An Introduction to the British Humanist Association

Over the summer, the British Humanist Association released a video that was an Introduction to Humanism featuring several prominent Humanists.

They just released the next video in the series, focusing on their organization specifically. Once again, it features the likes of Richard Dawkins, A.C. Grayling, Tim Minchin, Zoe Margolis, Polly Toynbee, Phillip Pullman, and many others:



About Hemant Mehta

Hemant Mehta is the editor of Friendly Atheist, appears on the Atheist Voice channel on YouTube, and co-hosts the uniquely-named Friendly Atheist Podcast. You can read much more about him here.

  • Tim

    I am a member of the National Secular Society not the BHA, and I do sometimes wonder why there are two organisations with such overlapping aims.  Should I be a member of both of them?

    • http://humanism-scotland.org.uk/ Ron McLaren

      I think humanism should be the catch-all which encompasses all the variants of non -religious belief.   IHEU  (International Humanist and Ethical Union) does exactly that, including the National Secular Society, which affirms the IHEU Declaration of 2002.

    • Josh Kutchinsky

      I am a member of the BHA and the NSS. They have very different histories and somewhat different but complimentary aims. Both are committed to achieving a secular society. The BHA is a charity. It promotes Humanism, works on behalf of the non-religious, and supports those who wish to live humanist lives, including through the provision of humanist ceremonies. The BHA, challenges religious privilege, and promotes equal treatment in law and policy for everyone regardless of religion or belief. It offers a humanist perspective in public debate, drawing on contemporary humanist thought and the worldwide humanist tradition.

      If you are an ethical atheist or agnostic the BHA is definitely for you.


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