Spiritual Humanism is a belief system based on the ability of human beings to solve the
problems of society using logic and science.
Recognizing how the power of religious rituals, methods, and communication can
impact human behavior, Spiritual Humanism fuses religious tradition and practice onto
the foundation of scientific humanist inquiry.
Understanding tradition, beliefs, and celebratory ritual and sacrament, Spiritual
Humanism seeks to place contemporary context around time honored spirituality
and religion. Spiritual Humanism is natural, not supernatural. By using a method of
scientific inquiry, we can define the inspirational, singular spark inherent in all living
Principles of Spiritual Humanism
Behold Nature with reverence.
Humans are as much a part of the natural world as that which we observe.
Understanding how we fit into the cycle of life, death, and rebirth fosters respect for our
environment and the planet upon which we make our lives.
Base Religion upon Reason.
Respecting everyone’s belief system – providing it causes no harm to others – Spiritual
Humanists seek to understand the constant evolution of spiritual practice and beliefs by
applying logic and reason. Study of the origins of beliefs and traditions allows deeper
understanding of our fellow human beings and our world.
Treat all people as equals.
All human beings deserve the same level of respect, access to opportunities, and the
right to seek contentment in this world. No one woman or man is born as a superior to
Act to reduce fear. Advance compassion and tolerance.
Teach tolerance wherever possible. Fear breeds anger, mistrust, and violence. Seek to
eradicate fear and demonstrate compassion. Ease suffering. Foster connections, not
Protect things that belong to everyone.
Endeavor to leave the world a better place by supporting organizations, actions, and efforts to preserve fresh air, clean rivers, and healthy oceans. Understand that one
person’s actions can positively and adversely impact the many, because we are all
connected, and we are all responsible to each other and this planet.
Celebrate seasons and cycles with ritual.
Develop and foster a sense of connection with your community. Create and share
cyclical spiritual rituals and traditions blending religious traditions in a contemporary
Practice Self-Reflection, Prayer, and Meditation.
Prayer and meditation aid us in connecting to the Source of all Things, God, Divine
Wisdom, and Mother/Father Creator. Self-reflection is possible when we make time to
find stillness, listen to silence, and find balance between the demands of the outer world
and the needs of the inner world.
Honor Our Roots and Live Mindfully.
Our thoughts, words, and deeds shape today and tomorrow. Mindful living is an ever-
evolving process of understanding who we are and making thoughtful choices with an
awareness of our place in the world.
Continue to Learn.
Only through learning and positive behavioral change can growth be achieved and we
improve our lives and our world. Challenge beliefs respectfully. Strive to remain open-
minded and understanding. Teach tolerance. Be willing to learn something new every
day. Respect one another and oneself.