We regularly meet in Wellington, and have members throughout New Zealand.
We are 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.
Patriotism in War and Peace
A talk by Simon Keller “Patriotism is most fervently displayed in times of war and impending war. Even during times of peace, patriotism is often expressed in commemorations of war and in ceremonies involving the military. Is patriotism, then, necessarily warlike?...
What is Humanism?
Who better to explain some of the fundamental ideas of humanism than one of its most famous adherents
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...
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...