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16.09.2018

How Afghanistan’s peace movement is winning hearts and minds

How Afghanistan’s peace movement is winning hearts and minds

By Roshni Kapur September 13, 2018 In May 2018, a group of seven Afghans in the mostly Taliban controlled province of Helmand set off on a more than 370-mile peace journey to the capital city, Kabul, sparking a nationwide movement. Residents of Helmand have been paying… »

06.09.2018

Historic Supreme Court Verdict: Homosexuality no longer a crime in India

Historic Supreme Court Verdict: Homosexuality no longer a crime in India

Supreme Court of India has ruled to decriminalise gay sex, in an historic and unanimous verdict handed down by a five-judge panel that will have a profound impact both here in India and across the world. The court ruled that consensual sex between adults of any gender was no longer… »

31.08.2018

WCHS Fourth National Talent Competition Now Ongoing

WCHS Fourth National Talent Competition Now Ongoing

For the past three years, the World Centre for Humanist Studies, Mumbai Center, has been organizing national talent competitions among schools, encouraging students to reflect on the different dimensions of Universalist Humanism and express their insights in creative ways. Throughout history, humanity has advanced by challenging what was at that… »

31.08.2018

Russia denounces the diarchy at the heart of the UNO and the USA

Russia denounces the diarchy at the heart of the UNO and the USA

by Thierry Meyssan The Western powers are moving inexorably towards Internet censorship, thereby facilitating the dissemination of propaganda and war indoctrination in their countries. In this context, an extremely violent tension is tearing apart the international scene. Aware of the increasing risk of general confrontation, Moscow is attempting to find… »

20.08.2018

In Afghanistan, our need to rethink the institution of war

In Afghanistan, our need to rethink the institution of war

By Dr Hakim* It’s frustrating that whereas all human beings wish to live meaningful lives, we seem helpless in the face of a few individuals waging wars and exploiting our world. But we can each do something about this insensible status quo, as ordinary folk of the… »

17.08.2018

Revolution as a way to be fully human

Revolution as a way to be fully human

Speech by Vito Correddu from the “Salvatore Puledda” Centre for Humanist Studies at the 14th Philosophy Congress in Beijing on behalf of the World Centre for Humanist Studies. Nowadays talking about revolution is a major reason for criticism. Naivety, obsolescence, and anti-historicity are common attributions from those dismissing idealism… »

14.08.2018

“Learning to be Human”: The 24th World Congress of Philosophy Beijing has begun

“Learning to be Human”: The 24th World Congress of Philosophy Beijing has begun

The 24th World Congress of Philosophy began on August 13 at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. The conclave of thought meets under the motto “Learning to be Human” and will take place throughout the week, to be closed on the 20th. The planned panels promise a very… »

11.08.2018

Weaker RMB amid U.S. tariff, monetary policies: experts

Weaker RMB amid U.S. tariff, monetary policies: experts

“The falling of the renminbi is not a kind of policy response to the trade war, but it will really affect the result of the trade war. I think this is largely because of the appreciation of the U.S. dollar. Because U.S. government is changing its monetary policy to attract… »

09.08.2018

Nagasaki Peace Declaration

Nagasaki Peace Declaration

As on the 6th of August we published the Hiroshima Peace Declaration, today is the anniversary of the Nagasaki bombing and we publish the Nagasaki Peace Declaration calling on Japan and all other nations to sign and ratify the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. It was on this… »

07.08.2018

US tariff move will not achieve “winnable” results: strategist

US tariff move will not achieve “winnable” results: strategist

“In the short run, I think we’re still waiting to find out where the pain is and where the pain isn’t. In recent polling, 17 percent of Americans say their financial situation is somehow been impacted by this in a bad way; six percent say it’s been good for them. »

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