All EHF news
- 3 May 2016
EHF and others call UN governments to support the establishment of a Commission of Inquiry by the UN to investigate the string of brutal killings by Islamic extremists of intellectuals, academics, writers, bloggers, and activists in Bangladesh.
- 2 May 2016
Free thinkers and non-Islamic believers in Bangladesh are in danger. Will you join the EHF and 25 other NGOs in signing a letter urging the Bangladeshi government to take appropriate measures?
- 2 May 2016
The call for applications of the 2016 Henri La Fontaine Prize for Humanism is out. Apply until 1 Sept. 2016 and maybe win € 10,000.
- 26 April 2016
Tragedy continues in Bangladesh as two LGBT activists have been hacked to death at a house in Kalabagan, Dhaka.
- 16 March 2016
Ahead of the European Council meeting in Brussels on 17-18 March 2016, the European Humanist Federation calls on the Council to fully respect its human rights commitments and to open safe ways to Europe for asylum seekers.
- 16 February 2016
Last Friday, Pope Francis met Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill in an historic exercise of “religious unity”. Their joint declaration is another missed opportunity to re-connect with the reality of our world and of their own believers’ lives.
- 10 February 2016
An open event supported by EHF in solidarity with exiled and threatened Bangladeshi humanists and intellectuals.
- 1 December 2015
The EHF supports this new European Citizens’ Initiative asking the EU to stand up for its values in the face of Hungarian government's authoritarian drift. Organisers have now one year to get one million signatures.
- European Parliament urges Bangladesh gvt to protect humanist writer but turns a blind eye on blasphemy law26 November 2015
MEPs adopted a joint resolution condemning severe violations of freedom of expression and horrific violence against secularist writers, publishers and bloggers in Bangladesh. However, they kept silent on the very harsh national blasphemy-like legislations.
- 18 November 2015
Friday’s atrocity in Paris has left the world shaken, stupefied, and appalled at the deaths of so many innocent people. Many have awoken to a strange new realisation that the targets of terrorism are not simply strategic sites or public figures, but ordinary human beings, regardless of their origins, opinions, culture or belief.