All EHF news
- 1 December 2011
On 30 November 2011, President Buzek invited the non-confessional organisations to a meeting in the European Parliament to discuss its implementation of the Article 17 dialogue.
- 23 November 2011
The EU Ombudsman is taking seriously the EHF’s complaint about the EU Commisssion’s approach to the Article 17 dialogue with us and in particular its treatment of our request for a dialogue seminar.
- 16 November 2011
Matt Cherry writes on the IHEU website: The inauguration of Michael D. Higgins as President of Ireland on Friday, November 11 2011, broke new ground by including a ‘reflection’ by a Humanist. Susie Kennedy, a representative of the Humanist Association of Ireland, spoke at the ceremony immediately after an inter-faith service.
- 14 November 2011
As a follow-up to our representation at the Cairo conference on “Women and the 21 Century – Feminist Alternatives” we have endorsed the Manifesto for a Free and Secular Middle East and North Africa
- 28 October 2011
On 19 October 2011 the European Humanist Federation sent a complaint to the Ombudsman about the refusal of the EU Commission to meet them in a “dialogue seminar”. It was accused of refusing to comply with the Lisbon Treaty.
- 7 October 2011
The EHF wrote on 4 October 2011 to Kamalesh Sharma, Secretary General of the Commonwealth, as follows: Please do your best to ensure that the appalling persecution of LGBT people is placed on the agenda for the Commonwealth Conference later this month.
- 15 September 2011
The OSCE held a meeting on combating hate crimes against Christians in Rome on 12 September 2011. Vera Pegna represented the EHF and reports: There were a couple of hundred delegates, mostly Catholic bishops,
- 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.