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 Who We Are

Milton Keynes Humanists is a non-prophet organisation. We aim to:
  • •    provide a means for like-minded individuals in the Milton Keynes area to meet and have a forum for the discussion of humanist values, principles and concerns; and
  • •    campaign for respect for those who seek to live ethical and responsible lives without religious or superstitious beliefs.
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What We Do

We organise regular meetings where we socialise and discuss topical issues; we also have a Book Group, and an active internet community on Facebook.

Two of our members are celebrants and conduct Humanist Weddings, Naming Ceremonies and Funerals.
We hold 12 meetings a year — 10 to discuss topical issues, and two social (in August & December). Recent meeting topics have included: ‘Post Truth’; ‘Why Remember?’; ‘Life & Death’; ‘Humanism & Islam’; ‘Should the State Promote Moral Behaviour’; ‘Corruption’; ‘Disability’; and ‘the EU Referendum’.

The meeting shown above (in April 2016) was on Poetry ('Rhyme & Reason').
We are a partner of Humanists UK (formerly the British Humanist Association) and share their vision of “a world without religious privilege or discrimination, where people are free to live good lives on the basis of reason, experience and shared human values”.
Next Meeting
We hold our public meetings on the second Thursday of the month at York House (London Road, Stony Stratford, MK11 1JQ).Our next is on Thursday 14 September when we will be exploring:
'Great Lives'

Please enter York House via the rear of the building so as not to disturb other classes that may be going on in the main hall. Meetings start at 19.00 and last until 21.30.
Many famous people haven’t believed in a god, instead putting their faith in humanity. Here’s a selection:
Top Row: Angelina Jolie; Albert Einstein; Ayaan Hirsi Ali; Tim Minchin; Stephen Fry;
Middle Row: David Attenborough; Helen Mirren; Charles Darwin; Polly Toynbee; Christopher Hitchens;
Bottom Row: AC Grayling; Richard Branson; Claire Rayner; Richard Dawkins; Sigmund Freud.

What We Believe

Humanists believe that Man created God, and not the other way around — as Richard Dawkins has observed: "We are all atheists about most of the Gods humanity has ever believed in, some of us just go one God further".

This short video, narrated by Stephen Fry, talks about how humanists think about happiness.
Other videos in the series include:

  • What should we think about death?
  • How do we know what’s true?
  • What makes something right or wrong?

If you would like to find out more about Humanism please contact us using the links on this site, or come along to one of our meetings (which are open to anyone who has a open mind).
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