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IHEU Minimum Statement on Humanism

In 1996, the IHEU General Assembly adopted the following resolution. Any organisation wishing to become a member of IHEU is now obliged to signify its acceptance of this statement:

Humanism is a democratic and ethical life stance, which affirms that human beings have the right and responsibility to give meaning and shape to their own lives. It stands for the building of a more humane society through an ethic based on human and other natural values in the spirit of reason and free inquiry through human capabilities. It is not theistic, and it does not accept supernatural views of reality.”

For members we adapt this to a statement to swear to:

I adopt a democratic and ethical life stance which affirms that human beings have the right and responsibility to give meaning and shape to their own lives. I stand for the building of a more humane society through an ethic based on human and other natural values in the spirit of reason and free inquiry through human capabilities. I am not theistic, and do not accept supernatural views of reality.”

We expect members to swear to the above statement by accepting it as a condition of joining HSSA Inc.