- you respect the right of others to be different from you
you accept the idea that we should work to improve the lives of human beings in the world, rather than relying on the idea of rewards in an after-life
you recognise that we all have a part to play in furthering human happiness and progress
you support the idea that moral codes should be based on careful thought, taking into account our knowledge of the world and our environment, rather than faith in some supernatural being
you are probably a humanist!
For a brief statement of Humanist principles read the Amsterdam Declaration on Humanism from the International Humanist and Ethical Union.
The Sheffield Humanist Society
Humanists care about social and moral issues from a non-religious (atheist, agnostic) perspective. We reject the supernatural, believing that humanity must find its own solutions to the problems of life.
Sheffield Humanist Society was founded in 1993, renewing a tradition of freethinking in the area, and has since become one of the largest and most active humanist groups in the country.
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Public MeetingsOur public meetings usually take place at 8:00 pm on the first Tuesday of the month at the University Arms, Brook Hill, Sheffield, S3 7HG. A map showing the location of the The University Arms can be found here
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