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THE NON‑RELIGIOUS
IN THE ARMED FORCES

Defence Humanists brings together service personnel, veterans, Ministry of Defence staff, and their families to represent the interests of the non-religious in the armed forces. It organises events and community activities for its members and leads Humanists UK’s participation in Remembrance Day events and similar activities around the UK.

Defence Humanists is a section of Humanists UK .

A C Grayling sm“Humanism is an ethics of fellowship. Among those who work and serve together it is about loyalty, service, self-sacrifice and commitment. It is about the mutual trust that forges the strong and enduring bonds of comradeship that underlie our duty to one another and our community.

Humanism crosses all barriers that other outlooks put up between people. It is an ethics premised on our shared humanity, and therefore with generosity and comradeliness brings us closer together. Without dogmas but with a profound belief in our duty to our fellows, it unites rather than divides, and strengthens us all.” – Professor Anthony Grayling, Defence Humanists Patron

Defence Humanists aims

  • To advance the provision of secular and Humanist services in support of members of the UK Armed Forces and Ministry of Defence and their families.
  • To defeat discrimination and intolerance on the basis of religion or belief in the British Armed Forces and Ministry of Defence.
  • To advance the education of current and former members of the UK Armed Forces and Ministry of Defence and their families in the philosophy of Humanism.
  • To provide the means for like-minded individuals to discuss Humanist values, principles and relevant subjects, with particular focus on the needs of the Armed Forces’ and Ministry of Defence community.

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To join Defence Humanists, simply click here and become a member of Humanists UK. Members of Defence Humanists also receive all the benefits of being a Humanists UK member, including voting rights at the AGM, a welcome pack and membership card, a regular newsletter, and access to the members section of Humanists UK website – as well as supporting our campaigns for a fairer society – all for £4 a month. Humanists UK members can join Defence Humanists from their Member Dashboard.

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