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.
Far from being fair and transparent, the process of considering asylum applications in Europe fails to take into account the life-stances and situation of non-believers. People holding non-theistic or atheistic beliefs encounter many difficulties when fleeing prosecutions worldwide. These difficulties can vary from deficient understandings of the risks non-believers face in their countries, to inadequate […]
The European Humanist Federation has urged the Council of Europe not to adopt a resolution that seeks to privilege claims based on religious arguments in the workplace. On 29 January, a draft resolution and recommendation put forward by conservative MPs on “The protection of freedom of religion or belief in the workplace” will be put […]
European Parliament asserts right not to believe, right to apostasy and not to profess any religion 01/16/2020
The European Humanist Federation welcomes the principled defence of freedom of thought, conscience, religion or belief by the European Parliament. In its “Annual report 2018 on the human rights and democracy in the world and the European Union’s policy on the matter”, adopted on 15 January, the European Parliament affirmed its commitment to fundamental rights. […]