Humanism and Spirituality

18.01.2018

Annual Meeting of Silo’s Message, in Park Punta de Vacas, January 2018

Annual Meeting of Silo’s Message, in Park Punta de Vacas, January 2018

During the days 5, 6 and 7 of January the Annual Meeting of Messengers was held in the historic park of Punta de Vacas [1], where Silo gave his first public speech: “The Healing of Suffering”, today recorded in metal and in several languages at the entrance to the Meditation… »

12.01.2018

Feast of the Black Nazarene: Superstition, Idolatry, Fanatic Faith?

Feast of the Black Nazarene: Superstition, Idolatry, Fanatic Faith?

Millions, yes, millions of devotees converge in the navel of Manila, Quiapo, every January 9 to celebrate the Feast of the Black Nazarene. Once a year, the streets of downtown Manila along the route of the Traslacion is transformed into a seething, swarming mass of barefoot devotees who re-enact the… »

04.01.2018

First advances for the 2nd World March for Peace and Nonviolence

First advances for the 2nd World March for Peace and Nonviolence

Ten years after the 1st World March[i], the 2nd edition is announced. The 2nd World March for Peace and Nonviolence (WM2) will start in Madrid on the 2nd of October 2019.  After 159 days circling the planet, it will arrive back at its starting point in the Spanish… »

31.12.2017

Film review (sort of) Star Wars, the Last Jedi

Film review (sort of) Star Wars, the Last Jedi

Continuing with the discussion of cultural objects that may influence large parts of the population, in spite of being presented as ‘light entertainment’, instalment VIII of the Star Wars series presents some interesting points. As an (intended or not) allegory of the times we live in, in which the ‘baddies’… »

21.12.2017

A Trump in a china shop

A Trump in a china shop

Not many expected it to be so bad. But Trump’s election has already led to a series of measures that make this time one of the most dangerous in history, including raising the possibility of nuclear war to new heights. Here is a little list. Attempts to repeal… »

12.12.2017

To Be Human: Vasily Grossman and Endurance

To Be Human: Vasily Grossman and Endurance

This article is about those few fellow humans who dedicated their lives to resistance and who never gave up their fight for human freedom and dignity. Some of them were murdered, some died at an early age from incurable diseases, others reached old age. I am reminded of Ghandi, George… »

11.12.2017

#MeToo, say Sleeping Beauty and Snow White

#MeToo, say Sleeping Beauty and Snow White

The deluge of reports of sexual harassment taking place in just about every aspect of society, following the Harvey Weinstein revelations is an opportunity to produce profound changes. This will not happen unless the deep roots of abusive behaviour are studied and modified. In the understandable climate of outrage and… »

07.12.2017

Human peace and nonviolence symbols in schools

Human peace and nonviolence symbols in schools

In the Nonviolence Conference to prepare the 2nd World March for Peace and Nonviolence, the continuation was announced of a campaign started last year in which more than 10,000 pupils in 54 schools participated in human peace and nonviolence symbols. The conference was held in several parts of the Spanish… »

07.12.2017

Respecting Personal and Cultural Diversity National Talent Competition 2017

Respecting Personal and Cultural Diversity National Talent Competition 2017

How do we deal with the diversity? When we do not respect diversity, we tend to claim that ‘ours’ is superior to ‘theirs’. This stand fosters division among us and promotes bitterness. Each country, each culture, each family and even each individual is unique.  We can choose to view diversity in… »

29.11.2017

Universal Basic Income. Return to Eden?

Universal Basic Income. Return to Eden?

The “modern” relationship between human beings and Work begins with the Neolithic Revolution when agriculture and animal husbandry coincides with the establishment of permanent settlements. The beginning of this process in different regions has been dated from 10,000 to 8,000 BC in the Fertile Crescent. The transition from hunter-gatherer to… »

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