Humanist Society Scotland calls for more humane intervention in the Mediterranean

The deadly trade in people fleeing conflict for safety in Europe stains the moral integrity of our political leaders across the EU. A policy that indirectly tolerates the death of hundreds of our fellow human beings as a form of deterrent fails the most basic ethical standards we expect from our Governments.

Humanist share the values of empathy and compassion which we believe can make the world a better place to live for everybody. These values have been sadly missing in the recent approach to patrolling the Mediterranean and the unwillingness of many nations to shelter those in need of refuge.

Humanist Society Scotland echoes calls for the UK Government to back proposals for a more humane approach to the continuing tragedy in the Mediterranean.


Gordon MacRae

Chief Executive


Take action now

Sign our petition

Sign our petition to end unelected religious representatives on education committees.

Sign today.

Learn more

Read Our Blog

Humanitie Blog

Humanitie is the platform for thought, comment and analysis for HSS.

Bringing you thought-provoking articles on Humanist issues.

Learn more

New Pod- cast

Available now!

Have you heard we’ve started podcasting?!

You can listen to the first episode, plus two special editions now.

Learn more