Notice of IHEU General Assembly 2016

The IHEU General Assembly 2016 will take place on Sunday 22nd May 2016, in Valletta, the beautiful fortress city and capital of Malta. The GA will take place from 0900 – 1700 at the Grand Hotel Excelsior (excelsior.com.mt). The hotel is located on the edge of Valletta, and there are a number of smaller inexpensive hotels in the area. [...]

Gene That Allowed Life To Evolve Beyond Bacterial Slime Identified

Photo credit: Creations/Shutterstock An ancestral gene coding for the synthesis of enzymes called kinases played a vital role in the evolution of all complex life...

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 [...]

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,...

IHEU calls on UN to reinforce human rights mechanisms protecting LGBTI people and SRHR

Today at the United Nations, the International Humanist and Ethical Union’s director of advocacy, Elizabeth O’Casey, again called on the Human Rights Council to...

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...

Christy Sheats Supporter Causes Christians to Speak Out

With so many views on Christianity in America, it's hard to know where Christians as a whole stand on any issue. In the mass...

Creationism is dead in Iceland

0.0% of Icelanders aged 25 or younger believe that “God” created the world, according to a new poll. The finding comes from a survey commissioned by the Icelandic Ethical Humanist Association,  Siðmennt, (an IHEU Member Organization). The poll found that 93.9% of young Icelanders assent to the Big Bang theory. 6.1% weren’t sure, or had other ideas, and 0.0% of respondents [...]

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...
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Monkey Takes Man’s GoPro And Goes On A Selfie Rampage

Photo credit: Trent Houdek/YouTube As a general rule, camera equipment and small monkeys don’t mix. Case in point: The footage shot at Wildlife World Zoo in Phoenix,...