Films

An introduction to humanism

(Age 11+) Several famous humanists offer their answers to some of life's biggest questions.


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Introducing humanism

(Age 11+) Chief Executive of Humanists UK, Andrew Copson, presents an introduction to humanist beliefs about human nature, knowledge, meaning, morality, and society


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Who are humanists?

(Age 7+) Several humanists explain what it means to be a humanist.


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Can we define humanism?

Philosopher Richard Norman discusses whether we can define what precisely humanism is, or whether it is better to think about it in a different way.


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What does humanism mean to humanists?

(Age 11+) A variety of humanists answer the question ‘What is humanism?’


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When did you decide you were a humanist?

(Age 7+) Humanists explain how they came to describe themselves as humanists. Very often it was the discovery of a word that fitted their existing approach to life.


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How many humanists are there in the UK?

Not all those who describe themselves as non-religious could be described as humanist. However, as societies become more secular, humanist groups increasingly take root.


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Diversity within humanism

Philosopher Richard Norman explores some of the areas in which humanists might disagree.


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The changing picture of religion and belief

Humanists UK’s Director of Public Affairs and Policy, Richy Thompson, describes the significant changes in religious affiliation in the UK over the past few decades.


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Naming ceremony

(Age 5+) Watch a humanist naming ceremony, hear how the parents made it meaningful to them, and use the questions to help students plan their own ceremony.


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Namings: Family and support

Humanists UK accredited celebrants talk about the importance of family and support networks, and how this is captured within humanist naming ceremonies.


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Namings: Freedom and potential

Humanists UK accredited celebrants describe how the freedom and potential of new individuals are captured within humanist naming ceremonies.


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Illustrations by Hyebin Lee