World Humanist Day — 21 June

  • post Type / Humanists International News
  • Date / 15 June 2009

World Humanist Day is just around the corner. The Dutch humanist broadcasting service, HUMAN, and the broadcaster VPRO have worked together with the humanist NGO Hivos to create five short films in which humanism, as a practical, life-affirming philosophy takes centre stage. The films will be shown on Dutch national TV on Saturday June 20th and Sunday June 21st, and they are available on Youtube and here….

Humanists from around the world will gather in larger and smaller groups on June 21st to celebrate this life philosophy. Some prefer to contemplate and celebrate their individual take on humanism in private. In the Netherlands, a great many people choose the latter. This does not mean, however, that June 21st will go by unnoticed. On the contrary, this year World Humanist Day will be brought to the attention of many people in the Netherlands, and hopefully—with your help—all over the world!

These short films follow five individuals from Burkina Faso, Zimbabwe, Namibië, Turkey, and China who shape their lives, regardless of governmental or other extrinsic powers. In enacting this important humanist value, these individuals bring about an emancipatory process in their home countries.

You can help us to spread these inspirational human stories across the globe by embedding the videos on your website or by placing a link to our Youtube station http://www.youtube.com/omroepHUMAN on your homepage.

For your convenience, we have included an attachment containing a description of these films along with an outline of the aims and vision of this project. You may copy and paste from that attachment and this email onto your website as your wish.

Can we count on your support?

Wishing you an inspirational World Humanist Day,

Yours sincerely,

Fanny de Groot
Netwerkmanager Humanistische Alliantie

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