New Humanism

06.05.2019

Rabindranath Tagore (7 May 1861 – 7 Aug 1941): The Local and the Universal

Rabindranath Tagore (7 May 1861 – 7 Aug 1941): The Local and the Universal

By René Wadlow – TRANSCEND Media Service “The darkness of egoism which will have to be destroyed is the egoism of the Nation.  The ideal of India is against the intense consciousness of the separateness of one’s own people from others, which inevitably leads to ceaseless… »

04.05.2019

Broadcasting of the ceremony of the 50th anniversary of Silo’s address in Punta de Vacas

Broadcasting of the ceremony of the 50th anniversary of Silo’s address in Punta de Vacas

On May 4, 1969, Silo made his first public speech in Punta de Vacas, a desolate place on the border between Argentina and Chile, not far from Aconcagua Mountain. After 50 years humanists remember that address, The Healing of Suffering, with numerous events in many parts of the world. Starting… »

04.05.2019

Tomás Hirsch: “Silo made a deep, complex and structural proposal of personal and social transformation”.

Tomás Hirsch: “Silo made a deep, complex and structural proposal of personal and social transformation”.

In November 2018, De Frente spoke with the humanist deputy on various topics. In that interview he was able to expand on the figure of Silo and Siloism as philosophy and practice. –Tomas, who was Silo? How did you meet him? Silo has many facets. First of all, he is… »

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… »

06.05.2018

The Active Nonviolence toolkit, proposals for the European Humanist Forum

The Active Nonviolence toolkit, proposals for the European Humanist Forum

In May 1969 Silo gave a speech, The Healing of Suffering in a remote outpost of the Argentinian Andes which today could be seen as the launch of an Active Nonviolence Manifesto. He referred then to violence being not just physical but also economic, racial, religious, psychological and moral. »

21.12.2017

A Trump in a china shop

A Trump in a china shop

Not many expected it to be so bad. But Trump’s election has already led to a series of measures that make this time one of the most dangerous in history, including raising the possibility of nuclear war to new heights. Here is a little list. Attempts to repeal… »

23.10.2017

Preparatory conference for the 2nd World March for Peace and Nonviolence

Preparatory conference for the 2nd World March for Peace and Nonviolence

Ever since the end of the World March for Peace and Nonviolence eight years ago, many questions have been asked about the possibility of doing a Second World March. This is not an insignificant issue given that the world today is very different and much more complex… »

05.11.2014

The creative imagination, a weapon of mass construction

The creative imagination, a weapon of mass construction

The Fourth International Symposium of the World Centre of Humanist Studies, “Discovering the Human – from the world of the given to that of freedom” which took place on 1 and 2 November in Attigliano, Italy, gave the opportunity for the presentation of several thematic conferences including that of Robert… »

04.09.2013

Does the West’s (unintended) glasnost predict its own Big Change?

Does the West’s (unintended) glasnost predict its own Big Change?

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… »

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