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 [...]

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 [...]

In the News: Defend Salman Rushdie Against Iranian Fatwa and Bounty

In Defence of Salman Rushdie, Council of Ex-Muslims of Britain (CEMB), 2016-02-25 We […] are outraged to learn that forty state-run media outlets in Iran have raised $600,000 (£420,000) to add as bounty to Ayatollah Khomeini’s death fatwa on the...

Nothing New in the Ladies’ Room

Photo credit: Janet Mock - transgender woman | Long before the discussion concerning laws that allow transgenders into the women's restrooms, wearing their dresses and...

Atheist of the Year Award 2016, Poland

Atheist of the Year Award 2016 Call for nominations (open February 1st, 2016) We are pleased to announce that, for the third time already, the Atheist...

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...

Watch Physicist Brian Greene Explain Gravitational Waves To Stephen Colbert

Theoretical physicist Brian Greene makes an appearance on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, where the two banter about the historic discovery of gravitational...

Letter to President Hollande

In the aftermath of the 13 November Paris terror attacks, the International Humanist and Ethical Union (IHEU) wrote to President Hollande. The open letter from the week after the attacks is now published in full below, in English and in French. (You can also read our public statement on the attacks.) Dear Mr President, I write to [...]

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...

Scientists Discover Extraordinary Jurassic Fossil Bed In Argentina

Photo credit: kavram/Shutterstock The Patagonian landscape as it exists today. Palaeontologists in southern Argentina have uncovered an enormous network of fossils dating back to the Jurassic...