JOINT ACTION OF CENTRAL EUROPEAN HUMANISTS CONDEMNING DISCRIMONATION BY THE STATE POLICY.
On September 29,2001 an appeal (resolution) was passed by the conference of representatives of (nondenominational) humanist organisations of Central Europe. This venue held under the aegis of the International Humanist and Ethical Union (IHEU) with its headquarters in London was attended by the executive director of IHEU Mr. Babu R.R. Gogineni and was initiated by the Prometheus Society of Slovakia.. á Opening address
The delegates from Czech republic, Poland and Slovakia took part on the agenda. Empowered to act for the individual participating organisations were: associated Professor PHDr Jozef Haubelt,CSc (Czech republic.), Andrzej Dominiczak ( Poland ), Professor JUDr. Ladislav Hubenák,DrSc and Professor MUDr Alexander Rehák, DrSc (Slovak republic).
The aim of the agenda was to evaluate the current status of citizens with non-religious orientation of life stance and of the particular NGO-s representing the groups with such a philosophy of life in these countries.
The analysis and discussion have revealed, that secular-minded citizens and their organisations have no equal status as compared with religious groups and are in contrast to religious groups not subsidised from the state budget.
A concluding resolution was passed pointing out the necessity not only to implement religious freedoms, but at the same time to materialise equal treatment to all -including nondenominational citizens, confessing a science-based life stance in the state policy.
SEE: APPEAL TO NATIONAL AND INERNATIONAL POLITICAL POWERS
REPORT on situation in CZECH REPUBLIC
REPORT on situation in POLAND
REPORT on situation in SLOVAKIA.
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