Nigerian Humanist Leo Igwe gets top award from IHEU

By Barry Duke

Nigerian human rights campaigner Leo Igwe, above, has received the 2017 Distinguished Services to Humanism Award from the International Humanist and Ethical Union (IHEU). He received the award on Sunday from IHEU President Andrew Copson at IHEU’s 2017 General Assembly in London.

In this piece published by Modern Ghana, Igwe wrote:

I dedicate this award to all humanists at risk around the globe. I feel humbled by this honour, although I must acknowledge that if one goes through the list of past recipients, it is obvious that the contributions that I have made to international humanism and to organised humanism are quite small.

How would anyone compare my contributions to those of the likes of American philosopher Corliss Lamont, Indian Humanists Indumati Parikh and Abe Solomon, British Humanists David Pollock, Robbi Robson and my friend Josh Kutchinsky and past IHEU presidents Roy Brown and Sonja Eggerickx?

There is no doubt that I have eventually found myself in the midst of humanist giants, and that is humbling.

I must state that this award was not actually meant for me. This award rather speaks to the vision that has been there since the founding of IHEU. This is the vision that drove British Humanist …read more

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