Humanism and Spirituality

14.03.2013

A Pope for all Reasons

A Pope for all Reasons

Jorge Mario Bergoglio of Argentina, aged 76, was elected in a surprise choice to be the new leader of the Roman Catholic Church, Wednesday 13 March, 2013. He will take the name Francis I. He was proclaimed as the first non-European pontiff in nearly 1,300 years, but clearly… »

05.03.2013

Ideology and pragmatism

Ideology and pragmatism

“I’m not saying this for ideological reasons… I’m not trying to give an ideological speech… Ideologies are dead…”  Precisions and declarations such as these are increasingly frequent and accepted and even valued as a sign of modernity and distancing oneself from an old, nostalgic and surpassed mentality. This rejection of… »

03.03.2013

What Is Ethical?

What Is Ethical?

By Rick Wayman, Director of Programs & Operations, Nuclear Age Peace Foundation. During the lunch hour on the final day of the ICAN Civil Society Forum in Oslo, around 150 people attended a panel discussion on “Ethics in International Politics.” At the end of the panel discussion, Fr. John Dear… »

28.02.2013

Tomas Hirsch: People can’t survive by eating macroeconomics

Tomas Hirsch: People can’t survive by eating macroeconomics

Chilean Humanist, Tomas Hirsch, gave a talk this morning at the University of Iceland in Reykjavik to members of the Spanish faculty, local humanists and members of the general public.  The theme that Hirsch was invited to develop was the process of development taking place in Latin America and especially… »

12.02.2013

Change of Pope must bring change of policies

Change of Pope must bring change of policies

Opportunity to reform Catholic doctrine on human rights issues By Peter Tatchell, Director of the Peter Tatchell Foundation Pope Benedict XVI was notorious for his opposition to equality, especially for women and LGBT people. Will his successor be more sympathetic to gender and sexual orientation human rights?… »

11.02.2013

The Catholic Church has no right to give out moral guidance

The Catholic Church has no right to give out moral guidance

Following the announcement today that Joseph Ratzinger will resign from the position as Spiritual leader for the world’s one billion catholics, Pressenza republishes this article questioning the authority of the Catholic Church to give out lessons in morality. Tony Robinson writes in a personal capacity about proposals in the UK… »

11.02.2013

Australian abuse victims group welcomes Pope’s resignation

Australian abuse victims group welcomes Pope’s resignation

An Australian group representing sexual abuse victims has welcomed Pope Benedict XVI’s decision to step down, saying he has done little to stop “the reign of terror of child rapist priests.” The Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (SNAP) issued a statement on Monday, calling for the next Pope… »

08.02.2013

The position of World without Wars in front of any armed conflict

The position of World without Wars in front of any armed conflict

The last two years of armed conflict in Northern Africa and the Middle East that has filled the world’s news channels have caused World without Wars and Violence to elaborate several statements which we have published through our website and disseminated through our base teams. We have a growing sensation… »

02.02.2013

Tomás Hirsch: the meaning of nonviolent action

Tomás Hirsch: the meaning of nonviolent action

On February 1st the Chilean humanist Thomas Hirsch took part in the International Conference for Peace that took place at Munich, called “Non violent ways of regime change.” We publish here the transcript of his words: “The name proposed for this conference is already arguable. Firstly, as a reflection rather… »

26.01.2013

The values of a new humanist economy

The values of a new humanist economy

Humanists look at the world economy in despair.  A huge proportion of the world’s population lives in absolute poverty; living in order to survive, hoping that today they don’t get sick. On the other hand there are a tiny, tiny number of individuals who can change all of that and… »

Newsletter

Enter your e-mail address to subscribe to our daily news service.


Video presentation: What Pressenza is...

Milagro Sala

International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons

International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons

Archives

Except where otherwise note, content on this site is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International license.