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Humanists New Zealand condemn Christchurch attack

Monday, 18 March 2019, 10:41 am | Humanist Society

The Humanist Society of New Zealand condemns the shooting of innocent people at two mosques in Christchurch. Our thoughts are with the victims, their friends, their relatives, and their communities. We sincerely hope that those who are still in hospital ... More >>

Humanist Society welcomes the repeal of NZ’s Blasphemy law

Wednesday, 13 March 2019, 3:53 pm | Humanist Society

Yesterday New Zealand's outdated blasphemy law was officially struck from the lawbooks after receiving Royal Assent earlier this week. More >>

Humanists condemn “the politics of division”

Sunday, 5 August 2018, 10:18 pm | Humanist Society

Humanists gather in Auckland condemn “the politics of division”, resurgent in many parts of the world Representatives of the worldwide humanist movement have condemned the spread of “the politics of division” in various countries and regions, and ... More >>

Internationally acclaimed Human Rights campaigners welcomed

Thursday, 26 July 2018, 11:09 am | Humanist Society

Humanist NZ and the Association of Rationalists and Humanists (NZARH) are pleased to announce the international speakers arriving in New Zealand for a series of events focussing on ending persecution against non-religious people around the world, as ... More >>

Bus company refuses to carry human rights charity’s posters

Tuesday, 6 March 2018, 1:46 pm | Humanist Society

Bus company refuses to carry human rights charity’s poster campaign because it mentions religion More >>

Non-religious New Zealanders encouraged to say so in Census

Monday, 19 February 2018, 10:53 am | Humanist Society

Posters are going up across New Zealand today as part of a national advertising campaign calling for New Zealanders who don’t practice a religion to identify as not religious in the upcoming Census on 6 March. More >>

Call for repeal of New Zealand’s outdated blasphemy law

Tuesday, 9 May 2017, 11:17 am | Humanist Society

The Humanist Society today renewed calls to repeal New Zealand’s outdated blasphemy law. The group cites the blasphemy investigation by Garda Síochána in Ireland against Stephen Fry as an example of how blasphemy laws are used to limit free speech and ... More >>

Humanist Society of New Zealand elects new President

Tuesday, 20 October 2015, 1:38 pm | Humanist Society

The Humanist Society of New Zealand has today announced the election of Sara Passmore as President, with a commitment to work on behalf of New Zealanders who are not religious and provide them with a crucial voice in public life. More >>

Shameful new blasphemy law introduced “by the back door”

Thursday, 6 August 2015, 2:25 pm | Humanist Society

“An embarrassing step backwards and a severe blow to free speech” is what the New Zealand Humanist Society today called our newest de facto blasphemy law, which received Royal assent on 2 July. More >>

Humanists call for strengthening of free speech

Monday, 12 January 2015, 12:37 pm | Humanist Society

New Zealand – The Humanist Society of New Zealand and the New Zealand Association of Rationalists and Humanists are calling on politicians to repeal New Zealand’s Blasphemy Law. The terror attacks on Charlie Hebdo offices have highlighted the need ... More >>

Keep religion out of schools

Wednesday, 1 August 2012, 8:40 pm | Humanist Society

The Humanist Society of New Zealand is in full support of the ‘Keep Religion Out Of Schools’ campaign that was recently launched in Auckland. According to the President, Mark Fletcher, the current practice of allowing state schools to 'close' for a period ... More >>