• Don’t waste your vote

    Maria Vella

    Coming from a background of voluntary work has lead me to having a close relationship with the poor. I know that Rita doesn’t make it till the end of the month with the pension she receives; Anna’s husband keeps her money so unless she receives providence she has absolutely no ...

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  • Weak link in Maltese education

    Deirdre Morris

    At the public meeting hosted in the government buildings soon after this year’s general election, the minister for Education and Employment Evarist Bartolo shared that ‘according to an outside analysis of Maltese Education, Early Years’ Education was ‘the weak link’ in the chain’. On the 5th of October this year, ...

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  • Shameful silence and shocking speech

    Anton D'Amato

    The Mediterranean sea is more than ever becoming a burial site where name-less corpses are being laid to rest after their journey on earth ended roughly at sea. A week has passed since two contrasting episodes happened a few hours from each other incredibly contrasting but both telling of certain ...

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  • In praise of poverty (1): Poverty as a chosen lifestyle

    Robert Falzon

    There are many aspects to poverty. Of course what usually comes to mind when we hear the word ‘poverty’ is usually something negative and undesirable. We tend to immediately associate poverty with lack of human dignity and injustice. No doubt that these are realities in the world and there’s no ...

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  • Dialogue on zuntier: beyond “beliefs”

    Nadia Delicata

    It’s been almost a year since I was invited to enter and participate in this space called zuntier. I accepted the invitation because it promised to allow for “encounter”… indeed for that elusive reality of authentic exchange called “dialogue”. I also believed it was significant that the welcoming space was ...

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  • HYS! – The Inauguration Mass question

    Gavin Muscat

    Prior to 2012 the university’s yearly academic opening ceremony held at the Sir Temi Zammit Hall included a Mass. Last year however the Mass was celebrated at the University Campus Chapel after the events in the Hall had taken place. A petition has been started in support of the re-inclusion ...

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  • HYS! – What’s wrong with the Bible?

    Ramon Casha

    I am occasionally asked, by well-meaning Christians, how can I be good without God and the Bible. The truth is that I find the Bible to be a highly immoral book, in which God or his prophets perform immoral actions, but which are presented as moral because they were done ...

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  • Sunday service for atheists

    David Cilia

    The AHA, as the American Humanist Association is generally referred to, is a very active and belligerent association by way of advocating its beliefs.  For instance, it was reported that: On July 17, 2013, the AHA managed to block a war memorial in California since it had a cross depicted ...

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