What is Humanism?

¬†Humanism is…

…a progressive philosophy of life that, without super-naturalism, affirms our ability and responsibility to lead ethical lives of personal fulfillment that aspire to the greater good of humanity.

Our Mission Statement:

To be a clear; democratic voice for humanism in Utah, to increase public awareness and acceptance of humanism, to establish, protect and promote the position of humanists in our society, and to develop and advance humanist thought and action.

Humanists of Utah:

As a chapter of the American Humanist Association, provides a humanist perspective in strong support of separation of religion from government, preservation and restoration of the environment, protection of civil rights and liberties, and promotion of personal choice regarding introduction of new life, family structure, and death with dignity. Though humanists are not monolithic on every issue–we are a community that encourages tolerance and nurtures diversity–we will not tolerate¬†legally imposed sectarian judgments, human rights violations, or discrimination in any form.

–Adapted from AHA Pamphlet


Related Articles on Humanism:
Heather Dorrell, President; June 2002
Flo Wineriter, President; September 1996
The Humanist: Official publication of the American Humanist Association
“The Philosophy of Humanism” by Corliss Lamont
The International Humanist and Ethical Union: Definition of Humanism
Excerpt – Declaration of Humanist Congress (Amsterdam; Aug 26th, 1952)
“Humanism” from The Utah Humanist; Nov 1994