Oxford Declaration on Freedom of Thought and Expression
The 2014 World Humanist Congress, gathered in Oxford, UK, on 8-10 August 2014, adopted the following declaration on freedom of thought and expression.
Read it here.
Latest EHF news
- 16 October 2014
The Commission has published (October 8) the 2014 progress reports of all EU candidate and potential candidate countries. Yet whilst the reports focus extensively on the areas of civil rights, political freedoms, LGBT rights and gender equality, the situation for non-believers in these countries has been ignored.
- 9 October 2014
Bishops meeting in Rome for the extraordinary synod on the family are failing to provide what Catholics from across the globe are demanding on the issue of sexual and reproductive health and rights, namely, change.
- 8 October 2014
In a case brought by EHF Executive Board member Panayote Dimitras, the European Court of Human Rights has once again ruled against Greece for asking participants in court cases to state their religion when taking an oath.
- 2 October 2014
On 30 September and 1st October, EHF and CAL (BE) attended the Human Dimension Implementation Meeting of the OSCE in Warsaw. This meeting was the opportunity to discuss Human rights challenges in Europe with OSCE Member States and more specifically to address issues related to Freedom of Religion or Beliefs (...)
Latest European news
- 10 October 2014
On Thursday (October 9) Estonia established the right to civil partnerships for all couples, irrespective of gender, becoming the first Eastern European state to do so. This momentous decision will allow same-sex partnerships in the country to enjoy the same rights and legal protections as heterosexual couples.
- Estonian gay rights campaigners face fight for freedom against an unholy alliance of US and Russian Christians7 October 2014
(The Independent) Stephen Fry, on how US-based Evangelicals and Kremlin-backed Russian Orthodox Christians have joined forces to attempt to stop the legalisation of same-sex civil partnerships in Estonia.
- 23 September 2014
After an official event by the Office of the European Parliament in Athens with Golden Dawn MEPs, Panayote Dimitras of the Greek Helsinki Monitor calls for a cordon sanitaire in Greece (...)
- In Germany, the reform of the Church tax undermines the right to privacy and provokes outflow of believers19 September 2014
(Reuters) - A change in Germany's capital gains tax has prompted an exodus from its Catholic and Protestant churches this year as thousands of registered members quit their parishes rather than pay the money.