Humanism and Spirituality

28.03.2015 Human Wrongs Watch

A Home for Mercy

A Home for Mercy

Human Wrongs Watch ‘When last we met Mercy, she was arriving in her foster home, the child of a woman who had died of Ebola infection. See how Mercy’s getting on, in school for the first time, a child embraced by a family joined by love, if not blood.'( … »

09.03.2015 Human Wrongs Watch

Breaking the Silence

Breaking the Silence

Human Wrongs Watch Meet Suzan, one of 40 young volunteers working to protect South Sudanese women and girls at a refugee settlement in northern Uganda. By Lucy Beck* 6 March 2015 – At Nyumanzi refugee settlement in northern Uganda, where the sound of families preparing food hangs on … »

08.03.2015 Pressenza Hong Kong

From a woman of today – “No one is guilty”

From a woman of today – “No one is guilty”

On International Women’s Day Pressenza brings to our readers attention the voice of Siloist Norma Coronel as translated by fellow traveller Andres Pellegrini: “It is no longer necessary to say that night has fallen upon the world. I woke up heartbroken with the suffering of the Palestinian people and the … »

19.02.2015 Tony Henderson

Interview: Universal Humanists delve Taoism

Interview: Universal Humanists delve Taoism

Wong Tai Sin Taoist Temple, run by the Sik Sik Yuen foundation, has as its abbot 75 year-old Lee Yiu-fai. The abbot has been running the temple for 10 years now and has made some changes, revamping the rules of membership besides modernising some of the procedures with up-to-date technology, … »

30.01.2015 Robert Burrowes

Why Do We Fear Love?

Why Do We Fear Love?

Why do human beings fear love? That is, why do we fear loving ourselves and others, and why do we fear being fully loved ourselves? Robert J. Burrowes If someone does not receive what they need emotionally as a child, their capacity to give will be limited accordingly. The less … »

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 … »

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