All EHF news
- 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.
- Bangladesh suffers two more Islamists’ attacks against free thinkers: Government keeps on failing to protect its people4 November 2015
The dramatic war against freedom or beliefs and freedom of expression continues to make more victims in Bangladesh. After multiples attacks against humanist bloggers and the recent murders of four of them, Islamist groups have continued their macabre witch-hunt against proponents of secularism and free speech.
- 2 October 2015
Humanists launched today a European Citizens' Initiative asking the European Commission to use article 7 TEU and sanction Hungary for its unacceptable attitude towards European democratic principles.
Official website : www.act4democracy.eu
- 30 September 2015
In a strong and committed statement, EHF representative Giulio Ercolessi took the floor at OSCE HDIM meeting to request abortion right for women in OSCE participating states. Read our full statement.
- 22 September 2015
Today, the EHF exposed Catholic Church's continued failure to protect the rights of the child at UN Human Rights Council in Geneva.