Understanding Humanism

Global Humanism

Where can humanists be found and what is life like for humanists in different parts of the globe?

There are humanist organisations in over 60 countries. The activity of humanists and humanist organisations differs depending on where they find themselves. However, they share common goals of promoting human rights and secularism, and creating opportunities for everyone to lead happy and fulfilling lives. In some parts of the world, humanists’ non-religious beliefs put their liberty and lives at risk.

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Presentations
Age 11+
Global humanism

Information
Age 11+
Humanists International

Humanists International is the global representative body of the humanist movement.

Humanist organisations around the world

The variety of humanist organisations

Global humanism

The activity of humanists from around the world

Humanists in danger

In some countries, being a humanist put your liberty and life at risk

The Amsterdam Declaration

A set of principles to describe humanism as agreed by the members of Humanists International

Humanism becoming the mainstream

Humanism in Norway

Humanisms of the world

Where around the world can we find a history of humanist thought?

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Presentations
Age 14+
Global humanism

Information
Age 14+
Humanists International

Humanists International is the global representative body of the humanist movement.

Humanist organisations around the world

The variety of humanist organisations

Global humanism

The activity of humanists from around the world

Humanists in danger

In some countries, being a humanist put your liberty and life at risk

The Amsterdam Declaration

A set of principles to describe humanism as agreed by the members of Humanists International

Humanism becoming the mainstream

Humanism in Norway

Humanisms of the world

Where around the world can we find a history of humanist thought?

Films
Age 14+
International humanism

Chief Executive of the International Humanist and Ethical Union Gary McLelland describes the challenges humanists face internationally.

Humanism in Nepal

Uttam Niraula, Executive Director of the Society for Humanism Nepal, talks of the work of humanists in Nepal, including the setting up of a humanist village.

Humanism in Nigeria

The founder of the Nigerian Humanist Movement Leo Igwe talks about the work of humanists in Nigeria.

Humanism in Pakistan

Human rights activist Gulalai Ismail speaks about the work that she and other humanists do in Pakistan, and the dangers that they face.

Humanism in Puerto Rico

Eva Quiñones, President of the Secular Humanists of Puerto Rico, describes the work of humanists in Puerto Rico.

Humanism in Uganda

Chair of the Humanists Association for Leadership, Equity and Accountability Kato Mukasa speaks about the work of humanists in Uganda.

The work of Humanists International

Giovanni Gaetani, Growth and Development Officer at Humanists International, speaks about the work that Humanists International does across the globe.

Seeking asylum as a humanist

Rachel Taggart-Ryan, Campaigns Officer at Humanists UK, and Hamza bin Walayat, a humanist who made a claim for asylum in the UK, speak about the process and challenges of seeking asylum as a humanist.

External Resources
Age 14+
Humanism in Africa

In this film Leo Igwe speaks about being an African humanist and holding a belief in the power and potential of human beings.

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Presentations
Age 16+
Global humanism

Information
Age 16+
Humanists International

Humanists International is the global representative body of the humanist movement.

Humanist organisations around the world

The variety of humanist organisations

Global humanism

The activity of humanists from around the world

Humanists in danger

In some countries, being a humanist put your liberty and life at risk

The Amsterdam Declaration

A set of principles to describe humanism as agreed by the members of Humanists International

Humanism becoming the mainstream

Humanism in Norway

Humanisms of the world

Where around the world can we find a history of humanist thought?

Films
Age 16+
International humanism

Chief Executive of the International Humanist and Ethical Union Gary McLelland describes the challenges humanists face internationally.

Humanism in Nepal

Uttam Niraula, Executive Director of the Society for Humanism Nepal, talks of the work of humanists in Nepal, including the setting up of a humanist village.

Humanism in Nigeria

The founder of the Nigerian Humanist Movement Leo Igwe talks about the work of humanists in Nigeria.

Humanism in Pakistan

Human rights activist Gulalai Ismail speaks about the work that she and other humanists do in Pakistan, and the dangers that they face.

Humanism in Puerto Rico

Eva Quiñones, President of the Secular Humanists of Puerto Rico, describes the work of humanists in Puerto Rico.

Humanism in Uganda

Chair of the Humanists Association for Leadership, Equity and Accountability Kato Mukasa speaks about the work of humanists in Uganda.

Humanists in danger

Rafida Bonya Ahmed talks about the dangers that humanist and atheist bloggers face in Bangladesh, and the horrifying attack that killed her husband in 2015. Warning: this video contains images that some viewers may find distressing.

The work of Humanists International

Giovanni Gaetani, Growth and Development Officer at Humanists International, speaks about the work that Humanists International does across the globe.

Seeking asylum as a humanist

Rachel Taggart-Ryan, Campaigns Officer at Humanists UK, and Hamza bin Walayat, a humanist who made a claim for asylum in the UK, speak about the process and challenges of seeking asylum as a humanist.

External Resources
Age 16+
Freedom of Thought Report

Humanists International’s annual report on human rights and the legal status of the non-religious around the world.

Humanism in Africa

In this film Leo Igwe speaks about being an African humanist and holding a belief in the power and potential of human beings.

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