Secularism: A position that religious belief should not influence public and governmental decisions. The related political belief in the separation of church and state.
Humanism: An ethical system that centers on humans and their values, needs, interests, abilities, dignity and freedom; especially used for a secular one which rejects theistic religion and superstition.
Brief Description of Our Group (or see constitution in full):
The full name of the Group is Isle of Wight Humanists.
2. WHAT WE DO
We are an informal group which meets monthly to hold discussions on matters of humanist interest.
We generally have a speaker from within or from outside the group who gives a short talk which is followed by a discussion or Q&A session. Twice a year we have a social meeting.
Duties undertaken by committee members are typically maintaining a membership list, preparing a programme for the year, being in contact with the Humanists UK, keeping minutes and various records. We have the usual chairman, secretary and treasurer.