• November 5, 2019

    In a world marked by increasing division, hostility, dangerous right-wing populism and white supremacism, it is necessary for those committed to justice, peace and sustainability for people and pla

  • December 12, 2018

    Blasphemy or apostasy is punishable by death in 13 countries.

  • December 5, 2017

    A new report from the International Humanist and Ethical Union, of which Humanists UK is a member,finds that 85 countries around the globe "exhibit severe discrimination against non-religious individuals", with several having seen humanists and atheists murdered for their beliefs over the past year.

  • August 5, 2013

    The lines in the John Lennon song are famous by now: "Imagine there's no religion... it's easy if you try..." But is it, and what would it mean?

  • December 11, 2012

    The British Humanist Association (BHA) has released an infographic to show the rise in the number of people who ticked ‘No Religion’ in the 2011 Census, and the decline in the number of people who tic

  • August 13, 2012

    Festival of Spirituality and Peace in Edinburgh (3-27 August 2012) is an Interfaith and intercultural event; there are Jewish, Islamic, Christian and Daoist events, for example, as well as artists from every contintent but Antarctica, reports Katie MacFadyen. But what is the relationship between 'interfaith' and 'no faith'? Where do Secular Humanists fall in this atmosphere of inclusivity?

  • April 14, 2012

    This morning (14 April 2012) I will be appearing on BBC Radio Scotland's Saturday AM news programme at around 8.50am to discuss the origins and shape of morality with secular humanist scientist Profes

  • July 15, 2011

    This weekend I am speaking alongside others at a conference on 'The Place of Religion in Public Life', bringing together Humanist, Christian and Muslim contributors to a day of discussion about negoti

  • June 20, 2011

    The chair of Equality and Human Rights Commission has been asked to apologise to non-religious people for comments he made in a recent interview.

  • March 29, 2011

    Questioning the coherence of the newly-initiated World Interfaith Harmony Week, Michael Marten says that if neither 'faith' nor 'religion' really serve as useful comparative or relational concepts, it is perhaps intellectually more honest, and practically more fruitful, to abandon the pretence of ‘interfaith’ dialogue in favour of simple ‘interhuman’ dialogue.