Paul Surman – How I became an atheist/humanist

I became an atheist when I was about fourteen. My parents were both atheists, but I didn’t know that then, and was not brought up to be either an atheist, or religious. One of the attractive things about most of the atheists I have known is they don’t appear to feel a need to indoctrinate …
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What next for Oxford Humanists? – Summary of the Discussion held by OxHums’ Members on Sunday June 28th, 2015

Preamble The 2011 Census recorded that almost a third of Oxford’s citizens didn’t have a religion. Yet we humanists are still largely treated by the establishment as little more than a fringe organisation and, at best, only mentioned as a tag-on to the well-known phrase “All Faiths (and none)”. Fortunately, the tag-on has at least …
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Oxford Humanists Constitution

OXFORD HUMANISTS : CONSTITUTION 1. Name and Objects 1.1 The Group shall be called Oxford Humanists. 1.2 The objects of the Group shall be: To promote Humanism; To enable Humanists to meet together; To act as the local representative body of the National and International Humanist Movement. 2. Membership 2.1 Any person, who agrees with …
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The Devil and Daniel Silverman by Theodore Roszak

Reviewed – in good time for Christmas – by our very own Barbara Hudson: Strongly recommend ‘The Devil and Daniel Silverman’ by Theodore Roszak (Leapfrog Press). The blurb says ‘a wickedly funny novel about an outraged liberal trapped in a fundamentalist bible college.’ I’d thoroughly agree with that. The book is also scholarly and profound, …
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The Humanist Schools in Uganda: 2014 Update

I am writing to thank you for your ongoing support for the Humanist Schools in Uganda. Establishing good schools is a long-term challenge, but we are making good progress and I want to give you an idea of where your money has been going during 2014. I attach a list of grants awarded and a …
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Oxford Humanist Objectives

Our beliefs As humanists, we make sense of the world using reason, experience and shared human values. We regard religions, and their doctrines and rituals, as human inventions. We take personal responsibility for our actions and believe that we can all live good lives without religion. We neither fear judgement, nor expect reward, in an afterlife. We …
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