What We Do

The Humanist Society

  • issues a monthly newsletter (February to November) to members
  • creates podcasts on topical Humanist issues
  • makes representations to Government and public bodies on issues of concern
  • provides educational information to schools on Humanist philosophy and related topics, on request
  • registers Humanist marriage and civil union celebrants
  • conducts Humanist ceremonies for namings, weddings, civil unions and funerals
  • organises an Annual Seminar in conjunction with the AGM
  • holds monthly discussion sessions from February to November
  • periodically organises national and international speakers on Humanist philosophy, other belief systems, current political and social issues
  • organises an annual Darwin Day celebration
  • celebrates Winter Solstice
  • organises donations and awards
  • provides scholarships and other support to the SOCH Humanist School in Kathmandu, Nepal
  • maintains a library of Humanist books and journals (based in Wellington)
  • maintains contact with national bodies with similar interests
  • is a member of the International Humanist Ethical Union (IHEU)
  • is an affiliated member of the United Nations Association of NZ