Humanism and Spirituality

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… »

19.02.2015

Interview: Universal Humanists delve Taoism

Interview: Universal Humanists delve Taoism

Wong Tai Sin Taoist Temple, run by the Sik Sik Yuen foundation, has as its abbot 75 year-old Lee Yiu-fai. The abbot has been running the temple for 10 years now and has made some changes, revamping the rules of membership besides modernising some of the procedures with up-to-date technology,… »

30.01.2015

Why Do We Fear Love?

Why Do We Fear Love?

Why do human beings fear love? That is, why do we fear loving ourselves and others, and why do we fear being fully loved ourselves? Robert J. Burrowes If someone does not receive what they need emotionally as a child, their capacity to give will be limited accordingly. The less… »

25.01.2015

Tribute to the life of Mary Shaver Hobi

Tribute to the life of Mary Shaver Hobi

A memorial service took place today, 24th January, 2015 for Mary Shaver Hobi who passed away in November last year after a very short battle against a cancer that was discovered too late and was too malignant to treat effectively. Mary Shaver Hobi was a life-long Siloist, travelling the world… »

17.01.2015

We all have something sacred

We all have something sacred

For some it’s their God, for others Democracy. There are those for whom human rights are inalienable and for several others the most Sacred is found within human beings. That thing that cannot be conceded, or sold, or forgotten, something that gives Meaning to life and projects it beyond one’s… »

15.01.2015

Violence is always self-destructive

Violence is always self-destructive

As boomerangs go, violence has no competitors. It always comes back, it always finds a reaction to its action. It always has consequences that are unexpected, unwanted and unstoppable. Who benefits the most from the violence unleashed by fundamentalists in Paris and Nigeria? Most probably the islamophobes, Le Pen’s Front… »

14.01.2015

Let’s decolonise our subjectivity

Let’s decolonise our subjectivity

While the prevailing culture trivialises death, showing it as something inevitable for the poor unfortunates of this world and referring to victims as collateral damage thus making them anonymous and invisible, it also extols other deaths, those that in the eyes of the mass media should be in the headlines… »

12.01.2015

A call to the people: nonviolence is the only way out!

A call to the people: nonviolence is the only way out!

After the recent and sad events in Paris, Convergence of Cultures would once again like to make a call to the world’s population to protect human values beyond all differences. This is a call to preserve and strengthen what has always driven people to find each other, meet and… »

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,… »

11.01.2015

Today more than ever, nonviolence must triumph

Today more than ever, nonviolence must triumph

I live in Paris, more precisely in Seine-Saint-Denis in an adjacent suburb (you may know this area which is often talked about, as it “burns” regularly) and like all here, since the massacre that took place in the premises of Charlie Hebdo and events that continue today, I am stunned. »

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