Being Human - choir edition

Part of being a Humanist is treating other people with dignity. 

I came across this video the other day. It is about a choir that recruited in homeless women to participate. The video focuses on 2 women in particular. What makes the video so compelling as a study in Humanism is that both women say they feel human again. They say it repeatedly – and it’s what makes them cry.

The people in the choir - treat them as if they are human. They know they are seen as human by the other members of the choir. And it makes them feel like they are human.

THIS – recognition of other people’s humanity – is what Humanism is all about.

Everyone has dignity and worth. We don't always treat people as if they have worth - but we should.  And when we do - we make the world just a little bit brighter. 

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