Neo Humanism In Modern World

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Humanism is going to transform the modern world. The term Neo-Humanism is introduced to present a new approach for dealing with common human problems. It expresses the ideas and values with renewed confidence in the ability of human beings to solve their problems as they encounter and to conquer uncharted frontiers. In our planetary community, the global village, we have the opportunity to peacefully and cooperatively resolve any differences we have. The use of the term community is important because of the emergence of global consciousness and the widespread recognition of our interdependence among communities of nations. The worldwide Internet has made communication virtually instantaneous and easily accessible, so that whatever happens to…show more content…
One can argue that religions (varies in terms of degree among them) stand in the way of human progress and development. In contrary, Neo-Humanism aims to provide a good philosophy for those who are skeptical of the traditional forms of religious belief, yet maintain that there is a critical need to bring together the varieties of belief and unbelief and provide a positive outlook for the benefit of the global community. Commonly, believers include all of the major world religions (i.e., Christianity, Islam, Judaism, Hinduism, Confucianism, Taoism, Shinto, Sikhism, and some forms of Buddhism, etc.) and also the many denominations within each. There are over 4000 religions or faith groups, ranging from dogmatic extremists to religious humanists. But the fact is that most religious belief systems are deeply entrenched and rooted in faith and unchanged tradition that it is difficult to be receptive to the new ideas and open dialogue. Historically, believers have often attempted to suppress dissent and persecute those who do not believe religious doctrines that acquired at birth. We witness the conflicts between Protestants and Roman Catholics, Sunni and Shiites, Hindus and Muslims, which is continuing to this day, have erupted into…show more content…
The End Blasphemy Laws campaign is thought to be the first campaign focusing solely on the issue of laws against “blasphemy” including “ridicule” and “insult” to religion or “hurting religious sentiments”. The coalition behind the campaign, led by the International Humanist and Ethical Union (IHEU) and the European Humanist Federation (EHF) and numerous coalition partners, currently represents around 200 Humanist and secular organizations globally, and is open to all groups who oppose “blasphemy” laws, including religious and secular communities, human rights groups, and all advocates of freedom of expression. Sonja Eggerickx, President of the IHEU, said, “In the wake of the Charlie Hebdo killings there have been renewed calls to abolish ‘blasphemy’ and related laws in almost every country where they still exist
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