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. We’ve been serving New Zealand’s atheist community since 1927.

 

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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Latest News

 

 

 

New Bill ends Court Case

Hema Paterson, President of the New Zealand Association of Rationalists and Humanists, has applauded Tanya Jacob and David Hines for their tireless work challenging religious instruction allowances in the Education Act. Jacob and Hines worked for years to gather...

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

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...

Condemnation of Sri Lankan Bombings

Hema Paterson, President of the New Zealand Association of Rationalists and Humanists, has applauded Tanya Jacob and David Hines for their tireless work challenging religious instruction allowances in the Education Act. Jacob and Hines worked for years to gather...

Statement on Christchurch Shootings

Hema Paterson, President of the New Zealand Association of Rationalists and Humanists, has applauded Tanya Jacob and David Hines for their tireless work challenging religious instruction allowances in the Education Act. Jacob and Hines worked for years to gather...