Humanism is an ethical worldview affirming that individuals have the right and responsibility to give meaning and shape to their own lives. Deeply committed to the protection of Human Rights, humanism defends the right for everyone to choose their beliefs, values and lifestyles, subject only to them not interfering with other people’s rights.
Humanists condemn the undermining of the EP’s impartiality towards religious organisations 04/16/2019
PRESS RELEASE Brussels, 16 April 2019 – The European Humanist Federation deplores the adoption yesterday by the European Parliament’s Bureau of a report that aims at providing religious and non-confessional organisations privileged access to policy-makers over the rest of civil society. This report is the result of a limited consultation by EP Vice-President Mairead McGuinness […]
An EHF opinion by our President, Giulio Ercolessi, published in Euractiv on 15 April 2019 In a time of growing diversity, secularism is the very principle that caters for the co-existence of the multitude of life stances and worldviews present in our societies. Yet, attempts to undermine it emanate at the highest level of the […]
EHF URGES EP BUREAU TO REJECT THE INSTITUTIONALIZATION OF RELIGIOUS INFLUENCE ON LEGISLATIVE WORK 04/12/2019
PRESS RELEASE The European Humanist Federation denounces and strongly opposes the proposals made by European Parliament’s Vice-President Mairead McGuinness to institutionalise further the influence of religious organisations on the European Parliament’s legislative work. This call comes after a report drafted by the Vice-President was leaked concerning the implementation of Article 17 TFEU, the article committing […]