She takes up the post that fell vacant after the death of comedian Linda Smith last year. Toynbee said: "We need to oppose religious zealotry by promoting the positive case for believing life on earth is precious because the here and now is all there is."
Movers: Polly Toynbee, president, British Humanist Association
Polly Toynbee, the journalist and political and social commentator, has been appointed president of the British Humanist Association.
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