Since the dawn of human history, there have been countless social and mental crises so that this intentional being who inhabits planet Earth could overcome all difficulties and continue in its evolution.
Every moment of crisis has marked an important step, a leap from the childhood of humanity into the unfolding of its future and its possibilities.
Today, all of us are aware that we are experiencing a crisis of enormous magnitude, which involves the entire planetary society for the first time in history.
People are subjected to the tyranny of financial capital, which in fact governs the world by imposing policies on countries that are to its advantage, behind the facade of a democracy now devoid of meaning.
A monstrous economic-financial system makes profit and speculation a priority over human and social rights and it is causing the impoverishment of large sections of the population: new arms are racing to control resources, senseless consumerism and an unprecedented environmental crisis, which is rapidly approaching a point of no return, threatening our existence and robbing the new generations of their future.
In this violent and non-alternative social and value system, fear of the future, depression, internal violence and loss of the meaning of life are advancing in people. Diversity is seen as a threat and intolerance and discrimination are increasing among frightened populations.
All this suffering is the signal that a social system based on beliefs and values that were previously generally shared is no longer tolerable today.
Like all the great crises of history, this also indicates that the old models and beliefs are now limited and that they no longer respond to the needs of the new humanity and a new planetary civilization; it indicates that a profound change is needed.
Today, in every place on this small planet, in every country, in every hidden corner of human consciousness, there are evolutionary forces working to bring about this change.
Forces that sometimes move to the margins, invisible but active towards liberation and social justice, towards solidarity and nonviolence, towards a real democracy and a bright and comforting future.
The Humanist Forum wants to be the physical meeting place of all those active forces, be their organizations or individuals, engaged in different ways in the construction of new models and new realities in every field.
The necessary changes for the birth of a new and better world can only take place through the convergence of thousands and thousands of different organizations and hundreds of millions of individuals moving in the same direction, creating networks of exchange and collaboration in which each one gives its own contribution of specificity and diversity, in the search of what unites and not what divides.
The European Humanist Forum aims at all those who do not believe in the great lie of the dominant system of power, which is now showing signs of its failure, at those who believe in the realization of a common dream. A dream that sees the communities of the entire planet as a single humanity with a thousand diversities, a thousand cultures, a thousand intentions and a thousand attempts, for the progress of all and for all, towards a Universal Human Nation.