Humanists for a Better World (H4BW) provides a network for UK humanists who’d like to share information and take individual and/or collective action on international ethical and sustainability issues such as peace and international co-operation, global justice, climate change and the environment. The NASA photograph above illustrates one of the many connections between these issues, in this case the correlation between energy use and wealth, and our logo (on the left, designed by Alex Dean of Schopt) symbolises that the planet and its future is in our (human) hands.
Though the issues that H4BW is concerned about affect each other and overlap in many ways, we recognise that, however concerned we may be, few people have time to take action on all of them. Click here for more about H4BW, with links to items on the issues and why humanists might care enough about at least some of them to take action: from signing a petition to writing to an MP or a newspaper; from spreading the word among your networks to joining other humanists on a demonstration…
If you’d like to get occasional emails about current actions, please go to the mailing list at https://humanism.org.uk/about/h4bw/signup/ and sign up there (we only contact you by email, and only occasionally). Or log in to the BHA website and click through to your Dashboard where you will find the option of joining H4BW in the “Your Group(s)” section.
- For current events, actions and campaigns, see our News, Events and Actions.
- For accounts of events and campaigns H4BW has supported or attended since we began see Campaign Updates.
- For further information on many of the issues that concern humanists see Useful Information.
- See our Links for some useful links for campaigners.
“The oceans are already rising. Either we sink, separately, or swim, together.” (Colin Blakemore, distinguished scientist, Patron of the British Humanist Association and of Humanists for a Better World)
“Peace is one of the fundamental criteria for the long term survival of the human species and should be a concern of all Humanists.” (International Humanist and Ethical Union)
“The threat of climate change is the biggest potential danger we face, and we seem to have no idea either how important it is or how to stop doing the things that are causing it.” (BHA Patron Philip Pullman “If I were Prime Minister” in The Independent, 31/1/15)
“When you think about losing what you love because of climate change, it’s a no-brainer to want to see things change for good.” (BHA Patron Stephen Fry in the RSPB magazine Nature’s Home)
- See also H4BW Patrons and Supporters.