WHAT IS SECULAR HUMANISM?
Secular Humanism is a term which has come into use in the last thirty years to describe a world view with the following elements and principles:
The 1996 International Humanist and Ethical Union (IHEU) Minimum Statement on Humanism
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.
THE AFFIRMATIONS OF HUMANISM
A Statement of Principles