Humanist Weddings on the rise

More and more, humanist wedding ceremonies are embraced as an alternative to religious ceremony by those who want to give a bit more solemnity to their marriage.  In Great Britain, this development is notable in Scotland, as this BBC news item documents.

Déclaration de Paris

Cette déclaration a été adoptée, à l'unanimité, par le XVIème congrès international de l'Union Internationaliste Humaniste et Laïque (IHEU).
Le congrès s'est tenu à Paris du 5 au 7 juillet 2005 pour commémorer
le centième anniversaire de la loi française de séparation des Eglises
et de l'Etat du 9 décembre 1905.

Human Rights

The values underlying the Human Rights are very important to Humanism. The first directors of UNESCO (Julian Huxley), FAO (John Boyd Orr) and WHO (G. Brock Chisholm) were all prominent Humanists. Many Humanist principles have already found expression in international human rights conventions; Humanists have always supported the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

Sharia Law

Humanists around the world oppose strongly the Sharia Law and have taken action against the existence of such law. You can check out the following links:

IHEYO resolution on sexual orientation

Humanism is deeply rooted in a profound respect for the individual human being. Human rights give each and every person the right and opportunity to be and choose whatever she or he wants as long as other rights are not violated by her or his actions.

African Working Group Conference Resolutions

The African Working Group held an online conference last year. This outlined following steps and recommendations for the Working group:
  1. There is need to create an internet portal for the African Working Group on the IHEYO website. This space will contain information on the activities of AWG and its collaborating groups.
  2. There is need for a steering board

Humanist Education

The Continuum of Humanist Education is a project of the Institute for Humanist Studies (IHS).
The Institute promotes greater public awareness, understanding, and
support for humanism by providing nonreligious perspectives on social,
political, and ethical issues. The Institute specializes in pioneering
new technology and methods for the advancement of humanism, serving as
a resource for and about the humanist community.

Food for Thought

Tolerance Campaign

The campaign will promote tolerance and respect for minorities among youth, by undertaking a joint campaign that is educational. The European campaign ‘all different, all equal’ will serve as context for IHEYO's work.
The project will combine several campaigning and educational methods:
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