We regularly meet in Wellington, and have members throughout New Zealand.
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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The statement from Humanists NZ below was read at the tangi for Ngaire McCarthy on 27 Jan 2021. The Council and members of Humanist NZ are deeply saddened by the death of Ngaire. We remember her for her warmth, as well as for her no-nonsense, down-to-earth attitude to...
We call on the New Zealand government to intercede on behalf of President of the Humanist Society of Nigeria, Mubarak Bala, detained and accused of Blasphemy
We've written to Winston Peters, Minister of Foreign Affairs, to interceed on behalf of the President of the Humanist Society of Nigeria, Mubarak Bala, who has been detained and accused of Blasphemy after he allegedly posted criticism of Islam on his Facebook...
Humanist Society of New Zealand calls for support of Somalian Professor at risk with Blasphemy accusation
On 10 March we wrote to the Minister of Foreign Affairs, The Honourable Winston Peters, raising our concerns for Professor Mahmoud Jama Ahmed, who was charged and sentenced for blasphemy in Somalia last year. He was pardoned on 20 January. However, on 28 February a...