Education Act Submission

Education Act Submission

Our Recommendation We recommend that the Government repeal clause 78 of the Education Act 1964 headed ‘Religious instruction and observances in State primary schools’. We recommend that the Education Act be made consistent with the New Zealand Bill of...
Religion as a Weapon

Religion as a Weapon

Last year we saw Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) begin a deliberate campaign of terror. While countries like Saudi Arabia have used beheading as a execution method what they didn’t do was film it and use the material in a public relations campaign....
Blasphemy Web Site Launched

Blasphemy Web Site Launched

The New Zealand Humanists have launched a web site opposing Blasphemy in New Zealand. The New Zealand Association of Rationalists and Humanists fully support this campaign to eliminate Blasphemy legislation. It is important to repeal blasphemy laws in western...
Abhorring Racism

Abhorring Racism

The New Zealand Association of Rationalists and Humanists have at their core a commitment to human rights, and that we should all be treated equally under the law. We stand behind Susan Devoy in her support of Chinese New Zealanders. Singling out one ethnicity or...
Peter Boghossian coming to Auckland

Peter Boghossian coming to Auckland

Peter Boghossian is coming to Auckland in July to give a free talk about deradicalizing Jihadis. Boghossian is a speaker for the Center for Inquiry, the Richard Dawkins Foundation for Reason and Science, and the Secular Student Alliance. He has been nominated as a...