We Have the Power to Impact Our Future, and We’re Doing Something About It

Humanism is important because we need to realise that Human values are a worthy pursuit to ensure the success of our species and its future generations. We understand that the responsibility for ushering this new future is within our hands and our hands alone, not in the external agency of a supernatural force, and this is more understood in communities becoming more and more pluralistic. In today’s realities, Humanism is a light that shines a path to focusing on our common humanity, rather than our differences, to foster democratic dialogue in better, stronger, freer communities.

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Constitution Consultation

Secularism is not about the imposition of atheism or  agnosticism, but rather calls for the separation of church and state, and equal treatment for all. We question why Catholic principles should be given legal precedence in our Constitution. Read more here

Voice For Choice Coalition

We are part of the Voice for Choice coalition. We do not promote abortion, but support women’s bodily autonomy and right to choose. Read more here

Assisted Dying

“These are not easy decisions but in the meantime, people with genuine cases are requesting euthanasia to end their suffering. The lack of this right is tantamount to torture for these people.”
“To protect the dignity and autonomy of the patient, the law needs to be precise and unambiguous – safeguarding the wellbeing of the patient and precluding the possibility of abuse.” Read more here

Body Donation

Humanists Malta fully supports and encourages the donation of bodies for the education of health professionals, and for scientific research. Read more here

Living Wills

Living Wills would enable competent adults to give instructions about the medical care which they consent to, or reject, if they are unable to make or communicate decisions at the relevant time. (They would not, of course, allow for requests for any treatment, such as assisted dying, which are contrary to law.) Read more here

Sex Education

Adolescents in Malta are sorely underinformed about safe sex and sexual health. We strongly believe that far more, unbiased and scientifically-based, sex education programmes are needed urgently in our schools. We are currently seeking funding to start a project on this. Read more here

Cremation Campaign

Since 1963 the Roman Catholic Church has not prohibited cremation unless it is chosen as a way to deny Christian teaching. With the support of Humanists Malta, cremation services have been legal here since May 2019. So far no regulations to govern crematoria have been established, but a crematorium in an extension to the Addolorata cemetery is under discussion. Read more here

Ethics Education

The Malta Humanist Association has been a strong proponent of the introduction of ethics education in Maltese schools. Unfortunately, to date, many schools remain without this option. Read more here

Recent Posts

2 days ago

Humanists Malta
📢 Important Update! Humanists Malta, with support from Humanists International, delivered a verbal statement at the 8th July UN meeting! 🎤 This was one of only six statements accepted from stakeholders.🔗 Watch our statement: youtu.be/FXT7I_FesGA We addressed the Catholic Church's influence on critical issues like abortion, sexual and reproductive health rights, sex education, and ethics education. Our joint submission with aditus elaborates on these concerns humanists.international/wp-content/uploads/2023/09/Written-Submission-Humanists-Malta-and-aditus_... We also urged the Maltese government to implement without delay the recommendations accepted from member states on establishing a human rights body and a comprehensive equality and anti-discrimination law.Join us in advocating for a fairer and more compassionate Malta! 🇲🇹#humanistsmalta #humanistsinternational #UNStatement #humanrights #equality #malta ... See MoreSee Less
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Thank You to the University of Malta Philosophy Department!We want to extend our heartfelt thanks to the Philosophy Department Philosophy at UM at the University of Malta for hosting the Philosophy Summer Festival last Wednesday. The talks were inspiring, and the engaging and thoughtful discourse was truly enriching. A massive well done to our chairperson, Prof. Christian Colombo, for his contribution as well.It was wonderful to meet, engage, and share ideas with so many new people. A special thank you to our followers who came over to say hi and a special shout-out to our young followers. Your enthusiasm and support mean the world to us! 🌟#philosophyfestival #humanism #umphilosophy #engageandinspire #humanistsmalta ... See MoreSee Less
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2 weeks ago

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📢 Reminder: Philosophy Summer Festival Tomorrow at Campus Hub! 🌞📚Join us at the Philosophy Summer Festival happening tomorrow, July 3rd, from 5 PM to 11 PM at the Campus Hub! This exciting event is a celebration of thought, ideas, and dialogue, bringing together enthusiasts from all walks of life to explore the many facets of philosophy.Humanists Malta will have a stand at the festival, and we would love to see some friendly faces there! Come by and say hello, engage in stimulating conversations, and learn more about our initiatives and activities.The festival will feature several intriguing discussion panels, including one by our very own chairperson, Prof. Christian Colombo. For more details on the panels and other festival highlights, check out this article: Questions Abound: Philosophy Festival (www.timesofmalta.com/article/questions-abound-philosophy-festival.1094578)Don’t miss this chance to delve into deep discussions, meet like-minded individuals, and enjoy a thought-provoking evening. See you there! 🌟✨ #PhilosophyFestival #HumanistsMalta #CampusHub #IntellectualDiscourse #CommunityEvent ... See MoreSee Less
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2024 – Q1 update

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Q3 Video Update

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Ramon Casha Scholarship Fund

The Ramon Casha Fund was set up in 2016 to promote education to the most disadvantaged in society. The key notion being that all those who take interest in their own education should have the ability to do so freely. 

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I don’t think we should ever allow religion the trick of maintaining that; the spiritual, and the beautiful, and the noble, and the altruistic, and the morally strong, and the virtuous are in any way inventions of religion or particular, or peculiar to religion

Stephen Fry

The meaning of life is not to be discovered only after death in some hidden, mysterious realm; on the contrary, it can be found by eating the succulent fruit of The Tree of Life and by living in the here and now as fully and creatively as we can.

Paul Kurtz

Unfortunately, strong political affiliations, religious dogma, skin color, language differences and uneven wealth distribution have the power of separating us, human beings. These are cosmetic differences, some of which are unnecessary.

We are more alike than we think and if we support and tolerate one another, no matter where we come from, and if we plan for those who will succeed us, the world would be a much better place.

Vannie Pule

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