Greetings everyone. This initiative started in April 2013. We got united on Facebook under “Citizens for secular society” group. (the group)
What we want is to keep and strengthen the concept of secular state in Armenia and in the region. The purpose of this blog is to provide information on secularism, rational thinking and the benefits these ideas օffer. If you are interested in protecting the principle of secularism and want to support our initiative, you may joint the Facebook group above.
In 2014 we’ve decided to transform into a non-formal group named Armenian Secular and Humanist Union. Now we have our Facebook page with a similar name (different from the Facebook group mentioned above), and this blog is turned into the media project of that group (the purpose of the blog is the same).
Our mission is: “To maintain liberty through protecting the freedom of choice (both freedom of religions and freedom from religions), and to generate more empathy and love toward all forms of life, especially toward fellow humans, through education, creative mindset and productive behaviour.”
The vision is: “Making more humane and free societies.”
We want to offer other paradigms, other ways of thinking, cherish the culture of life, love and acceptance, and pluralism instead of the cultures of war, death, superiority, conservatism and monopoly. We believe that secularism, biophilia (love towards all forms of life) and humanism, human rights, science and education of mind together with education of heart will help make Armenia, the region and the world a better place.
As our group consists of mainly youth which have lots of enthusiasm, but not much experience, we encourage all forms of support, we are ready to cooperate, to learn and to hear some criticism.
See also Challenges we face.