Norwegian Humanist Association celebrates 50th anniversary

  • Date / 5 April 2006

IHEU member organization Norwegian Humanist Association celebrated its 50th anniversary with a jubilee event at Oslo City Hall on 1 April 2006. Among the guests were King Harald of Norway, Norwegian minister of education Øystein Djupedal and Oslo’s Mayor Erling Lae. The large hall was filled with Humanist veterans, current national and local leaders, foreign guests and others. There were speeches, greetings and high-quality music by well known singers, string and brass orchestras and choirs.

Former IHEU President Levi Fragell was honoured for his contributions to Norwegian Humanism through his 30 years as a humanist leader, here (right) shaking hands with the well-known television personality Jens Brun Pedersen (left).

Among those who gave speeches were (shown below clockwise from top left): Oslo Mayor Erling Lae; NHA President Roar Johnsen; Minister of Education Øystein Djupedal; IHEU President Roy Brown; bishop Ernst Oddvar Baasland; and leader of the Council for religions and lifestance organizations Jan Benjamin Rødner.

Shown below (left to right) are NHA secretary general Kristin Mile; NHA President Roar Johnsen; King Harald of Norway; and Oslo Mayor Erling Lae:

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