Humanist chaplain

MandyMandy Evans Ewing

Humanist Chaplain at Glasgow Caledonian University

I am delighted to be able to introduce myself to you, the whole community, staff and students, at Glasgow Caledonian University. I am Mandy, and I am a Humanist Representative on the Chaplaincy Team. I am a Humanist Celebrant with the Humanist Society of Scotland and, along my fellow Celebrants, members of the community humanism and spiritual care-giving groups, and members of the whole society provide services which include life rites ceremonies (Baby Namings and Welcomes, Legal Weddings and Marriage Celebrations, Same Sex Affirmations and Funerals and others), spiritual care-giving and hospital chaplaincy, and education, equality and human rights work.

International Humanist and Ethical Union Declaration 2002

In 1952, at the first World Humanist Congress, the founding fathers of IHEU agreed a statement of the fundamental principles of modern Humanism. They called it "The Amsterdam Declaration". That declaration was a child of its time: set in the world of great power politics and the Cold War.

The 50th anniversary World Humanist Congress in 2002, again meeting in the Netherlands, unanimously passed a resolution updating that declaration: "The Amsterdam Declaration 2002". Following the Congress, this updated declaration was adopted unanimously by the IHEU General Assembly, and thus became the official defining statement of World Humanism.

Amsterdam Declaration 2002

Humanism is the outcome of a long tradition of free thought that has inspired many of the world's great thinkers and creative artists and gave rise to science itself.

There's more on Humanism at this site.

Wishing you well in your studies and new horizons, love in your heart and peace in our time.


Diploma in Social Work (CQSW)Moray House College, Edinburgh
Publication Consultant – CEMVO, Glasgow : Publication of a Good Practice Guidance for the UK voluntary sector - Religion or Belief: A guide to equality legislation, good practice, and religions, beliefs and practices. (2004)


Yoga, gardening, cycling, meditation, rock climbing, hill walking, dance, carnival, valuing people and giving them the time and attention they deserve, evolution, sustainability, honesty, kindness, courage, good food, good company, appreciation of life.