What is Humanism?

Humanists do not believe in a god. They believe it is possible to live a good and fulfilling life without following a traditional religion.

They do not follow a holy book either. Instead, Humanists value traits like reason and rely on science to explain the way things are.

Humanists believe that people have one life to live - there is no afterlife. As a result they focus on being happy and making the most of their life. They also believe they have a duty to support others.

Bitesize - KS2 Religion - What is Humanism?
Humanists do not have a regular place of worship or rituals but they do value community, friends and helping those in need.

Do humanists worship?

Humanists do not have a regular place of worship. They do, however, hold talks, lectures and discussion groups all around the country.

Humanist also have ceremonies, celebrations or special occasions. Many Humanists hold naming ceremonies, non-religious weddings and funerals.

A humanist family

Where next?

What is Christianity?
What is Islam?
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