International Campaign calls for End of Blasphemy Laws

International Campaign calls for End of Blasphemy Laws

The Humanist Society of New Zealand is today among the founding partners heading a new, unified campaign for the abolition of “blasphemy” laws worldwide. The End Blasphemy Laws campaign is being run by a new International Coalition Against Blasphemy Laws bringing...
HSNZ statement on Charlie Hebdo attack

HSNZ statement on Charlie Hebdo attack

The Humanist Society of New Zealand is appalled and deeply concerned by the recent attack on the offices of the magazine Charlie Hebdo in Paris, France, on Wednesday 7 January that resulted in the deaths of twelve people and the wounding of eleven others, four of them...
Future Directions of Rationalism and Humanism

Future Directions of Rationalism and Humanism

World class speakers Professor Martin Manning, Professor Guy Standing, Dr Russell Wills, and Sara Passmore will discuss the world’s moral dilemmas. A key event for Humanists, Rationalists, Skeptics and you. Please check out the Hawke’s Bay Conference, February 13th –...
Eileen Bone

Eileen Bone

First I had an agnostic father – he spent a lot of time taking his widowed mother to church (my grandfather was drowned in the wreck of the Penguin in 1909). I attended the ‘Senior Boys’ Bible class (taught by my great-aunt) by emigrating solo from...

Karl Mathys

When asked to briefly explain why I perceive myself to be a humanist I feel obliged to first of all indicate what my definition of a humanist is. The reply would be something along these lines: I believe that humanity is still evolving, just as all living things are...