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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    MEPs to J.C. Juncker: is EU Special Envoy for FoRB able to carry out his mandate? 02/22/2019

    Many might remember that a month ago, we were both happy about the content of a a European Parliament report and outraged about the political messaging being carried out around it. This was the EP report on the mandate of the EU Special Envoy on Freedom of Religion or Belief much more balanced than what […]

    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 […]