Humanism and Spirituality

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. »

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… »

02.01.2015

We, the unheard

We, the unheard

We have just concluded an intense year for us all at Pressenza: a year of great change, growth and learning. And, as at the end of every year, we take the opportunity to analyse, reflect and project. My eyes have landed on the text of a chat by Silo –… »

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… »

18.12.2014

“Law stands on hollow ground where a solid moral conviction is absent”

“Law stands on hollow ground where a solid moral conviction is absent”

On the 9th of December in the Hofburg Palace in Vienna, delegates from almost 160 governments together with dozens of NGOs came together in the Conference on the Humanitarian Impacts of Nuclear Weapons. After hearing how Humanitarian Law, Environmental Law and Health Law are all incompatible with nuclear weapons, it… »

13.12.2014

Bangladesh: the Bauls, mystical poet-musicians

Bangladesh: the Bauls, mystical poet-musicians

On finding an article on the Bauls of Bangladesh I was moved to recall my own encounters with these musical mystics during my travels on that countries extensive waterways, going from the capital Dhaka down to near Bagerhat where our humanist group held their various activities. A Baul or a… »

05.12.2014

Bangladesh – Biti Para Park of Study and Reflection weekend

Bangladesh – Biti Para Park of Study and Reflection weekend

The main building fruit picked on-site cooking together meeting still meeting Fire workshop… »

26.11.2014

Declaration of Good Knowledge

Declaration of Good Knowledge

Declaration of the IV Symposium of the World Centre of Humanist Studies, November 2014 – On the path to freedom – From the beginning of history, humanity has evolved through working to achieve a better life. Yet today, across wide regions of the planet, and in spite of the enormous… »

06.11.2014

Discovering the Human

Discovering the Human

We publish here the presentation by Javier Tolcachier during the first session of the International Symposium “Towards the discovery of the Human”, organised by the World Centre of Humanist Studies, Latin American chapter, in Santiago, at the premises of the Chilean National Parliament. “We thank the organisers for the opportunity… »

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