We’re a national charity that promotes Humanism. We work on behalf of the millions of New Zealanders who are not religious to make sure their voices are heard in public policy and debate.
We promote Humanism, secularism, reason, and science.
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We regularly meet in Wellington and have members throughout New Zealand. We’re affiliated internationally to the IHEU and the United Nations Association of NZ. We are a non-profit society dedicated to Humanist thought and ideals in New Zealand. We support ethics; giving the greatest possible freedom compatible with the rights of others; the constructive use of rational thought and scientific enquiry; democracy and human rights; personal liberty combined with social responsibility; a secular world based on observation, evaluation, and revision.
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- March 2020 - Humanist Society of New Zealand (Inc.), PO Box 3372, Wellington, New Zealand – Registered Charity No. CC36074 The Humanist Society of New Zealand is a Member Organisation of the International Humanist and Ethical Union Humanist Newsletter– March 2020 Kia Ora: 2020 has dawned with portents of troubles. We have seen the Australian bushfires on TV […]
- Submission to the Health Select Committee currently considering the Crimes (Definition of Female Genital Mutilation) Amendment Bill - In January we made a submission in support of the Crimes (Definition of Female Genital Mutilation) Amendment Bill. We also proposed that an obligation be imposed upon all medical practitioners to provide relevant details to their local Medical Officers of Health whenever, in their daily practice, they observe a case where FGM has been performed on […]
- Our oral submission on the Terrorism Suppression (Control Orders) Bill - On Thursday 14 November we appeared before the Foreign Affairs, Defence, and Trade select committee with our submission on the Terrorism Suppression (Control Orders) Bill. Our oral submission was supported by Gulalai Ismail, a Pashtun human rights activist who fled Pakistan after a First Information Report was raised by the Pakistani police, accusing her of an “anti-state […]
- Human rights concern about “growing divide” on blasphemy and apostasy laws - A report on the human rights of non-religious people warns “the world is divided” on blasphemy and apostasy laws, “with many states still enforcing these laws, and several states actively tightening or introducing new ‘blasphemy’ legislation in the past few years”. The Freedom of Thought Report by Humanists International, now in its eigth annual edition, examines the legal and human rights situation for […]
- Letter to Dr. Abdul Malik, High Commissioner of Pakistan to New Zealand - Dear Dr. Abdul Malik, I am writing urgently to you on behalf of the Humanist Society of New Zealand upon receiving the very disturbing news of the abduction in Peshawar of Professor Mohammad Ismail. Professor Ismail was abducted from the gates of Peshawar High Court, where he had appeared at a hearing. Professor Ismail’s lawyer, […]
- September 2019 - Humanist Society of New Zealand (Inc.). PO Box 3372, Wellington, New Zealand Registered Charity No. CC36074 The Humanist Society of New Zealand is a Member Organisation of the International Humanist and Ethical Union Humanist Newsletter – September 2019 Hello there! Gaylene, the regular scribe of this month’s newsletter, is currently on a humanist focused expedition […]
- October 2019 - Humanist Society of New Zealand (Inc.), PO Box 3372, Wellington, New Zealand – Registered Charity No. CC36074 The Humanist Society of New Zealand is a Member Organisation of the International Humanist and Ethical Union Humanist Newsletter– October 2019 Kia Ora: Thank you Aaron for compiling the September newsletter with such capable hands. As this newsletter […]
- No religion overtakes Christianity in 2018 census results - Humanists are calling for an end to the concessions afforded to Christian groups, as the number of non-religious people overtakes all other belief groups in New Zealand combined. This week, the release of data from the latest census has confirmed that New Zealand’s non-religious population continues to grow, with 48% of the population now identifying […]
- Our submission to the Abortion Legislation Committee consultation of the Abortion Legislation Bill - To: [email protected] 17 September 2019 Submission to the Abortion Legislation Committee consultation of the Abortion Legislation Bill on behalf of the Humanist Society of New Zealand (Humanist NZ) About Us Humanist NZ Humanist NZ is a national charity working to promote humanism by supporting and representing the non-religious in New Zealand. We promote a secular […]
- Humanists gather in Auckland condemn “the politics of division”, resurgent in many parts of the world - Representatives of the worldwide humanist movement have condemned the spread of “the politics of division” in various countries and regions, and urged governments to resist consolidating power by demonizing minorities. Representatives of humanist and secular organizations under the umbrella of the International Humanist and Ethical Union (IHEU) approved The Auckland Declaration Against The Politics of […]
- Humanists from all over the world gather in Auckland - This weekend over 130 humanists from dozens of countries gathered in Auckland for a series of events hosted by the Humanist Society of New Zealand and the New Zealand Association of Rationalists and Humanists. The events focussed on ending persecution against non-religious people around the world, as well as the discrimination they face in New […]