Welcome to the North East Humanists
Promoting a positive, caring outlook, for the one life we have
North East Humanists is the largest organisation representing the non-religious in the North East. We campaign for a more humanist and secular society which is caring, open, rational and just.
As Humanists, we do not believe in gods, heavens, hells, angels, but support a rational approach, evidence-based as far as possible, to inform our conduct and our goals in life. In the North East, we argue and campaign for equal opportunities and equal access for the non-religious. and work against religious privilege.
We support local charities and fund places to support education for children at the Humanist Isaac Newton School in Uganda. We also campaign locally and support national campaigns on issues relevant to humanism such as assisted dying and inclusive education.
North East Humanists has regular meetings discussing subjects of relevance to humanism and we organise a range of social events through the year. In June 2011 and 2012, we organised a week of humanist events including conferences in Newcastle, film nights, a formal lecture, a formal dinner and some comedy nights. More than a thousand people attended our events in both 2011 and 2012.
In 2011 we raised more than £1000 for our charity of the year, the charity Maggies Centres, which is building a cancer care centre in Newcastle. In 2012 our charity was the County Durham Furniture Help Scheme which supplies refurbished furniture to those in need and which trains young people in a range of jobs. Around £1000 was raised for CDFHS. In 2013 our charity of the year is the Stroke Association.
Through National and International Humanist, Ethical and Secular movements, North East humanists has representation with the U.K. Government, at the European Union and at the United Nations.
We are affiliated to the British Humanist Association as well as the International Humanist and Ethical Union and the European Humanist Federation . For more information about these organisations, click on the links.