Honorary Associates of Rationalist International

Steinar Nilsen (Norway)

Born 1943 in Ålesund, Norway. Active humanist since 1972. Participated in the building of the Norwegian Humanist Association (HEF) in the 70s and 80s during its rapid growth phase. Co-founder of several local and regional chapters in the Western part of Norway. President of HEF-1987 - 1993 and member of the IHEU board during the same period. He has spoken on Humanism at congresses, in radio and on television. Elected president of the European Humanist Federation (EHF) in 1994, and re-elected twice, the last time in 2000 for another three years. He is working with the EHF board towards European institutions, among them the European Union and the Council of Europe.