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Talking to God: the corporate religious challenge to a pluralist, progressive Europe

Talking to God: the corporate religious challenge to a pluralist, progressive Europe

Posted: Fri, 01 Aug 2014 10:51 by Kenneth Houston

EU and UN 'dialogue' with civil society gives disproportionate weight to conservative religious voices at the expense of moderate and secular opinion, argues Kenneth Houston.

Fundamentalist Christians seek to use Council of Europe to entrench religious privilege

Fundamentalist Christians seek to use Council of Europe to entrench religious privilege

Posted: Tue, 25 Feb 2014 16:59 by European Humanist Federation

A new report from the Council of Europe which uses anti-discrimination rhetoric to justify discrimination and obscurantism, poses a potential threat to democracy and secularism in Europe, argues the European Humanist Federation.

New EU guidelines on religion and belief make plain that no religion is entitled to special rights

New EU guidelines on religion and belief make plain that no religion is entitled to special rights

Posted: Thu, 27 Jun 2013 15:02 by Terry Sanderson

The EU Foreign Affairs Council this week adopted a report with 71 Guidelines to promote the right to freedom of religion and belief worldwide. Terry Sanderson highlights here some notable quotes.

Fighting back in Strasbourg

Fighting back in Strasbourg

Posted: Fri, 03 May 2013 12:13 by David Pollock

David Pollock, of the International Humanist and Ethical Union, describes the goings on behind the scenes in the creation of a recent resolution on religious freedom at the Council of Europe.

American Religious Right advances in Europe

American Religious Right advances in Europe

Posted: Tue, 24 Apr 2012 10:37 by David Pollock, President of the European Humanist Federation

David Pollock on how the the American religious right continuing its advance into Europe as Senior Legal Counsel at the Alliance Defence Fund is elected to the Advisory Panel of European Fundamental Rights Platform.