Welcome

This site features a growing collection of papers written over a period of years by David Pollock, trustee of the British Humanist Association and sometime president of the European Humanist Federation.

Given the passage of time, they may not exactly represent my current views but in general I have chosen not to edit them other than trivially.  However, I do give their dates of composition.

Almost all the papers are related to Humanism, secularism and religion, but there will also a few papers on other topics – most recently some thoughts on the Brexit referendum.

The latest additions are about religion in schools, in particular my submission to the current enquiry into the future of religious education.  There is also a paper on the law about religious education and one on the unjustified exemptions from employment discrimination law given to religious schools.

Another recent addition is a paper on whether there is a right to freedom from religion.