June 21st is World Humanism Day. It’s a day to publicize the positive values of Humanism and to share the global concerns of the Humanist movement. There are many areas on this planet where people are being oppressed for their beliefs but there are many people who are trying to make this world a better place. The Humanist philosophy is a great way to bring people on this planet together.
A few years ago the International Humanist and Ethical Union featured some videos that spotlight what some people are doing to try and better the human condition.
Humanists from around the world will gather in larger and smaller groups on June 21st to celebrate this life philosophy. Some prefer to contemplate and celebrate their individual take on humanism in private. In the Netherlands, a great many people choose the latter. This does not mean, however, that June 21st will go by unnoticed. On the contrary, this year World Humanist Day will be brought to the attention of many people in the Netherlands, and hopefully—with your help—all over the world!
These short films follow five individuals from Burkina Faso, Zimbabwe, Namibia, Turkey, and China who shape their lives, regardless of governmental or other extrinsic powers. In enacting this important humanist value, these individuals bring about an emancipatory process in their home countries.
These videos are still relevant today. One I liked was about a Chinese man riding around his country on an Earth scooter to being awareness of environmental issues.
How are you celebrating?