The Humanist Society: Celebrating Life
The Humanist Society applies humanism to daily life through a unique celebrant program, education, and community involvement.
Those who are attracted to a positive, progressive philosophy, unencumbered by the rigidity of traditional religions, embrace the vibrant lifestance of humanism, the radical idea that you can be good without a god. The Humanist Society bolsters humanism’s rational philosophy by focusing on community and daily living.
Recognizing the important role life occasions play in individual and community life, the Humanist Society prepares Humanist Celebrants to lead ceremonial observances across the nation and worldwide. Celebrants provide millions of Americans an alternative to traditional religious weddings, memorial services, and other life-cycle events. Celebration of life is central to a meaningful humanist philosophy, and Humanist Celebrants officiate significant celebrations vital to humanist life.
Be sure to explore the possibility of finding a celebrant to perform a ceremony important to you, or consider becoming a celebrant yourself!
News & Updates
People suffering from an unbearable medical condition should have the right to determine their own deaths. In this presentation, Dr. Seidenfeld will discuss the issues involved – both legal and psychological – and show how The Final Exit Network works with qualified people to achieve death with dignity.
Join us in Farmington Hills, Michigan this November for an on-site training for individuals interested in learning more about performing humanist ceremonies and being effective Humanist Celebrants.
Humanist Celebrants Offer Free Weddings to Marginalized Communities Affected by Presidential Election
In response to fears of marginalized communities regarding a Trump presidency, the Humanist Society will be offering free weddings to LGBTQ individuals and immigrants.
Jason Callahan recalls how be became the first chaplain endorsed by The Humanist Society to receive board certification by the Association of Professional Chaplains
Three humanist celebrants moderate a sharing of ideas and reflections on death and dying.
Read Anita Macauley and Gregg Casagrande’s story of how they got married by a Humanist Celebrant at Reason Rally!
The Humanist Institute is offering on-site training for individuals who are already Celebrants or desiring to become Humanist Celebrants.
Jennifer and Tim most often perform weddings, funerals, and memorials, however, as they detail this is post, they’re seeing more and more variety in the events people want to commemorate.
On June 26, the US Supreme Court ruled that the US Constitution guarantees the right for same-sex couples to marry in all fifty states. Some same-sex couples rushed to their local courthouse to become some of the first “legal” married same-sex couples in their states.
One popular resource for couples planning a wedding is Pinterest, a virtual scrapbook-like platform that describes itself as “a visual discovery tool that you can use to find ideas for all your interests and projects.”