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IHEU 2017 Freedom of Thought Report released

Published Fri, 08/12/2017 - 18:59

Council of Australian Humanist Societies (CAHS)

Media Release 08/12/17

Time to stop persecution of Humanists around the world - Humanists actively persecuted in seven countries in 2017 says new report from International Humanist and Ethical Union (IHEU).

  • New trends in seven countries show active persecution of atheists and humanists in 2017


Pro marriage equality vote welcomed - now to change the law

Published Wed, 15/11/2017 - 21:45

The Council of Australian Humanist Societies (CAHS) welcomes today's (15/11/17) announcement by the Australian Bureau of Statistics of  a 61.6% yes vote for marriage equality in the Australain marriage law postal survey. We urge the Parliament to move as expeditiously as possible to legislate for marriage equality now. The battle for marriage equality is not yet over. But hopefully it is moving much closer to success now. Now it is time to change the law! CAHS President Lyndon Storey said "Along with so many other Australains I am delighted by the reults of the survey.


Australian Humanists support Marriage Equality

Published Sat, 09/09/2017 - 12:36

The Council of Australian Humanist Societies (CAHS) strongly supports marriage equality and urges all humanists, and all Australians, to support marriage equality in the upcoming postal survey.
All people should have equal rights to marry the (adult) partner of their choice. Supporting marriage equality is part of building a society that respects human dignity and equality. CAHS strongly urges all humanists, and all who oppose discrimination, to support marriage equality.


Humanists welcome the real good news

Published Thu, 29/06/2017 - 09:38

Humanists see the positives in the ongoing and accelerating decline of religion in Australia. Humanism offers a values based alternative to religion, an alternative that does not rely on imaginary super beings.

The release of the 2016 Census confirms that more and more Australians are turning away from religion. The Australian Humanist movement fully expects that the number of Australians identifying as having no religion will increase yet again with the next census.


CAHS joins global campaign to protect humanists at risk

Published Wed, 21/06/2017 - 09:00

The Council of Australian Humanist Societies is joining a network of non-religious groups to raise funds to provide advocacy and support to humanists and atheists who are facing persecution and targeted violence around the world.


Right-to-Die Campaigner recognised as Australian Humanist of the Year 2017

Published Wed, 01/03/2017 - 14:53
Dr Rodney Syme; Australian Humanist of the Year 2017
Dr Rodney Syme; Australian Humanist of the Year 2017 and right-to-die campaigner
Tags: Australian Humanist of the Year, AHOY, Right to die, Right-to-die, assisted dying, voluntary euthanasia

Humanists reject marriage equality plebiscite

Published Wed, 14/09/2016 - 12:32

Today, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has introduced legislation to hold a marriage equality plebiscite in Parliament.

This plebiscite has been rejected by the people most affected by the issue; LGBTIQ+ Australians who will have to endure the campaign. A campaign that will no doubt be characterised by hateful rhetoric from bigoted religious extremists and fundamentalists.

The Council of Australian Humanist Societies does not support this plebiscite.


Brand new Web Site

Published Thu, 01/09/2016 - 18:44

The Council of Australian Humanist Societies inc is excited to launch our brand new website! 

In the past various past CAHS committee's of CAHS have had trouble in maintaining our web presence due to a variety of reasons (skills being the main one). It is hoped that this redesigned site with a brand new backend will make it much easier for our committeed volunteers to maintain and upload new and interesting articles regularly.


Humanist of the Year awards for 2016 Announced

Published Sun, 08/05/2016 - 03:44

The Council of Australian Humanist Societies inc is pleased to announce the recipients of Australian Humanist of the Year and Young Australian Humanist of the Year.

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Safe Schools are essential for all!

Published Thu, 24/03/2016 - 05:01

The Council of Australian Humanist Societies inc. is proud to be among one of many supporters of Safe Schools Coalition Australia.

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