Humanism and Spirituality

25.01.2015 Pressenza Budapest

Tribute to the life of Mary Shaver Hobi

Tribute to the life of Mary Shaver Hobi

A memorial service took place today, 24th January, 2015 for Mary Shaver Hobi who passed away in November last year after a very short battle against a cancer that was discovered too late and was too malignant to treat effectively. Mary Shaver Hobi was a life-long Siloist, travelling the world … »

17.01.2015 Pía Figueroa

We all have something sacred

We all have something sacred

For some it’s their God, for others Democracy. There are those for whom human rights are inalienable and for several others the most Sacred is found within human beings. That thing that cannot be conceded, or sold, or forgotten, something that gives Meaning to life and projects it beyond one’s … »

15.01.2015 Silvia Swinden

Violence is always self-destructive

Violence is always self-destructive

As boomerangs go, violence has no competitors. It always comes back, it always finds a reaction to its action. It always has consequences that are unexpected, unwanted and unstoppable. Who benefits the most from the violence unleashed by fundamentalists in Paris and Nigeria? Most probably the islamophobes, Le Pen’s Front … »

14.01.2015 Mariano Quiroga

Let’s decolonise our subjectivity

Let’s decolonise our subjectivity

While the prevailing culture trivialises death, showing it as something inevitable for the poor unfortunates of this world and referring to victims as collateral damage thus making them anonymous and invisible, it also extols other deaths, those that in the eyes of the mass media should be in the headlines … »

11.01.2015 Pressenza Hong Kong

Silo’s Messengers high in the mountains

Silo’s Messengers high in the mountains

In our Park of Study and Reflection, Punta de Vacas, we conducted yet again a Messengers meeting, from January 2nd to the 4th, with workshops held on the 5th and on the 6th Silo’s birthday was celebrated. The days were all very interesting and, I will say, touching, … »

11.01.2015 Marie Laurence Chanut

Today more than ever, nonviolence must triumph

Today more than ever, nonviolence must triumph

I live in Paris, more precisely in Seine-Saint-Denis in an adjacent suburb (you may know this area which is often talked about, as it “burns” regularly) and like all here, since the massacre that took place in the premises of Charlie Hebdo and events that continue today, I am stunned. »

05.01.2015 Iván Novotny

A spirituality emerges from the heart of the Andes

A spirituality emerges from the heart of the Andes

The long chain of snowy peaks hugging a diverse America, Andean mountains conjugated in endless hues; from within those mountains, like a treasure to be discovered by humanity, a spirituality is being born, infecting bit by bit the entire spectrum of human cultures. It’s the spirituality inspired by Silo’s … »

02.01.2015 Olivier Turquet

We, the unheard

We, the unheard

We have just concluded an intense year for us all at Pressenza: a year of great change, growth and learning. And, as at the end of every year, we take the opportunity to analyse, reflect and project. My eyes have landed on the text of a chat by Silo – … »

30.12.2014 Juan José Pescio

Villa Regina, Argentina: Youth Spearheading Nonviolent Change

Villa Regina, Argentina: Youth Spearheading Nonviolent Change

Villa Regina, a city of 33,000 in the Patagonian province of Rio Negro in southern Argentina, began the process of becoming a “nonviolent city” four years ago. Today the city has two training centres (Comahue National University, and State Secondary School No. 70) and an organizing team of 32 volunteers … »

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