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     We held our first Death Cafe at Tower House Atrium. Yes I know it sounds weird but it's really just an opportunity for people to talk openly about making a will and planning a funeral etc.


Humanist weddings are already legal in Scotland,Jersey and the Republic of Ireland. Now they must be in Northern Ireland as well.

Andrew Copson, chair of Humanists UK came over to the island again at the end of March. His topic for discussion was secularism. He explained how it works differently in France, America, India and Turkey because of historical and social factors within each society.

There was an opportunity to get a copy of his book 'Secularism' signed by Andrew.

     Tynwald recently decided the bishop of Sodor and Man could keep his voting rights. But the mood of the house about him having an automatic right to be there and to vote seems to be changing.

     We are concerned about sex education being delivered in island schools by a religious           organisation. We feel it should be done by qualified teachers in a secular manner.

     New NHS obligation to provide equal pastoral care to non-religious in England

    A New Settlement for Religion and Belief in schools... 

    Consultations page

    Religious Education Advisory Committee (REAC) becomes         more inclusive

     Muriel Garland of Isle of Man Freethinkers now attends meetings of REAC.

     A new Education Act is being prepared to go before Tynwald.

      Humanism 4 Schools - Teaching Resources/Educational Videos on YouTube!


   Marriage and Civil Registration

    Civil partnerships and marriages are now permitted on the Isle of Man. 


     Some hetero sexual couples have come over for partnership ceremonies.

   Living Wills

      Living wills are valid on the Isle of Man. See our Living Wills page for more information.


” No matter what your age there is always more to discover about our miraculous universe and the people in it”, Growing Old Disgracefully