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 Humanist Association of London and Area
(6) Humanists call for the continued improvement of society so that no one may be deprived of the basic necessities of life, and for institutions and conditions to provide every person with opportunities for developing their full potential.
(12) Humanists affirm that human beings are completely a part of nature, and that our survival is dependent upon a healthy planet which provides us and all other forms of life with a life-supporting environment.
Humanism is a democratic and ethical life stance, which affirms that human beings have the right and responsibility to give meaning and shape to their own lives.
users.imag.net /~lon.jpope/Humanist/Humanists.html   (680 words)

  
 Secular Seasons
World Humanist Day is celebrated annually on June 21 as a way to spread information-and combat misinformation-about the positive aspects of humanism as a philosophical life stance and means to affect change in the world.
Humanists can use this significant date as a time to educate the public in their local area about this often misunderstood worldview, and to gather and celebrate as a community which continues to contribute to the progress and education of the world.
Humanists across the country should consider celebrating a holiday that is specifically geared to showing the positive side of their beliefs and activities.
www.secularseasons.org /june/world_humanist.html   (442 words)

  
 IHEYO Database: Europe
We think a humanist youth organisation is needed in Poland, which is a predominantly Catholic country where many young people are alone with their atheism and humanist life stance.
The Polish Humanist Assocation (PTH) is one of the eight humanist associations in Poland, which all belong to the Polish Humanist Federation.
The Polish Humanist Assocation was present at the 2002 International Humanist Youth Conference.
www.iheyo.org /poland.htm   (627 words)

  
 Northern Virginia Chapter, Washington Area Secular Humanists (WASH)
Richard will talk about his experiences in moving from a religious to a secular humanist life stance.
The goal of this project is to assist local humanist groups to fulfill the need for a place where Humanists can reliably and frequently enjoy the human pleasure of seeing each other while they share concerns, plans, and special occasions.
In order to get to know our members, we are inviting you to provide links to pages you have created (of course we also invite links to all pages of general Humanist interest).
nvc.wash.org   (627 words)

  
 Secular Humanism Relation @ HigherPower.org (Higher Power)
Secular humanism is a humanist philosophy that upholds reason, ethics, and justice and specifically rejects rituals and ceremonies as a means to affirm their life stance.
Julian Huxley - first President of the secular and Humanist (lifestance) organisation the IHEU
Humanists respond that such criticisms reflect a failure to look at the actual content of humanist philosophy, which far from being cynical and postmodern, is rooted in optimistic,[6][7] idealistic[8] attitudes that trace back to the Enlightenment[9][10][11], or further, back to Greek philosophers and Chinese Confucianism.
higherpower.org /encyclopedia/Secular_Humanism   (2046 words)

  
 International Humanist and Ethical Union - About IHEU - International Humanist Youth Conference 2003
Humanist organizations in various northern European countries offer such ceremonies (see August 2003 issue of IHN), and participants generally undergo a course involving discussion of issues such as life stance, ethics, sexuality, human rights, and civic duties.
Humanist education will also be an important topic at the next IHEYO conference, to be held in Uganda.
Gea Meijers (IHEYO, Young Humanists, the Netherlands) was elected President; Yemi Johnson (Nigerian Humanist Student Society, Nigeria) as Secretary-General; Alina Mänttäri (Prometheus Camp, Finland) and Ramesh Kumar (Social Development Foundation, India) as 1st and 2nd Vice Presidents, respectively.
www.iheu.org /modules/wfsection/article.php?articleid=376   (2046 words)

  
 Amazon.com: Humanism As the Next Step: Books: Lloyd Morain,Mary Morain,Almira F. Poudrier
Humanism is a philosophy without heaven, divine revelation or sacred scriptures, so humanists fix their attention on this life.
Humanism as the Next Step by Lloyd and Mary Morain is a brilliant down-to-earth guide to the Humanist philosophy.
If you are a humanist like me then you will be moved by this work.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/093177909X?v=glance   (1502 words)

  
 Secular Humanism Encyclopedia Article @ HigherPower.org (Higher Power)
Secular humanism is a humanist philosophy that upholds reason, ethics, and justice and specifically rejects rituals and ceremonies as a means to affirm their life stance.
Humanists say that secular humanism is not a religion, while acknowledging that some varieties of humanism may be religious in some senses of the word.
While secular humanist organizations are found in all parts of the world, one of the largest humanist organisations in the world (relative to population) is Norway's Human-Etisk Forbund [1], which had over 69,000 members out of a population of around 4.6 million in 2004 [2].
higherpower.org /encyclopedia/Secular_Humanism   (3153 words)

  
 Secular humanism - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Secular humanism is a humanist philosophy that upholds reason, ethics, and justice and specifically rejects rituals and ceremonies as a means to affirm their life stance.
Many secular humanists tend to judge religions as superstitious, regressive and closed minded, while religious fundamentalists may see secular humanism as a threat to the values they say are set out in religious texts, such as the Bible and the Qur'an [3].
While secular humanist organizations are found in all parts of the world, one of the largest humanist organisations in the world (relative to population) is Norway's Human-Etisk Forbund [1], which had over 69,000 members out of a population of around 4.6 million in 2004 [2].
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Secular_humanism   (3118 words)

  
 The Society Of Natural Science
Many in the Freethought community are committed to human rights and an ethical / moral life-stance that is secular --- not relying on religious dogmas or deities.
American Humanist Association - The mission of the American Humanist Association is to be a clear, democratic voice for Humanism in the United States, to increase public awareness and acceptance of Humanism, to establish, protect, and promote the position of Humanists in our society, and to develop and advance Humanist thought and action.
North Texas Church Of Freethought - The North Texas Church of Freethought was conceived as an alternative to the conventional faith-based religious organizations.
www.determinism.com /links.shtml   (3118 words)

  
 Black American Free Thought Association (BAF/TA)
Many of the Black American men and women of great distinction, were free thinkers, agnostics, atheist and humanist, yet very little is written or said about their life stance on religion, God or the after-life.
It is amazing that Arturo Schomburg's legacy as a Humanist is never mentioned in all of the literature coming out of the prestigious library named in his honor.
We proudly walk in the shadow of Asa Philip Randolph and Zora Neale Hurston who labored long and hard, without just compensation and monetary reward for the cause of free inquiry into all matters of significance.
www.baftahome.com   (203 words)

  
 Secular humanism - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Secular humanism is a humanist philosophy that upholds reason, ethics, and justice and specifically rejects rituals and ceremonies as a means to affirm their life stance.
Many secular humanists tend to judge religions as superstitious, regressive and closed minded, while religious fundamentalists may see secular humanism as a threat to the values they say are set out in religious texts, such as the Bible and the Qur'an [3].
A Secular Humanist Declaration was an argument for and statement of belief in Democratic Secular Humanism.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Secular_humanism   (3118 words)

  
 Humanist Society of Scotland
The Humanist Society of Scotland (HSS) exists to promote Secular Humanism - an ethical life stance which asserts that we can lead good lives without religion or superstition - and to represent those who adopt this progressive philosophy.
Membership of the HSS is open to all those who share our secular Humanist life stance and support our aims.
The Society is active in many fields in its aim for a better secular world.
www.humanism-scotland.org.uk   (3118 words)

  
 Secular Humanism Encyclopedia Article @ HigherPower.org (Higher Power)
Secular humanism is a humanist philosophy that upholds reason, ethics, and justice and specifically rejects rituals and ceremonies as a means to affirm their life stance.
Many secular humanists tend to judge religions as superstitious, regressive and closed minded, while religious fundamentalists may see secular humanism as a threat to the values they say are set out in religious texts, such as the Bible and the Qur'an [3].
Beliefs involved are about more than secularism — Religious status has been granted to various non-theistic humanist organizations.
higherpower.org /encyclopedia/Secular_Humanism   (1925 words)

  
 Free Inquiry Website of Steven Schafersman
Humanism is a philosophy, world view, or life stance based on naturalism--the conviction that the universe or nature is all that exists or is real.
Humanists seek to understand the universe by using science and its methods of critical inquiry--free inquiry, logical reasoning, empirical evidence, and the skeptical evaluation of conjectures and conclusions--to obtain reliable knowledge.
The Free Inquiry Group of Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky • Prominent secular humanist chapter.
www.freeinquiry.com   (853 words)

  
 Amazon.com: The Case for Humanism : An Introduction: Books: Lewis Vaughn,Austin Dacey
This underestimation of humanism in the public square may be due to a lack of dynamic humanist advocacy over the last half-century.
It is unfortunate that when closing the 221 page book, it's student audience may know more about where humanism came from, and why God doesn't exist, than about what one can actually do with their lives once embracing the humanistic life-stance.
For instance, our criminal justice system is currently based more on retribution, than on real justice.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0742513920?v=glance   (2541 words)

  
 culturebase.net The international artist database Boris Mikhailov
Boris Mikhailov’s stance is critical; his work is consistently humanist in approach, with strong emotional elements and a sense of humour that audiences in both East and West have found moving.
A critical perspective combined with empathy, a sense of tragedy and dignity as well as a sense of humour and of the absurdities of life, all carried out in wry, vulgar, playful and intimate photographs.
Boris Mikhailov was born in 1938 in Kharkov, Ukraine.
www.culturebase.net /artist.php?850   (814 words)

  
 Amazon.com: Citizen Cyborg: Why Democratic Societies Must Respond to the Redesigned Human of the Future: Books
And with the appointment of conservative philosopher Leon Kass, an opponent of in-vitro fertilization, stem cell research and life extension, to head the President's Council on Bioethics, and with the recent high-profile writings by authors like Francis Fukuyama and Bill McKibben, this stance has become more visible-and more infamous-than ever before.
In the opposite corner a loose transhumanist coalition is mobilizing in defense of human enhancement, embracing the ideological diversity of their intellectual forebears in the democratic and humanist movements.
Transhumanists argue that human beings should be guaranteed freedom to control their own bodies and brains, and to use technology to transcend human limitations.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0813341981?v=glance   (2317 words)

  
 Humanist Society of Scotland
Membership of the HSS is open to all those who share our secular Humanist life stance and support our aims.
If you join one of the local groups, you are also joining the HSS but non-members are also warmly welcomed at group meetings.
Membership is either direct or through one of the local HSS groups.
www.humanism-scotland.org.uk   (326 words)

  
 Modernism: Modernism & Postmodernism
The seemingly anti-modern stance involves a basic rejection of the tenets of Modernism; that is to say, a rejection of the doctrine of the supremacy of reason, the notion of truth, the belief in the perfectability of man, and the idea that we could create a better, if not perfect, society.
In the search for reasons to explain this failure, questions have necessarily been raised about the whole Western humanist tradition.
Constructive postmodernism wants to replace modernism and modernity, which it sees as threatening the very survival of life on the planet.
witcombe.sbc.edu /modernism/modpostmod.html   (1182 words)

  
 Darwin Fish and Evolve FISH sales, On-Line ordering or 1-800-386-5846, Emblems and more
Our goal is to provide an emblem for anyone who wants to display their unique philophical life-stance to other members of their community.
Marching Nun-zilla dolls reminiscent parochial school teacher, tie clasps bearing fish and Humanist emblems, mugs, cloth patches, mouse pads, candles, tote bags, Sin Cleaner Products, Get-Out-Of-Hell-Free cards, etc. Many of these items are shown right there on the Miscellaneous Items Page.
These are mostly gold or silver plated pins with a post and clasp type attachment.
www.evolvefish.com   (1182 words)

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