Humanists are non-religious people who shape their own lives in the here and now because we believe it’s the only life we have.

The people who call themselves humanists are varied in their opinions, convictions, motivations, and goals. But they are united by the values they have in common: like making decisions on the basis of rational thinking and simple kindness.

#HumanistBecause is a new promotional campaign from Humanists UK which invites humanists to share and celebrate the values and convictions that underpin their approach to life.

Already consider yourself a humanist? Share your views with the #HumanistBecause hashtag and join the conversation. Curious to know whether you’re a humanist? Take our quiz!

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For many people, the term ‘humanist’ is simply a positive way of describing the values that they already have. It conveys a set of values and principles that humanists have in common, including attitudes towards science, democracy, equality, human rights, individual freedom, morality and ethics, society, and so much more.

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In the UK, it’s estimated that roughly 5 million non-religious people already identify as humanists, and that 24 million non-religious people have humanist beliefs and values.

Humanist Because explores these views by highlighting how humanists approach life, why people choose to call themselves humanists, and how these views have a positive impact on the lives of humanists today.

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In our new podcast series, Humanists UK Chief Executive Andrew Copson speaks to humanists in the public eye about what they believe, to understand more about their worldview and the values, convictions, and opinions they live by. Guests have included Tim Minchin, Alice Roberts, Paul Sinha, Margaret Hefferman, Leo Igwe, David Baddiel, and many more.

 

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Inspired by the What I Believe essays of two humanist greats, philosopher Bertrand Russell and the novelist E M Forster, this podcast shines a light on different humanist perspectives, encouraging listeners to think about their own philosophies for living. Available on all major podcast platforms.

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