The Ultimate Responsibility: As two lives end, a son discovers humanism firstname.lastname@example.org • The Humanist • December 2015 “As two lives end, a son discovers humanism” -a moving account by T. Hamish Tear of his courageous parents’ ultimate decision. It describes the eloquent and fulfilling humanist funeral, by HSS celebrant Jennifer Buchan, which led the writer onto his… Bob Scott – A report from Malawi email@example.com • HSS • December 2015 Dr Bob Scott, a longstanding HSS member, has just returned from Malawi where he met with member of the Malawi Association for Secular Humanism. This is following the announcement of our new partnership project with our colleagues in Malawi. This is his report: At… There now exists a consensus for reform of Religious Observance in Scotland Gordon MacRae • HSS • December 2015 At this time of year many parents will face the frustration of having to decide between allowing their children to be taken to a Christian church under the guise of ‘Religious Observance’, or asking for them to be withdrawn, and… Have you heard the new Humanist Yuletide song? by John Howieson Humanist Society Scotland • HSS • December 2015 HSS Registered Celebrant John Howieson, who lives on Skye, has written a wonderful Humanist Yuletide song. John was motivated to creative an inclusive Humanist song after being frustrated by the myriad of religious anthems available. The lyrics are: Let’s all… Your browser does not support the audio element. Download Lyrics: Let’s all try to make the world a better place. We’re all one species – all one human race. So think of other people; be to others kind and true, ‘Cos if you’re kind to others, then they’ll be kind to you. At the Festive Season, everybody should be glad, And yet in the world there may be some who are sad. Some folk don’t have very much, and I don’t think that’s fair. The right thing would be if everybody had their share. Some of us are very rich, and some of us are poor, But all of us are precious, of that I am sure. We all deserve enough to eat, wherever it is we live. I’ve got all I need, so is there something I can give? Here on the Earth there’s plenty of food. Yet some folk haven’t got enough, and I don’t think that’s good. My life’s pretty easy; why should your life be so tough? We can work together, to make sure you’ve got enough. At the Festive Season, you may get some nice things. I hope you’re very happy with whatever the season brings. Out building snowmen, or cosy by the fire, I hope you have a lovely time, here in Auchtertyre. What does it mean to be a Humanist during the festive season? firstname.lastname@example.org • HSS • December 2015 This article was originally published in the 2015 Autumn edition of Humanitie magazine. What does it mean to be a Humanist during the festive season? by Meryl Cubley It’s been a busy time lately at Humanist Society Scotland (HSS) headquarters, with arrangements getting underway… Penelope Hamilton: Being a Humanist Celebrant Part 5 email@example.com • HSS • December 2015 This piece originally appeared in Humanitie, Winter 2014 PENELOPE HAMILTON: This is my final piece in the “Being a Celebrant’ series. I’m writing it at the turn of the year, though we’ll be well into 2014 by the time the… Devolution of abortion by Debra Storr firstname.lastname@example.org • HSS • December 2015 This article was originally published in the 2015 Autumn edition of Humanitie magazine. Devolution of abortion: no threat -but is there a will to revisit practise? by Debra Storr ThirdForceNews reported 17 individuals from a range of organisations as having concerns over the… Nigel Warburton: Emotion is the Motion… email@example.com • HSS • December 2015 This piece first appeared in Humanitie Magazine, in the Autumn 2013 edition Nigel Warburton: Emotion is the Motion… Some atheists dream of a day when no one believes in supernatural powers: a world without gods and religion. If everyone was… Penelope Hamilton: Being a Humanist Celebrant Part 4 firstname.lastname@example.org • HSS • December 2015 This piece first appeared in Humanitie Magazine, in the Autumn 2013 edition. I’m sure I’m not alone in thinking of myself as a distinct and separate individual rather than being just like everyone else. It’s not even a thought –… HSS volunteer Josh attends the IHEYO General Assembly in Oslo email@example.com • HSS • December 2015 From the 30th of October to the 1st of November I had the honour of representing HSS at the IHEYO General Assembly in Oslo, Norway. IHEYO (International Humanist and Ethical Youth Organisation) is the organisation responsible for promoting the engagement… Older » Suggest an Article Please login if you're already a member Forgot password? Link Name Notes Writers / Publishers: Submitting your own work is encouraged. Thank you, your link has been submitted Know an article we should include on Humanitie? Make a suggestion. The opinions expressed on the Humanitie platform do not necessarily reflect the policies of Humanist Society Scotland.