Broadly speaking, humanists champion causes and campaigns that support freedom of religion, belief, speech, thought and expression more generally. Humanists work for an open society and a secular state with no religious privilege or discrimination based on religion or belief. Humanists also seek an evidence-based approach to public ethical issues.
As a group, Gloucestershire Humanists support the following causes:
1) Since 2020, we select a charity to raise funds for each year. At the beginning of 2023, we chose Uganda Humanist Schools Trust as our charity, having been so impressed by their work when they spoke to us about it the previous year. Please consider donating using this link.
In both 2020 and 2021, we were proud to support Cheltenham Open Door in their work to support vulnerable and disadvantage people; and in 2022 we were proud to support Cheltenham Welcomes Refugees with their work helping refugees in-and-around Cheltenham.
(2) We are members of Gloucestershire Hate Crime under the auspices of Victim Support who host the Gloucestershire Hate Crime Reporting Line. This service encourages anyone who has experienced targeted victimisation because of any aspect of their identity or perceived identity, to report it, anonymously if preferred.
(3) We are an ally of the LGBT+ Partnership, a support group for the LGBT+ community within Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, and beyond.
The LGBT+ Partnership promotes, advances, and celebrates LGBT+ equality and inclusion by delivering activities and events that supports local LGBT+ groups and organisations .