Latest EHF news
- European Parliament urges Bangladesh authorities to protect humanist writers… but turns a blind eye on national “blasphemy” law26 November 2015
On 26 November, the European Parliament adopted a joint resolution condemning severe violations of freedom of expression and horrific violence against secularist writers, publishers and bloggers in Bangladesh. However, MEPs kept silent on the very harsh national blasphemy-like legislations.
- 18 November 2015
Friday’s atrocity in Paris has left the world shaken, stupefied, and appalled at the deaths of so many innocent people. Many have awoken to a strange new realisation that the targets of terrorism are not simply strategic sites or public figures, but ordinary human beings, regardless of their origins, opinions, culture or belief.
- Bangladesh suffers two more Islamists’ attacks against free thinkers: Government keeps on failing to protect its people4 November 2015
The dramatic war against freedom or beliefs and freedom of expression continues to make more victims in Bangladesh. After multiples attacks against humanist bloggers and the recent murders of four of them, Islamist groups have continued their macabre witch-hunt against proponents of secularism and free speech.
- 2 October 2015
Humanists launched today a European Citizens' Initiative asking the European Commission to use article 7 TEU and sanction Hungary for its unacceptable attitude towards European democratic principles.
Official website : www.act4democracy.eu
Latest European news
- 24 November 2015
First sentenced to four years in prison and 800 lashes, Ashraf Fayadh now faces beheading.
- 20 November 2015
Not a long time has passed since the last attack against secular bloggers in Bangladesh, when three bloggers were brutally injured and a publisher killed. One of those bloggers, Tareq Rahim, is married to a Canadian woman, Monika Mistry, who is seriously worried about her husband’s safety.
- 13 November 2015
All over Greece, from the Ionian islands to the border villages of Thrace, youngsters aged between five and 17 are settling down to a year of schooling whose content is carefully mandated by the ministry of education. And for the great majority of them, religion, and Orthodox Christianity in particular, will be an important part of the diet. At elementary schools, for example, the ministry wants pupils to be taught to "understand the world as a wonderful creation of God, which humans can enjoy and feel grateful for".
- 12 November 2015
Following a hearing in the High Court yesterday, three humanist parents and their children are awaiting the outcome of their legal challenge to the Government’s decision to exclude non-religious worldviews from the latest subject content for GCSE Religious Studies.