Films

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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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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Who are humanists?

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


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An introduction to Humanism

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


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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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Humanist weddings

(Age 5+) A montage of images of humanist weddings


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How do you know what is true?

(Age 7+) Humanists explain how they make decisions about what they believe to be true.


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How do we know what is true?

(Age 11+) A short animation about how humanists believe science is the best method for answering questions about the world.


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Questioning

(Age 5+) Why are questions important to humanists?


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What are the ingredients of the good life?

(Age 7+) Humanists describe how they think human beings can lead happy, worthwhile, and meaningful lives.


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How can I be happy?

(Age 11+) A short animation about how humanists believe we need to find our own ways to make our lives meaningful, and that we should make the most of the one life we know we have.


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What should we think about death?

(Age 11+) A short animation about a humanist attitude towards death.


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Afterlife

(Age 11+) Humanists answer the question: 'Is this the only life we have?'


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What makes something right or wrong?

(Age 11+) A short animation about how humanists make decisions about how to act, and why they believe we should be proud that morality is a human invention.


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Human nature

(Age 7+) A short film in which author Philip Pullman explains why he believes morality and our conscience evolved naturally.


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Building a better world

Chief Executive of Humanists UK, Andrew Copson, explains what lies behind the humanist motivation to improve our quality of life and introduces some of the desired features of a humanist society.


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How much work is still to be done?

Andrew Copson describes the current state of play when it comes to achieving humanist ideals in the world.


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What kind of world do you want?

(Age 11+) Humanists describe their goals for society.


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What is secularism?

‘Secularism’ is a highly misunderstood term, often misused in the media. In this video Chief Executive of Humanists UK, Andrew Copson, explains the meaning of secularism and the aims of a secular state.


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The case for secularism

Andrew Copson describes the arguments for secularism and explains that you don’t have to be a humanist to be a secularist.


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The state of secularism

Andrew Copson reveals some of the dangers secularism faces around the globe today.


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