What Do Humanists Believe In?

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Still not totally sure what it means to be a Humanist? Here is a quick list of things we believe in:

 

  • Civil liberties
  • Human rights
  • Church-state separation (secularism)
  • Participatory democracy in government, the workplace, and education
  • Global consciousness
  • International exchange of thoughts and products
  • Open discussion of social problems

 

The International Humanist and Ethical Union defines the movement as such: “Humanism is a democratic and ethical life stance that affirms that human beings have the right and responsibility to give meaning and shape to their own lives. Humanism stands for the building of a more human society through an ethics based on human and other natural values in a spirit of reason and free inquiry through human capabilities. Humanim is not theistic, and it does not accept supernatural views of reality.” If that sounds like something you’re interested in, you’re in the right place!

 

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