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December 2016

Human Rights Day 2016: the situation of women and the LGBTI community – Menschenrechtstag 2016: Lage der Frauen- und LGBTI-Rechte

2016-12-10 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Uni Zürich,
Raum/room KO2-F-150, Karl Schmid-Strasse 4
Zürich, 8006 Switzerland
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The year is 2016, and still, women, homosexual, bisexual and transgender people are not (or not sufficiently) protected in many places. Moreover, people who do not submit to a heterosexual model of life are being mercilessly persecuted in many countries by state or religious institutions and groups. Elizabeth O'Casey is Director of Advocacy at the International Humanist and Ethical Union (IHEU). She will tell us in her speech (in English) about the situation of those affected by this, as well…

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January 2017

Central London Humanist Group – Annual General Meeting

January 18
Conway Hall,
25 Red Lion Square
London, WC1R 4RL United Kingdom
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Welcome to the Central London Humanist Group!  The CLHG provides a meeting place for Humanists, the secular and other non religious people, particularly those who live or work in the Central London area. Every month we hold a talk/lecture and several social events.  Our social activities include group socials, a book group, picnics, walks, museum & cultural visits and theatre trips. If you're not religious and would like to meet like minded people, please join us. As we don't have a membership fee a donation…

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February 2017

Secular Festival for the opening of Parliament (Humanistiliitto and Vapaa-ajattelijat)

February 2

Speakers are Professor Niiniluoto and author Sirpa Kähkönen See http://www.humanistiliitto.fi and http://vapaa-ajattelijat.fi/ for more information.

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BHA Darwin Day Lecture 2017 – Cosmic Natural Selection – Professor Lawrence Krauss

February 11 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Central London venue to be confirmed,
London, United Kingdom
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Saturday 11 February | 13:30 – 15:30 | Central London, Venue TBC The lecture will be delivered by Professor Lawrence Krauss, and chaired as always by Professor Richard Dawkins. Each February, people around the world come together for Darwin Day, a celebration of the life of Charles Darwin and his enormously influential discovery of evolution by natural selection. The BHA has organised a Darwin Day Lecture in London each year since 2003, and it is the largest event of…

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International Darwin Day

February 12

International Darwin Day will inspire people throughout the globe to reflect and act on the principles of intellectual bravery, perpetual curiosity, scientific thinking, and hunger for truth as embodied in Charles Darwin. It will be a day of celebration, activism, and international cooperation for the advancement of science, education, and human well-being. Find out much more, including details of events around the world marking Darwin Day here: International Darwin Day  

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The Hague Freedom Book Fair 2017

February 24 @ 1:00 pm - February 27 @ 8:30 pm
Nutshuis,
Riviervismarkt 5
The Hague, 2513 AM Netherlands
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From February 24 to February 27, we are going to host ‘The Hague Freedom Book Fair 2017’ at the Nutshuis, The Hague; with participation from publishers from different parts of the world. There will also be panel discussions on freedom of expression in Bangladesh and Turkey, freedom of expression in regarding LGBT movements in religious societies, and also on overall situation of freedom of expression around the world. The Hague Peace Projects, Mukto-Mona and other international organizations hosted a book…

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FIRA 10th National Conference

February 25 - February 26
BTR Memorial Hall,
Nanksar Nagar, Barnala
Thiruvananthapuram, Punjab 148101 India
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The Federation of Indian Rationalist Associations (FIRA) is an umbrella body of more than 80 rationalist, atheist, skeptic, secularist and science organisations in India. Join their 10th National Conference the 25th and 26th February in Thiruvananthapuram at the BTR Memorial Hall (Street No: 2, Nanksar Nagar, Barnala, Punjab-148101). For more details and contacts, please visit this website.

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March 2017

Seminar of the Northern Humanists

March 4 - March 5
Unnamed Venue,
Helsinki, Finland
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Seminar of the Northern Humanists - Suomen Humanistiliitto (Humanist Association of Finland) and Vapaa-ajattelijain liitto ry (Union of Freethinkers of Finland) Saturday 04 March 2017 The Northern co-operation, it´s history and meaning in the global world - Ph. D. Erkki Tuomioja – to include brief comments from all represented countries Children and young people / Freedom of religion, Kaisa Robbins Philosophy of life - Counselor Satu Elo Prometheus camps Democracy, its strength and difficulties - Tuomas Kurttila (Ombudsman for children)…

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Blasphemy Laws in a Digital Age

March 7 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Palais des Nations,
1211
Geneva, Switzerland
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7th March 2017, 14:30-16:00 United Nation, Palais des Nations (Room XXVII) Geneva, Switzerland organised by sponsored by Blasphemy laws have always posed a grave threat to the exercise of the fundamental human rights to freedom of religion, belief, and expression. Their mere existence creates taboos and curtails freedom of thought. Their enforcement means countless secular commentators and religious minorities continue to be harassed, jailed, tortured and killed. Many of these individuals are expressing legitimate human rights concerns, or engaging in…

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Freedom of Religion or Belief: Towards an Agenda for Implementation

March 8 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Palais des Nations,
1211
Geneva, Switzerland
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8th March 2017, 13:00-14:30 United Nation, Palais des Nations (Room XXIII) Geneva, Switzerland The fundamental right to freedom of religion or belief remains challenged in many parts of the world. Violations or abuses of freedom of religion or belief, committed both by state and non-state actors, are widespread and complex and affect people in all parts of the world, highlighting the need for an agenda for implementation. Crucial to the protection and advancement of the right to freedom of religion…

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