Founded in May 2015, Basingstoke Humanists is a flourishing group of Humanists and people with similar views and beliefs, who enjoy sharing ideas, being stimulated by talks and dialogue from invited speakers, contributing to the community and socialising.
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As well as our members volunteering as individuals for a number of organisations, many of our group give time to the following:
Community work: visiting, but only on request, those in need of a listening ear or someone to talk about life generally, possibly in hospitals, hospices and prisons.
Education: we receive invitations from schools in Hampshire to partake in assemblies, multi-faith days, religious education and debates, where we can offer a secular view as a balance to religion within the Agreed Syllabus.
Many people know of the very personal and dignified non-religious funerals that humanists have conducted for many decades.
These memorable occasions are led by individual members of the group who have been trained, accredited and monitored as celebrants by Humanist UK.
We are a partner group of the Humanist UK (formally British Humanist Association) and are affiliated to the National Secular Society. We invite a speaker from one of these organisations to come and talk to us once a year.