On Saturday 25th January, the University of Malta and the Ministry of Education and Employment, presented the plans and provisory suggestions to offer an Ethics Course for students who choose not to take the current Religious Education offered in schools.
One of the glaring problems that plague Malta's court system is the extreme inconsistency in sentencing. It's very common to have two crimes where the more serious crime gets a laughable slap on the wrist while the other, less serious crime gets a harsh sentence. We've had attempted murderers let off with a paltry €200 euro fine (later appealed and changed to a short prison term) while someone growing a small number of cannabis plants was given a shocking 11 year prison term.
The Malta University Humanist Association was launched today at a meeting in the University common room during which a statute was approved and a committee selected. MUHA is an affiliate organisation of the Malta Humanist Association and will be run by students for students and staff.
As more and more people are turning away from religion in their lives, recent years have seen a surge in interest in secular humanism. This article gives an overview of what is secularism humanism, from its origins to what it does today.