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Andrew Copson- Secularism: politics, religion, and freedom

Posted by on 1 January, 2018 | 0 comments

Andrew Copson- Secularism: politics, religion, and freedom

Chief Executive of Humanists UK and President of the International Humanist and Ethical Union (IHEU), Andrew Copson, will be joining us on the 1st of February to discuss his book “Secularism: Politics, Religion, and Freedom.   Secularism is an increasingly hot topic in public, political, and religious debate across the globe. It is embodied in the conflict between secular republics – from the US to India – and the challenges they face from resurgent religious identity politics; in the challenges faced by religious states like those of the Arab world from insurgent secularists; and in...

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EHRiC: Bullying in Schools

Posted by on 11 November, 2017 | 0 comments

EHRiC: Bullying in Schools

The Scottish Secular Society thank the Equalities and Human Rights Committee of the Scottish Parliament (EHRiC) for inviting our organisation to give evidence on bullying and harassment of children and young people in our Scottish schools.

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Happy and Humble Humanism

Posted by on 10 October, 2017 | 0 comments

Happy and Humble Humanism

Humanist chaplain, Mandy Evans Ewing joins us to discuss the place of humanism and humanity.

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Press Release: Response to Smyllum Park Allegations

Posted by on 9 September, 2017 | 0 comments

Press Release: Response to Smyllum Park Allegations

Readers of the National will doubtless be aware of the highly disturbing allegations of violence and brutality against children who had been placed in the ‘care’ of nuns at Smyllum Park, Lanark.

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Press Release: Response to the evidence that Scotland is now Majority not religious

Posted by on 9 September, 2017 | 0 comments

Press Release: Response to the evidence that Scotland is now Majority not religious

The Scottish Secular Society call upon the Scottish Government to recognise the rapid decline of religion in our society and realign our laws to reflect this attitude.

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Report on Evidence Session of Bullying and Harassment in Schools – EHRiC

Posted by on 6 June, 2017 | 0 comments

Report on Evidence Session of Bullying and Harassment in Schools – EHRiC

A Committee examination of various issues relating to the bullying and harassment of children and young people in the Scottish school system.

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Stornoway’s Sunday swimmers need your help (and a little bit of cash)

Posted by on 11 November, 2016 | 0 comments

Stornoway’s Sunday swimmers need your help (and a little bit of cash)

Comhairle nan Eilean Sia (Western Isles Council) consider it sinful to swim in the public baths on Sunday. That is a matter for them. They wish to impose this view on all Stornoway sports facility users. That is a matter for all of us. It is discrimination against non-Christians, and indeed against the many Christians who think that taking a swim on the Sabbath is ok.

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Scottish Secular Society backs Dundee church over giant cross

Posted by on 10 October, 2016 | 0 comments

Scottish Secular Society backs Dundee church over giant cross

A Dundee church at the centre of a planning row over a giant cross has won support from an unusual source — The Scottish Secular Society.

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HUMANISTS IN FIGHT FOR PUPILS’ RIGHTS | On The Button

Posted by on 10 October, 2016 | 0 comments

HUMANISTS IN FIGHT FOR PUPILS’ RIGHTS | On The Button

Scottish Humanists gear up for high court battle with religious institutions to give pupils
the right to opt-out of religious observance in schools.

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Get unelected church reps off education committees, says society

Posted by on 10 October, 2016 | 0 comments

Get unelected church reps off  education  committees, says society

Secular Society wants to end automatic church representation on education committees

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