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Defence Humanists

Humanists UK is proud to support Defence Humanists.


The Defence Humanists (formerly known as the UK Armed Forces Humanist Association) is a growing body of servicemen and women, their Families, Veterans and civilian members of the Ministry of Defence who seek to represent the interests of all those who subscribe to non-religious beliefs.

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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Join Defence Humanists copyPlease click here to join Defence Humanists via Humanists UK website. 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, discounts at Humanists UK events, and access to the members section of Humanists UK website – all for £3 a month.

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