What is EHF ?
The European Humanist Federation, based in Brussels, was created in 1991 and unites about 50 humanist and secularist organisations from about half that number of countries. It promotes the principles of humanism and of the secular state, supports human rights, opposes discrimination against non-believers and fights for equal treatment.
Decision-making within the EHF falls to the Executive Board whose members are elected for a three-year term by the General Assembly.
EHF GA is held once a year. Its main function is the administrative and statutory management of EHF, but it usually takes place in parallel with important activities set up by the Federation or by the host humanist organisation.
There are many Humanist organisations both in Europe and across the world. Some have been created fairly recently, others are over two centuries old. There are federations with millions of members and local groups with only a few dozen. Some work at grass roots level, dealing with social issues while others are more interested in reflection, personal fulfilment or philosophical enquiry. Others again are particularly active in campaigning for a secular state or to promote a non-religious lifestance.
This content last updated 13 February 2013 @ 3:59 pm