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We are the voice of Humanism in Birmingham.
Originally called the Birmingham Humanist Group, the group was formed on 23 May 1962, as the result of a notice placed in a newsletter of the Ethical Union, forerunner of the British Humanist Association, by Dr Anthony Brierley. It changed its name to Birmingham Humanists in 2000.
In its early years, the group was active in the campaign to allow parents the legal right to remove their children from collective worship in schools. It was also involved in devising the content of the 1975 Birmingham Agreed Syllabus for Religious Education, which was the first to use a multi-faith approach and include non-religious 'stances for living' such as Humanism.
You can read more about our history on Wikipedia.
You can also follow the group's history through the archived copies of News & Views
You can also follow debates, comments and ideas on our Blog-site.
This page was up to date on 20/05/2014.