The BHA is the national charity supporting and representing people who seek to live good lives without religious or superstitious beliefs. Our vision is of a world without religious privilege or discrimination. We promote Humanism, campaign for an open society, and work with others of different beliefs for the common good. We are the largest organisation in the UK working for a secular state.
With a mixture of: high profile campaigns; submissions to Government; evidence to official enquiries; liaison with humanists in Parliament; briefing and lobbying, the BHA campaigns for an end to religious privilege, freedom of belief and respect for the non-religious, including recognition of humanist views on a wide range of issues; an end to discrimination on the grounds of religion or belief, whether in marriage law, the workplace, or the provision of public services; inclusive schools where children with parents of all faiths and none learn to understand and respect each other, instead of being segregated in the growing number of faith and sectarian schools; impartial, fair and balanced education about religion and beliefs, with an emphasis on shared human values; school assemblies without religious worship.
We help humanists and other non-religious people to gain confidence in their beliefs and build a foundation from which to live their lives with integrity, by promoting Humanism. The BHA supports networks for families, teachers and others to share ideas and experience and provide mutual support. Local and special interest Humanist Groups provide opportunities for humanists to meet like-minded people for lectures, discussions and social activities. We lobby for the inclusion of Humanism in the school curriculum so that all pupils have the opportunity to learn about it, and provide educational resources for schools and students of all ages. Our contribution to improvements in religious education is widely recognised.
Contact information1 Gower Street London WC1E 6HD Tel: 020 7079 3585 Fax: 020 7079 3588
For more information, see the website of the British Humanist Association.