July 2019 Newsletter

Kia Ora. We were dismayed to hear the news that Gulalai Ismail, human rights activist and Humanist International Board member, has been forced into hiding after demanding action over the notorious rape and murder of an 11 year old girl. Gulalai has been charged with...

June 2019

Kia Ora: Amid all the pressing concerns which assail us we can take a moment to look forward to Matariki. The Matariki cluster set on the 27 May and will reappear from the 25-28 June. The physical appearance of Matariki in the sky was traditionally used by a tohunga...

Humanist Newsletter May 2019

Kia Ora The featured cartoon is poignant. People the world over have grieved for the devastating fire damage to Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris. Donations to rebuild Notre Dame have surpassed 500 million dollars. An orangutan sadly holds a placard ‘Help rebuild my...

Humanist Newsletter April 2019

Kia Ora: My thoughts are chaotic after the terrible shooting at the Christchurch mosques, with the deaths of 50 people and the injury of a further 50. News reports and analysis abound. My Facebook newsfeed has brought many opinions from around the world. There is so...

Humanist Newsletter December 2018

Kia Ora: 2018 is ending with the recent World War One Armistice 100 year commemorations on November 11, and on November 15 the opening of the Children’s Holocaust Memorial at the National Library. The Memorial honours the 1.5 million children killed during the...