Sixth Form students engaged in an insightful talk by Humanist speaker exploring Humanism as a belief system.
On Friday 9th February, our Sixth Form students had the unique opportunity to delve into Humanism through an insightful talk delivered by Rob Perry, a Humanist speaker. Humanism is a belief system which looks at how humans can make a meaningful life without the need of a God or any supernatural beings.
During the session, one of the most notable aspects was the students’ engagement to understand the fundamental principles of Humanism and how they compare with traditional religious beliefs. They asked thought-provoking questions, prompting the speaker to explain their worldview and the ethical principles that guide it as a belief system that doesn’t centre around the concepts of a deity, sin, or the afterlife.
We aim for our students at the end of their 7 year journey in Bishop’s was to have an understanding of various belief systems and worldviews. As Humanism is growing in the UK, it is important for this belief to be recognised in our Religious Studies curriculum. If you want to learn more about Humanism, please follow the link to Humanism UK: https://humanists.uk/