Humanism & ethics
Humanists ground values in
human welfare shaped by human circumstances, interests, and concerns and
extended to the global ecosystem and beyond. We are committed to treating each
person as having inherent worth and dignity, and to making informed choices in
a context of freedom consonant with responsibility.
Humanists treat others as having inherent worth.
We aim for our fullest
possible development and animate our lives with a deep sense of purpose,
finding wonder and awe in the joys and beauties of human existence, its
challenges and tragedies, and even in the inevitability and finality of death.
Humanists rely on the rich heritage of human culture and the lifestance of
Humanism to provide comfort in times of want and encouragement in times of
Taken from the American Humanist Association's guiding document, Humanism and Its Aspirations.