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The Humanist International is a consortium of humanist political parties, founded in Florence, Italy, on January 4, 1989 by the approval of foundational documents and statutes by over 40 Humanist Parties from around the world. These foundational documents included the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, declaration of principles, the thesis and the basis for political action. Humanism is a system of thought that defines a socio-political doctrine (-ism) whose bounds exceed those of locally developed cultures, to include all of humanity and all issues common to human beings. ... A political party is an organization that seeks to attain political power within a government, usually by participating in electoral campaigns. ... Country Italy Region Tuscany Province Florence (FI) Mayor Leonardo Domenici Elevation 50 m Area 102 km² Population  - Total (as of 2006-06-02) 366,488  - Density 3,593/km² Time zone CET, UTC+1 Coordinates Gentilic Fiorentini Dialing code 055 Postal code 50100 Frazioni Galluzzo, Settignano Patron St. ... January 4 is the 4th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Wikisource has original text related to this article: Universal Declaration of Human Rights The Universal Declaration of Human Rights (also UDHR) is a declaration adopted by the United Nations General Assembly (A/RES/217, December 10, 1948 at Palais de Chaillot, Paris), outlining the organizations view on the human...


All of these documents reflect the philosophy of New or Universal Humanism developed since 1969 by Mario Rodríguez Cobos, pen name: Silo. This philosophy finds its inspiration in the non-violence movements of Martin Luther King and Mahatma Gandhi. The Humanist Movement is an international volunteer organisation that promotes non-violence and non-discrimination. ... 1969 (MCMLXIX) was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1969 calendar). ... Mario Luis Rodríguez Cobos (born January 6, 1938 in Mendoza, Argentina), pen-name Silo, is a writer and spiritual leader. ... Nonviolence (or non-violence) is a set of assumptions about morality, power and conflict that leads its proponents to reject the use of violence in efforts to attain social or political goals. ... The Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr, Ph. ... Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi (Gujarati: મોહનદાસ કરમચંદ ગાંધી, DevanāgarÄ«: मोहनदास करमचंद गांधी, Romanized: mohandās karamcand gāndhÄ«, IPA: ) (October 2, 1869 – January 30, 1948) was a major political and spiritual leader of the Indian independence movement. ...


The five basic principles upon which all instances of the Humanist Party are based are: The Humanist International is a consortium of humanist political parties, founded in Florence, Italy, on January 4th 1989 by the approval of foundational documents and statutes by over 40 Humanist Parties from around the world. ...

  1. The value of human life as the central value, above money and power, etc.
  2. Equality of all human beings. No human being above another.
  3. Freedom of belief and ideas.
  4. Development and creation of alternative economic models to the current neoliberal one.
  5. Methodology of active non-violence.

The second congress of the Humanist International was held in Moscow in October 1993. In this meeting the document of the Humanist Movement [1] was added to the foundational documents. The term neoliberalism is used to describe a political-economic philosophy that had major implications for government policies beginning in the 1970s – and increasingly prominent since 1980 – that de-emphasizes or rejects positive government intervention in the economy, focusing instead on achieving progress and even social justice by... Location Position of Moscow in Europe Government Country District Subdivision Russia Central Federal District Federal City Mayor Yuriy Luzhkov Geographical characteristics Area  - City 1,081 km² Population  - City (2005)    - Density 10,415,400   8537. ... 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar and marked the Beginning of the International Decade to Combat Racism and Racial Discrimination (1993-2003). ... The Humanist Movement is an international volunteer organisation that promotes non-violence and non-discrimination. ...


In January and July of 1999 the Humanist International launched the Regional bodies of Latin America and Europe respectively. Africa and Asia are in the process of forming their own Regional bodies. 1999 (MCMXCIX) was a common year starting on Friday, and was designated the International Year of Older Persons by the United Nations. ... Latin America consists of the countries of South America and some of North America (including Central America and some the islands of the Caribbean) whose inhabitants mostly speak Romance languages, although Native American languages are also spoken. ... World map showing Europe Political map (neighboring countries in Asia and Africa also shown) Europe is one of the seven traditional continents of the Earth. ... For other uses, see Africa (disambiguation). ... World map showing the location of Asia. ...


In the Chilean presidential election, 2005, Tomás Hirsch of the Humanist Party (Chile) represented the coalition Juntos Podemos Más. Chilean presidential candidates: (left to right/top to bottom) Michelle Bachelet, Tomás Hirsch, Joaquín Lavín, Sebastián Piñera A presidential election took place in Chile on Sunday, December 11, 2005. ... Tomás René Hirsch Goldschmidt (born 1956 or 57) is a leftist Chilean politician. ... The Humanist Party (Partido Humanista) is a progressive left-wing political party in Chile, founded in 1984. ... Juntos Podemos Más logo Juntos Podemos Más (Spanish literal: Together we can do more, Podemos is an acronym of Poder Democrático Social, Spanish for Social Democratic Power) is a political coalition created in 2003, consisting of two legally constituted political parties, the Communist Party of Chile and...


Also known as "Siloists", after the founder of New Humanism, this organisation has been treated with suspicion by other humanist organisations. See for example [2] and [3]. The Humanist Movement is an international volunteer organisation that promotes non-violence and non-discrimination. ...


Member Parties

The Humanist Party (Spanish: Partido Humanista) is a political party in Argentina and is a member of the Humanist International. ... The Humanist Party is a political party in Brazil and is a member of the Humanist International. ... The Humanist Party (Partido Humanista) is a progressive left-wing political party in Chile, founded in 1984. ... The Humanist Party (Danish: Det Humanistiske Parti) is a political party in Denmark and is a member of the Humanist International. ... The Humanist Party is a political party in France and is a member of the Humanist International. ... The Humanist Party (Humanista Párt) is a political party in Hungary. ... The Humanist Party (in Italian: Partito Umanista) is a minor political party in Italy and is a member of the Humanist International. ... The Humanist Party of Ontario (HPO) is an unregistered political party in Ontario, Canada. ... The Humanist Party (Partido Humanista) is a political party in Portugal, without parliamentary representation. ... The Humanist Party (Partido Humanista in Spanish)is a political party in Spain and is a member of the Humanist International. ... The Humanist Party of Switzerland (in German Humanistische Partei der Schweiz (HPS), in French Parti humaniste suisse (PH), in Italian Partito umanista svizzero, in Romansh {?}) is a political party in Switzerland, which pursues the political ideas of New Humanism. ... In the Politics of the United Kingdom the Humanist Party is a political party. ...

See also

The International Humanist and Ethical Union (IHEU) is the world umbrella organization for humanist, ethical culture, rationalist, secular, and freethought groups. ... This article discusses Humanism as a non-theistic life stance. ... The Secular Party of Australia (the Secular Party) is a minor Australian political party founded in late 2005. ... Humanism is a system of thought that defines a socio-political doctrine (-ism) whose bounds exceed those of locally developed cultures, to include all of humanity and all issues common to human beings. ...

External links

  • Humanist International
  • European Region of the Humanist International
  • African Region of the Humanist International
  • Humanist Party - Argentina
  • Humanist Party - Belgium
  • Humanist Party - Brazil
  • Humanist Party - Canada
  • Humanist Party - Chile
  • Humanist Party - Czech Republic
  • Humanist Party - Finland
  • Humanist Party - France
  • Humanist Party - Germany
  • Humanist Party - Hungary
  • Humanist Party - Italy
  • Humanist Party - Netherlands
  • Humanist Party - Portugal
  • Humanist Party - Spain
  • Humanist Party - Switzerland
  • Humanist Party - United Kingdom
  • Humanoidex
  • Secta-Humanista
  • Ex-Silo Information and Resources for Survivors of Silo's Humanist Cult

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