Humanism and Spirituality
Glasnost means transparency. Gorbachev promoted it in order to lift the veil of secrecy that pervaded the old Soviet Union. The result was the collapse of the system. Some comparisons may be in order. A little story by the Argentinean thinker Silo, 1969, by way of introduction “… Once upon… »
Sunday 21st July 2013 at Narhi Park of Study and Reflection, Bihar, India; a gathering of around fifty humanists meeting on an all-India, plus Asia guests, occasion who jointly took the opportunity to scatter ashes of Silo at the site. It was a sunny morning fresh from the nightly showers… »
Rafael Edwards has been working through drawing, painting, modelling, photographing the world and matter from the standpoint of Universal Humanism since childhood. His career can be observed and summarised in: http://www.rafaeledwards.com His photos in: http://www.flickr.com/photos/rafa2010/collections/ I found “Rafa”, as we usually call him,… »
On Saturday the 8th of June, more than 150 guests from 20, mainly European, countries, but also from Canada, the US, Chile, Argentina and Iraq responded positively to the invitation to the “Days of Inspiration” and celebrated, together with the organizers from Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Denmark, Sweden and Finland, in… »
The death of Indian scholar and reformist Mr. Asghar Ali Engineer comes as something of a surprise to those who continue to read his lively writings on the problems of the Indian day… Mr. Engineer dedicated his life to tolerance and peaceful religious co-existence, for which he accepted… »
Humanists celebrate the 4th of May around the world. First Park of Study and Reflection inaugurated in Africa.
In a special day for adherents of New Humanism – the doctrine of peace and nonviolence elaborated by the Argentine author, philosopher and spiritual guide, Silo [Mario Rodriguez Cobos] – celebrations were held around the world to remember the 4th of May 1969. On that date Silo stood in the… »
In a world that is characterized by all sorts of violence (physical, economical, racial, psychological, sexual, etc.), a fanatic and intolerant aspect manifests itself with preoccupying intensity in the three monotheistic religions (Christianism, Judaism and Islam). Apart from constituting a dramatic reality, violence inspired, exercised or justified by religion is… »
By Ken Butigan. This past Monday hundreds of Episcopalian bishops, clergy and lay people challenged the U.S. culture of violence by prayerfully enacting the Stations of the Cross in the streets of Washington, D.C. Drawing on what for Christians is a solemn ritual depicting Jesus’ journey to his crucifixion, a … »
In the early 1980s, as a student in New Zealand with no income, I could not afford inter-city travel and so spent a lot of time hitch-hiking between my home-town of Tauranga and my university town Hamilton. Once I was picked up by a fairly muscular guy who quickly turned… »
The Catholic Church has a mottled history, this is well known. Now, we have this fine message from its spiritual leader, the Pope, an Argentinian. What does a humanist see in this message? Certainly, it is a timely message. It is hoped that everyone addressed responds in kind to its… »
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