Humanism and Spirituality

23.11.2016

If Only We the People Could Tell the Future

If Only We the People Could Tell the Future

The media has been taken by the “surprise” election of Donald Trump as President of the United States. Everyone is trying to understand. What happened to the female vote? The Latino vote? The number of abstentions, the highest in the past 20 years? Of course we have more answers than… »

09.11.2016

Trump’s victory is the triumph of anti-humanism, but not the end of history

Trump’s victory is the triumph of anti-humanism, but not the end of history

Without doubt, Donald Trump’s victory in the US presidential elections represents the triumph of anti-humanism in its most racist, xenophobic, fanatical, misogynist and neo-fascist form, compared to Hillary Clinton’s “lite-” version which is respectful of the rights of women and gays but still warmongering and neoliberal nevertheless. After the initial… »

22.10.2016

“Beyond Revenge”, the documentary film freely available online

“Beyond Revenge”, the documentary film freely available online

The documentary “Beyond Revenge” that premiered on the 2nd of October in Berlin, and which has already been premiered in several other cities worldwide, is now freely available on youtube, just as the producers, Álvaro Orus and Luz Jahnen said it would be. It is subtitled in three… »

18.10.2016

The Universal Human Nation: Identifying the bad guys

The Universal Human Nation: Identifying the bad guys

In every conflict it’s always good to know who the bad guys are, who those people are who are exploiting, or abusing or being violent towards others. In Hollywood, it’s mostly easy.  The good guys have American accents, and the bad guys have accents from foreign countries.  [Although to audiences… »

18.10.2016

“It is time for Europe’s humanists to reclaim Europe”

“It is time for Europe’s humanists to reclaim Europe”

Last year, I came to La Fete with a message from Greece. The Athens Spring had just been crushed by the Troika because Europe’s Establishment was planning to bring the Troika to Paris. Since then, the Troika has come to Paris. Labour Laws have been passed by Presidential decree. Civil liberties… »

17.10.2016

Either we build the Universal Human Nation or oblivion awaits

Either we build the Universal Human Nation or oblivion awaits

This is the choice that humanity faces.  It might sound a bit strange as a title because the first concept isn’t one that circulates widely in the public consciousness and the second concept is rather frightening; but this is the choice facing humanity. Today’s world is not sustainable and is… »

11.10.2016

Interview with the makers of “Beyond Revenge”

Interview with the makers of “Beyond Revenge”

By Mariana Garcia Video: Gerardo Fermina “Beyond revenge” is a non-commercial project carried out thanks to the voluntary contribution of more than forty people from different countries. The documentary will be distributed free and freely. Its novel approach to vengeance, seen from personal, social and historical perspectives, seeks to… »

05.10.2016

A Dual World

A Dual World

27.09.2016 Barcelona – Javier Belda “1984” by George Orwell, published in 1949, was one of those books of the so-called dystopian literature, which reached several generations who were captivated by the aesthetics of existentialism’s sombre tones, Pink Floyd’s chords and the “somas” of the time. Orwel recreated “Brave new… »

02.10.2016

From pacifism to nonviolence in Berlin

From pacifism to nonviolence in Berlin

With the slogan “Reconciliation is the only path to peace”, on the 1st of October, the eve of the International Day of Nonviolence, hundreds of people formed a human peace symbol in Berlin that then transformed into the symbol of nonviolence, coinciding with the celebration of the day itself in… »

28.09.2016

Interview with Luz Jahnen, producer of the documentary film, “Beyond Revenge”

Interview with Luz Jahnen, producer of the documentary film, “Beyond Revenge”

Luz Jahnen is German and the producer of this film, a humanist, a researcher and a defender of the need to surpass this violence-based system. Pressenza: you published a monograph “Revenge, violence and reconciliation” and subsequently you have given and continue to give, workshops on the subject in different countries,… »

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