Humanists UK (previously known as The British Humanist Association) works on behalf of non-religious people who seek to live ethical lives on the basis of reason and humanity. Humanism UK promotes Humanism, a secular state, and equal treatment of everyone regardless of religion or belief. Their celebrants provide non-religious funeral, wedding, and naming ceremonies. HSLD is affiliated to Humanism UK.
The National Secular Society campaigns for the separation of religion and state and promotes secularism as the best means to create a society in which people of all religions or none can live together fairly and cohesively. The NSS sees secularism - the position that the state should be separate from religion - as an essential element in promoting equality between all citizens.
The European Humanist Federation (EHF), based in Brussels, was created in 1991 and unites more than 50 humanist and secularist organisations from about 20 European countries. It is the largest umbrella organisation of humanist associations in Europe.
It promotes the principle of humanism and a secular state, supports human rights and opposes discrimination against non-believers. It promotes a secular Europe,defending equal treatment of everyone regardless of religion or belief and fighting religious conservatism and privilege in Europea and at the EU level.
The Humanist Society Scotland is the national organisation for humanists in Scotland. HSS aim to promote a secular Scotland through its work in policy, in education and in its range of ceremonies. HSS has over a hundred registered celebrants, spread across Scotland, performing thousands of wedding, funeral and naming ceremonies each year. HSS is affiliated to the British Humanist Association.
The Edinburgh Secular Society was formed in 2012 and campaigns for a secular Scotland, with freedom of and freedom from religious belief. ESS is affiliated to the National Secular Society.
Accord is a wide coalition of organisations, including religious groups, humanists, trade unions and human rights campaigners. Accord campaigns to make admissions and recruitment policies in all state-funded schools free from discrimination on grounds of religion or belief. Accord believes all schools should provide their pupils with inclusive, inspiring and stimulating assemblies in place of compulsory acts of worship.
Faith to Faithless was founded in 2015 to raise awareness of apostasy and support those who have left religion in the UK.
Belief in a religion is a fundamental human right and with it is the right not to believe. Unfortunately, this is not afforded to everyone, and for some people leaving their religion can be a complicated, challenging, and dangerous process.
We stage regular panel discussion events and lectures across the UK as well as hosting apostate socials and peer support meetings.
Dignity in Dying campaigns to change the law to allow the choice of an assisted death for terminally ill, mentally competent adults, within upfront safeguards. It has over 25,000 active supporters.