Humanism and Spirituality

06.11.2015

Into the Heart of the Sacred

Into the Heart of the Sacred

A Review of Vagabond Song: Neo-Haibun from the Peregrine Journals, by Marc Beaudin. Elk River Books, Livingston, Montana, 2015. 251 pages. Reviewed by Gary Corseri “I learn by going where I have to go.”—Theodore Roethke “A tourist doesn’t know where he’s been and a traveler doesn’t know where he’s going.”—Paul… »

06.11.2015

To my father who rules my heart

To my father who rules my heart

He was wise. When I was weak he gave me strength, when I was stupid he taught me wisdom. When I was hungry, he gave me food. When I was in fear he gave me courage to overcome it. When I was hopeless, he gave me hope. When I was… »

02.11.2015

Thankfulness and gratitude for individual and social well being (now Science also says so)

Thankfulness and gratitude for individual and social well being (now Science also says so)

“Whenever you find great strength, joy, and kindness in your heart, or when you feel free and without contradictions, immediately be internally thankful. When you find yourself in opposite circumstances, ask with faith, and the gratitude you have accumulated will return to you transformed and amplified in benefit.” Silo,… »

30.10.2015

Andrea Novotny presents a book about learning for nonviolence

Andrea Novotny presents a book about learning for nonviolence

“Preparing the path for the new times, a humanist regard for learning” is a book written by Andrea Novotny, Kity Goyena and Sabrina Di Tomaso which was presented in the Simon Bolivar Andina University on the 28th of October as part of the month of peace and nonviolence in Quito,… »

19.10.2015

Mariana Uzielli, on a journey towards the light

Mariana Uzielli, on a journey towards the light

Today, 19th October 2015 our dearest friend, Mariana, finally lost the battle with her physical body and left this time and space to doubtlessly transcend to a luminous state of existence. Mariana, from Tucuman, Argentina, was a follower, from the earliest times, of the current of thought developed by the… »

09.10.2015

Anna Polo in Greece, helping to illuminate the darkness

Anna Polo in Greece, helping to illuminate the darkness

Anna has been engaged for many years in the areas of peace and nonviolence, coordinating a commission on these subjects for the European Region of the Humanist International (at the kick off meeting in 2003 in Prague and presenting the final report in 2004 in Budapest) and then continuing this… »

08.10.2015

Don’t buy flowers for us, buy bikes for poorer kids…

Don’t buy flowers for us, buy bikes for poorer kids…

Bikes from Heaven Don’t buy flowers for us, buy bikes for poorer kids… This was the admonition prior to Jacky Andrews funereal from the Andrews family, and Jacky indeed was an ordinary – well, you know, no Nobel Prize or anything – woman though a delight to her friends. Thus,… »

03.10.2015

Humanists call on MEPs to work for a culture of peace and nonviolence

Humanists call on MEPs to work for a culture of peace and nonviolence

Among the events taking place on the 2nd of October, the International Day of Nonviolence, was a March in Madrid which started at the Syrian Embassy and ended at the offices of the European Parliament. At the Syrian Embassy an “open letter to the people of Syria” was presented and… »

01.10.2015

May the Force be with you: the Force of Nonviolence

May the Force be with you: the Force of Nonviolence

The 2nd of October, marks Gandhi’s birthday and as a result of India’s suggestion at the UN, it also marks the International Day of Nonviolence. It’s a terrible indictment on global society that we have to have a special day to mark such a supremely moral attitude and behaviour. This… »

16.09.2015

Silo’s revolutionary opus

Silo’s revolutionary opus

Pressenza marks five years since Silo, the Argentinean author, nonviolent revolutionary and spiritual guide, passed away on the 16th of September 2010 at his home in Mendoza, Argentina, with this tribute by our columnist, Javier Tolcachier. Asked by a journalist back in 1994, “What would you like to appear… »

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