For those of you who may not be familiar with it, humanism is a non-religious world-view, a simple philosophy of life and ethics based on a concern for humanity and the natural world. Humanism is an ethical framework for living, for those of us who have no religious faith. It looks to reason and evidence to understand the universe. Humanists believe we should treat others with the same compassion and respect that we ourselves hope to receive. It means accepting responsibility for our own lives while recognising our responsibility to the world around us. It is based on a fundamental principle of equality which is a wonderful precept to take into a marriage.