Roy Brown: “A long kiss goodbye”

Today, Roy Brown, the International Humanist and Ethical Union (IHEU) delegate to the UN, said goodbye after 12 years at his post Exactly 12 years ago this week, on 9th March 1994, I gave my first speech at what was then the UN Commission on Human Rights; it was against blasphemy … Continue reading

Ethical Consumption

The news that “Nestle is being sued for allegedly using child slaves on cocoa farms” presents conscientious consumers with an ethical problem. Bob Churchill from the International Humanist and Ethical Union says, Trying to boycott Nestle would be like trying to avoid breathing polluted air. What’s an ethical response to … Continue reading

Human Rights Day 2015

Official United Nations logo for Human Rights Day 2015, consisting of a stylized representation of 3 people of different colours reaching out to each other and forming a circle. To the side are three groups of words: Our Rights. Our Freedoms. Always.

Today is Human Rights Day, commemorating the day the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) in 1948. The theme this year is “Our Rights. Our Freedoms. Always.”… not as good as last year’s, but not bad. This coming year is going to be a … Continue reading

Joint Open Letter to Bangladeshi PM and President

On Wednesday, August 18, the International Humanist and Ethical Union (IHEU) was pleased to announce in a press release that a “Huge alliance protests government response to Bangladesh blogger murders“: Following a string of brutal “machete” murders of Bangladeshi writers, all of whom had blogged about humanism, secularism, and atheist … Continue reading

Bangladesh’s Continuing Shame

Today, the International Humanist and Ethical Union (IHEU) along with numerous other atheist, humanist, or secular organizations has released a statement on the death of Niloy Neel, the fourth atheist activist murdered in a year in Bangladesh: Niloy Chowdhury Neel, an online activist and secularist protester, has been found dead … Continue reading

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