Kōrero: Atheism and secularism

Cambodian refugees, 1983

Cambodian refugees, 1983

The Lao family arrived at Wellington airport on 1 July 1983 as refugees sponsored by the Humanist Society's Wellington branch. They are, from left, Ratha, Chea, Phin, Prida, Sor Tho, Visith, Song Taing Muy, Chunn, Chunn's baby Satya, and Viseth. The family, who left a refugee camp in Thailand 10 months before, had had a four-year struggle to escape the Khmer Rouge and get to New Zealand. Humanists differed from rationalists in that they were more involved in humanitarian issues such as assisting refugees.

Te whakamahi i tēnei tūemi

Alexander Turnbull Library, Dominion Post Collection (PAColl-7327)
Reference: EP/1983/2442/8
Photograph by Gail Selkirk

Permission of the Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand, Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa, must be obtained before any re-use of this image.

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Carl Walrond, 'Atheism and secularism - Organised secular groups', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/26197/cambodian-refugees-1983 (accessed 5 June 2023)

He kōrero nā Carl Walrond, i tāngia i te 5 May 2011, reviewed & revised 4 Apr 2018