johnsenThe International Humanist and Ethical Union (IHEU) is the world union of over 100 Humanist, rationalist, secular, ethical culture, atheist and freethought organizations in more than 40 countries. Our mission is to represent and support the global Humanist movement. Having had no recent contacts with any Luxembourg organisation, I certainly welcome the creation of a new association, the Allianz vun Humanisten, Atheisten an Agnostiker Lëtzebuerg, and hope that it will apply for membership of IHEU in the near future. To have such organisations is especially important in countries with a high influence of religion on politics and public life in general. I sincerely hope that A.H.A. Lëtzebuerg can become a major force to counteract this clerical influence, and provide a community for the non-religious people of Luxembourg. All the best!

Roar Johnsen
First Vice-President, International Humanist and Ethical Union (IHEU)