ZAGREB, December 9, 2019 – The newly-established foundation “Josip Sruk-Sekularist”, named after its initiator and donor, lawyer Josip Sruk, was launched in Zagreb on Monday. The foundation’s mission is to acknowledge physical and legal persons for life-long contribution and outstanding achievements in the promotion of secularism in Croatia and to support the work of associations and initiatives which protect the rights of irreligious persons, it was said at the launch.
“The motive for establishing the foundation is the fact that nowhere in the world has any democracy functioned successfully and never have human freedoms been sufficiently protected or progress ensured without secularism,” said Josip Sruk.
“It is my wish for secularism to grow stronger in Croatia and for people’s mindset to change in a positive way with the awareness that the Church’s influence on state politics and public affairs is not useful for anyone,” he added.
The foundation “Josip Sruk-Sekularist” was co-founded by the associations Protagora, the Centre for Civic Courage and Liberos, and its director is Zdravko Jambrović.
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