What is humanism?


This morning, we were treated to an assembly from John from the Humanist Association, who talked to us about humanism and the humanist approach to life. Unlike other world views we’ve learnt about in RE, humanism is not a religion: humanists don’t believe in a god or have a sacred text. Instead, they share a common set of values and principles, such as belief in tolerance and freedom of thought. Humanists try to live a happy life and help others to be happy too. An important part of humanism is the belief that humans should decide for themselves what to believe and how to live a good life. It was a great assembly – it is always fantastic to hear about different ways of thinking about the world and everyone (adults included!) learned a lot about humanism!