European Humanist Federation to meet in Stockholm, 28-29 May 2010

  • post Type / Conferences
  • Date / 19 April 2010

The 2010 General Assembly and Annual Conference of the European Humanist Federation (EHF) will be held in Stockholm, Sweden at the end of May. Events will start with an open meeting in the morning of Friday, May 28, followed by the General Assembly in the afternoon. The next day – Saturday, May 29 – EHF is holding a one day conference on Women and Religion, as detailed below.

The meetings will be held at ABF, 41 Sveavägen, in central Stockholm. Stockholm offers excellent opportunities for tourism before or after the EHF events.


Friday 28 May:
Morning: EHF open meeting
Afternoon: EHF General Assembly
The annual General Assembly will include discussion of the EHF report for 2009 and its plans for 2010/11. The meeting is for representatives of member organisations of the EHF and for EHF individual (‘supporting’) members but others who support the EHF are usually admitted.
Evening: Conference Dinner

Saturday 29 May:
Conference: “Women and Religion: A Humanist Critique”
in association with Humanisterna and European Humanist Professionals

Speeches and panel discussion with participants from several European countries.

Confirmed speakers include:

  • Eduardo Grutzky, from ALMA Europa (Stockholm) and Swedish Humanist Association, on “Oppression of women in religious contexts”.
  • Maria Hagberg, Sociologist (Sweden), on “Religion and Women’s Rights” (a presentation she did last year for the United Nations in New York).
  • Unni Wikan, Professor of Social Anthropology (Oslo University), on the topic “About Honour”.
  • Sara Mohammad, educational leader, GAPF project against honour related violence (Sweden), talks about “Political Islam, cultural relativism and the problem with honour related violence”.
  • Gilly Coene, European Humanist Professionals and Visiting Professor in the Philosophy Department of the Free University Brussels, on “Feminism, Humanism and Multiculturalism”.
  • Monika Karbowska (Poland) – title to be confirmed.

A. Women and Religion – an interesting, but challenging topic for humanist professionals
– Ulrike Dausel, Humanist counsellor and psychologist (Belgium)
B. Honour Related Violence in the European context: one of our biggest social problems
– Eduardo Grutzky, ALMA Europa (Sweden)
Other speakers to be confirmed.

For more information go to: http://www.humanistfederation.eu/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=279

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