New Humanist Organisation in Greece
Greece has a new Humanist organisation. The Humanist Union of Greece, founded this month, has 48 members so far. It announces that it
“aims to promote secularism and a humanist view of cultural, social and ethical values and to work for social and cultural progress. To achieve these aims, the association aims to publish statements on specific issues related to its aims; to provide information to the public; to advocate before administrative and judicial authorities in order to promote the principles of secularism and the consequent individual and collective rights; to carry out educational, scientific and cultural action; to propose such legislation as is likely to facilitate the development and promotion of its aims; and to promote the place of voluntary organizations developing the same objectives.”
The interim Secretariat of the Union (whose Greek acronym is ENO.OUM.E., for Ένωση Ουμανιστών/-τριών Ελλάδας) will be undertaken by Panayote Dimitras, Nikos Theodorou, Eleanna Ioannidou and George Sarigiannidis.
In its initial press statement it welcomed the judgement in Lautsi v Italy and announced that the various draft resolutions about the case in the European Parliament were not now to be voted on.
The Union plans to join the EHF. It has a Facebook page at www.fbook.me/enooume.
This content last updated 11 February 2013 @ 3:06 pm