Humanist celebrants don’t tell couples what marriage means. Instead, we ask what it means to them and what most say is that it’s is an equal partnership.
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I was very pleased with the first phase of the results from The H Factor campaign we ran in September, when we went all over Scotland to find out what humanists believe on a wide range of important moral issues, including same-sex marriage, physician-assisted suicide and sectarianism. The films feature contributions from more than 50 individuals, … Continue Reading
I’m really pleased to be able to announce the launch of The H Factor, the first ever awareness campaign from The Humanist Society of Scotland. As a celebrant, whenever I meet people to discuss a ceremony and ask them why they’ve chosen a Humanist one, they always begin by saying. “Well, we’re not religious but…” Then they … Continue Reading
When the Pope’s visit was announced some time ago, the HSS debated long and hard about how we should respond, and eventually decided that while we agree with all the arguments put forward by the Protest the Pope campaign, because of where we live and Scotland’s sectarian history, we’d have to do something different. So … Continue Reading
I’ve been a bit busy this week; not so much with ceremonies as with my volunteer job as Media Officer for the HSS. It’s taken us quite a while to get round to campaigning again, but as luck would have it we have not one but two new campaigns – Let Me Choose being the … Continue Reading
Every morning, I get an email from the American Freedom From Religion Foundation, which in its own quiet way reminds me that the history of free thought is a long one. Today, it’s thrown together two names you don’t often see in the same sentence, Bjork… And Voltaire! You can find out more about the … Continue Reading
Another great piece of work from the people who brought you the Atheist Bus Campaign. Read all about it in this article by Ariane Sherine