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”

Responsible Wishing

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”

Living Timelessly

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”

Child Labour is a Crime

It is shocking that so far into the XXI century we still need a day to keep in mind that we still did not eradicate the problem of child labour, although progress was registered across the planet, this still remains a major challenge, upon reading that today 152 million children are victims of child labourContinue reading “Child Labour is a Crime”

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”

World Ocean’s Day

The 30×30 Campaign  Since 1992 this day was proclaimed World Oceans Day, it is both a celebration of this wondrous shared ecosystem and a call to action, a moment for individuals, communities and others to celebrate that natural element after which our Earth is called the Blue Planet. We have a duty, and that isContinue reading “World Ocean’s Day”

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”

person on a bridge near a lake


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)”

mountains with crepuscular ray


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)”

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