We are a not-for-profit organisation which exists to serve the interests of the non-religious; those who do not have a belief in gods or the supernatural.

What we Believe

Humanism

“How should we live?” is a question that both secular and religious philosophers have provided many different answers to. Members of the NZARH believe that this question is best answered by a secular humanist approach.

Secularism

The NZARH strongly believes that government should be secular; that is dealing with the issues of this world rather than following a religious agenda.

Rationalism

A rationalist believes that knowledge and truth are ascertained by using reason and logic, and not by divine or supernatural revelation.

What we Do

Legal

We stand up for the rights of the non-religious

Vocal

We present submissions to parliament from a secular perspective

Social

We provide a place and opportunities for likeminded non-believers to socialise

Topical

We highlight and discuss issues of interest

Educational

We provide educational material

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Religious Instruction by Informed Consent

The New Zealand Association of Rationalists and Humanists applaud the Government and Education Minister Chris Hipkins for proposing legislation that will introduce mandatory informed consent for religious instruction in state primary schools. The The Education and...

The Case for Electric Vehicles

Only ten years ago if you wanted an electric car you would need to build one yourself. In a EV event I attended in 2008 an owner explained why they were so awesome. His arguments remain true today.  Low Operational Cost Compared to petrol electricity will cost about...

Condemnation of Sri Lankan Bombings

Only ten years ago if you wanted an electric car you would need to build one yourself. In a EV event I attended in 2008 an owner explained why they were so awesome. His arguments remain true today.  Low Operational Cost Compared to petrol electricity will cost about...

Statement on Christchurch Shootings

The New Zealand Association of Rationalists and Humanists applaud the Government and Education Minister Chris Hipkins for proposing legislation that will introduce mandatory informed consent for religious instruction in state primary schools. The The Education and...

The EV Future

The New Zealand Association of Rationalists and Humanists applaud the Government and Education Minister Chris Hipkins for proposing legislation that will introduce mandatory informed consent for religious instruction in state primary schools. The The Education and...