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Family and support

Watch humanist celebrants describing the importance of families and friends


Under this and the other videos this week, we’ll draw out certain themes that reflect a humanist approach to life. Share your thoughts on these and any others you have noticed with the other learners.

  • Other people are important in our lives and can be a source of support
  • Humanist ceremonies will often recognise our connections with each other and with the natural world, of which we are a part
  • The arrival of new life can provide an important moment to reflect on how our own lives are changing and on the circle of life
  • Creativity and flexibility are important to humanists when choosing how to mark important events in our lives

Question: How important is it that we mark important events in our lives with other people?

Stone cairn naming ceremony images credit: Charlie Tierney
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Humanist Lives, with Alice Roberts

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