What the New Humanist Movement IS and IS
The New Humanist Movement is an all-volunteer, community-based organization
based on non-violence, non-discrimination, religious tolerance and respect for diversity.
We are NOT an institution, political party, religion or sect. Nor are we an NGO
or humanitarian organisation. The New Humanist Movement is all volunteer.
Therefore, it is NOT a business and it does NOT have economic resources.
The New Humanist Movement is NOT against GOD or religious faiths and practices
and is open to people of all faiths on the condition that participants will not
preach or practice violence or discrimination to impose their views.
The New Humanist Movement upholds the universality of the human being with the
statement -- "I feel the human in you, I feel the human in me and it is exactly
the same". Therefore, it has participating members from many diverse cultures,
and countries and from all walks of life and has never adopted a point of view
that is purely rational, scientific, European or naturalistic.
The New Humanist Movement was founded towards the end of the 1960's by the
Argentine thinker and writer Mario Rodriquez Cobos, known by the literary pseudonym of
Silo. New Humanism and the New Humanist Movement now exist in more than 70
countries spread across the 5 continents.
While the New Humanist Movement does NOT seek to establish a monopoly or
dominance within the many existing humanist and humanitarian movements, it
clearly differentiates itself from all of them.
This point leads to important differences with previous and existing humanisms
such as those Humanist organisations affiliated with the International Humanist
and Ethical Union (IHEU) and Secular Humanism.
The New Humanist Movement maintains its autonomy and independence from all other
humanist and humanitarian currents active in today's world. It promotes
freedom of thought and beliefs and directs its activities towards
increased freedom, justice and humanity through non-violent
methods. We are a social movement that is working towards the creation of a
Universal Human Nation.with the guding principle "Treat Others The Way You Like
To Be Treated".