British Humanist Association

British Humanist Association

Charity information

British Humanist Association

The British Humanist Association is the national charity working on behalf of non-religious people who seek to live ethical and fulfilling lives on the basis of reason and humanity.

Founded 1896

  • Mission statement

    The British Humanist Association (BHA) exists to promote Humanism and support and represent people who seek to live good lives without religious or superstitious beliefs.

    Our vision is of a world without religious privilege or discrimination, where people are free to live good lives on the basis of reason, experience and shared human values.

  • Aims

    British Humanist Association aims to:

    • Humanism is understood as an ethical and fulfilling non-religious lifestance involving a naturalistic view of the universe.
    • People with humanist beliefs and values are supported in identifying themselves as humanists and in expressing those beliefs and values in their lives.
    • We are respected as an organisation for our expertise and professionalism and recognised as the national voice of Humanism and a leading national voice for the non-religious and for secularism.
    • The UK is a secular state guaranteeing human rights, with no privilege or discrimination on grounds of religion or belief.
    • Public debate and policy are shaped by humanist perspectives.
  • Overview

    Established: January 1896

    Registered Charity Number: 285987

    Board members: 12

    Full time staff: 11

    Volunteers: 10

    Phone number: 020 7079 3070

    Address: 39 Moreland Street EC1V 8BB

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