The BHA believes that young people should be free to explore the range of beliefs and values found in British society. Earlier this year Education Secretary Michael Gove caused controversy when he arranged to send a copy of the King James Bible to every school in England. The Young Atheist’s Handbook is the perfect book to sit alongside this publication and following the release of a report published today by the International Humanist and Ethical Union (IHEU), which highlights the limitations on freedom of thought for the non-religious around the globe, it is a perfect time to ensure that young people across England and Wales are able to access fair and balanced information.
Just £10 can cover the cost of providing a copy of The Young Atheist’s Handbook to a secondary school. £50 will ensure that five schools will receive their own copy, £100 will fund copies of the book for ten schools, while a generous gift of £1,000 will ensure that 100 schools have their own Young Atheist’s Handbook.
The BHA is encouraging everyone to get behind this by donating to the JustGiving campaign at http://www.justgiving.com/yah4schools and by promoting the campaign online on Facebook by linking to the website www.yah4schools.org.uk, and via Twitter using the hashtag #YAH4Schools.