Rationalist Association


We are the Rationalist Association, a 125-year-old charity dedicated to reason, science & secularism.

We publish New Humanist, a quarterly journal of ideas, science and culture.

The Summer 2014 New Humanist is out now!

  • Philosopher of peace? Jonathan Rée on the legacy of Bertrand Russell
  • Egypt and the regime’s threat to democracy
  • Josie Long on politics, panel shows, and changing the world
  • Without God, is something missing in our lives?
  • New poetry and new arts critics
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