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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.
 

You can donate to our work on givealittle at givealittle.co.nz/org/humanism

 

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About us

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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  • 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 […]

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  • 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 […]
  • Tickets now available for the Humanist International Conference 2018, Auckland, 3-4 August - We’re pleased to announce that tickets are now on sale for the Humanist International Conference 2018. Part of a series of events held alongside the IHEU General Assembly, this conference brings together human rights campaigners and humanist leaders from around the world for a once in a lifetime event in Auckland. About the conference New […]
  • New Zealand humanists announce details of the 2018 IHEU General Assembly and conference - In August this year we’re proud to be hosting members of the International Humanist and Ethical Union for a programme of humanist events. Humanist Conference 3 & 4 August 2018, Heritage Hotel, Auckland. International Humanist and Ethical Union General Assembly, 5 August 2018, Heritage Hotel, Auckland. Parliamentary reception, 9 August, Wellington. New Zealanders are increasingly stating that they have no religious […]
  • Bus company refuses to carry human rights charity’s poster campaign because it mentions religion - A national poster campaign calling for New Zealanders who don’t practice a religion to identify as not religious in the Census on 6 March has been turned down after bus company decided at the last minute to no longer carry any advertising mentioning religion whatsoever. The campaign is being led by the Humanist Society of […]
  • Non-religious New Zealanders encouraged to say so in this year’s Census - Posters are going up across New Zealand today as part of a national advertising campaign calling for New Zealanders who don’t practice a religion to identify as not religious in the upcoming Census on 6 March. The campaign is led by the Humanist Society of New Zealand, who give a voice to the growing numbers […]