Humanism and Spirituality

18.09.2018

Tribute to Silo: “The future is open, a future of all for all”.

Tribute to Silo: “The future is open, a future of all for all”.

16/9/18 Today marks the eighth anniversary of the death of Argentine thinker and writer Mario Rodríguez Cobos, who wrote under the pen name Silo. The founder of Universalist Humanism or New Humanism described himself simply as a writer and thinker. That his legacy goes far beyond that is beyond doubt. »

14.09.2018

Kleptocracies love migrants

Kleptocracies love migrants

Contrary to their stated manifestos, the most neoliberal right wing governments take advantage of the massive migrations that their own policies on wars and promotion of poverty in developing countries produce. The concentration of wealth continues unabated increasing inequality and social unrest but the way this trend is connected to… »

08.09.2018

South American March for Peace and Nonviolence: About to Begin

South American March for Peace and Nonviolence: About to Begin

To learn more about the March, we interviewed Sonia Venegas, from Mundo Sin Guerras (World without Wars) Ecuador, promoter of the March. What is the South American March for Peace and Nonviolence and why doing it? It is the sum of wills that unite in a project of humanised life… »

04.09.2018

Life’s purpose rests in our mind’s spectacular drive to extract meaning from the world

Life’s purpose rests in our mind’s spectacular drive to extract meaning from the world

Guillaume Thierry, Bangor University for The Conversation What is the purpose of life? Whatever you may think is the answer, you might, from time to time at least, find your own definition unsatisfactory. After all, how can one say why any living creature is on Earth in just… »

31.08.2018

WCHS Fourth National Talent Competition Now Ongoing

WCHS Fourth National Talent Competition Now Ongoing

For the past three years, the World Centre for Humanist Studies, Mumbai Center, has been organizing national talent competitions among schools, encouraging students to reflect on the different dimensions of Universalist Humanism and express their insights in creative ways. Throughout history, humanity has advanced by challenging what was at that… »

17.08.2018

“Light and time”: a mental journey into the depths of the Cosmos

“Light and time”: a mental journey into the depths of the Cosmos

[This Presentation will also take place on Sep 29/30 week end at Park of Study and Reflection La Belle Idee, near Paris] In Buenos Aires, the presentation of the book “Luz y tiempo. Representaciones del universo, espacio-temporalidad y sustrato de creencias en la conciencia humana”  (Light and time,… »

17.08.2018

Revolution as a way to be fully human

Revolution as a way to be fully human

Speech by Vito Correddu from the “Salvatore Puledda” Centre for Humanist Studies at the 14th Philosophy Congress in Beijing on behalf of the World Centre for Humanist Studies. Nowadays talking about revolution is a major reason for criticism. Naivety, obsolescence, and anti-historicity are common attributions from those dismissing idealism… »

15.08.2018

Isabelle Bourgeois: Your joy is my destination

Isabelle Bourgeois: Your joy is my destination

Early readers from the first days of Pressenza will remember Isabelle Bourgeois as a passionate journalist who joined the Base Team of the World March for Peace and Nonviolence.  Almost every day, Isabelle would upload a video summary of the day’s events, telling both the serious and… »

14.08.2018

“Learning to be Human”: The 24th World Congress of Philosophy Beijing has begun

“Learning to be Human”: The 24th World Congress of Philosophy Beijing has begun

The 24th World Congress of Philosophy began on August 13 at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. The conclave of thought meets under the motto “Learning to be Human” and will take place throughout the week, to be closed on the 20th. The planned panels promise a very… »

06.08.2018

Africa, a history to rediscover. 7 – Kimpa Vita, the African Joan of Arc

Africa, a history to rediscover. 7 – Kimpa Vita, the African Joan of Arc

Born between 1684 and 1686, Kimpa Vita was the fruit of a miraculous union. After the struggle of Queen Nzingha Mbande against colonialism and slavery, in 1666 another king named M’vita Kanga tried to free his people from the Portuguese. However, the rebellion ended very badly, as the Europeans possessed better weapons… »

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