Title of the talk: Humanism – Speaker: Godfrey Vella – Date and time: Friday 20 January 2023 at 7:30 pm – Venue: Arthall: 8, triq Agius de Soldanis, Victoria, Gozo
– Description of the Event: At a time when many are moving away from traditional religion, Humanism presents itself as an alternative worldview. Humanism is however, without a god, without a belief in the supernatural, without a belief in an afterlife, and without a belief in a “higher” source of moral values. This talk will discuss what Humanism is all about, whether it can replace religion to serve as a basis of how one should live one’s life and what characterises a person as being a Humanist.
– About the Speaker: Godfrey Vella is an engineer, information technologist, educator, guitarist and Humanist – in no particular order. He has degrees in electrical engineering and computer science and has had a long career in the Information Technology and Telecommunications sectors. Originally hailing from the south of Malta, he and his wife moved to Gozo some four years back. He loves to play songs on guitar, some of which he writes himself. Twelve years ago, he co-founded the Malta Humanist Association which was a catalyst in generating a more mature secular discussion in Malta. He also helped bring about the introduction of the teaching of Ethics in Maltese schools and the availability of non-religious Humanist ceremonies for marriages and funerals.
– Contact details Arthall:
Marta Obiols Fornell at [email protected] or 77051564. Opening hours: From Wednesday to Saturday from 10-13 and 17-19; Sunday from 10-12. Visit: arthallgozo.com or https://www.facebook.com/ArtHallGozo Address: 8, triq Agius de Soldanis, Victoria, Gozo.