Cardinal Pell’s conviction has been overturned – but there are uncomfortable moments to come

updated of the article: Declaration on the Liberation of Cardinal G Pell 2020 April 8. Australia’s top court has overturned the conviction of the Vatican’s former treasurer for sexually assaulting two boys. But that doesn’t necessarily mean it’s plain sailing from here for him, says Keith Porteous Wood. Cardinal George 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…

The Secular Movement of Québec, known as Mouvement Laïque Québecois (MLQ Québec / Canada) and The National Federation of Free Thought (FNLP France) address the international secular movement

common struggle  : In Quebec as in France, secularity needs you: – In Quebec to institute it – In France to defend it. The more countries that establish secularity in their institutions, the more secularism in France will be protected. Our secular friends in Quebec are facing an unprecedented offensive Read 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…)