If mindfulness is to become a force for social and political change it needs to radically expand its scope beyond individual therapy. Ronald Purser for openDemocracy Mindfulness provides important psychological and emotional benefits for individuals, but caring for our own personal wellbeing as if it were a private… »
“Yazidi survivors groups have embraced a decision by the community’s elders to allow children who are the result of rape by members of Islamic State to return with their Yazidi mothers to their homelands in Iraq. “The landmark ruling by the Yazidi Supreme Spiritual Council has cleared the way for… »
What is the best way to prevent a catastrophe? So many people have a sense of foreboding that we are heading towards disaster that proposals are not discussed calmly and amicably but rather everybody is trying to impose their preferred ones on everyone else. These are times of extreme… »
Viewpoint by Jonathan Power* LUND, Sweden (IDN-INPS) – “Suppose aliens existed, and that some had been watching our planet for its entire forty-five million centuries, what would they have seen? Over most of that vast time-span, Earth’s appearance altered very gradually. Continents drifted; ice-cover waxed and waned; successive species emerged,… »
Since Zoroaster humanity has been struggling with the good vs evil dichotomy. What is “natural”, what is learnt, what belongs to the individual, what to society, what to the gods… Confronted with the realities of a cruel dehumanising system the “noble savage” (apparently mis-attributed to Rousseau but already present in ancient… »
Rafael de la Rubia, founder of World without Wars and Violence, is visiting different countries and organisations to make the second World March for Peace and Nonviolence a massive event in order to create non-violent consciousness throughout the world. In his visit to India he was interviewed by ‘The… »
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