What is a humanist ceremony?
Human beings have always marked the important events of life, like births and marriages and commemorated people who have died.
We do it still today, and for those of us with no religious beliefs, it's important that we can mark these occasions with honesty, warmth and affection ,using words and music that are appropriate.
A humanist ceremony is a meaningful, non-religious occasion, created specifically for the people involved to be personally meaningful. It is conducted by a trained celebrant with the skills and experience required to bring significance to every ceremony and who works closely with families to create it.
Humanist funerals bring people together to express and share sadness, but also to celebrate the life lived in a way that is simple and sincere. They are carefully written to ensure they are inclusive of all present. People often say afterwards how moving, sincere and fitting they found the ceremony and how much they appreciated its authenticity.
A humanist wedding is a celebration of shared commitment based entirely on the unique aspects of the relationship of the couple. Couples have the freedom to write their own promises to each other.
Humanist namings are reflections and acknowledgment of the joy, wonder, and responsibility of bringing a child into the world, which involve not just parents and family and friends.
They are chosen by parents who want the opportunity to celebrate, but also want their child to be able to decide for themselves as they get older what they do or don't believe about religion.
In an age where more and more people live their lives without religion, humanist ceremonies offer a contemporary way of satisfying the timeless need to bring significance to life's big changes.
1) the fact of accepting that something is true or right 承认；认可…的属实或存在
All I want is some acknowledgment that his behaviour is unreasonable.
2) something given to thank someone for what they have done答谢的表示，谢礼
We sent her a copy of the book in acknoledgment of her part in its creation.
a short text at the beginning or end of a book where the writer namespeople or other works that have helped in writing the book （作者在卷首或卷末的）致谢，鸣谢，感谢