Fanaticism and terrorism everywhere

Fanaticism is an imbalance of the human perceptions and cognitive functions, not restricted to religious circles.

Terrorism does not only happen in its most obvious expression, as an unfortunate development of the distortion of spiritual tenets, but extends to any order of intolerance, fomenting, directly or indirectly, psychological, verbal or physical violence: of [...]

Simplism, cynicism and perversity of the atheistic activism, in the planetary urgency we are going through

The combat to all forms of prejudice that hurt human dignity – such as racism, sexism, LGBTphobia, elitism, the depreciation of people with physical or mental disabilities, of immigrants or refugees – currently receives, very rightly, great applause from the media and from academic circles.

However, a kind of collective outbreak arises, when it comes [...]

The blessing of aging

Recife, Brazil. January 11, 1985. The last soap opera of the night had just finished, and my paternal great-aunt, Julieta (deceased in 1997), whose house I was staying for a few weeks, during the summer holidays early that year, went to talk to her neighbors, in that old-fashioned habit of placing chairs in front of [...]

From the feminine perspective

As an organization in special status with the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), since 2018, the Instituto Salto Quântico (Sociedade Filantrópica Maria de Nazaré) has been invited once again1 to submit a written statement, in the preparatory preambles of CSW65 — The sixty-fifth session of the Commission on the Status of Women —, to [...]

Your freedom… angel or demon?

Free will without discernment constitutes a wide-open door to the loss of one’s own freedom.

Only with a spirit of judicious reflection, with a refined critical and self-critical sense, with a clear notion of ethical principles and humanitarian values, can human beings make more conscious choices, better fitting their own and the common good.

The [...]