Humanist Party

  • Humanist International

The Humanist Party ( short name: HP ) is a small party, founded in Berlin on 23 September 1984. It is the political arm of Mario Rodríguez Cobos in 1978, founded by international organization "The Community " ( " La Comunidad " ) and emerged from the Humanist Movement, whose activities and ideological- philosophical topics are influenced by the New Humanism.


The party went from 1969 by the Argentine writer Mario Rodríguez Cobos, called Silo, founded in Mendoza (Argentina ) "Community for balance and development of man " out, the organization changed several times her name and called since 1978 "The Community " ( " La Comunidad "). As a political arm of the strictly hierarchical group was on September 23, 1984 in Berlin, the " Humanist Party " was founded, which unsuccessfully participated several times in elections in the Federal Republic.


The German HP presents itself programmatically as left-liberal, grassroots party whose content mainly on the ideas silos, go back. Content, a new model of a is primarily represented " solidarity and violence-free society ", said HP handles all policy areas on the basis of the designed from Shiloh " New Humanism ", in accordance with its motto: ". Nothing about the people and no one under another " Thus, all non-violent actions against violence and discrimination are advocated. Specifically, the HP occurs in its party program for minority rights, a priority for health and education and against privatization in these areas. The promotion of a fairer economic model is a key concern, according to which the relationship between capital and labor to be fundamentally changed in order to allow a distribution of profits to all. The party is committed to the integration of foreigners and wants to address with their program, particularly among young voters.


The party does not have a comprehensive organizational structure and maintains national associations in Bavaria, Berlin and North Rhine -Westphalia. For the first time joined the HP 1985 state election in North Rhine- Westphalia. This was followed by eight state assembly, two European and four federal elections. Initiated by student representatives, the Protestant Church and leftist circles protest campaigns against the Humanist Party led to an almost complete withdrawal of the party until the mid- 1990s.

At the first congress in Florence in 1989, the Humanist parties formed the Humanist International. 1999, the European Regional Association was founded in Madrid. In Europe Humanist parties currently exist in 14 states.

Since 1984 is the Humanist Party of Switzerland. She has participated in many elections at the communal, cantonal and national level, but without reaching seats. The share of the vote was between 0.1 and 0.5 %.

The party is sometimes accused of being a front organization of the Humanist movement, which would be suspected to be an organized after radical leader cult " early fascist " psycho - sect. The Humanist Party have in some South American and European countries established parties of the same name, which served as front groups for other members of recruitment for the Humanist Movement and acted to conceal the cult images. Direct connections between the HP and the strictly authoritarian Siloistischen movement are indeed controversial, the "Protestant churches Information Center - sects - religions " have, however, able to demonstrate a direct chain of command between the Siloistischen movement and the HP. Other parties were collected with an open coalition policy, and terms such as humanism and the adjective " green " for their own objectives. The name Green future (GZ ) used in the 1980s by the HP was chosen deliberately to provoke a confusion with the Green Party.

Election results


Bundestag elections

European elections

State elections



Parliamentary elections

  • Under the name Flokkur mannsins 1987 1.6%
  • 1.8% in 1991 (together with Þjóðarflokkurinn )