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Silo's Message is a spiritual current developing on the basis of the book of the same name written by the Argentinean spiritual guide, Silo.  Adherents form themselves into Communities and generally meet weekly to interchange about their experiences with Silo's teachings and to hold ceremonies that serve to strengthen the members and increase their feelings of wellbeing in a turbulent, violent and highly-ch ...

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God Wills It!

  Human Wrongs Watch By Uri Avnery* 5 September 2014 FOR SIX decades my friends and I have warned our people: if we don’t make peace with the nationalist Arab forces, we shall be faced with Islamic Arab forces. The Israeli-Palestinian conflict will turn into a Jewish-Muslim conflict. The national war will become a religious war. Religious conflicts are irrational. Each side believes in an absolute trut ...

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“Nonviolent spaces”

We, from the “Nonviolent spaces” initiative (orientated towards spreading out Silo’s Message and promoting communities self-generation), are organising an on-line campaign for October the 2nd in order to reach trending topic status that same day in various social networks with nonviolence-themed content.   Foto: Rafael Edwards The idea is quite simple: each user should post a selfie picture tagged #diadelan ...

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“Selfie” Campaign for Nonviolence Day

The initiative 'Building nonviolent spaces' has organized an online campaign through social networks on October 2nd 2014. This day, Gandhi's birthday, was proclaimed in 2007 "International Day of Non-violence." This action has been designed as a simple and rapid campaign to provide a massive dissemination to the subject of nonviolence. It is for each person to upload on October 2nd a selfie of themselves or ...

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Vigil for Peace in Gaza and Israel In the spirit of Japanese o-bon

August 15 in Japanese calendar is o-bon, a day dedicated to honoring deceased loved ones. By doing so, it also gives an opportunity for the living to reflect on our lives that were given by our ancestors and renew a commitment to live our lives to the fullest and in peace.  As I stand in front of the statue of Gandhi at Union Square Park, I reflect on what’s going on in my life and what it means to live my ...

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To the Humanist people – Palestine and Israel, the day after Gaza

By Aaron Elberg, from Jerusalem At some point, the fire will cease. Maybe in a couple of days, maybe a couple of weeks, but at some point the uproar of the cannons and the missiles will quiet. Until that time comes, many deaths will sum up to the scene on one faction, many tens of injured people will be added on the other faction, each side trying to inflict more damage to the other until the last moment, t ...

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India: no Park should remain isolated from others in these difficult times

Here we are, together, for this auspicious occasion in Madhubani. Madhubani, that was once graced by the visit of Gandhiji, a model of active non-violence. Madhubani, not very far from the places where Lord Buddha and Lord Mahavir were born and spread their message. I am happy, thankful and honoured to be here. Today we inaugurate the Multipurpose Hall of our Park for Study and Reflection named Narhi. Someb ...

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Twelve years of Silo’s Message

E.H. de Casas – Mendoza, July 2014 This July we celebrate Silo's presentation of his message in July of 2002, twelve years ago; and on several occasions more in that year Silo presented it, precisely as Silo’s Message. I remember that in the early days of July, at an encounter in Rome, when he talked to us about these decidedly spiritual themes. He officiated ceremonies and then later, in August, he repeate ...

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Paulo Genovese’s presentation at the Pressenza Workshop of the Global Media Forum

My presentation is focused on Brazil, especially in the protests of June 2013. Millions of people took to the streets in hundreds of cities. It started with 20 cents. This was the amount of the increase in public transport fares for bus and metro in the city of São Paulo. A small group known as MPL - Free Ticket Movement, for its initials in Portuguese, carried out ​​a demonstration, as they always had done ...

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David Chalmers: How do you explain consciousness?

Right now you have a movie playing inside your head. It's an amazing multi-track movie. It has 3D vision and surround sound for what you're seeing and hearing right now, but that's just the start of it. Your movie has smell and taste and touch. It has a sense of your body, pain, hunger, orgasms. It has emotions, anger and happiness. It has memories, like scenes from your childhood playing before you. And it ...

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