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JULY 22, 2022 by Stephen McLaren
When I ask newly engaged couples if they have seen a humanist wedding before, almost everyone says yes - or at least one of the couple says yes. Since...
SEPTEMBER 14, 2014 by Stephen McLaren
Humanism is a belief system, based on empirical evidence, which offers a moral framework for a life free from superstition and the supernatural, whilst rejecting any notions of a life after death. Believing that a person has only one life, humanists try to make it as worthwhile and happy as possible for everyone....
SEPTEMBER 30, 2017 by Stephen McLaren
how & why...
JULY 19, 2017 by Stephen McLaren
 
the following are listed & answered here :
Will we be legal ?
How do we register our marriage in Scotland ?
Your chosen Celebrant will issue a joint agreement document which...
JULY 19, 2017 by Stephen McLaren
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We're really worried . .
We are really worried about speaking in public
There is no compulsion for you to say anything at your wedding....
JULY 19, 2017 by Stephen McLaren
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We're not humanists . .
We’re not humanists - Can we have a humanist wedding ? Yes you can. Your choosing a humanist approach...
JULY 19, 2017 by Stephen McLaren
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Find a Celebrant . .
How do we find a Celebrant ?  
Referral/recommendation by friends/others is ideal. Your wedding venue might offer named options...
JULY 19, 2017 by Stephen McLaren
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Outdoors or in . . ?
We’d like to get married outdoors. Is this ok ?
Yes it is.  ‘Al fresco’ weddings – whether in...
NOVEMBER 25, 2018 by Stephen McLaren
Manifesto...
FEBRUARY 15, 2015 by Stephen McLaren
Scotland's people need to recognise and appreciate our diverse multiple identities...
MARCH 10, 2021 by Stephen McLaren
Couples are beginning to realise, when it comes to their wedding, size really doesn't matter....
SEPTEMBER 03, 2018 by Stephen McLaren
Is it all embracing?...
JANUARY 07, 2019 by Stephen McLaren
Spiritual Care...
JANUARY 07, 2019 by Stephen McLaren
Spiritual Care...
JANUARY 07, 2019 by Stephen McLaren
Spiritual Care...
JANUARY 07, 2019 by Stephen McLaren
Spiritual Care...
JANUARY 07, 2019 by Stephen McLaren
Spiritual Care...
JANUARY 07, 2019 by Stephen McLaren
Spiritual Care...
JANUARY 07, 2019 by Stephen McLaren
Spiritual care...
JANUARY 07, 2019 by Stephen McLaren
Spiritual Care...
DECEMBER 03, 2018 by Stephen McLaren
music which heals...
JULY 06, 2022 by Stephen McLaren
Americans continue to be rocked by gun violence.
When does it become recognised as a national emergency and when will they finally implement what would be a very simple solution?...
MARCH 22, 2021 by Stephen McLaren
The UK government plan to unilaterally increase it's stockpile of nuclear warheads by 40%....
FEBRUARY 15, 2020 by Stephen McLaren
The inhumane within!...
JULY 30, 2018 by Stephen McLaren
Is religion holding us back ?...
JULY 16, 2018 by Stephen McLaren
Holyrood TFR...
JULY 09, 2018 by Stephen McLaren
Morality continued...
NOVEMBER 22, 2017 by Stephen McLaren
A new approach from illness to wellness...
APRIL 17, 2015 by Stephen McLaren
IHEU and secularism...
MARCH 15, 2015 by Stephen McLaren
The International Humanist & Ethical Union (IHEU) has the vision of a secular world...
NOVEMBER 22, 2017 by Stephen McLaren
What is Social Prescribing (SP)?...
MAY 10, 2015 by Stephen McLaren
The world's peoples should...
FEBRUARY 03, 2017 by Stephen McLaren

'OCH' at the Scottish Parliament
“My thanks to the Presiding Officer, Willie Rennie and members for the opportunity to present ‘Time For  Reflection’ today”   (31/1/17 Ron McLaren)
 
 
My tribute is to...
AUGUST 15, 2014 by Stephen McLaren
Humanism . . . is a life stance aiming at the maximum possible fulfillment through the cultivation of ethical and creative living, offering an ethical and rational means of addressing the challenges of our times. Humanism can be a way of life for everyone everywhere. Our primary task is to make human beings aware in the simplest terms of what Humanism can mean to them and what it commits them to. By utilising free inquiry, the power of science and creative imagination for the furtherance of peace and in the service of compassion, we have confidence that we have the means to solve the problems that confront us all. We call upon all who share this conviction to associate themselves with us in this endeavour....
MAY 18, 2015 by Stephen McLaren
3 Quarks daily...
MAY 18, 2015 by Stephen McLaren
Religious, Moral and Philosophical Studies...
MAY 18, 2015 by Stephen McLaren
C f E promotes 4 'Capacities' 1. Confident individuals; 2. Effective contributors; 3. Responsible citizens; 4. Successful learners....
MAY 18, 2015 by Stephen McLaren
Rights & Responsibilities...
MAY 18, 2015 by Stephen McLaren
The truth...
JUNE 20, 2015 by Stephen McLaren
4.6 Billion Years...
MAY 18, 2015 by Stephen McLaren
The Charter is a declaration of the ethical principles for building a just, sustainable and peaceful global society in the 21st century and has ecological integrity as a major theme...
JUNE 28, 2015 by Stephen McLaren
population related...
MARCH 15, 2015 by Stephen McLaren
From a distant vantage point, the Earth might not seem of any particular interest. But for us, it is different and special.If you will, consider that dot. That dot is here. That dot is home. That dot is us. Everyone you love, everyone you know, everyone you ever heard of, every human being who ever was or is, both lived and live out their lives on that dot....
SEPTEMBER 13, 2015 by Stephen McLaren
Death with Dignity...
JUNE 09, 2015 by Stephen McLaren
Humanism the big picture . ....
JUNE 24, 2019 by Stephen McLaren
Enhancement of the biological garage ?
When Donald Dewar(1st Minister Scotland), ably assisted by Susan Deacon as health minister, initiated the root and branch review of the NHS Scotland 2003,...
JUNE 09, 2015 by Stephen McLaren
Love heals...
OCTOBER 17, 2018 by Stephen McLaren
Euro Convention on human rights...