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- 15 August 2011
At the IHEU Congress in Oslo in August 2011 two people with EHF connections were honoured with awards. Sophie in’t Veld MEP, the founder and chair of the European Parliament Platform for Secularism in Politics,
- 25 July 2011
Humanist statement on terror attacks in Norway and World Humanist Congress on Peace to be held at site of Oslo bombing On behalf of Humanists and other secular people across Europe and the rest of the world, the International Humanist and Ethical Union (IHEU) and the European Humanist Federation (EHF) express their profound sorrow at the mass murders in Norway.
- 7 July 2011
Although the EHF has no direct interest in state control of religions, the new law in Hungary represents a serious breach of freedom of religion and belief as set out in Article 9 of the European Convention on Human Rights.
- 11 June 2011
Our first meeting, on the morning of Friday 6 May, had a long agenda, including many contributions from member organisations. We met in an upstairs room of the ancient Palazzo Ducale, overlooking a large piazza.
- 6 May 2011
This year our meetings were hosted by our Italian member organisation, the Unione degli Atei e degli Agnostici Razionalisti, and were held in Genova, Italy.
- 18 March 2011
A case before the European Court of Human Rights that could have marked a milestone for secularism in Europe reached a sad end in March 2011 when an appeal by Italy to the Grand Chamber of the Court succeeded in reversing the Court’s original judgement in November 2009 (...)
- 20 February 2011
The Committee on Culture, Science and Education of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe is undertaking a study on “The Religious Dimension of Intercultural Dialogue”.
- 11 January 2011
German summary below On 11 January 2011 the EHF met the Belgian President of the Council. This was the first time the EHF had been accorded a meeting with the Council presidency, although meetings with the two bodies of European bishops
- 25 October 2010
On October 15 2010 President Barroso called the first top-level meeting under “Article 17″ between representatives of so-called “philosophical and non-confessional organisations” and the EU presidents
- 17 October 2010
“Blair equates secularists with religious extremists” The EHF has written to each of the 27 EU Heads of Government asking them to oppose the candidacy of Tony Blair as permanent president of the EU Council of Ministers under the Lisbon Treaty because of his prejudice against non-religious beliefs and secularists.