Humanist Newsletter August 2016

Kia ora: When meeting with Humanist members in Wellington and Napier, Alom Shaha, stressed the importance of Humanism being active in the community and effecting change for the better. University of Oregon, Professor Yong Zhao speaking with Auckland School Principals...

July Newsletter

Kia ora: The All Blacks decisively defeating the Welsh has been quite overshadowed by the EU Referendum result. It has been most interesting reading and listening to the political commentary over the last few days. We also have change, though not so momentous, with...

June 2016

Kia ora: It is winter already so if you haven’t renewed your HSNZ membership now is the time! Visit our website humanist. org if you are either renewing your membership or signing up for the first time. Your support is much appreciated and helps lend weight to our...

January, February, March 2016

Kia ora: In our December 2015 newsletter I wrote “As I begin this final newsletter for 2015 I wonder what will have transpired between now and February when I begin the 2016 newsletter round.” Sadly we have had the devastating cyclone Winston destroy Fiji. On a...

December 2015

Kia ora: In the 1730’s in his Essay on Man Alexander Pope wrote ‘Hope springs eternal’ – an aspiration so applicable at the moment. A friend in Nepal told us that every day, Nepali people wake with the hope that the blockade at their country’s border with India has...

November 2015

Kia ora: We wish to thank the Victoria University Debating Society for their time and effort in working on this debate. It was invaluable to listen to both sides of the proposal that: ‘This house supports restrictions on free speech that restrict the criticism of...