IHEU Minimum Statement on Humanism

  • Date / 1996
  • Ratifying Body / General Assembly
  • Status / Current

Any organisation wishing to become a member of IHEU is now obliged to signify its acceptance of this statement:

“Humanism is a democratic and ethical life stance, which affirms that human beings have the right and responsibility to give meaning and shape to their own lives. It stands for the building of a more humane society through an ethic based on human and other natural values in the spirit of reason and free inquiry through human capabilities. It is not theistic, and it does not accept supernatural views of reality.”

General Assembly

Suggested academic reference

'IHEU Minimum Statement on Humanism', Humanists International, General Assembly, 1996

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