International League of non-religious and atheists

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The International League of Non-religious and Atheists (German: Internationaler Bund der Konfessionslosen und Atheisten, IBKA) is an international association founded in Berlin in 1976 as "International League of Non-religious" (IBDK). It originated from the MIZ magazine and the Bund der Konfessionslosen Berlin (Union of the non-religious in Berlin) founded in 1972, and adopted the name IBKA in 1982.[1] It has approximately 1000 members[2] and 13 coorporative Members,[3] as well as a Scientific Council.[4] It is registered as an eingetragener Verein (e.V.) in Germany.

Among its objectives, IBKA promotes rationalism and pursues the establishment of human rights and scientific freedom, as well as the separation of Church and State. In 2014, it was amongst several secularist organisations to campaign for the right to euthanasia in Germany.[5]

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  1. ^ "About us". IBKA website. Retrieved 14 August 2015.
  2. ^ http://www.deutschlandradiokultur.de/ketzer-ohne-kaefig.1278.de.html?dram:article_id=207014
  3. ^ http://www.ibka.org/infos/korporative
  4. ^ http://www.ibka.org/infos/beirat
  5. ^ Matthias Kamann (13 March 2014). "Zehn-Punkte-Papier gegen neues Suizid-Strafgesetz". Die Welt (in German). Retrieved 14 August 2015.

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