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.
What is Humanism?
Who better to explain some of the fundamental ideas of humanism than one of its most famous adherents
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...
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...
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...