Humanists now have a voice in Canberra. The newly formed ACT Humanist Society (canberrahumanists.org.au) hopes to be a positive presence in the ACT, promoting Humanism and creating a community where people can support each other in living ethical, meaningful lives.
Humanism is a progressive philosophy that affirms the value and agency of human beings, individually and collectively. Humanists believe in critical thinking and evidence over acceptance of dogma or superstition. We affirm that this approach helps people thrive as they give meaning and shape to their own lives, and contribute as free individuals to the good of their societies.
We have decided on three areas of focus for this fledgling year:
- To start building a Humanist community in Canberra. This includes supporting individuals in exploring what it means to be a Humanist.
- To reach out into the broader community, to both increase understanding of Humanism, and also to find ways to contribute to changes in line with Humanist ideals. Some members are already involved in Humanist care and other volunteering efforts.
- To promote and support compassionate, rational, evidence-based government policy making.
If you would like to know more about Humanism and our Society please explore our website, or come to one of our events. You can join us here or in person at an event.