Rationalist Affirmation

Tallinn Declaration 2016

Rationalism is a world view based on scientific attitude and a humane value system free from any religion, dogma and arbitrary assumption of authority. Rationalists value human heritage and civilization and consider art, literature, and culture as carriers of it. Rationalists strive to establish a society free from religious, racial, national, ethnic, caste or gender prejudices. Rationalists aim at a free democratic, tolerant society, respecting critical inquiry, the spirit of reform, dialogue, rights of individuals, responsibility to fellow beings, free speech and human rights. Rationalists care for the future of the planet earth, our environment, and good use of science and technology.