Humanism and Spirituality

24.02.2018

Tomás Hirsch, Chilean Congress Deputy: “We can’t change things alone”

Tomás Hirsch, Chilean Congress Deputy: “We can’t change things alone”

Preparations for the European Humanist Forum [EHF] are gathering pace and every day we’re receiving information about new initiatives, more confirmations of supporters and more confirmed speakers.  Among the latter, Tomás Hirsch, life-long humanist from Chile, twice presidential candidate,… »

07.02.2018

Love of the Good and Love of Neighbor: Celebrating UN World Interfaith Harmony Week

Love of the Good and Love of Neighbor: Celebrating UN World Interfaith Harmony Week

It was a Saturday afternoon, usually the busiest day of the week in Metro Manila. Streets were jammed as people went about their weekend activities and chores. Amidst the hustle and bustle, a motley group of people braved the traffic and converged in a humble center located in a quiet… »

31.01.2018

What’s behind the European Humanist Forum logo? Solidarity, hope, peace, tolerance and creativity

What’s behind the European Humanist Forum logo? Solidarity, hope, peace, tolerance and creativity

The European Humanist Forum 2018 will take place in Madrid on the 11th, 12th and 13th of May and is an initiative incredibly organised 100% by volunteers who not only have the difficulties of daily life to resolve before applying themselves to the task of making the forum happen, they… »

21.01.2018

Madrid to host the European Humanist Forum, May 11, 12 and 13, 2018

Madrid to host the European Humanist Forum, May 11, 12 and 13, 2018

What unites us towards the Universal Human Nation Ten years after the Milan Forum, European Humanists have relaunched an initiative to bring together diverse organisations and movements from around the old continent, and beyond, in a demonstration of convergence to discover the common underlying problems facing all sectors of… »

18.01.2018

Annual Meeting of Silo’s Message, in Park Punta de Vacas, January 2018

Annual Meeting of Silo’s Message, in Park Punta de Vacas, January 2018

During the days 5, 6 and 7 of January the Annual Meeting of Messengers was held in the historic park of Punta de Vacas [1], where Silo gave his first public speech: “The Healing of Suffering”, today recorded in metal and in several languages at the entrance to the Meditation… »

12.01.2018

Feast of the Black Nazarene: Superstition, Idolatry, Fanatic Faith?

Feast of the Black Nazarene: Superstition, Idolatry, Fanatic Faith?

Millions, yes, millions of devotees converge in the navel of Manila, Quiapo, every January 9 to celebrate the Feast of the Black Nazarene. Once a year, the streets of downtown Manila along the route of the Traslacion is transformed into a seething, swarming mass of barefoot devotees who re-enact the… »

04.01.2018

First advances for the 2nd World March for Peace and Nonviolence

First advances for the 2nd World March for Peace and Nonviolence

Ten years after the 1st World March[i], the 2nd edition is announced. The 2nd World March for Peace and Nonviolence (WM2) will start in Madrid on the 2nd of October 2019.  After 159 days circling the planet, it will arrive back at its starting point in the Spanish… »

31.12.2017

Film review (sort of) Star Wars, the Last Jedi

Film review (sort of) Star Wars, the Last Jedi

Continuing with the discussion of cultural objects that may influence large parts of the population, in spite of being presented as ‘light entertainment’, instalment VIII of the Star Wars series presents some interesting points. As an (intended or not) allegory of the times we live in, in which the ‘baddies’… »

21.12.2017

A Trump in a china shop

A Trump in a china shop

Not many expected it to be so bad. But Trump’s election has already led to a series of measures that make this time one of the most dangerous in history, including raising the possibility of nuclear war to new heights. Here is a little list. Attempts to repeal… »

12.12.2017

To Be Human: Vasily Grossman and Endurance

To Be Human: Vasily Grossman and Endurance

This article is about those few fellow humans who dedicated their lives to resistance and who never gave up their fight for human freedom and dignity. Some of them were murdered, some died at an early age from incurable diseases, others reached old age. I am reminded of Ghandi, George… »

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