New Humanist is a monthly magazine published by the Rationalist Association in the UK. It has been in print for 125 years; starting out life as Watts's Literary Guide, founded by C. A. Watts in November 1885.
In 1928, Edwin H. Wilson became the first managing editor of the magazine. In 2005 Caspar Melville took over as managing editor of the magazine and CEO of the Rationalist Association.
The magazine was the first to publish the Humanist Manifesto in 1933.
Notable columnists have included Laurie Taylor, Simon Hoggart and Sally Feldman.
In 2003 Hazhir Teimoutian, a reviewer for the magazine, quit over a controversial cartoon depicting Christ slumped in the arms of the Virgin Mary. 
Prior to 1941, a different magazine with the same name, New Humanist, was the first periodical issued by the modern Humanist movement in the United States of America and was in continuous publication from 1928 through to 1936. In 1933 it published the first Humanist Manifesto. After a hiatus of four years it was succeeded by The Humanist in 1941.
- ^ James Heartfield (October 28, 2005). "Humanist Pupils: The Right Not To Pray". The Times Educational Supplement.
- ^ Alex Johnson (February 9, 2006). "Free speech no laughing matter in Britain". MSNBC.com.
- ^ a b "Edward Wilson". The Times. April 10, 1993.
- ^ Caspar Melville (December 26, 2009). "I've changed my mind about religion". Guardian Unlimited.
- ^ Phil Baty (September 9, 2005). "Ignatieff Ducks Debate With Critics In Torture Row". The Times Higher Education Supplement.
- ^ "POLITICAL PUNDIT HEADS TO FLINTSHIRE". Daily Post. April 2, 2010.
- ^ Gavin Ross (September 13, 2007). "Tom Cruises in all sizes No 3995". New Statesman.
- ^ Andrew Pierce (April 25, 2003). "Religious cartoon draws the anger of atheist writer". The Times.
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