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  • 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 (...)


  • 7 June 2013

    On 5 May 2013, EHF was interviewing one of its member organisations on a square in Athens about populism and the rise of extremism. But Golden Dawn militants were watching (...)


  • 31 May 2013

    Under Article 17 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union, European institutions must maintain an “open, transparent and regular” dialogue with churches and non-confessional organisations. Despite EHF repeated requests, the Irish EU presidency did not meet our wish to organize a joint meeting, whereas it received churches representatives for a top-level meeting (...)


  • 29 May 2013

    This year, the European Humanist Federation held its General Assembly in Bucharest (24 May) alongside two other important humanist meetings : International Humanist and Ethical Union General Assembly (26 May) and a joined conference on “Education, Science and Human Rights” co- organised with the Romanian Humanist Association and the IHEU (25 May). More than 200 participants attented the conference organised at the gigantic Palace of the Parliament (...)