Roy’s Final Speech as an IHEU Delegate

As a delegate of the International Humanist and Ethical Union (IHEU) at the United Nations over a 12 year period, former Head of Delegation, Roy Brown,...

Death for “apostasy” must not stand! Free Ashraf Fayadh

The International Humanist and Ethical Union (IHEU) joins around 60 human rights organisations internationally, protesting the death sentence handed down last week to Ashraf Fayadh in Saudi Arabia. Following an unfair trial during which he was denied access to a lawyer, Fayadh was variously accused of promoting atheism in his poetry, insulting the Prophet Muhammad, as well as “having [...]

God vs. Government is Windfall for Corporations

In America, the problem we have with our economy is not the fault of the "the government," as many who follow fake news will...

Study Suggests Getting Circumcised Doesn’t Make Your Wiener Less Sensitive After All

Health and Medicine Photo credit: Circumcision is a topic that often splits opinions. andrey_l/Shutterstock Getting the snip is a touchy subject, but a new study into the tactile receptiveness of pruned peckers has...

Europe stands with Bangladeshi atheists at Solidarity Book Fair in The Hague

Secular bloggers who fled Bangladesh in fear for their lives, and two survivors of machete attacks, joined human rights organizations at the Bangladesh Solidarity Book Fair...

Oldest Human DNA Ever Sequenced Could Rewrite Human Evolutionary Tree

Photo credit: © Kennis & Kennis/Madrid Scientific Films It now seems like the Sima de los Huesos remains were likely from Neanderthals. Researchers have managed to...

Arctic Sea Ice Sets New Record Low For This Time Of Year

Photo credit: tuthelens/Shuttersock The arctic is warming much quicker than the rest of the planet. Last year it was reported that the Arctic is warming twice as...

IHEU appoints new Director of Advocacy

Elizabeth O’Casey has been appointed Director of Advocacy at the International Humanist and Ethical Union (IHEU). Chief Executive of the IHEU, Carl Blackburn, said, “International advocacy is a key area of work for IHEU. Elizabeth will be working to create a higher profile for humanists at international institutions and campaigning for progressive policy changes.” Elizabeth [...]

Freedom of Thought Report 2015

Today the International Humanist and Ethical Union (IHEU) is launching the Freedom of Thought Report 2015 at the European Parliament in Brussels, and around the world via freethoughtreport.com. The 2015 edition of the report documents how persecution of the non-religious has escalated in the past year. There has been a rise in extrajudicial violence, and in several states harsher [...]

Trump Administration to Enlighten Americans and the World

Although it won't be done in any traditional sense. "Sunlight is said to be the best disinfectant" - Justice Louis D. Brandies And this is precisely...