Last night we held our monthly meeting on the theme:
Is Humanism within Religion a contradiction of terms?
What ensued was an interesting discussion that looked at the history of both Religious and Humanist thought and Human Rights, namely:
· Everyone has the right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion; this right includes freedom to change his religion or belief, and freedom, either alone or in community with others and in public or private, to manifest his religion or belief in teaching, practice, worship and observance.
· Everyone has the right to freedom of opinion and expression; this right includes freedom to hold opinions without interference and to seek, receive and impart information and ideas through any media and regardless of frontiers.
Universal Declaration of Human Rights