In May 2015, Basingstoke Humanists was established by a mix of people with shared views and beliefs. The group organises talks, social events, and organises guest speakers to talk about their research. Basingstoke Humanists also work towards increasing social contributions to the local community.
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Basingstoke Humanists members all have the opportunity to volunteer as individuals for a number of organisations. Below are some examples:
Pastoral care forms part of the groups work in the community. A on request visits can made to the group to provide support for those in hospitals, hospices and prisons.
Schools in Hampshire can make requests for the group to partake in assemblies, multi-faith days, religious education and debates. 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.
Basingstoke Humanists are a partner group of the Humanist UK (formally British Humanist Association) and are affiliated to the National Secular Society. An invited speaker from one of these organisations come and give a talk.