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Amsterdam Declaration 2002

  • Date / 2002
  • Location Ratified / Noordwijkerhout, Netherlands
  • Ratifying Body / World Humanist Congress
  • Status / Current

Humanism is the outcome of a long tradition of free thought that has inspired many of the world’s great thinkers and creative artists and gave rise to science itself.

The fundamentals of modern Humanism are as follows:

challenges of our times. Humanism can be a way of life for everyone everywhere.

Our primary task is to make human beings aware in the simplest terms of what Humanism can mean to them and what it commits them to. By utilising free inquiry, the power of science and creative imagination for the furtherance of peace and in the service of compassion, we have confidence that we have the means to solve the problems that confront us all. We call upon all who share this conviction to associate themselves with us in this endeavour.

IHEU Congress 2002

Suggested academic reference

'Amsterdam Declaration 2002', Humanists International, World Humanist Congress, Noordwijkerhout, Netherlands, 2002

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