Tomás Hirsch, Chilean Congress Deputy: “We can’t change things alone”

Preparations for the European Humanist Forum are gathering pace and every day we’re receiving information about new initiatives, more confirmations of supporters and more confirmed speakers.  Among the latter, Tomás Hirsch, life-long humanist from Chile, twice presidential candidate, author of the book “The end of prehistory: a path towards freedom”, and recently elected member of the Chilean Congress for the Humanist Party, in the “Broad Front” parliamentary bloc.

We recently had the chance to speak with “Tomy” in his travels through Europe, in meetings with politicians and in less formal gatherings with friends and supporters of the Broad Front. (more…)

What’s behind our logo? Solidarity, hope, peace, tolerance and creativity

The European Humanist Forum 2018 will take place in Madrid on the 11th, 12th and 13th of May and is an initiative incredibly organised 100% by volunteers who not only have the difficulties of daily life to resolve before applying themselves to the task of making the forum happen, they then have to resolve the difficulties of trying to communicate among themselves even though they all speak different languages!

Many hundreds of hours of work have been invested so far in getting the forum to this stage and with 3 and a half months to go all the pieces of the jigsaw puzzle are starting to fit together.  The most impressive externally visible part so far is the website running in 7 languages, but a lot of things are in motion behind the scenes. (more…)

Madrid to host the European Humanist Forum, May 11, 12 and 13, 2018

What unites us towards the Universal Human Nation

Ten years after the Milan Forum, European Humanists have relaunched an initiative to bring together diverse organisations and movements from around the old continent, and beyond, in a demonstration of convergence to discover the common underlying problems facing all sectors of social and political activism.

With the slogan of “What unites us towards the Universal Human Nation” the organisers hope to start something that can inspire similar activities in other parts of the world and at all levels; regional, national and local. (more…)

Our invitation to you

Who are we?

The European Humanist Forum 2018 is organized by humanists – individuals, groups and organisations. We are optimists who believe in freedom, social progress, real democracy and nonviolence. We are looking towards a different future, meanwhile we are striving to overcome the current general crisis.

As internationalists, we aspire to a Universal Human Nation. While understanding the world we live in as a single whole, we act in our immediate surroundings. We are not searching for a uniform world but a world of multiplicity: diverse in ethnicity, languages and customs; diverse in local and regional autonomy; diverse in beliefs, whether atheist or religious.

What happens in the forum?

We will create areas of convergence; exchange, discussion and projections of social organizations, political parties, and individuals aware of the need to change this world; opening new avenues towards the future.

We feel the need to unite forces and inspire each other; bringing together and sharing experiences, ideas and intuitive aspects of the diverse activities in the cultural, social, artistic, educational fields etc. both as individuals and associations.

Why now?

In today’s accelerated and changing times our view and interpretation of the world are called into question.

Those in power are provoking a world of conflict and inequality with devastating consequences for humanity. Nevertheless, in this asphyxiating world, a new sensibility is appearing; a call for human life as the central value in society while the environment and other species are protected; that all human beings must have the same opportunities and that no one can be discriminated or left out.

How can these aspirations for a better world be implemented in practice?

No single organisation nor individual can make the necessary changes alone. The world will only change with the common effort of thousands upon thousands of organisations and individuals moving in the same direction of mutual respect, tolerance, freedom and nonviolence; creating the real progress that we so urgently need.

We would like very much for you to enrich the Forum with your participation, ideas and proposals.

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