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.
13 July 2020 The European Humanist Federation condemns the decision of Turkish authorities to convert Ayasofya (Haghia Sophia or Sancta Sophia) back to a mosque as a blow to the secular character of the country whose large majority are Muslims. Ayasofia was a Byzantine church through 1453 and then a mosque until 1935 when […]
Tunisian activist faces imminent deportation from Denmark, posing an extreme risk to his well-being 07/01/2020
Humanists International and the Danish Humanist Society urge the Danish authorities not to deport Tunisian human rights activist and freethinker, Nacer Amari, following the rejection of his asylum application. The decision of the Danish Refugee Appeals Board to reject Amari’s claim means that Amari may be deported imminently. We urge the authorities to reconsider their […]
Mandatory declaration of religion breaches human rights, says EHF member NSS Posted: Fri, 26 Jun 2020 The National Secular Society, a member of the European Humanist Federation, has challenged a requirement that parents in Greece must declare their religion on children’s birth certificates in an intervention at the European Court of Human Rights. In Papanikolaou v Greece, […]