humanist

  • 5 Aug 2013

    Twenty years ago, many public commentators believed that religion was dead, or at least 'on the way out'. How wrong that proved. Simon Barrow looks at how the conversation about faith is deepening and broadening in the face of growing religious and non-religious diversity.

  • 5 Aug 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?

  • 12 Dec 2012

    A new report highlights the sometimes extreme limitations on freedom of thought for the non-religious in over 60 countries across the world.

  • 13 Aug 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?

  • 2 Dec 2011

    A recent press comment from Mennonite World Conference acts as a helpful reminder of an important declaration inviting belief communities - faith-based and otherwise - to commit to peace in the midst of a world still riven with conflict and religiously- or ideologically-sanctioned violence.

  • 20 Jun 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.

  • 9 Nov 2010

    Humanists in the USA are launching a national multimedia ad campaign directly challenging fundamentalist Christianity and its misuse of the Bible.

  • 12 Sep 2008

    Accord, a new coalition promoting inclusive education and seeking the reform of faith schools policy, has expressed reservations over the opening of the Krishna-Avanti School in Edgware, the first publicly-funded Hindu school in Britain.

  • 26 Jun 2008

    Atheists are often criticising the ethics of religious belief, says Giles Fraser. But do they base their own moral practice too much on what they are against?

  • 23 Jan 2008

    A discussion meeting of the Oxford Secular Society, open to people of all persuasions, with Simon Barrow, co-director of the think-tank Ekklesia.