Humanism believes in the optimism and the good of people - individual people and people collectively.
It actively encourages people to draw inspiration from themselves, those around them and the world at large, encompassing art and culture, nature and science.
Humanism understands the rights of individuality but also the need to respect and cooperate with one another. It is in the differences of opinion that truths and solutions can be found. Discussion is healthy and scientific evidence changes as we progress, Humanism is open to witnessing and commenting on this.
Far from being empty without religion it is alive with human possibilities.
For more information on humanism feel free to peruse the British Humanist Association website.