Silo

01.02.2019

A year of celebrations kicks off in Punta de Vacas, Argentina marking the 50th anniversary of the spiritual guide, Silo

A year of celebrations kicks off in Punta de Vacas, Argentina marking the 50th anniversary of the spiritual guide, Silo

Text: Tito de Casas and Tony Robinson, photos: Rafael Edwards. During the first week of January, 2019, Siloists from all over the world converged on a spot in Punta de Vacas – now surrounded by a Park of Study and Reflection – to kick… »

28.01.2019

Holocaust, genocides: never again! But how?

Holocaust, genocides: never again! But how?

“International Holocaust Remembrance Day is an international memorial day on 27 January commemorating the tragedy of the Holocaust that occurred during the Second World War. It commemorates the genocide that resulted in the death of an estimated 6 million Jews, 8.7 million Slavs, 1.8 million ethnic Poles, 220,000 Romani people,… »

05.01.2019

What is the Humanist Movement today?

What is the Humanist Movement today?

On January 4, 1998, 21 years ago, at the Palacio de Deportes de “Obras Sanitarias” in the city of Buenos Aires, Argentina, Silo concluded his final report to the first Public Assembly of the Structure of the Humanist Movement with these few words: “…What is the humanist movement today? Is… »

05.10.2018

Dhaka University Students Mark International Day of Non-Violence

Dhaka University Students Mark International Day of Non-Violence

As reported by Nazrul Jashim of The Humanist Movement, Dhaka, Bangladesh.  Santi sokti abong anondo! Peace force and joy from Dhaka, Bangladesh. Thirty students from the different departments of Dhaka University and 12 members of the community from neighborhoods gathered together yesterday October 4 to commemorate Gandhi’s birthday. A lively… »

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. »

08.07.2018

Can we please have a conversation about what it means to be human?

Can we please have a conversation about what it means to be human?

Pride season is fully underway in the Northern Hemisphere with huge parades taking place in nearly every major western city.  It is a big achievement in a relatively short period of time since the 70s when Pride Marches started out as Gay Liberation protests demanding the decriminalisation of same-sex activity… »

30.05.2018

Tribute to Silo, 49 years after his first public address.

Tribute to Silo, 49 years after his first public address.

Mendoza House, Buenos Aires May 4, 2018  Silo, a Universal Mendocino (*) Excerpt from the talk by Ernesto H de Casas. Participant from the beginning of this movement. We were there that May 4th, 1969, a memorable event in many ways.  It was a sunny day, good temperature,… »

26.05.2018

Homage to Silo: Thinking and works

Homage to Silo: Thinking and works

In few minutes we will try to give an overview of Silo’s thought expressed through his books, lectures, interviews and talks that he has tirelessly given over the past 50 years. His production is extensive and deals in depth with the great themes of human existence, giving a new perspective… »

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. »

03.04.2018

Nonviolence or Nonexistence? The Legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.

Nonviolence or Nonexistence? The Legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.

Fifty years ago, on 4 April 1968, the Reverend Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated The night before he died, King gave another of his many evocative speeches; this one at the packed Mason Temple in Memphis. The speech included these words: ‘Men for years now have been talking about… »

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