South America

30.10.2015

Andrea Novotny presents a book about learning for nonviolence

Andrea Novotny presents a book about learning for nonviolence

“Preparing the path for the new times, a humanist regard for learning” is a book written by Andrea Novotny, Kity Goyena and Sabrina Di Tomaso which was presented in the Simon Bolivar Andina University on the 28th of October as part of the month of peace and nonviolence in Quito,… »

19.10.2015

Mariana Uzielli, on a journey towards the light

Mariana Uzielli, on a journey towards the light

Today, 19th October 2015 our dearest friend, Mariana, finally lost the battle with her physical body and left this time and space to doubtlessly transcend to a luminous state of existence. Mariana, from Tucuman, Argentina, was a follower, from the earliest times, of the current of thought developed by the… »

16.09.2015

Silo’s revolutionary opus

Silo’s revolutionary opus

Pressenza marks five years since Silo, the Argentinean author, nonviolent revolutionary and spiritual guide, passed away on the 16th of September 2010 at his home in Mendoza, Argentina, with this tribute by our columnist, Javier Tolcachier. Asked by a journalist back in 1994, “What would you like to appear… »

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… »

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