The President of IHEU, Sonja Eggerickx, has sent greetings to the Libero Pensiero “Giordano Bruno” on the occasion of their annual commemortaion in the Campo de’ Fiori, Rome on the occasion of the 409th anniversary of the murder of Giordano Bruno by the Catholic Church. The ceremony was attended this year by Hugo Estrella representing IHEU.
The text of the message follows:
I bring greetings from the International Humanist and Ethical Union on this the occasion of the 409th anniversary of the murder in this square by the Catholic Church of Giordano Bruno for the crime of thinking for himself and for writing what he thought.
Today we are witnessing a resurgence of the obscurantism authoritarian ideology that dominated Europe for centuries, as the Church becomes once again more strident and aggressive in its interference in society.
But now the Christian Church is joined by an equally hostile threat to freedom in the name of militant Islam. And the future of Europe of European civilisation is once again being thrown into doubt.
We call upon Europe’s freethinkers to unite under the banner of Giordano Bruno and to fight for a secular Europe free from religious domination.