Pretty much everybody believes in the importance to create green jobs of course! And the core question here is on how to set the wheel in motion to start creating and fostering green livelihoods, what ideal combination can create the right environment for green jobs to develop? The question is indeed more complex than theContinue reading “Green Jobs are the future, but where to start from?”
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From doomed ecosystems to green jobs
Recently Indonesia made the headlines when the government announced that Jakarta is irreversibly doomed to end up under water and they need to build a new capital elsewhere. Shocking news for everybody and another tangible effect of the damage inflicted onto our planet by our actions. For Jakarta, it may be too late, yet notContinue reading “From doomed ecosystems to green jobs”
Is collective action the solidarity we need?
“Collective Action” is when people come together with a common goal, that is to improve their condition, and activate in order to achieve it. Well, nothing new until now, we all witnessed or at least heard of collective actions in our realities or at least on the news.
Moving on from the digital revolution
It appears that in the last 250 years we humans have been quite proficient in carrying out revolutions of all kinds, political, scientific, and economic. Here we will talk about the industrial revolutions, as we had three already and are very likely in the dawn of the fourth one already. Before going further let’s have a look at the previous ones in a nutshell.
Human development index — just numbers?
How is Human Development index connected with wellbeing and quality of life?
Measuring quality of life – is it time for a change?
To measure well-being, we should perhaps take a pause to understand what well-being actually is, and there is no easy answer.
Sociocracy – Renewing Governance
Is your workplace a psychologically safe environment and productive at the same time? How are decisions taken? Coming from the top? Consulted? Majority voting? Do all the workers have a shared objective and goal?
Holacracy – Biological Governance and Management
Think of biology, how the simple biological structure of any living being, how cells, particles and molecules all work together to make any living organism function? Well, we can actually imitate that very natural way of organising life to how we organise companies, bodies and organisations.
Agile Organisational Management’s Overview
Can you imagine a working place without hierarchy, bosses, chain-of-command? If you are, it is possible that an image of havoc and chaos came to your mind with everyone running around and doing their thing without anyone telling them what to do, how to do it and resulting in a complete mess, and therefore bound to become an epic fail. Is it though? software developers, including Martin Fowler, Jim Highsmith, Jon Kern, Jeff Sutherland, Ken Schwaber, and Bob Martin, to mention a few might disagree with you, when in 2001 they came up with the Agile Manifesto, on how to smoothly run a software development team and company, and later applied it to other workplaces, becoming an extremely trendy and versatile system currently used, to mention a few, by google and netflix.
What is Green Communication
Today’s efforts in terms of sustainability and regeneration of our environment, and way to do business, are centred around the creation of technological, scientific research and economic remodelling, which is great! And yet not enough.
World Maritime Day
Over 80% of global trade occurs through shipping, the most efficient, cost-effective method for most good, which helps trade as well as spreading prosperity among peoples. This is one of the focuses in sustainable green economic growth across the globe. Sustainable shipping and maritime development are on top of the global agenda, which translates intoContinue reading “World Maritime Day”
It is time to take the Torah out of the Synagogue
Simchat Torah is a Jewish celebration where all the Torah scrolls are taken out of the Ark in the Synagogue and the evening is one of rejoice, happiness, songs and dances, marking the merriment of this day and night. The holy scrolls are taken around the sanctuary seven times in a ritual called Hakafot, butContinue reading “It is time to take the Torah out of the Synagogue”
International Day for Universal Access to Information
Only an informed citizen can take informed decisions, and to this end on the 17th of November 2015 UNESCO declared this day the International Day for Universal Access to Information. Universal access means that everybody can access publicly available communication networks, facilities and services, which includes access to internet and other means and tools toContinue reading “International Day for Universal Access to Information “
The Eighth Day of the Solemn Assembly
Shemini Atzeret is the Eighth Day of the Solemn Assembly, celebrated by Jews on the Eighth Day of Sukkot, or following Sukkot. Shemini means Eighth, and refers to the 26th weekly part of the Torah (the Jewish Holy Book) and Atzeret means holiday.
A Few Words about Green Marketing
What do we understand by green marketing is where a good or service is promoted according its real environmental, social and sustainable value, and safety for the person, community and the biosphere. Should that be only perceived and not reflect the reality, then goes under the definition of greenwashing. That can imply quite a lotContinue reading “A Few Words about Green Marketing”
Social Sustainability and Democracy – Part 1
If Social Sustainability was a train, then sooner or later it would need to stop at the “democracy” station, actually the sooner the better. That is because democracy is part of the Sustainable Welfare Indicator, and a necessary elements in society’s satisfaction and happiness, aiming at ensure that these are widespread across the citizens. ThatContinue reading “Social Sustainability and Democracy – Part 1 “
Do you celebrate the Autumn Equinox?
Mabon is an ancient pagan holiday, to Wiccans and Neopagans this one of the 8 sabbats of the year, and it celebrates the Autumn Equinox. Want to join the celebrations? Then have a bonfire to celebrate with family and friends, and make sure your home entrance is decorated with autumn themes and leafs, and writeContinue reading “Do you celebrate the Autumn Equinox?”
International Day of Peace
Today is the 40th year the world celebrates the International Day of Peace, not very successfully until now, and still peace activists across the globe did not give up yet, and the theme of the year is “Recovering better for an equitable and sustainable world” therefore intending peace not only as an end to intra-humanContinue reading “International Day of Peace “
40 years in the desert call for a celebration
Sukkot is the commemoration of the 40 years Jews spent in the desert, travelling to the Promised Land after being freed from slavery in Egypt. The celebration is of the journey and of the protection God bestowed unto them as they ventured through the perilous desert. Another name is Feast of Tabernacles. The meaning ofContinue reading “40 years in the desert call for a celebration”
Social Sustainability-The ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance)
When we talk about governance we mean rules, principles, rights, responsibilities and expectations concerning how a body should function as a standard, applicable to any type of body, be it in the private sector, public or third sector. To this end the ESG (Environment, Social and Governance) was created, to apply, in the private sector,Continue reading “Social Sustainability-The ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance) “
International Day of Democracy
Happy democracy day to everyone, as through our articles and research we have identified in democracy the best system available to promote social sustainability we feel this celebration very close to us. Why this day? This was the day when Nigeria became a democratic country, and this turning point in this major African country hasContinue reading “International Day of Democracy “
Social Sustainability – Social Cohesion
Social Cohesion is the process that build shared values within a community, aiming at eliminating or reducing inequality when it comes to wealth and income, empowering people to develop a feeling of belonging, attachment and responsibility from being part of that community, overcoming together challenges and obstacles. One of the main aspects, and desired resultsContinue reading “Social Sustainability – Social Cohesion “
Tzom Gedeliah – It’s time to fast
This is a Jewish commemoration event that takes place today from sunrise to sunset, the Fast of Gedalia. This is done in remembrance of Gedeliah, governor of Judah, eliminated by the Persians and with him ended Jewish autonomy, destruction of the Temple, and beginning of the Babylonian captivity. It is a sad remembrance, and henceContinue reading “Tzom Gedeliah – It’s time to fast “
International Literacy Day
Did you know that in the world today we still have 773 million adults who lack basic literacy skills, and 617 million youths who do not achieve basic reading and maths proficiency? If you thought illiteracy was a thing of the past, well it is not. This day exists for the last 60 years, remarkingContinue reading “International Literacy Day”
Shanah Tova – Happy New
Can you imagine the taste of apples dipped in honey, warm delicious briskets, cakes, then you are likely celebrating the Jewish New Year and toasting to Shanah Tova to the “head of the year”, and you are in for two days of celebrations. What is the commemoration? But of course the creation of the world,Continue reading “Shanah Tova – Happy New”
International Day of Charity
Charity seems to have somehow gained a negative connotation recently, as disempowering, almost becoming an antonym to development, and conscience washing limited to giving away, up to creating dependence on caregiving. But is it really? The famous quote says “give someone a fish and you will feed them for one, teach them to fish andContinue reading “International Day of Charity “
The role of Inclusion and Diversity in Social Sustainability
Simply said “Put people first” as stated by the United Nations’ Development Goals, and that translates as addressing the poor and vulnerable through social inclusion, which is done by; empowering people, building resilient society, cohesion, and the accountability, transparency and responsibility of institutions. Environmental and economic sustainability can’t happen without addressing diversity and inclusion, and,Continue reading “The role of Inclusion and Diversity in Social Sustainability “
Happy birthday Lord Krishna, yes celebrating his birthday of countless years, as tonight at midnight he’s born, giving way to a time for fasting and singing. In devotee homes you can find today washed and cleaned statues of Baby Krishna as part of the worship, and once the fasting is broken there comes the festivityContinue reading “Krishna Janmashtami”
Social Sustainability and The Quality of Life
We are going to start going deeper into social sustainability by looking at the quality of life, concerning communities and population as a whole. Communities are made of environmental, economic and social systems that provide them with meaningful, healthy and productive life for the members of today and tomorrow. Although there are cultural aspects andContinue reading “Social Sustainability and The Quality of Life”
Better Communication and New Thinking Patterns
Hi Heli, looks like we are going to set up a nice cooperation with each other in delivering some game-changing trainings, so let’s use this chance to acquaint you with our readers and followers until they will get to work with you in person and get to know you better.
Trending Social Sustainability?
It is a fact that today’s buyers are interested in goods that are sustainable, paying special attention to social sustainability, just look at fair trade, or fashion, a clear example where consumers demanded goods produced taking into consideration labour rights and against exploitation. There is a general demand out there that crops are grown sustainablyContinue reading “Trending Social Sustainability?”
World Humanitarian Day
Before anything else, we invite you all to follow the campaign #RealLifeHeroes, which is a thank you to all the people who made it their mission to help others in need, and they are celebrated today, the real heroes who did and do their best to support and rescue others in the most dire conditionsContinue reading “World Humanitarian Day”
The Feast of the Assumption
Today Catholics from all over the world celebrate the Assumption, to commemorate the day when Virgin Mary’s body ascended to heaven. And this very important holiday is accompanied by parades, colours, fireworks, processions and blessing of the harvests. Although as a festivity and celebration it only started to be officially celebrated only in the earlyContinue reading “The Feast of the Assumption”
Your First Steps Towards Social Sustainability
There are 3 pillar to sustainability, environmental, economic and social, otherwise known as Planet, Profit, People; and generally sustainability is the process and goal to meet our needs without jeopardising those of future generations. In order of investment of research and resources environment is the primary one, and economic sustainability has been gaining grounds, however,Continue reading “Your First Steps Towards Social Sustainability”
Happy New Year!
Awal Muharram, the Muslim New Year’s celebration. Awal means beginning and Muharram is the beginning of the New Year, marked by the Hijra, the journey from Mecca to Medina. The Islamic calendar is Lunar rather than solar, which means events and dates are not static and change (according to the Julian and Gregorian calendars) andContinue reading “Happy New Year!”
Yay! International Youth Day
Today is the chance to celebrate and mainstream youth voices, projects, initiatives, actions and recognise the equal, universal and meaningful participation and engagement. As well as importance of peer support and learning, to underline the importance for youth to participate in social, economic and political life and its processes, both local and global. In orderContinue reading “Yay! International Youth Day”
International Day of the World’s Indigenous People
This day goes by the motto “Remember your origin”, as a reminder that somewhere in our memetic and genetic memory we all were indigenous people who lived by different rules than we do today, another sense of community and relationship to the ecosystem, and some members of our global community still do, as a matterContinue reading “International Day of the World’s Indigenous People”
What is Social Sustainability?
There are many approaches and branches that stem off the concept of sustainability, one of them is social sustainability, as interestingly enough it is so far the least explored and invested upon. It may be because of the lack of a clear definition, or because this is seen as something more pertinent to the ThirdContinue reading “What is Social Sustainability? “
Lughnasadh sona duit
Happy Sun Festival In ancient times in the lands of Europe that were dominated by the Celts this day celebrated the very first harvest, which was combined with the celebration of Lugh, the Sun God, as through his blessing the crops grew rich and plentiful. For this reason this was regarded a very festive andContinue reading “Lughnasadh sona duit”
International Day of Friendship
Friendship was defined as sharing the human spirit, and can’t think of a more beautiful definition, despite the challenges we face by living on this planet with its division and crises such as poverty, violence and abuse which constantly threaten peace and development as obstacles to harmony among the people of the world. How toContinue reading “International Day of Friendship”
Feast of the Sacrifice
One day, God, to test Abraham’s resolve and obedience asked him to sacrifice his only son Ismail, and Abraham obeyed carrying his son to the altar and ready to sacrifice him to the Almighty, however in the last moment Ismail was replaced by a mutton who was instead sacrificed. This recurrence is celebrated in IslamContinue reading “Feast of the Sacrifice”
The Saddest Day of the Year
On the Jewish calendar, this is the saddest day of the year, marked by fasting, deprivation and prayer, culminating 3 weeks period to commemorate the destruction of the temple, as well as other tragedies faced by the Jewish people throughout their history. Jews wandering in the desert for 40 years, Holy Temples in Jerusalem destroyedContinue reading “The Saddest Day of the Year”
Journey of a Lifetime
On these days millions of Muslims will endeavour in the journey of a lifetime, a demanding journey to get the chance to clear past sins and refresh their souls, as the pilgrims travel to Mecca to accomplish the Hajj, one of the pillars of Islam, a pilgrimage that a devout Muslim needs to carry outContinue reading “Journey of a Lifetime”
World Youth Skills Day
Is a global UN celebration to raise awareness on how important it is to give young people the necessary skills for employment, quality work and entrepreneurship. And since it has been an opportunity of dialogue between youth, vocational education and training institutions, firms, employers, unions, and policymakers. The pandemic has disrupted a lot of theseContinue reading “World Youth Skills Day”
World Population Day
“Rights and choices are the answer: Whether baby boom or bust, the solution to shifting fertility rates lies in prioritizing the reproductive health and rights of all people” UN On the one hand, it took us hundreds of thousands of years to grow up to one billion, and a mere 200 to grow seven timesContinue reading “World Population Day”
The Martyrdom of Bab
It was in the morning of July the 9th in Tabriz, today Iran, when the merchant named Bab was accused of blasphemy and sentenced to death. Bab was the founder of the Baha’i faith. The faithful believe in the miracle but upon being shot by the firing squad, when the smoke cleared he was nowhereContinue reading “The Martyrdom of Bab”
Advancing of the Desert
World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought Since 1995 the global community has set this day to remind our struggle to contrast desertification and drought which is an ongoing, at time worsening, threat to our ecosystems, livelihoods, environment and economy, and to this day too little has be done about it. 1.5 billion people dependContinue reading “Advancing of the Desert”
By Eleni Michail What are you wishing for your life? What would you invite to come? We always wish for something more in our life, especially around the beginning of a new year. We may be satisfied and thankful with the “place” we are right now, but we definitely wish for something new or somethingContinue reading “Responsible Wishing”
By Eleni Michail Do you remember when we were children and our perception of time was different? Do you recall the age when time was unmeasurable and sometimes 10 seconds felt like 1 hour or 1 hour felt like 10 seconds? These were moment we really delved into the present moment. Living with mindfulness ourContinue reading “Living Timelessly”
Demise of the Community Organiser
Martyrdom of Guru Arjan Dev Sahib Today the Sikh followers recall the Martyrdom of Guru Arjjan Dev Sahib, the first Sikh martyr, who was tortured and executed in 1606 in Lahore after refusing to abandon his faith disobeying the orders of Mughal Emperor Jahangir. Guru Arjan’s legacy was the first Sikh scripture, the Adi GranthContinue reading “Demise of the Community Organiser”
What Is Buried Is Not Dead
By Eleni Michail, I do not believe in superficial celebrations. I believe in honouring the value of things and beings. And today, being the international day of women, I wish to honour the value of the feminine traits in us, traits in both women and men, traits which were suppressed, silenced, wounded, buried… On aContinue reading “What Is Buried Is Not Dead”
Seeds of Change
Youth Growth through positive environmental engagement Today we are going to start a new series of articles, this time honouring the work and practice of our colleague and friend eco-trainer and coach Eleni Michail from Cyprus, who offers us a hands-on practical approach to linking youth development to nature’s processes and the More-Than-Human world. OurContinue reading “Seeds of Change”
Reimagine, Recreate, Restore – the time is now
Join us in celebrating the World Environment Day World Food and Agriculture Organisation reports that there is at least going to be 1 billion hectares of land degraded in the next year, that is the size of Europe. Today 3.2 billion people are affected by land degradation, affecting both quality and quality of food andContinue reading “Reimagine, Recreate, Restore – the time is now”
THE RESOLUTION (THE END?) (Pat 12)
This article was originally published on “To Say Nothing of the Cat”, the author’s personal blog where he explores the connections between storytelling and contemporary culture As the end of the year approaches, so does the conclusion of my series on the Hero’s Journey. This post is dedicated to the very reason why all journeys start: toContinue reading “THE RESOLUTION (THE END?) (Pat 12)”
Pentecost comes from Greek, meaning 50th day, and it is one of the main Christian celebrations, commemorating the time when the Holy Spirit descended upon the apostles
DEATH AND REBIRTH (Part 11)
By Carmine Rodi Falanga This article was originally published on “To Say Nothing of the Cat”, the author’s personal blog where he explores the connections between storytelling and contemporary culture I know, the title of this post may sound a little exaggerated, maybe even scary. But it describes effectively the stage that comes next in the structureContinue reading “DEATH AND REBIRTH (Part 11)”
International Day for Biological Diversity
UN declared the 22nd of may International Day for Biological Diversity, the aim is to raise awareness, as well as increasing the understanding of biodiversity issues
World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development
to advance the four goals of the UNESCO Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions adopted on 20 October 2005
World Bee Day
The UN General Assembly unanimously adopted a resolution on 20 December 2017 declaring 20 May World Bee Day.
Shavuot – The Feast of Weeks
its religious significance is connected to the Exodus of the Jewish people
The Night of Power
Laylat al-Qadr, Tonight is the holiest night in Islam, as this is the night when the Holy Quran was told to the Prophet Muhammad by Jibrail, the Angel, and occurs on the final 10 days of Ramadan.
UN General Assembly, issued resolution 72/130 declaring 16th of may as International Day of Living Together in Peace
International Day of Light
UNESCO has promoted the International Day of Light, to celebrate scientific advancement and the benefit it brings to us.
THE JOURNEY BACK HOME (Part 10)
By Carmine Rodi Falanga This article was originally published on “To Say Nothing of the Cat”, the author’s personal blog where he explores the connections between storytelling and contemporary culture After the Reward, the mission might seem complete. The enemy has been defeated, the treasure is taken, the (prince / princess / frog) has been kissed. TheContinue reading “THE JOURNEY BACK HOME (Part 10)”
Eid-Al-Fitr, Eid Mubarak!
Eid Mubarak! To all Muslim believers, as Ramadan comes to an end for this year, Allah’s revelation of the Quran was duly celebrated,
the strongest of the generative and caring archetype, that of the mother, the giver of life
THE REWARD (Part 9)
By Carmine Rodi Falanga This article was originally published on “To Say Nothing of the Cat”, the author’s personal blog where he explores the connections between storytelling and contemporary culture It is done! We faced our deepest fear, entered the Cave, killed the dragon. We didn’t even think it was possible but – here we are. WeContinue reading “THE REWARD (Part 9)”
World Migratory Bird Day:
“Sing, Fly, Soar – Like a Bird!” is this year’s theme of the World Migratory Bird Day 2021, to celebrate the glory, resilience and importance of avian life
Happy Easter to all Orthodox Christians
today we are gong to explore Easter traditions popular among Slavic cultures, specifically Russia, as this was the most resilient celebration that managed to continue
THE DARK CAVE (Part 8)
By Carmine Rodi Falanga This article was originally published on “To Say Nothing of the Cat”, the author’s personal blog where he explores the connections between storytelling and contemporary culture This is it. It’s the darkest hour. The scariest of our fears. It’s when the danger becomes real. In the narrative of “The Hero’s Journey“,Continue reading “THE DARK CAVE (Part 8)”
Labour Day – Working Towards Our Species’ Future
From slavery to serfdom we have made gigantic steps in terms of worker’s rights,
Beltane – Life is a celebration
Beltane is a very ancient festival, likely lost somewhere in the mist of times among North-West European peoples and cultures
Today is an important Jewish holiday, just in between Passover and Shavuot and a break from mourning of the Omer. A propitious day for weddings (the only day during the Omer when they are allowed) light bonfires and getting haircuts. Just a little preamble, Omer is a time of mourning and grief, in remembrance of a time in the past when a plague killed most of Rabbi Akiva’s students as divine punishment for lacking respect.
As we explored in our previous article on Good Friday, it holds the same meaning across the whole of Christianity regardless if Catholic, Orthodox or Protestant, therefore today in wishing well to all Orthodox Christians, we want to stress Holy Friday traditions and customs across Orthodox Christian believers.
World Day for Safety and Health at Work
We are proud to join and support the global campaign for safety and health at work. As well as to take a minute, especially this year, to honour and remember all the workers victims of occupational accidents and diseases, both due to accidental tragedies but also due to negligence which could and should have been prevented.
Best wishes to all Jain followers and believers celebrating today The Birth Of The 24th Tirthankar – Mahavir Jayanti.
Happy Birthday Hanuman
Hanuman Jayanti celebrates the birth of Hindu God Hanuman, although there is not really a fixed date that celebrates Hanuman the divinity that oversees victory against evil and protection, today is one of those days. Regardless all Hindu believers celebrate his birth.
FRIENDS AND FOES AND THOSE IN BETWEEN (Part 7)
By Carmine Rodi Falanga This article was originally published on “To Say Nothing of the Cat”, the author’s personal blog where he explores the connections between storytelling and contemporary culture Often, the most exciting part of a story is when the “company of heroes” is formed. Many of such names are so iconic that have become symbolsContinue reading “FRIENDS AND FOES AND THOSE IN BETWEEN (Part 7)”
Jesus Christ makes a triumphant entry in Jerusalem on this day, day before Jewish Passover, and is welcomed by the city’s people waving throngs as he rides in on a donkey, clothes and alive branches are set on his path as blessing, following the spreading news that he had just resurrected Lazarus from the dead.
Today Orthodox Christians celebrate Lazarus of Bethany, the man resurrected by Jesus Christ, a day of joy and celebration amidst the austerity and penance of Lent fasting, within the sorrowful week that precedes the death and resurrection of the Son of God.
World Earth Day
This year’s Earth Day will be very special, as it will be honoured by a a global climate summit hosted by the United States, a further acknowledgement and recognition for the need of immediate action. Earth Day was a movement that started in 1970, and was honoured by the Paris Agreement assigning the 22nd of April as World Earth Day.
It marks the culmination of the spring festival of Vasanta Navratri (Chaitra Navratri) which begins on Ugadi. Completing the celebrations of Lord Rama’s birth.
World Creativity and Innovation Day
Indeed creativity and innovation do need to be celebrated, acknowledged and fostered, today more than ever, because this is exactly what we need the most today. Humanity’s at a turning point, where the solutions of the past have become the problems of the present.
THE ROAD OF TRIALS (Part 6)
By Carmine Rodi Falanga This article was originally published on “To Say Nothing of the Cat”, the author’s personal blog where he explores the connections between storytelling and contemporary culture Or, nobody is born a hero. This chapter is dedicated to all the efforts necessary to get out of a limited conditions, and achieve greatness.Continue reading “THE ROAD OF TRIALS (Part 6)”
The Most Great Festival
Today the Baha’i believers remember the Bahà u’llah declaration that he was a manifestation of God. Starts tonight at sunset and will continue for twelve days, also known as the Most Great Festival. Back in 1863 Baháʼu’lláh was in Ridvan (translates as Paradise) near Baghdad and there he made his declaration after spending 12 daysContinue reading “The Most Great Festival”
World Art Day
Remember reading somewhere that Earth without Art is just Eh, and that really resonated, and so true this is. Art nurtures creativity, innovation and cultural diversity for all peoples across the globe and plays an important role in sharing knowledge and encouraging curiosity and dialogue.
Solar Year….now it starts!
Wishing all a happy Baisakhi Day, marking the beginning of the solar year for both Hindus and Sikh, though this festivity appears to be more heartfelt by the latter. As Sikhs begin this day by attending service at the Gurdwara before attending a street procession called Nagar Kirtan along the streets, accompanied by singing, chanting and plenty of colours, and once over families and friends gather together to share a good meal in great company.
From today until the 21st of April we will celebrate Rama Navami, the birth of Lord Rama, as it culminates the Spring Fest of Vasanta Navratri. Indeed one of the main festivals enjoyed by all Hindu believers.
Hindi New Year
Happy New Year to all Hindi believers and followers. As springtime’s return to life also marks the beginning of the new annual cycle, nature comes to life and so does the world as it awakens after the winter’s sleep. It is a time marked with sweets, gifts, greeting of goodwill, and also to wear something new to symbolically mark the new beginning.
Happy wishes, Ramadan Kareen, as we enter the 9th month of the Islamic calendar, and literally translates as “burning/scorching heat’” which per se does not sound too promising but makes sense, that month was when the Quran was first revealed to the prophet Muhammad by Allah.
CROSSING THE THRESHOLD (Part 5)
By Carmine Rodi Falanga This article was originally published on “To Say Nothing of the Cat”, the author’s personal blog where he explores the connections between storytelling and contemporary culture We are finally ready. Or at least, as ready as we can. It’s time to pack and step into the Big Unknown! Usually alone, or following theContinue reading “CROSSING THE THRESHOLD (Part 5)”
Let’s light a candle on “Yom HaShoah Ve-Hagevurah” Day of remembrance of the Holocaust and the Heroism. One of darkest and most insane pages of human history, where our overrational-industrial age mentality was applied to human destruction and death, making it an efficient system just like a factory chain, including anyone who who felt, thought, looked different, even when those differences were subjectively and aptly created..
World Health Day
Since 1950, the world today celebrates the World Health Day. The COVID-19 pandemic has undercut recent health gains, pushed more people into poverty and food insecurity, and amplified gender, social and health inequities.
Sports for Development and Peace
It was many years ago during a work trip to Denmark, that I came across some physical education instructors from public schools, sharing stories about education and practices they shared that in Denmark P.E. classes removed all elements of competition from the sports they practiced, and rather took sports class as an opportunity for teamContinue reading “Sports for Development and Peace”
Good Friday it is
Many Christians today celebrate Good Friday, the culmination of Jesus Christ’s humanity, as on this day the Son of God, chooses to accept his faith and be crucified suffering excruciating and very human pain on the Calvary before resurrecting on Easter Day and defeating death.
International Day of Conscience
“”disregard and contempt for human rights have resulted in barbarous acts which have outraged the conscience of humankind, and the advent of a world in which human beings shall enjoy freedom of speech and belief and freedom from fear and want has been proclaimed as the highest aspiration of the common people.” And “”all humanContinue reading “International Day of Conscience”
Easter’s Upon Us
Following the sorrowful days in remembrance of Jesus Christ’s death on the Cross comes what is considered the most important Christian Festivity, Easter, when the Son of God resurrected and thus defeated death, showing the way of human redemption and the way to eternal life. More simply Easter is the celebration of life, forty daysContinue reading “Easter’s Upon Us”
MEETING THE MENTOR (Part 4)
Odysseus, the reluctant hero, is about to leave for the War of Troy. He knows the war will not be an easy one: dangerous, uncertain, long. His heart is heavy: he is leaving behind his beloved island Ithaca and his family, his wife Penelope and his newborn son Telemachus.
World Autism Awareness Day
Last year’s theme was “Transition to Adulthood – by becoming a full and equal participant in the social, economic and political life of the community.” And we would like to stress that even more today, as this year was very demanding on everyone, with uncertainties, a looming pandemic and crisis, there has been a riseContinue reading “World Autism Awareness Day”
We at Rescogita thought of starting this day with a prank, instead decide to give you some fun and trivia of why the 1st day of April is dedicated to fool, jokes and pranks, and hope you do enjoy. It believed that this tradition goes all the way back to ancient Egypt, thought to beContinue reading “April’s Fish”