In the Humanist Movement there are two types of secular clergy who serve their local communities. The first, which I covered in my previous post, is a Humanist Chaplain. The second, is a Humanist Celebrant.
The concept of secular clergy is admittedly a bit confusing at first. However, it makes perfect sense in the context of diversity and representation. The nonreligious are just as likely to need the kind of advice and support chaplains offer as anyone else. After all, we’re human.
In the United States finding and joining a local humanist community can be difficult. Not because they’re unwelcoming or exclusive, but because so few of them exist.
It’s a common misunderstanding, but humanism is not a religion and identifying as a humanist is not a profession of faith. In a lot of ways, it’s kind of the opposite.
If you’re a fan of science, liberal arts, democracy, and human rights you may also like humanism.