Humanist, 28, will lead a team of three priests after being appointed first atheist head chaplain in the NHS

Apr 9, 2018 by

By Dianne Apen-Sadler, Mailonline: A humanist will lead a team of priests as the first atheist head chaplain in the history of the NHS. The move by the Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust comes as more patients need non-religious guidance at hospitals, reports the Times. At 28, Lindsay van Dijk...

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Humanism, the collapse of faith and the need for new methods of apologetics

Mar 13, 2018 by

By Andrew Symes, Anglican Mainstream. “I used to pray before bed, but I’ve definitely become less religious. I used to go to church every week – not any more. I hugely regret not voting for gay marriage. Faith is about love, and religion is too. I should have realized that.” So says Nadine...

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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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