" We won’t all come up with the same list of values. But we seem already to have a plausible list of values which many people would accept – kindness, consideration, peace, love, cooperation, honesty, loyalty, fairness, mutual respect and tolerance. The list may even seem obvious. If it does, that is all to the good, for it bears out one of the most basic tenets of humanism – that there are shared human values." 

 

Richard Norman, Emeritus Professor of Moral Philosophy at the University of Kent, and Vice-President

of Humanists UK. Quoted in The Little Book of Humanism (2020) by Andrew Copson and Alice Roberts.

Our values are explained and discussed in a small booklet, in PDF format,  titled 'From Atheism to Humanism' written and created exclusively by Humanistically Speaking. Click on the booklet to download. 

This booklet also contains a suggested reading list of other Humanist books and publications, many of which are authored by critically acclaimed world class thinkers within their own right.

Aims

To provide an entertaining news and views platform for Humanists everywhere that serves a bigger community than individual groups, but is local and friendly in style.

To further enable and encourage good communication and improved understanding between Humanists and the community at large. Humanistically Speaking will always be a Humanist magazine, but it is there for everyone.

To offer a mouthpiece and means of open expression for Humanists and non-humanists alike, and to address the wider social issues that Humanists care about.

To enable Humanist groups and Humanist group members to interact, and communicate on a wider platform through the submission of articles on a given topic, or raising a specific issue.

To support Humanist UK in its campaigns, and to inform government at Town, County and National levels of Humanist views, concerns and campaigns.

To promote ethical humanist values, above and beyond atheism and rationalism.

To represent the Humanist philosophy to the world with the intention of playing its own part in helping to make a better world for all.

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Objectives

To establish Humanistically Speaking as the premier online Humanist magazine of its kind in the UK.

To establish Humanistically Speaking as a fully self-funding and professional news magazine that is trusted and respected by all for its integrity and reliability.

To serve Humanist causes throughout the world and wherever possible, particularly where Humanists – and

non-Humanists are threatened by discrimination, abuse, imprisonment, intimidation, or other persecution.

To link up with other similar organisations throughout the world, including Humanists International, in order to help marshal and sustain worldwide campaigns.

To actively support appropriate charitable causes in defence of freedom of speech, and freedom of thought.