Defence Humanists

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The Defence Humanists (formerly known as the UK Armed Forces Humanist Association) is a growing body of servicemen and women, their Families, Veterans and civilian members of the Ministry of Defence who seek to represent the interests of all those who subscribe to non-religious beliefs.


  • To advance the provision of secular and Humanist services in support of members of the UK Armed Forces and Ministry of Department and their families.
  • To defeat discrimination and intolerance on the basis of religion or belief in the British Armed Forces and Ministry of Defence.
  • To advance the education of current and former members of the UK Armed Forces and Ministry of Defence and their families in the philosophy of Humanism.
  • To provide the means for like-minded individuals to discuss Humanist values, principles and relevant subjects, with particular focus on the needs of the Armed Forces’ and Ministry of Defence community.

Get Involved

Please click here to join Defence Humanists via the Humanists UK website. Members of Defence Humanists also receive all the benefits of being a Humanists UK member, including voting rights at the AGM, a welcome pack and membership card, a regular newsletter, discounts at Humanists UK events, and access to the members section of the Humanists UK website – all for £4 a month.

Become a friend of Defence Humanists

Friends of Defence Humanists are people who want to support our organisation and stayed informed about our work but are not full members. Register to be a friend of Defence Humanists here.

How Humanist are you? Try the Humanists UK Quiz.

The Defence Humanists and Humanists UK are advocating the inclusion of a humanist representative at the National Remembrance Day Ceremony in Whitehall. We feel it is of crucial importance that the interests of all service personnel are considered as part of a fully inclusive Remembrance Ceremony.

The full campaign website is here.

Disclaimer: The Defence Humanists is a section of Humanists UK. This is not an official MOD website and its content does not constitute an official source.

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