Humanists have developed non-religious ceremonies to mark birth, marriage and death. HUMANI can provide a celebrant upon request, including those accredited by The British Humanist Association to conduct the following ceremonies (click on heading).
Sample Ceremonies (rest mouse on picture for caption)
10 Castlehill Park West, Belfast BT4 3GT
Tel: 028 90760002; Mobile 07787723489
02870354287; mobile 07818036404
Jennifer will travel anywhere in the Ulster province, especially Donegal.
The BHA has produced three booklets which contain guidance and advice on ceremonies: Funerals without God; New Arrivals (naming ceremonies) and Sharing the Future (weddings and civil ceremonies).
For further details, check the British Humanist Association website at: www.humanism.org.uk
Being a Humanist celebrant is a very fulfilling, rewarding and involving job, and in Northern Ireland we need more celebrants. BHA training courses exist for Funerals, Weddings or Namings, and are normally conducted in London, but if there is sufficient demand, a course can be held in Belfast. If you are interested in becoming a Humanist celebrant, then we welcome any queries you might have. Contact Myrtle Ewing or Noel Scott above.
Look to this Day
Look to this day... for it is the very life of life;
In its brief course lie all the realities and truths of existence.
The joy of growth, the splendour of action, the glory of power.
For yesterday is but a memory and tomorrow is only a vision...
But today – well lived – makes every yesterday
A memory of happiness,
And every tomorrow a vision of hope.
Look well therefore to this day.
I am the family face;
Flesh perishes, I live on,
Projecting trait and trace
Through time to times anon,
And leaping from place to place
The years-heired feature that can
In curve and voice and eye
Despise the human span
Of durance – that is I;
The eternal thing in man,
That heeds no call to die.
SAUDI ARABIA IN THE DOCK
Date Posted: 2015-09-27
The Plight of Ali Mohammed al Nimr
CRISIS? WHAT CRISIS?
Date Posted: 2015-09-15
Most of the people voted for them
ASSISTED DYING BILL DEFEATED
Date Posted: 2015-09-07
118 voted for, 330 voted against
INCLUDE PHILOSOPHY AND HUMANISM IN RE
Date Posted: 2015-09-05
Core Syllabus in NI is too narrow
McCONNELL PROSECUTION ILL-ADVISED
Date Posted: 2015-08-09
Muslim comment foolish but not a criminal offence
BONFIRE OF LOYALIST CULTURE
Date Posted: 2015-07-21
Need for more positive and inclusive vision
JAMES GALWAY IS HALF-RIGHT
Date Posted: 2015-06-05
Paisley's legacy was destructive
ASHERS AND THE IRISH REFERENDUM
Date Posted: 2015-05-23
Freedom and Equality North and South
GAY MARRIAGE: ULSTER SAYS NO FOR FOURTH TIME
Date Posted: 2015-04-28
motion defeated largely by unionist/Protestant MLAs
Date Posted: 2015-01-15
Humani response to the consultation
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