June 21, 2020
Hi, my name’s Ric. I’m a member of Humanist Canada, and I’d like to wish you a happy world humanist day!
Humanism is the evolution of a centuries long tradition of free thought and reason leading to a leading to an ethical and moral life stance
based respect for all humanity, democratic ideals, and an understanding of our responsibility to care for our planet and everything on it.
Humanists recognize that human beings are going to be the ones to solve the world’s challenges, and our goal is a happier and more fulfilling life for everyone.
These seem like big goals, so here’s how you can participate in world humanist day in ways that I know will make a difference:
Make a donation to your local food bank.
It’s hard to believe that in a nation as rich as Canada, we have people going to bed hungry. And you don’t have to donate those old cans of beans in your cupboard – find the website of your local food bank and make a cash donation – they’ll know best how to spend the money for maximum good.
Consider donating blood.
Right now hospitals are in dire need of blood supplies. Your first donation can make an immediate difference for someone in need. And if you’re a regular donor, perhaps it’s time to drop in again?
Register to be an organ donor.
There is no greater way to leave your legacy than to give the gift that can save lives and improve the lives of up to a dozen people.
Support our Humanities program
– where you can learn to think critically and put our world in perspective. Visit HumanistCanada.ca for information on the program, and ways to donate, or to fill out our membership form.
Celebrate safely and happily. Happy World Humanist Day!