Romanian Secular-Humanist Association

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Romanian Secular-Humanist Association
PurposePromote secular humanist values in Romania.
Key people
Toma Pătrașcu
Anca Bontas
Vlad Nistor
Monica Belițoiu
(Executive Director)

The Romanian Secular-Humanist Association (Romanian: Asociația Secular-Umanistă din România, abbreviated as ASUR) is a non-governmental organization established in March 2010 to promote secular humanist values in Romania.[1] The organization's activities include fighting religious indoctrination in schools[2][3][4] and the state financing of churches.[5][6]

Since 2012, ASUR also organizes the annual Conferința Raționalilor (Rational's Conference)[7] and it was one of the partner organizations responsible for the Bucharest Science Festival in 2013 and 2014[8][9] and the Humanist Eastern European Conference in 2015.[10] The organization is a member of the European Humanist Federation[11] and as of October 2011 of the International Humanist and Ethical Union.[12][13]


  1. ^ "Campanii >> Asociația Secular-Umanistă din România". Archived from the original on 2015-05-18. Retrieved 2015-05-13.
  2. ^ "2013 Report on International Religious Freedom". U.S. Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor. Retrieved 2015-05-13.
  3. ^ "Religious Freedom in the World Report 2014" (PDF). Aid to the Church in Need. Retrieved 2015-05-13.
  4. ^ "Romania 2012 International Religious Freedom Report" (PDF). U.S. Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor. Retrieved 2015-05-19.
  5. ^ Pitulac, Tudor (August 2014). "Social Capital And Civil Commitment: An Aspect Of The State–church Relationship In Contemporary Romania" (PDF). European Journal of Science and Theology. 10.
  6. ^ "Le Figaro – La cathédrale qui sème la discorde à Bucarest". 12 January 2013. Retrieved 2015-05-13.
  7. ^ "ASUR – Conferința Raționalilor". 28 July 2012. Retrieved 2015-05-14.
  8. ^ "Business Review – Bucharest Science Festival to kick off tomorrow". 24 September 2013. Retrieved 2015-05-13.
  9. ^ "Bucharest Science Festival". Retrieved 2015-05-13.
  10. ^ "Comunicat de presă - Asociația Umanistă Română". Retrieved 2015-05-16.
  11. ^ "European Humanist Federation – Members". Retrieved 2015-05-13.
  12. ^ "ASUR a obținut calitatea de membru în cadrul IHEU". 14 October 2011. Retrieved 2015-05-13.
  13. ^ "Our members - Asociația Secular-Umanistă din Romania (Romanian Secular Humanist Association)". Retrieved 2015-05-13.

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