rationalism

The English Voltaire

Thomas Paine, the political activist, philosopher, author, political theorist and revolutionary, is one figure who appears in all three archives of the Alternatives to Religion Project – National Secular Society, British Humanist Association and Conway Hall Ethical Society.

Campaign against the ‘misrepresentation’ of Pius XII, 1958

With the death of Pope Pius XII on 9 October 1958, British news published and broadcast a wave of positive eulogies for the Catholic leader. Celebrated nationally as the ‘Pope of Peace’, the National Secular Society were alarmed by the uncritical reporting of Pius’ leadership.

Student Humanist Federation

As part of the wider Humanist movement, Conway Hall Ethical Society has always forged links with similar societies.

John Stuart Mill

As well as historic items, modern material continue to be added to the Conway Hall Ethical Society archive.

Marriage certificate

Nineteenth-century marriages at Conway Hall Ethical Society.

late twentieth-century leaflets

Here are three beautifully designed late twentieth-century leaflets from the British Humanist Association archives advertising humanist ceremonies for birth, partnerships and death.

The Student Humanist Federation

The Student Humanist Federation (formerly the University Humanist Federation) brought a strong youth presence to the British Humanist Association in the 1960s.

Going to pot in 1968?

As well as challenging the role of religion in society, the student branch of the British Humanist Association turned their attention to other contemporary issues concerning their members…

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Wed, 11th Sep, 2013
’70s style and socialising at British Humanist Association and International Humanist and Ethical Union conferences.

’70s style and socialising at British Humanist Association and International Humanist and Ethical Union conferences.

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