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.
As preparation for our campaign for the European elections, we published in March two key documents in which we developed our proposals to help the European Union fill the increasing gap between its values and the policies it pursues. While we have spread our proposals and reached out to high-level policy-makers in Brussels, we encouraged […]
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 […]