Humanist Manifesto II was originally signed by many of the leaders of the world. It has since been endorsed by thousands of humanists. It is a document outlining a philosophy for survival and fulfilment of humankind. It is concerned with freedom of the individual, democracy, equality, worldwide ecological and economic planning, and the building of a world community. We, the members of the 6th IHEU Congress, while not necessarily endorsing every detail, pledge our general support to Humanist Manifesto II for the future of humankind. Its affirmations are not a final credo or dogma but an expression of a living and growing faith. We invite others in all lands to join us in further developing and working for its goals.
IHEU Congress 1974
'Humanist Manifesto II', Humanists International, World Humanist Congress, Amsterdam, Netherlands, 1974