Our executive has been using this description for a little while:

Humanism is a world view that says reason and science are the best ways to understand the world around us, and dignity and compassion should be the basis for how we act toward others.

Here are some other short descriptions of Humanism. Humanist Canada says:

Humanism is a progressive philosophy of life based on a profound respect for human dignity and the conviction that human beings are ultimately accountable to themselves and to society for their actions. It is a secular worldview that affirms our ability and responsibility to lead ethical and meaningful lives.

Humanists International's Minimum Statement on Humanism reads:

Humanism is a democratic and ethical life stance that affirms that human beings have the right and responsibility to give meaning and shape to their own lives. Humanism stands for the building of a more humane society through an ethics based on human and other natural values in a spirit of reason and free inquiry through human capabilities. Humanism is not theistic, and it does not accept supernatural views of reality.

Here are some pages we are working on for this section: