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Norwegian Humanist Association

Are you a humanist?  

Many people are humanists without even knowing it.

If you are non-religious and look to science, reason, empathy, and compassion in order to live an ethical and meaningful life, you might want to join us.  

What we do 

Human-Etisk Forbund (The Norwegian Humanist Association) is committed to putting humanism into practice.

Through our ceremonies, pastoral support, and campaigning work, we advance free thinking and freedom of choice so everyone can live in a fair, equal and secular society.  

We also promote respect for human rights and humanist values on an international level. As a member of Humanists International we support the global humanist movement. 

The Norwegian Humanist Association was established in 1956. Today, we are the largest humanist association in the world, with more than 100,000 members in this country. 

Ceremonies for you and yours 

We offer humanist ceremonies all over Norway, giving you the choice of dignified and formal ceremonies from cradle to grave, regardless of where you live.

Our ceremonies have a distinct humanist profile, without elements that may be perceived to be religious practices. 

We provide:  

Join today 

Join the Norwegian Humanist Association - membership is free!

Our online registration is available in Norwegian. Alternatively, just write to us at [email protected] if you wish to become a member. 

As a member you are welcome to join social events locally, and you can even become involved as a volunteer.  

In addition, you get: 

A Nordic view on humanism 

The Nordic Humanist Manifesto 2016 describes the common world view of the Nordic humanist organizations.

It was compiled by six organizations from Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Finland and Iceland. 

Read the Nordic Humanist Manifesto 2016 (in English).