As you will read in this newsletter, IHEYO has appointed a new Chief Editor. I want to grasp this opportunity to tell you all a bit more about myself – the article on IHEYO’s renewed communication strategy will tell you more about what I’m doing and what I will be doing in the next few months.
Being 25 years old, I have spent most of my life in Belgium, except for two stays in respectively the Democratic Republic of the Congo and South Africa. Having been a committed humanist atheist for as long as I can think of, these stays abroad radicalised my atheist views as I was confronted with more obscurantist sides of religion than the ones I was used to. Being convinced that the realisation of a desirable future can only be the result of a this-worldly ethics, I am most happy to be appointed to the job of spreading information on humanist thought, providing information on humanism and supporting a worldwide community of young humanists.
The feeling to belong to a worldwide community has already been very comforting. It is most important to me that this monthly newsletter and the website reflect the views of this worldwide community, and the kind support of IHEYO members has helped me so far. However, I would like everyone of you to become involvled in our communication strategy, in order to make sure that it reflects your views, interests and concerns (and worries). You are all very welcome to send me news, articles or other information on your organisation or events. Your feedback on this newsletter, reactions to articles or any other kind of letter is equally important to me. So, just write to [email protected]!