New stats reveal: only legalising humanist marriages will give same-sex couples a meaningful choice of type of marriage ceremony

Mar 20, 2017 by

from BHA: The Office of National Statistics has published new statistics on the number of marriages, both same- and opposite-sex, which occurred in England and Wales in 2014, the first year that same-sex marriages were legally recognised. The statistics have revealed that just 23 couples out of...

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Calls grow to legalise humanist ceremonies in Britain

Dec 8, 2016 by

by Becky Johnson, Sky News: Humanist ceremonies in Scotland are legally recognised and there are now calls for the rest of Britain to follow suit. Almost a third of people in Britain have attended a humanist ceremony. The new finding from YouGov comes as the British Humanist Association says the...

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Humanism: Beliefs and Agenda

Nov 21, 2016 by

[Editor’s note: An important teaching resource from the Barnabas Fund.] Fifty-three years ago, Harry Blamires wrote in The Christian Mind (London, SPCK, 1963) that Christians no longer thought in a Christian way. Not only had society in general been secularised, but so had Christians themselves....

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The New Civic Religion – A Christian Study Guide to Humanism

Aug 11, 2016 by

The New Civic Religion – A Christian Study Guide to Humanism: Book review in the Church of England Newspaper, 11 August. The recent upsurge in religiously inspired violence in western countries raises the question of the resources western culture might draw on not only to resist but to overcome...

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Private religious school failed by Ofsted for teaching young earth creationism as science

Apr 22, 2016 by

from British Humanist Association: In news that could have wide implications for the teaching of creationism in private schools, an independent religious school in London has been criticised by Ofsted for having a policy which ‘promotes the teaching of incorrect content’ on evolution and...

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