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We would like to put a copy of The Young Atheist's Handbook (Reviews Here) in every secondary school library in England and Wales.

This means raising the funds to buy, package and post copies. It's not intended for use in lessons, although some schools may choose to refer to it. Instead, the hope is simply to make it available to students to read if they so choose.

Many young people are brought up in the faith of their family, without ever really having the chance to choose for themselves. It's too often assumed that people have to 'opt-out' of a religion, rather than making a positive choice for themselves.

Alom's book tells how he made that choice and shows that you can make moral choices without a religious faith to guide you.

School is where we go to learn how to ask questions. It seemed to us that making the book available through school libraries is a good first step in educating young people so that they can choose to exercise their freedom of choice. 

The costs over-all are heavily discounted thanks to Biteback Publishing, for each book to be packaged and sent to a secondary school library.

If you feel able, please tell your friends and family about the campaign. 

www.yah4schools.org.uk

Update: The author of the Young Atheist’s Handbook, Alom Shaha, was elected as a trustee of the BHA on 13 July 2013. As such, there is a potential conflict of interest surrounding the planned purchase of these books for schools. To prevent this, the BHA will put an agreement in place that Alom will recuse himself from any future Board discussions and decisions surrounding this area of activity. As this campaign was launched in 2012 and is well under way, such discussions/decisions will be minimal.

Raising money for

British Humanist Association

British Humanist Association

Charity Registration No. 285987

The BHA is the national charity working on behalf of non-religious people who seek to live ethical and fulfilling lives on the basis of reason and humanity.

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Donation by Anonymous on 04/01/14

£100.00

Donation by Martin Bennewith on 25/12/13

£10.00

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Donation by Anonymous on 23/12/13

£10.00

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Donation by Anonymous on 23/12/13

£5.00

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It's truly amazing that we even need this, given what we now know as well as the fact god is obviously, conspicuously – and thankfully - absent. Shame on our government for not doing this.

Donation by R J Walker on 18/12/13

£10.00

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Great cause

Donation by Andrew McKellar on 09/12/13

£10.00

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Donation by Pete Maller on 09/11/13

£20.00

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Donation by Keith Bennett on 25/09/13

£10.00

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An excellent idea

Donation by Ben Lovejoy on 24/09/13

£10.00

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This is a wonderful book - I was up all night reading it - and I would love it if lots of children (and adults!) had it available to them. Thanks for writing it Alom!

Donation by Alice on 11/07/13

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Donation by Bernard Boase on 10/06/13

£20.00

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I hope you get more donations for such a worthy campaign!

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Donation by Anonymous on 23/05/13

£10.00

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Donation by Anonymous on 22/05/13

£10.00

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Wonderful idea. All kids at our local school receive a Gideon's bible, I hope this will serve to redress the balance.

Donation by Matt Young on 21/05/13

£25.00

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Good luck!

Donation by Robbie Yellon on 21/05/13

£20.00

Great book, important campaign. I would've liked this book to have been in my school library.

Donation by Dan Hayes on 19/05/13

£10.00

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Given from the funds of the Stockport Humanist Group - who feel this is a great book and want to support this project.

Donation by Derek McComiskey on 16/05/13

£50.00

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It's a huge honor for me to be supporting this cause.

Donation by Nitin Rai on 16/05/13

£10.00

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Great book, great idea! Paul, East London Humanist.

Donation by Anonymous on 16/05/13

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Donation by Anonymous on 05/05/13

£20.00

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Donation by Anonymous on 28/04/13

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Donation by Nicole & James on 26/04/13

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Hope my little bit helps a little bit!

Donation by Random American on 25/04/13

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Donation by Anonymous on 25/04/13

£50.00

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Donation summary

  • * Online donations£10,953.04
  • Offline donations£0.00
  • Text donations£120.00
  • Total raised£11,073.04
  • Gift Aid£2,144.13

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