of issuing a weekly email that highlighted all the wonderful things they had done the previous week Being a curious person, I checked and discovered that … Read morefair admissions to schools in UK? Nope.

Is “No Religion” the rising inevitable trend in the UK?

Quite clearly we in the UK are undergoing a huge shift in our cultural thinking. A recent YouGov poll carried out by Lancaster University has revealed that “No Religion” is very much the rising demographic … Of the adult population as a whole, 46% now identify as having no religion (nones) and 44% with Christianity.  The … Read moreIs “No Religion” the rising inevitable trend in the UK?

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 moreA New President has been appointed for @BHAhumanists

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 moreQuiz Time – How Humanist are you? – @BHAhumanists

Bonya Ahmed gives the Voltaire Lecture 2015: ‘Fighting machetes with pens’ – #BHAVoltaire

Avijit Roy, the Bangladeshi American online activist, writer, and blogger known for pioneering Bengali freethinkers’ weblog-forum, Mukto-Mona, was brutally hacked to death by machete-wielding Islamists in Dhaka, Bangladesh, on 26 February 2015. While he and his wife, Bonya Ahmed, were returning home from the fair by bicycle rickshaw, they were intercepted, dragged them from the rickshaw and attacked. Roy died, but his wife survived. … Read moreBonya Ahmed gives the Voltaire Lecture 2015: ‘Fighting machetes with pens’ – #BHAVoltaire

Bangladesh blogger murders: False information is being planted and circulated

The International Humanist and Ethical Union (IEHU) reports that there has been a deliberate attempt to plant and circulate false information in the media and so rather than pick bits out, I’m reposting the entire article in full below. What appears to be the motivation here is that the criticism directed against the authorities in … Read moreBangladesh blogger murders: False information is being planted and circulated