Humanist Society Scotland
Scotland’s national humanist charity.
Our work has helped to make Scotland a more secular, rational, and socially just country, and to ensure everyone in Scotland has access to humanist ceremonies to mark important life events.
March 21, 2023
Humanist Society contributes to new Faith and Belief Engagement Strategy
March 14, 2023
Humanist celebrant John Howieson on his Gaelic translation of the Amsterdam Declaration
March 8, 2023
Humza Yousaf responds to our open letter to SNP leadership candidates
March 7, 2023
Our CEO talks religion and politics in The Herald
March 2, 2023
Humanist Society Scotland interviews: Lucy Grieve, co-founder of Back Off Scotland, on fighting for safe access to abortion services
March 1, 2023
Humanist Society backs removing religious voting rights from Fife education committee
February 27, 2023
We write to SNP leadership candidates to gauge support on key humanist causes
February 22, 2023
Humanist Society comments on Kate Forbes’s links to evangelical charities in Third Force News
February 22, 2023
Our CEO talks Kate Forbes, faith, and policy-making on BBC Radio Scotland
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What is Humanism?
Humanism is a non-religious approach to living an ethical life that is based on reason, compassion, and tolerance. Humanists use science and rational inquiry to try to explain the universe, and reject supernatural explanations. Humanism is a democratic belief system that values all humans equally. It places the happiness and flourishing of all humans at its centre, and encourages cooperation towards this shared common goal
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Thursday 20th April
7:30pm – 8:30pm
Book Group Meeting: ‘The Inevitable: Dispatches on the Right to Die’ by Katie Engelhart
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Questions to ask a wedding celebrant
Real wedding: Camaraderie…
Real wedding: Love is love…
Are wedding favours still a thing?
Choosing a more eco-friendly venue
Fair food and drink
How to buy sustainable flowers
Assisted Dying campaign
We have long campaigned for compassionate choice at the end of life, and we are currently supporting the proposed Assisted Dying for Terminally Ill Adults (Scotland) Bill. The Bill was created with our support alongside our coalition partners Dignity in Dying Scotland, and Friends at the End, and is being taken forward by Liam McArthur MSP.
We provide a range of resources for children and young people on humanism that can be supplied to teachers, students, and parents free of charge.