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.

Active Campaigns

 

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.

Past Campaigns

 

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.

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.

Recent Posts

2 days ago

Humanists Malta
Preparation Wednesdays!! As part of the EPiX project, Tomorrow with Generation Change? we will be talking about intimacy. There will be a discussion on what is intimacy, what is sex and what is love. ? do they make sense? What are the influences of society on the matter?Do we have choices ? responsibilities?These and much more to be discussed in tomorrow session with the youth of Generation Change? at Friends of the Earth ... See MoreSee Less
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6 days ago

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During our second session at Friends of the Earth Malta and Generation Change?, Jean Claude Attard and James Buhagiar helped the young community reflect on desires, particularly on the tension between our immediate wants, vis-a-vis longer term aspirations. This project has been funded by the Small Initiatives Support Scheme (SIS) managed by the Malta Council for the Voluntary Sector (MCVS) supported by the Ministry for Inclusion, Voluntary Organisations and Consumer Rights (MIVC) DEIPMalta Council for the Voluntary SectorHumanists MaltaInklużjoni ... See MoreSee Less
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7 days ago

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Gladly we announce that Humanists Malta will be partnering in the below-approved project. Keep tuned for more information coming up soon.Thanks ASUR - Asociatia Secular-Umanista din Romania for your work and dedication📣Vești bune la început de an! 📣Un nou proiect Erasmus Plus tocmai a fost aprobat! Pregătim un training complex, despre știință și drepturile omului, în colaborare cu parteneri din Malta și Bulgaria. Mai multe detalii în curând!#FABFUTURE #ErasmusPlus #ASUR #Science #HumanRights #YouthWork ... See MoreSee Less
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2 weeks ago

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During our first session at Friends of the Earth Malta and Generation Change?, James Buhagiar helped the young community to reflect on what makes us human, particularly our freedom to become who we wish to be. This project has been funded by the Small Initiatives Support Scheme (SIS) managed by the Malta Council for the Voluntary Sector (MCVS) supported by the Ministry for Inclusion, Voluntary Organisations and Consumer Rights (MIVC) Malta Council for the Voluntary SectorDEIPHumanists MaltaInklużjoni ... See MoreSee Less
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2 weeks ago

Humanists Malta
A court in Malta recently took evidence from an exorcist in response to an accused who claimed to channel a demon when performing various sex acts on a vulnerable family. Although the priest had ‘not encountered a demonic presence’ and had not heard any of the alleged voices, he performed religious rites, including exorcism (he also, sensibly, checked that the family was seeking medical care). It is bizarre that in 2023 a court should consider evidence about demonic possession. Hopefully Fr John Vella was not summoned by the courts as an expert on the matter at hand, and his testimony should ideally revolve clearly around what he observed whilst in the household, rather than whether he had encountered a demonic presence. It is sad that the "highest" institution, which should be unmovable on verifiable evidence, should consider such testimony. No state entity should work under the assumption that Satan or demons exist. But mental and emotional disturbance, delusions, and coercion by evil-doers, do exist. If exorcisms or similar rites ‘work’ (which it seems they didn’t in this case) that’s due to the power of suggestion. This brings to mind the case of Paulina Demska, murdered by a man who claimed that ‘the great one illuminates me’ and the devil told him to kill more people. The danger stemming from fanatical religious belief, in victims or perpetrators, is clear. Those claiming ‘possession’ or their understanding of teachings from such as the River of Love, cannot go unchallenged, including by satirists such as Bis-Serjetà. ... See MoreSee Less
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The Discussion Paper on Legally Binding Living Wills Published

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...

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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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