The President of the Chilean Union of Teachers is concerned by teachers’ working conditions and that they serve teachers so that they can help their pupils to bring out the best of themselves as human beings; so that they may express their maximum potential. This is the role that education must have from a humanist perspective.
Economist, Guillermo Sullings, author of the book “At the Crossroads of Humanity’s Future: the steps towards the Universal Human Nation” talks about the difference between globalisation and planetarisation, the European Humanist Forum, neoliberalism and how to surpass it, and the International Monetary Fund in Macri’s Argentina, in this interview for Pressenza
The video comes with English subtitles. The full translated transcription is below. (more…)
A global and genuine commitment to the protection of life is imperative at this time.
In the European Humanist Forum that took place in Madrid on 11, 12 and 13 May, one of the working areas was promoted by the Association of Humanist Women for Nonviolence. Participating as speakers were: Annabella Coiro, expert in communication and education for nonviolence in Italy; Lydienne Nkaleu, president of the Committee for Assistance to Women in Need in Cameroon; Silvia Beatriz González González, promoter of peace and nonviolence in Spain; Nicole Ndongala, D.R. Congo/Spain, President of the Karibu Association, Spain; Jenny Infante Labrin, Gender Equality Promotion Technician from Spain; Sudha Reddy, Director of the Ecological Foundation for Sustainable Alternatives from India; and Carmen Serra Majada, Co-founder of the Valladolid Hepatitis C Platform. (more…)
What is the future you aspire to? And how can you contribute to make it happen? These two questions laid the groundwork for the roundtable discussion A New Economy for the Universal Human Nation at the Humanist Forum 2018. Different representatives of new trends in the sector participated in this meeting to present their proposals for transformation. All of these have in common the search for a more just and supportive economy, reducing inequality and ensuring the benefit of all human beings. (more…)
Sabine Rubin is a committed woman, Siloist humanist… She has worked for many years to mobilize people around her so that they express themselves, especially on the political and social level in favour of a more human world. Currently, she supports France Insoumise’s programme “The Future in Common” and is a member of the French National Assembly.
She will participate in the 2018 European Humanist Forum as a speaker at the opening session, and in the round table “Social and political convergence”. (more…)
In the closing session of the European Humanist Forum 2018, the plenary session approved by acclamation a Declaration of Support to the Mapuche People which we reproduce below.
Chilean deputy, Tomás Hirsch, speaker in the Forum, publicly promised to deliver the Declaration to the Mapuche prisoners. (more…)
What common elements do people from different cultures have? In essence, we are human beings with the same needs and abilities. We have principles, projects and beliefs. A heart that loves and suffers. A mind that thinks, knows and communicates. A body that looks, hugs and walks forward. That relates to others. The question invites us to reflect on the common things that make us equal, beyond all differences between different peoples and individuals. It’s about what unites us. (more…)
On Saturday the 12th of May, parliamentarians from Spain, France, Chile and Argentina signed ICAN’s Parliamentary pledge in support of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. ICAN won the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize for their efforts to create the treaty. (more…)
We are delighted to announce that the opening act of the European Humanist Forum 2018 will be livestreamed by our hosts at UNED, which means that all our friends all over Europe and around the world who couldn’t travel for the event will be able to watch live as the event unfolds, or later on when the recording is uploaded to our website.
To watch live the channel is: https://canal.uned.es/live/event/5ab0feedb1111f2e088b456e
The broadcast starts at 17:30 Central European Time on Friday 11th of May, 2018.