The Humanist Association of Ireland

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About humanism in Ireland

Humanism is a philosophy and the Humanist Association of Ireland is a community of people who believe in humanist principles and aspire to a fair, balanced, ethical and responsible secular society.

The HAI advocates for the equal treatment of people of no religion by the State and provides a forum for people to meet, share experiences and develop their humanist ideals in an informal, friendly, and inclusive environment.


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July Event: Non-Religious Teachers in Religious Schools

Dr Catherine Stapleton is a lecturer in Education in MIC, St. Patrick’s Campus, Thurles. She teaches modules on Diversity and Inclusion. Her current research is focused on human rights and religious inclusion in the context of increasingly belief-diverse societies. Her research projects are funded by the Irish Research Council, Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission…

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