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 [...]

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 [...]

Intelligence and sexism

Prejudice, in its most refined and profound expression, is invisible. How many times have we heard praise from women, for their intellectual skills? Yet, how easy it is for men to be noticed in their attributes of intelligence and education, often not much developed…

Benjamin Teixeira de Aguiar and Spiritual Friends Bethel, CT, metropolitan region [...]

The need for union

It is necessary a greater unity among Spiritists, among Catholics, among various Christian denominations… Yet, friend, the topic is much broader, more serious and profound. Our Lord Jesus, from the height of the Cross, beseeched the Supreme Being: “Father, may they all be One.” The required union far transcends the narrow limits of the religious [...]

Fraternity without borders

Let’s understand the importance of experiencing the bonds of fraternity, inside and outside circuits of blood or marriage, so that we not only grow toward the great network of universal fraternity, but that we also improve the quality of our most intimate affective bonds.

May all interpersonal contact be guided by the idea of equality [...]