Condemnation of Sri Lankan Bombings

Condemnation of Sri Lankan Bombings

Today the people of Sri Lanka experienced terror on attacks on Christian churches leaving more than one hundred innocent people dead and hundreds more injured. Our hearts go out to the victims and their families. As with the Christchurch shootings last month there are...
Statement on Christchurch Shootings

Statement on Christchurch Shootings

New Zealand is a country built on principles of an open and free society, where people are free to believe and worship as they please. The New Zealand Association of Rationalists and Humanists stand fast to this principle as it is the cornerstone of an enlightened...

The EV Future

In November Mike Hosking published his opinion of electric cars titled ‘Environmentalists have no grasp on reality‘, concluding that “no matter how hard the media, the spin doctors, and the environmentalists tell us that EVs are here and the future,...
Should churches pay rates?

Should churches pay rates?

Recently Auckland Council reviewed the rates paid by religious organisations. While the Local Government (Rating) Act 2002, enacted by the central government, has placed limits upon Council’s discretion by specifying categories of property that are fully...

Thinking about Islam

I’ve been thinking about the recent discussions about Islam. The issue seems to be: what policies are needed, if any, to respond to 1) the growth of Islam in the west and 2) Islamic terror from a Rationalist and/or Humanist perspective? Here are my thoughts from a...