Many humanists around the world today are marking the International Day against Homophobia and Transphobia (IDAHO).
The French National Freethought Federation (FNLP), Fédération Nationale de la Libre Pensée, and the Rationalist Union, Union Rationaliste, have held a successful public rally in Strasbourg, calling for the abolition of the Alsace-Moselle Concordat.
An administrative court in Germany has rejected a lawsuit on behalf of a non-religious student, claiming a right of exemption from school to mark World Humanist Day on the basis of equality with regulations covering religious holidays.
On Friday May 3, 2013 the Icelandic Minister of the Interior, Ogmundur Jonasson held a formal reception where he presented Hope Knutsson, president of Sidmennt, the Icelandic Ethical Humanist Association with a formal statement that Sidmennt has now been registered as the first secular life stance organization in Iceland in accordance with the new law on registered religions and life stance organizations which was passed by the Icelandic Parliament (Althing) on January 30th of this year.
No investigation of the children's deaths
From Friday 8 – Sunday 10 August 2014 the British Humanist Association will be hosting the largest and most prestigious international gathering of humanists from all over the world.