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Protect legal abortions

The US decision to overturn Roe v Wade has shown how fragile our basic human rights can be.

We want to take this opportunity to protect legal abortions in the UK for all time by taking abortion out of the criminal code, where it sits now, and establish that the right of a woman to control her body is a basic human right that should be recognised explicitly in law.

Help make our law more humane.

End religious selection

Every spring, thousands of parents across England face a dilemma that should belong in the history books – whether to lie about their beliefs and send their child to a faith school that they really don’t agree with, or to accept that their child will not get a place in their local school.

A third of state-funded schools in the UK are faith-based. They can, and many do, determine their pupil and staff intake based on religion. 

We think this is wrong.

Replace parliamentary prayers

Did you know each session of Parliament starts with prayers? And did you know that, due to limited seats, this means that non-Christian MPs and peers find it more difficult to speak in Parliament’s busiest and most important debates?

We’re calling for Parliament to review this and introduce an inclusive model of time for reflection, which works well in the Scottish Parliament.

Please will you sign our petition for a modern Parliament?

Restore the NI Assembly

While the Northern Ireland Assembly has been out of action, a lot has changed, and a lot of humanist priorities are stuck, waiting on politicians to get their act together.

Northern Ireland desperately needs a political solution to this permanent state of crisis.

Make your voice heard.

Support humanist marriages

Humanist marriages are legally recognised in Scotland and Northern Ireland, but humanist couples in England and Wales face discrimination and are forced to have a separate civil marriage. We want the UK Government to end the inequality faced by humanists by bringing the law in line with Scotland and Northern Ireland, giving legal recognition to humanist marriages in England and Wales.

Write to your MP to end humanist marriage inequality.

End compulsory worship

Did you know the UK is the only country in the world to impose Christian worship in state schools? Current law in England and Wales requires all state-funded schools to conduct daily acts of ‘worship’ of a ‘Christian character’. We’re calling on the Government to replace compulsory worship with inclusive assemblies for all.

Sign our petition and back inclusive assemblies for all.

Bishops out of the Lords!

We are not a Christian country, yet 26 Bishops from the Church of England have the right to vote in our House of Lords. Write to your MP today and say you want them out! Help support a forthcoming debate in the House of Commons on the bishops by writing to your MP today!

Repeal NI blasphemy laws

Northern Ireland will soon be the last part of the UK or Ireland to have a blasphemy law in statute. These laws are used around the world to suppress free expression and persecute political and religious minorities. We want to see them urgently repealed.

Urge your MLA today for a repeal of Northern Ireland’s blasphemy laws.

End faith schools

Donate today to fund and resource Britain’s only dedicated campaigner against faith schools.

Help us defend the rights of children and teachers by campaigning to end state religious schools, religious discrimination in admissions, and compulsory collective worship, and for the introduction of comprehensive relationships and sex education in all schools.

Support our campaign to end faith schools by donating today.

Pro-life protesters outside an abortion clinic, with placards to harass women using the clinic
Implement Buffer Zones Now

Recent news articles have highlighted the alarming increase in harassment outside abortion clinics. It is essential that women no longer have to suffer this harmful behaviour.  

We are calling upon the UK Government to take immediate action by implementing safe access zones around these clinics to ensure the safety, privacy, and dignity of women seeking these essential healthcare services.

End Faith Schools

At schools around the UK, children have become an unwitting audience for evangelists, peddling creationism, homophobia, and anti-abortion ideologies to their young minds

Non-religious (and non-Christian) children are being subjected to Christian evangelism in schools because the church and faith institutions play a strong role in our education system. We don’t think it should! 

And this is just a part of what’s happening in faith schools today.

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