AILP fights for freedom of conscience

One step forward… Sudan: towards a secular State. A popular revolution born in December 2018 brought an end to a military-religious dictatorship that began after a coup in 1989. Dictatorship had forbidden political parties and trade unions, established an awful dictatorship, delivered the already particularly poor country to internal and Read more…

Uruguay: Violation of the secularity (laicity) of President Lacalle Pou by participating in a religious ceremony

PUBLIC STATEMENT Montevido, 2020 March 5. On 2 March, one day after taking office, the President of the Republic Luis Alberto Lacalle Pou participated in a religious ceremony in the cathedral of Montevideo convened by the Episcopal Conference of Uruguay (Catholic Church) and five other religious organizations. The Secretary to Read more…

Call in three languages

Call in three languages

Llamamiento en tres idiomas

Appel en trois langues

(actualisé le 16 décembre 2019)

Call

For working internationally on the history of Free Thought

The undersigned, attached in different capacities to the study of the history of Free-Thought, secularism, rationalism and democracy, met 22 June 2019 in Paris on the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the foundation of IRELP [Institut de Recherches et d’Etudes de la Libre Pensée]. (more…)

Belgium and France: A joint statement by the CLP/KVD (Belgium) and The FNLP (France)

The Circle of Free Thought

 

The National Federation of Free thought


Constitution, secularism and public funding of religions

An international call by personalities has been published for the fiftieth anniversary of the Belgian Center of Secular Action, which was born in 1969. The congress was held in Liège, a traditional fiefdom of Free Thought, then here is “the call from Liège, for a universal secularity”.

Both our associations (CLP/KVD and FNLP) have read about this call in the press and have studied it with interest. French Free Thinkers expressed some surprise when they noticed the presentation of the call was sponsored by Mr. François Hollande, the former president of the French Republic. Belgian Free Thinkers had the same surprise when they understood that one of the distinguished signatories was Mr. Elio di Rupo who was the Prime Minister of the Belgian Monarchy for several years. (more…)

Live with Guillermo Fuchslocher, Ecuadorian free thinker

Guillermo Fuchslocher

I am happy to answer your questions, but with the precision that I do it “on the fly” and that, although I want to be objective, it will be difficult to leave my subjectivity aside, in particular because the events in Ecuador in the first half of October 2019 generated greater social polarization, which is reflected in the tendency for people to have very opposed readings and interpretations of facts, those that respond to our interests, prejudices, ideological positions, political adherence and influence of the media. (more…)

Live from Lebanon with Georges Saad

of the Lebanese Association of Philosophy of Law

International Association of Free Thought: The demonstrations in Beirut and throughout Lebanon are important and determined. Who are the demonstrators and what are they demanding?

Georges Saad

Georges Saad: It is almost an insurrection, a « true revolution » as Bakunin said (revolutionary spontaneity). People are tired of waiting, of believing in corrupt leaders. The Lebanese no longer want General Aoun, who has done nothing so far for three years. A country where people no longer hesitate to talk about their starvation. (more…)