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Q. How can I join the Humanist Association of Ireland?

A. Check our Membership page for further details.


Q. Is there a charge for membership?

A. Yes.  Membership fees are €30 per year for an individual with reductions for couples, students, unwaged and seniors. Check our Membership page for further details.


Q. Is there a group in my area?

A. There are local Humanist groups in Galway, Limerick and Cork.  See the Local Groups page for more details.


Q. What is the Amsterdam Declaration?

A. The Amsterdam Declaration is a statement of the fundamental principles of modern Humanism from the World Humanist Congress. Read more here>>


Q. Is Humanism a religion?

A.  In a word, No.


Q. Is there an alternative to “godparents” at Naming ceremonies?

A. From Brian Whiteside, HAI Director of Ceremonies: There are many options as to what you call these very important people – Guide Parents, Life Guides, Sponsors, Mentors – but some people choose to stick with “godparent” as everyone know the term so well.  I think it’s ok – so long as we stick to a small ”g”.  Occasionally the term Oddparent has been used.  Other suggestions are welcome!