New Cross September meeting: The Growth of the Global Humanist Movement

When: Thursday 7th September 2017, 7.30pm
Where: New Cross (map)
Please note that this is at our new venue – you can read more here.

Giovanni Gaetani, Growth and Development Officer at the International Humanist & Ethical Union (IHEU), will discuss the state of the organised humanist movement, outlining the challenges we face, the human rights situation for the non-religious, and the new work of IHEU to foster humanism around the world.

IHEU is the global representative body of the humanist movement, bringing together diverse non-religious organisations and individuals.

Giovanni has a PhD in Philosophy with a thesis entitled: “If you want to be a philosopher, write novels. The philosophy of Albert Camus”, and has published many articles on secularism, liberalism, and pluralism.

Before joining the IHEU, Giovanni worked as a volunteer for the Italian Union of Rationalist Atheists and Agnostics (UAAR). In 2013 he won the UAAR best thesis prize with his work on “Nihilism and Responsibility at the age of God’s death in Nietzsche and Camus”.