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.

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    EHF comments on EU ethical guidelines for artificial intelligence 02/05/2019

    Following an online consultation organised by the European Commission’s High-Level Expert Group on Artificial Intelligence (HLEG AI), we submitted our humanist contribution to the on-going debate on the European ethical guidelines that should accompany the development of this technology (or rather these technologies) that carry both tremendous potential but also very serious threats. In brief, […]

    Subordinated by Secularism? – a book review by our very own policy officer 01/28/2019

    by Julie Pernet, EHF Policy Officer This article was initially published in Conscience (the magazine of Catholics for Choice) — In Sex and Secularism, Joan Wallach Scott challenges one of the main foundations of the “clash of civilizations” debate—that secularism has guaranteed women’s liberation and gender equality. Scott proposes a refreshing and provocative take on the […]

    Freedom of Religion or Belief: despite a balanced report, EPP intentions remain clear. 01/15/2019

    PRESS-RELEASE – The European Humanist Federation takes note of the adoption by the European Parliament of its Report on the EU Guidelines and the mandate of the EU Special Envoy on the promotion of freedom of religion or belief outside the EU. In the meantime, it doubts that it will result in effective EU action […]