In Europe and in the whole world a situation is developing today which shows the dangers linked to the place of religions in the political debate. Atheistic, humanistic, secular and of Free Thought organizations have a duty to give their opinion on this subject. Political mobilizations that exploit the public visibility of religions for their own purposes are an example. (more…)
The IAFT is pleased to add its name to this statement by Sophie In’t Veld, MEP, and 40 other MEPs. In accordance with its principles of defence of individual freedoms and freedom of conscience, it can only support this text unreservedly. (more…)
Paris, July 9. 2019
As you probably know, The International Association of Freethougt is born in Oslo in Norway, on the 10th of August 2011.
The association exists today on every continent and gather a great number of atheist, freethought and secular associations. It is represented by eleven spokespersons and an international Council with forty members, from all the continents. The three languages practised are french, english and spanish. (more…)
On June 14th 2019, Michel Godicheau International Association of Free Thought (IAFT) declared at the hundredth anniversary of the ILO:
Mr. Chair, Ladies and Gentlemen, The International Association of Free Thought, which is committed to civil harmony, cannot but pay tribute to the hundred years of existence of an international structure where trade unions, governments and employers’ organizations meet to set up social progress rules. The preamble of the ILO Read more…
The next day of May 1, an anarchist companion was violently stabbed at the headquarters of Le Monde Libertaire and Radio Libertaire, in the Publico bookstore (Paris XIème). An attempted murder investigation is ongoing. This library is clearly identified as an anarchist cultural place. It is a place where you Read more…
Prominent Iranian human rights lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh was sentenced to a total of 38 years in jail on March 11, 2019. Sotoudeh, 55, has been committed to the defense of Iranian women’s rights and freedoms, and an active campaigner against death penalty, for over two decades. While defending protesters against compulsory Read more…
Church Crimes and paedophilia: The Church must be accountable to the Justice of men!
A new week, A new Cardinal condemned. On 7th March, the highest official of the Catholic Church in France, the Archbishop of Lyon Philippe Barbarin, was condemned for not reporting the repeated sexual abuses committed by priests on 70 minors. Philippe Barbarin was sentenced to six months in prison with a suspended sentence. He will appeal, but nevertheless indicated his resignation to the pope. (more…)