Sunday, January 25, 2015: “What is Humanism & How Does It Fit With UU Beliefs?”

Host/Presenter: Don Morishita

From the Humanist Association, Humanism is the belief that human beings are the source of meaning and values. It is non-dogmatic and open-ended. It is a scientific search, self-correcting and open to change with new knowledge and new insights.

Humanism is deeply concerned with ethics and values, but rather than telling people what they should or should not do, it assists their search for values and attempts to help them achieve their full positive potential as human beings.

Humanists see humanity as having the capacity for continued growth and development, and they accept responsibility for encouraging that growth.