Rito Laico
Humanist ceremonies in Italy
This site is run by Richard Brown, co-author (with Jane Wynne Willis) of Funerali senza dio, a practical manual in Italian for celebrating non-religious funerals.
Richard is English, but has lived and worked in Italy for more than 25 years. He trained as a funeral celebrant with the British Humanist Association, has taught English for more years than he cares to remember and has been the honorary British consul in Catania since 1993. He has written a number of books for students of English. Funerali senza dio is his first book in Italian.

Click here to visit his personal web site.
Jane Wynne Willson has been involved in the Humanist movement for many years: locally in several Humanist groups; nationally on the Board of the Rationalist Association and on the Executive committee of the BHA (the British Humanist Association), of which she was Chair for three years and is now a Vice President; and internationally as one of the Co-chairs of IHEU (the International Humanist and Ethical Union).
But Jane is best known in Humanist circles as the author of the three BHA guides to non-religious ceremonies, ‘New Arrivals,’ ‘Sharing the Future’, and ‘Funerals Without God’.
She has also written on being a Humanist parent – she and her husband have four married children and ten grandchildren. Professionally, Jane taught children with learning problems in state secondary schools.