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European Humanist Federation

European Humanist Federation
Formation 1991
Location
  • Brussels, Belgium
Official language
English, French[1]
President
Pierre Galand
Website http://humanistfederation.eu/

The European Humanist Federation (EHF, }

}}: Fédération Humaniste Européenne, FHE), officially abbreviated as EHF-FHE,[1] is an

  • (Official website)
  • (Facebook)
  • (Twitter)

External links

  1. ^ a b According to Chapter I, Article 2 of the EHF-FHE bylaws.
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  4. ^ Member Organisations European Humanist Federation's Member organisations
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  10. ^ During the 2004–2009 parliamentary term, the EPPSP was known as "European Parliament all-party group on Separation of Religion and Politics".
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  34. ^ French: Association Suisse des Libres Penseurs; Italian: Associazione svizzera dei liberi pensatori. (English) (French) (German) (Italian)
  35. ^ The FAS originated from the fusion of several local Swiss groups created since 1870; it regards the establishment of the Deutschschweizer Freidenker-Vereinigung in 1908 as its (primary) foundation.
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  39. ^ Galha stands for 'Gay and Lesbian Humanist Association'.
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  43. ^ Originally, HSHB stood for Humanistische Stichting voor Huisvesting van Bejaarden ("Humanist Foundation for Housing of the Elderly").
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  48. ^ Formerly Het Humanistisch Archief
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return p

end

', table.concat(classes, ' '), s )
%s
function p._hatnote(s, options) checkType('_hatnote', 1, s, 'string') checkType('_hatnote', 2, options, 'table', true) local classes = {'hatnote'} local extraclasses = options.extraclasses local selfref = options.selfref if type(extraclasses) == 'string' then classes[#classes + 1] = extraclasses end if selfref then classes[#classes + 1] = 'selfref' end return string.format( '

function p.hatnote(frame) local args = getArgs(frame) local s = args[1] local options = {} if not s then return p.makeWikitextError( 'no text specified', 'Template:Hatnote#Errors', args.category ) end options.extraclasses = args.extraclasses options.selfref = args.selfref return p._hatnote(s, options) end


-- Hatnote -- -- Produces standard hatnote text. Implements the template.


function p._formatLink(link, display) -- Find whether we need to use the colon trick or not. We need to use the -- colon trick for categories and files, as otherwise category links -- categorise the page and file links display the file. checkType('_formatLink', 1, link, 'string') checkType('_formatLink', 2, display, 'string', true) link = removeInitialColon(link) local namespace = p.findNamespaceId(link, false) local colon if namespace == 6 or namespace == 14 then colon = ':' else colon = end -- Find whether a faux display value has been added with the | magic -- word. if not display then local prePipe, postPipe = link:match('^(.-)|(.*)$') link = prePipe or link display = postPipe end -- Find the display value. if not display then local page, section = link:match('^(.-)#(.*)$') if page then display = page .. ' § ' .. section end end -- Assemble the link. if display then return string.format('%s', colon, link, display) else return string.format('%s%s', colon, link) end end

function p.formatLink(frame) local args = getArgs(frame) local link = args[1] local display = args[2] if not link then return p.makeWikitextError( 'no link specified', 'Template:Format hatnote link#Errors', args.category ) end return p._formatLink(link, display) end


-- Format link -- -- Makes a wikilink from the given link and display values. Links are escaped -- with colons if necessary, and links to sections are detected and displayed -- with " § " as a separator rather than the standard MediaWiki "#". Used in -- the template.


function p.makeWikitextError(msg, helpLink, addTrackingCategory) -- Formats an error message to be returned to wikitext. If -- addTrackingCategory is not false after being returned from -- Module:Yesno, and if we are not on a talk page, a tracking category -- is added. checkType('makeWikitextError', 1, msg, 'string') checkType('makeWikitextError', 2, helpLink, 'string', true) yesno = require('Module:Yesno') local title = mw.title.getCurrentTitle() -- Make the help link text. local helpText if helpLink then helpText = ' (help)' else helpText = end -- Make the category text. local category if not title.isTalkPage and yesno(addTrackingCategory) ~= false then category = 'Hatnote templates with errors' category = string.format( '%s:%s', mw.site.namespaces[14].name, category ) else category = end return string.format( '%s', msg, helpText, category ) end

function p.formatPageTables(...) -- Takes a list of page/display tables and returns it as a list of -- formatted links. Nil values are not allowed. local pages = {...} local links = {} for i, t in ipairs(pages) do checkType('formatPageTables', i, t, 'table') local link = t[1] local display = t[2] links[i] = p._formatLink(link, display) end return links end

function p.formatPages(...) -- Formats a list of pages using formatLink and returns it as an array. Nil -- values are not allowed. local pages = {...} local ret = {} for i, page in ipairs(pages) do ret[i] = p._formatLink(page) end return ret end

function p.findNamespaceId(link, removeColon) -- Finds the namespace id (namespace number) of a link or a pagename. This -- function will not work if the link is enclosed in double brackets. Colons -- are trimmed from the start of the link by default. To skip colon -- trimming, set the removeColon parameter to true. checkType('findNamespaceId', 1, link, 'string') checkType('findNamespaceId', 2, removeColon, 'boolean', true) if removeColon ~= false then link = removeInitialColon(link) end local namespace = link:match('^(.-):') if namespace then local nsTable = mw.site.namespaces[namespace] if nsTable then return nsTable.id end end return 0 end

local function removeInitialColon(s) -- Removes the initial colon from a string, if present. return s:match('^:?(.*)') end

local function getArgs(frame) -- Fetches the arguments from the parent frame. Whitespace is trimmed and -- blanks are removed. mArguments = require('Module:Arguments') return mArguments.getArgs(frame, {parentOnly = true}) end


-- Helper functions


local p = {}

local libraryUtil = require('libraryUtil') local checkType = libraryUtil.checkType local mArguments -- lazily initialise Module:Arguments local yesno -- lazily initialise Module:Yesno


return p-------------------------------------------------------------------------------- -- Module:Hatnote -- -- -- -- This module produces hatnote links and links to related articles. It -- -- implements the and meta-templates and includes -- -- helper functions for other Lua hatnote modules. --

end

', table.concat(classes, ' '), s )
%s
function p._hatnote(s, options) checkType('_hatnote', 1, s, 'string') checkType('_hatnote', 2, options, 'table', true) local classes = {'hatnote'} local extraclasses = options.extraclasses local selfref = options.selfref if type(extraclasses) == 'string' then classes[#classes + 1] = extraclasses end if selfref then classes[#classes + 1] = 'selfref' end return string.format( '

function p.hatnote(frame) local args = getArgs(frame) local s = args[1] local options = {} if not s then return p.makeWikitextError( 'no text specified', 'Template:Hatnote#Errors', args.category ) end options.extraclasses = args.extraclasses options.selfref = args.selfref return p._hatnote(s, options) end


-- Hatnote -- -- Produces standard hatnote text. Implements the template.


function p._formatLink(link, display) -- Find whether we need to use the colon trick or not. We need to use the -- colon trick for categories and files, as otherwise category links -- categorise the page and file links display the file. checkType('_formatLink', 1, link, 'string') checkType('_formatLink', 2, display, 'string', true) link = removeInitialColon(link) local namespace = p.findNamespaceId(link, false) local colon if namespace == 6 or namespace == 14 then colon = ':' else colon = end -- Find whether a faux display value has been added with the | magic -- word. if not display then local prePipe, postPipe = link:match('^(.-)|(.*)$') link = prePipe or link display = postPipe end -- Find the display value. if not display then local page, section = link:match('^(.-)#(.*)$') if page then display = page .. ' § ' .. section end end -- Assemble the link. if display then return string.format('%s', colon, link, display) else return string.format('%s%s', colon, link) end end

function p.formatLink(frame) local args = getArgs(frame) local link = args[1] local display = args[2] if not link then return p.makeWikitextError( 'no link specified', 'Template:Format hatnote link#Errors', args.category ) end return p._formatLink(link, display) end


-- Format link -- -- Makes a wikilink from the given link and display values. Links are escaped -- with colons if necessary, and links to sections are detected and displayed -- with " § " as a separator rather than the standard MediaWiki "#". Used in -- the template.


function p.makeWikitextError(msg, helpLink, addTrackingCategory) -- Formats an error message to be returned to wikitext. If -- addTrackingCategory is not false after being returned from -- Module:Yesno, and if we are not on a talk page, a tracking category -- is added. checkType('makeWikitextError', 1, msg, 'string') checkType('makeWikitextError', 2, helpLink, 'string', true) yesno = require('Module:Yesno') local title = mw.title.getCurrentTitle() -- Make the help link text. local helpText if helpLink then helpText = ' (help)' else helpText = end -- Make the category text. local category if not title.isTalkPage and yesno(addTrackingCategory) ~= false then category = 'Hatnote templates with errors' category = string.format( '%s:%s', mw.site.namespaces[14].name, category ) else category = end return string.format( '%s', msg, helpText, category ) end

function p.formatPageTables(...) -- Takes a list of page/display tables and returns it as a list of -- formatted links. Nil values are not allowed. local pages = {...} local links = {} for i, t in ipairs(pages) do checkType('formatPageTables', i, t, 'table') local link = t[1] local display = t[2] links[i] = p._formatLink(link, display) end return links end

function p.formatPages(...) -- Formats a list of pages using formatLink and returns it as an array. Nil -- values are not allowed. local pages = {...} local ret = {} for i, page in ipairs(pages) do ret[i] = p._formatLink(page) end return ret end

function p.findNamespaceId(link, removeColon) -- Finds the namespace id (namespace number) of a link or a pagename. This -- function will not work if the link is enclosed in double brackets. Colons -- are trimmed from the start of the link by default. To skip colon -- trimming, set the removeColon parameter to true. checkType('findNamespaceId', 1, link, 'string') checkType('findNamespaceId', 2, removeColon, 'boolean', true) if removeColon ~= false then link = removeInitialColon(link) end local namespace = link:match('^(.-):') if namespace then local nsTable = mw.site.namespaces[namespace] if nsTable then return nsTable.id end end return 0 end

local function removeInitialColon(s) -- Removes the initial colon from a string, if present. return s:match('^:?(.*)') end

local function getArgs(frame) -- Fetches the arguments from the parent frame. Whitespace is trimmed and -- blanks are removed. mArguments = require('Module:Arguments') return mArguments.getArgs(frame, {parentOnly = true}) end


-- Helper functions


local p = {}

local libraryUtil = require('libraryUtil') local checkType = libraryUtil.checkType local mArguments -- lazily initialise Module:Arguments local yesno -- lazily initialise Module:Yesno


-- Module:Hatnote -- -- -- -- This module produces hatnote links and links to related articles. It -- -- implements the and meta-templates and includes -- -- helper functions for other Lua hatnote modules. --


References

  • European Council of Skeptical Organisations
  • List of secularist organizations

See also

English name / local name (abbreviation) Founded Region served Notes
Alliance of Humanists, Atheists and Agnostics Luxembourg / Allianz vun Humanisten, Atheisten an Agnostiker Lëtzebuerg[15] (AHA) 2010[16]  Luxembourg
Association of Freethought “Giordano Bruno” / Associazione del Libero Pensiero “Giordano Bruno”[17] 1906  Italy
Atheist Union of Greece / Ενωση Αθεων[18] (Énosi Atheon) 2010  Greece
British Humanist Association[19] (BHA) 1896  United Kingdom
Center for Inquiry Romania / Fundatia Centrul pentru Conştiinţă Critică [20][21] (CCC) 2007  Romania Romanian Center for Inquiry branch
Central London Humanists[22] (CLH) 2007[23]  United Kingdom
Centre for Secular Action / Centre d’Action laïque[24] (CAL) 1969  Belgium
Conway Hall Ethical Society[25] 1787  United Kingdom
Council for Inspection and Guidance non-confessional Ethics / Raad voor Inspectie en Begeleiding niet-confessionele Zedenleer[26] (RIBZ) 1993  Belgium Executive agency of the Flemish Government
Danish Atheist Society / Ateistisk Selskab[27] 2002  Denmark
EQUAL Equality Secularity Europe / EGALE Egalité Laïcité Europe[28] (EGALE) 2004  France
ETHOS – Ethics Tolerance Humanism Citizenship Secularism / ETHOS – Etika Tolerancia Humanizmus Občianstvo Sekularizmus[29] (ETHOS) 2013  Slovakia Member since 2014.[30]
Europe and Secularity Movement / Mouvement Europe et Laïcité[31] 1954  France
European Humanist Professionals[32] (EHP) 1994
Francesc Ferrer i Guàrdia Foundation / Fundació Francesc Ferrer i Guàrdia / Fundación Francisco Ferrer Guardia[33] 1987  Spain
Freethinkers Association of Switzerland / Freidenker-Vereinigung der Schweiz[34] (FVS/ASLP/FAS) 1908[35]   Switzerland
Freethinkers League of Austria / Freidenkerbund Österreichs[36] 1887  Austria
Freethinkers Union / Vapaa-ajattelijain liitto ry[37] 1945  Finland Finnish umbrella organisation
Galha LGBT Humanists[38] (Galha[39]) 1979  United Kingdom Based in the UK, internationally active.
Gaston-Crémieux Circle / Cercle Gaston-Crémieux[40] 1967  France Non-Zionist Jewish secularists
Giordano Bruno Foundation / Giordano-Bruno-Stiftung[41] (gbs) 2004  Germany
Good Sense / Здравомыслие (Zdravomyslie)[42] 2010  Russia
HSHB Foundation / Stichting HSHB[43][44] 1960  Netherlands
Humanist Association of Ireland[45] (HAI) 1993  Ireland
Humanist Cultural Education / Humanistisch Vormingsonderwijs[46] 1980  Netherlands Executive agency of the Dutch Government
Humanist Federation / Humanistisk Samfund[47] 2008  Denmark Danish umbrella organisation
Humanist Historical Centre[48] / Humanistisch Historisch Centrum[49] (HHC) 1996  Netherlands
Humanist League / Humanistisch Verbond[50] (HV) 1946  Netherlands
Humanist Association of Germany / Humanistischer Verband Deutschlands[51] (HVD) 1993  Germany German umbrella organisation
Humanist Society Scotland[52] (HSS) 1989  United Kingdom
Humanist Union of Greece / Ένωση Ουμανιστών/-τριών Ελλάδας[53] (Énosi Oumanistón/-trión Elládas) (ΕΝΩ.ΟΥΜ.Ε) 2010  Greece
Humanist-Liberal Association / Humanistisch-Vrijzinnige Vereniging[54] (HVV) 1951  Belgium
Icelandic Ethical Humanist Association / Siðmennt, félag siðrænna húmanista á Íslandi[55] (Siðmennt) 1990  Iceland
League of Education / La Ligue de l’enseignement[56] (La Ligue) 1866  France French educational umbrella organisation
League of Freely Religious Communities of Germany / Bund Freireligiöser Gemeinden Deutschlands[57] (BFGD) 1859  Germany German umbrella organisation
Liberal Study, Archive and Documentation Centre “Karel Cuypers” / Vrijzinnig Studie-, Archief- en Documentatiecentrum “Karel Cuypers”[58] (VSAD) 1986  Belgium
Malta Humanist Association[59] (MHA) 2010
National Coordination of Councils for the Secularity of Institutions / Coordinamento Nazionale delle Consulte per la Laicità delle Istituzioni[60] 2005[61] Italian umbrella organisation
National Secular Society[62] (NSS) 1866
North East Humanists[63] (NEH) 1957
Norwegian Humanist Association / Human-Etisk Forbund[64] (HEF) 1956
Polish Humanist Association "Sapere Aude" / Towarzystwa Humanistycznego "Sapere Aude"[65] (PHA) 1991 Polish Center for Inquiry branch
Prometheus Society / Spoločnosť Prometheus[66] 1990
Rationalist Union / Union Rationaliste[67] (UR) 1930
Romanian Humanist Association / Asociaţia Umanistă Română[68] (AUR) 2008
Romanian Secular-Humanist Association / Asociaţia Secular-Umanistă din România[69] (ASUR) 2010
Russian Humanist Society / Российское гуманистическое общество (Rossíjskoje gumanístičeskoje óbščestvo)[70] (РГО/RGO) 1995
Secular Europe / Europa Laica[71] (EL) 2001
Secular Humanism Portugal / Humanismo Secular Portugal[72] (HSP) 2009
South West London Humanists[73] (SWL Humanists) 2009[74]
Swedish Humanist Association / Humanisterna[75] (SHA) 1979
Umbrella Organisation of Free Worldview Communities / Dachverband Freier Weltanschauungsgemeinschaften (DFW) [76] 1949 German umbrella organisation
Union Liberal Associations / Unie Vrijzinnige Verenigingen[77] (UVV) 1966 Flemish umbrella organisation
Union of Rationalist Atheists and Agnostics / Unione degli Atei e degli Agnostici Razionalisti[78] (UAAR) 1986
Union of Secular Families / Union des Familles Laïques[79] (UFAL) 1967
Note: Official English names of organisations are given priority. Organisations that lack an official English name have been translated as literally as possible whilst retaining their intended meaning and complying with English grammar and conventions.
[3][2]The following list contains all member organisations of the EHF (as of 2014).

Members

As the centrepiece of their campaign A Vision for Europe, that strove to uphold secularism within the EU, the EHF, the IHEU and Catholics for Choice (endorsed by the EPPSP[10]) jointly presented the "Brussels Declaration" on 27 February 2007 in the European Parliament, and also addressed to the 27 EU heads of government. It was widely supported by European politicians (signed by more than 80 MEPs), academics, scientists, Nobel Prize winners, writers and journalists.[11][12][13][14] The Brussels Declaration was a response to the would-be Berlin Declaration, which, being negotiated at the time and set to become the preamble to the amended EU Constitution, contained references to God and the supposed "Christian roots of Europe".[11][12][13] Eventually these references were left out, and a strong emphasis on individual rights and dignity included, much to the relief of David Pollock (former EHF president), Sophie in 't Veld (EPPSP chairwoman) and Roy W. Brown (former IHEU president), the last of whom called it "a victory for Secularism in Europe".[14]

A Vision for Europe and the Brussels Declaration

The EHF also supports its 55 member organisations in the challenges they are facing at a domestic level and works in partnership with a large network of associations – including progressive religious organisations[8][9] – with whom it shared goals and interests, in order to oppose conservative religious lobbies across Europe.

  • Sexual and Reproductive Rights ARE Human Rights[8]
  • EU Guidelines on Freedom of Religion and Beliefs: Securing a Balanced and Secular Approach
  • Keep Dogma Out of European Research
  • Opposing Tonio Borg's nomination at European Commission
  • No to Special Rights for Churches in the EU

Examples of EHF campaigns

The EHF is recognised as an official partner of the European Union (EU) under Article 17 of the Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE).

Actions

The EHF aims to:

The EHF promotes a secular state and opposes lobbying by religious organisations towards European institutions.

Goals

Contents

  • Goals 1
  • Actions 2
    • Examples of EHF campaigns 2.1
    • A Vision for Europe and the Brussels Declaration 2.2
  • Members 3
  • See also 4
  • References 5
  • External links 6

level. United Nations (IHEU) which works at the International Humanist and Ethical Union level. The EHF also closely collaborates with the European Union promoting a secular Europe, defending equal treatment of everyone regardless of religion or belief, and fighting religious conservatism and privilege in Europe and at the [4]

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