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 weeks ago

Humanists Malta
🕊️ New Resource: When Someone Dies 🕊️We are pleased to announce a new page on our website that provides valuable information about the options available in Malta when someone passes away. From practical steps to various ceremony choices, our aim is to offer guidance during this difficult time.🌐Explore the page here: maltahumanist.org/when-someone-dies/ We would love to hear your feedback! Do you find this resource helpful? Do you have any suggestions or ideas for improvement? Your input is invaluable in helping us support our community better.💬 Share your thoughts in the comments below or send us a message.#humanistsmalta #support #community #whensomeonedies #malta #assisteddying #freedomofchoice #ethicaldebate #euthanasia #healthcare #nationaldiscussion #supporthumanism #GlobalImpact #collaboration #humanism #CommunityEngagement #localimpact ... See MoreSee Less
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Our best practice guide ''At the Intersection between Science and Human Rights'' is now available in three languages: Romanian, English and Bulgarian.Please find the links for download and flipbooks in comments. ... See MoreSee Less
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2 weeks ago

Humanists Malta
🌟 Thank you to the 4 candidates who have endorsed our pledge! Sandra Gauci, Rachelle Deguara, Matthias Ianis Portelli & Bonello Jesmond 🌟We are incredibly grateful for your support and commitment. Together, we are taking steps toward a more inclusive and humanist future.Check out this link for more details and to see the candidates who endorsed the pledge in the EU (around 70 in total!), including the Vice President of the European Parliament, several lists’ number ones, many current MEPs, and promising new ones: humanists.international/what-we-do/advocacy/humanist-pledge/ 📢 We also wanted to share the European Parliament campaign video "Use your vote." This impactful video is available in all EU languages, including sign language. 👉 You can find the European Parliament page with the video here: multimedia.europarl.europa.eu/fr/topic/use-your-vote-european-elections-2024-video-international-...#Humanism #EUelections #UseYourVote #InclusiveFuture #Malta #NationalDiscussion #HumanistsMalta #SupportHumanism #Support #GlobalImpact #Collaboration #Humanism #CommunityEngagement #LocalImpact 🤝 ... See MoreSee Less
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3 weeks ago

Humanists Malta
🎉 Happy birthday to us! 🎉 On this day in 2011, the Malta Humanist Association was officially registered as an NGO. Now known as Humanists Malta, we are excited to enter our teenage years!A heartfelt thank you to all our members for your loyal support. Together, we will continue to strive for a secular, fair, and compassionate society for everyone living in these islands.If you want to have a look at our achievements and goals this year, please check out this link: simplygiving.mt/project/join-us-in-supporting-humanist-values/#humanistsmalta #anniversary #secularsociety #compassionatecommunity ... See MoreSee Less
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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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