All EHF news

  • 1 October 2013

    On 27 September 2013, the EHF met with Ambassador Raimundas Karoblis at the Lithuanian Permanent Representation to the EU in Brussels to share humanist and secularist views on several European and domestic issues (...)


  • 30 September 2013

    To the vice-president of the European Commission, Joaquin Almunia. Last Autumn we wrote to you about the unjust ICI tax exemption enjoyed by real estate properties belonging to the Catholic Church that have a non exclusively commercial use (...)


  • 15 September 2013

    Launched in May 2012, the European citizens’ initiative “One of us” has reached the required number of signatures – 1 million – to be presented to European institutions. This very conservative petition aims at protecting “human life in Europe” but in fact opposes women's rights and freedom of research (...)


  • 3 September 2013

    The Fair Admissions Campaign wants all state-funded schools in England and Wales to be open equally to all children, without regard to religion or belief (...). 


  • 30 August 2013

    On 24 June, the Council of Foreign Affairs Ministers of the EU adopted in Luxembourg the EU Guidelines on the promotion and protection of freedom of religion or belief. Whilst proclaiming EU’s impartiality towards religion or belief, these Guidelines aim at helping the EU to promote freedom of religion and belief in third countries and address violations of this right abroad in a coherent and effective manner. The EHF was closely involved in their elaboration and secured a balanced and secular approach (...)


  • 23 August 2013

    It is often said that young people will shape the world of tomorrow. However, if we have a close look at it, youth as a constitu­ency is often left out from decision making processes. With the ongoing ecological, social, economical and institutional crises in mind, young humanists from all over Europe met this summer in Belgium to discuss around active workshops, cultural activities and “freeze action” (... )


  • 16 July 2013

    For the first time, the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) published (on 1 July) a list of very detailed questions over clerical child abuse for the Holy See to address before its forthcoming examination before the Committee, in January 2014. The National Secular Society (EHF member) has played a significant role in this (...)


  • 25 June 2013

    25 June 2013 – On 24 June, the Council of Foreign Affairs Ministers of the EU adopted in Luxembourg the EU Guidelines on the promotion and protection of freedom of religion or belief (...)


  • 20 June 2013

    Brussels, 20 June 2013 The European Humanist Federation (EHF) urges the Turkish Prime Minister, Recep Tayyip ErdoÄŸan, to resist the temptation of absolute power and to listen to the voice of thousands of protesters calling for a secular state which guarantees fundamental rights to all citizens(...)


  • 14 June 2013

    The European Parliament adopted on Thursday 13 June 2013 a Recommendation on the draft EU Guidelines on the Promotion and Protection of Freedom of Religion or Belief about which the EHF has mixed feelings (...)