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05.09.2015

ProMosaik interviews the peace activist Pia Figueroa Edwards

ProMosaik interviews the peace activist Pia Figueroa Edwards

We have talked to Pia Figueroa Edwards, an activist for non-violence and peace from Chile. We have asked her questions about humanism as the right way to go, about her socio-political acitivity, about her strategy. A great woman, strong, and dynamic. With many objectives for her next future to leave… »

30.06.2015

You don’t kill people!

You don’t kill people!

The phrase, “you don’t kill people,” Silo said to us once in an informal dinner, when the conversation was about the atrocities caused by military dictatorships in South America and in the hypothetical case that someone could meet an ex-torturer in the street. What would you do? In this context… »

08.03.2015

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… »

11.01.2015

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,… »

05.01.2015

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… »

30.12.2014

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… »

20.12.2014

End of the Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates. Our photo gallery

End of the Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates. Our photo gallery

Change of location for the last day of the Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates: no longer the auditorium Music Park, but Julio Cesar Sala del Campidoglio, seat of the Communal Council of Rome. Many of the themes developed, starting with the criticism to the huge military expenditures and the dramatic… »

06.11.2014

Discovering the Human

Discovering the Human

We publish here the presentation by Javier Tolcachier during the first session of the International Symposium “Towards the discovery of the Human”, organised by the World Centre of Humanist Studies, Latin American chapter, in Santiago, at the premises of the Chilean National Parliament. “We thank the organisers for the opportunity… »

24.10.2014

Three books, three authors in Andina Simón Bolivar University, Ecuador

Three books, three authors in Andina Simón Bolivar University, Ecuador

Photo report by Walker Vizcarra A moving experience took place in the presentation of books by three authors: Tony Robinson, Dario Ergas and Pía Figueroa.  The books were presented by three young readers and the presentations were accompanied by music and theatrical readings that created a very intimate, poetic and heart-felt atmosphere. The… »

14.10.2014

Tomás Hirsch speech in “Peace Paths for the Israel/Palestine conflict”

Tomás Hirsch speech in “Peace Paths for the Israel/Palestine conflict”

Words of Tomas Hirsch at the Providencia Forum in Santiago de Chile, seeking peaceful ways to resolve the Israeli/Palestinian conflict “Good afternoon to everyone. To begin, I want to clarify where I am coming from: I am speaking from the point of view of Universalist Humanism. Its main points are:… »

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