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What is Humanism?

Many of us are Humanists without realising it, or applying the label.

Humanist beliefs can be different from person to person, but there are definitely consistent threads. Here’s what I consider to be my Humanist beliefs…

  • Finding happiness and balance in life is a journey, and a conversation.

  • There is no greater meaning to life — or at least, not one that we are likely to ever understand. So, we are each responsible for giving shape and meaning to our own lives. We can also help others to do the same.

  • We can only be sure that we have one shot at life, let’s make the best of it.

  • In our quest to understand the universe, scientific method is the best way to learn more. In science no idea is sacred. Every idea, or theory, is open to being tested and scrutinised.

  • Ethical decisions should be based on reason, empathy, and a concern for all human beings and the natural world.

  • Humanism is non-religious but not anti-religious. Inclusivity, and respect for others — whatever their beliefs — is key.

  • Life is a wonder and should be celebrated!



What is a
Humanist Ceremony?


Ceremony and ritual is an important way to give shape to our lives. A ceremony marks a significant moment with a special, meaningful celebration. They are a break from our daily routines — an opportunity to pause, breath, and reflect on what’s important.

Humanist Ceremonies™ is a network of celebrants all trained, accredited, insured, and quality-assured by Humanists UK. It’s the UK’s longest standing provider of non-religious ceremonies. 98% of feedback received awards our celebrants 5/5!

Humanist UK

Humanist UK is a charity formed in 1896. They put Humanism into practice through effective campaigning and services, supporting lasting change for happier, more fulfilling lives.

Humanist UK have been conducting baby-namings, weddings and funerals for over 120 years.

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