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Il Signore passò davanti a lui, e gridò:
“Il Signore! Il Signore!
Il Dio misericordioso e pietoso,
lento all’ira,
ricco di bontà e fedeltà,
che conserva la sua bontà fino alla millesima generazione,
che perdona l’iniquità, la trasgressione e il peccato,
ma non terrà il colpevole per innnocente;
che punisce l’iniquità dei padri sopra i figli e sopra i figli dei figli, fino alla terza e alla quarta generazione!”
(Es. 34, 6-7)

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Simon Wiesenthal was one of the first to discuss what happened to homosexuals before and during the Holocaust and about the anti-gay edict that Heinrich Himmler enacted in 1937. Watch this clip in commemoration of Gay Pride Month where the Simon Wiesenthal Center remembers those who were persecuted and murdered during the Nazi Holocaust.

Discrimination is treating someone differently, for example because of their skin colour or religion. Watch the video to find out what discrimination is and why equal rights matter. Read the answers to frequently asked questions and watch the personal stories of some young people.

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A strong signal to combat climate change ahead of the German elections

24.09.21 – Reiner Helmuth

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A new government will be elected in Germany on September 26th of this year. Chancellor Merkel is retiring and this election is generally seen as a directional decision for the republic’s further path. This applies in particular to concrete measures in the area of ​​climate protection and social policy.

“All people, young and old, should be able to have a joyful and livable life on this planet. In order to achieve this, the climate movement must send a clear signal shortly before the election and bring people from all parts of society onto the streets, “says the call for the demonstration.

The previous coalition of Christian Democrats and Social Democrats has failed miserably in this area, according to many scientists, organizations, economists and the general public. In recent years there has been a lot of talk about climate protection, but little concrete has been done. Measures were often postponed far into the future and merely announced as a goal.

This year, the Green Party, with its own candidate for Chancellor Baerbock, stands for the first time with what appears to be great popular support. After Ms. Baerbock’s nomination, it was ahead of the forecast as the strongest party, but lost in voter surveys in the weeks that followed. They see the latest forecasts in third place.

The Friday for Future movement, the Green Party and many other NGOs and organizations now see the need to mobilize a broad public two days before the election and to make the climate goals a central question of the election decision. For this reason, large city demonstrations took place today with well over six hundred thousand participants all over Germany, in more than 400 cities. According to the organizers, there were 100,000 participants in Berlin alone. Among them was Greta Thunberg, who gave a speech.

Many speakers at the event pointed out that the IPCC Sixth Assessment Report (AR6), with the contribution of Working Group I: Scientific Foundations, indicated that:

“It is clear that human influence has warmed the atmosphere, ocean and land. There have been widespread and rapid changes in the atmosphere, ocean, cryosphere and biosphere. ”

In 1647 Fox began to preach publicly:[21] in market-places, fields, appointed meetings of various kinds or even sometimes in “steeple-houses” (churches) after the service. His powerful preaching began to attract a small following. It is not clear at what point the Society of Friends was formed, but there was certainly a group of people who often travelled together. At first, they called themselves “Children of the Light” or “Friends of the Truth”, and later simply “Friends”. Fox seems initially to have had no desire to found a sect, but only to proclaim what he saw as the pure and genuine principles of Christianity in their original simplicity, though he afterward showed great prowess as a religious organiser in the structure he gave to the new society.

There were a great many rival Christian denominations holding very diverse opinions in that period; the atmosphere of dispute and confusion gave Fox an opportunity to put forward his own beliefs through his personal sermons. Fox’s preaching was grounded in scripture but was mainly effective because of the intense personal experience he was able to project.[5] He was scathing about immorality, deceit and the exacting of tithes and urged his listeners to lead lives without sin,[22] avoiding the Ranter‘s antinomian view that a believer becomes automatically sinless. By 1651 he had gathered other talented preachers around him and continued to roam the country despite a harsh reception from some listeners, who would whip and beat them to drive them away.[23] As his reputation spread, his words were not welcomed by all. As an uncompromising preacher, he hurled disputation and contradiction to the faces of his opponents.[24] The worship of Friends in the form of silent waiting punctuated by individuals speaking as the Spirit moved them seems to have been well-established by this time,[25] though it is not recorded how this came to be; Richard Bauman asserts that “speaking was an important feature of the meeting for worship from the earliest days of Quakerism.”[26]

Image by virin000 from Pixabay I was reading “The Collected Poetry Of Dorothy Parker”. These poems are too sad and despondent for my taste. I think probably the author can really release her feelings of being unloved and abandoned through writing these lines, but it feels awful to read it. Actually it’s not only the […]

Quote Of The Day #36 — Haoyan Do

09.11.21 – Santiago de Chile – Redacción Chile

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Pressenza’s production was donated to the Museum of Memory and Human Rights “as a way of leaving historical evidence that this social awakening did indeed take place and was not just a fleeting dream, a passing inspiration, an artistic outburst repressed by the forces of public order”, as Pía Figueroa, Co-Director of the international news agency, pointed out when presenting the book.

“We gather here the main symbols of the revolt, multiplied by the graffiti of so many graffiti artists, coloured by the muralists, sung and chanted by thousands of voices, massified in the performative gestures of so many women, accompanied by the texts of many authors…”, explained David Meléndez, one of the authors together with Riccardo Marinai, designer of the book.

Finally, the muralist Claudio Caiozzi took the floor to testify to his hope in the feeling of human parity registered during the months of social awakening and capable of mobilising – with advances and setbacks – the history of the Chilean people in a luminous direction.

The event was rounded off by various members of the public, including the journalist Claudia Aranda and the teachers’ leader Mario Aguilar.

The book is currently out of print, but is being reprinted. It can be pre-ordered at

The photo-report has images by Claudia Aranda and Marcela Campolo.

Image by StockSnap from Pixabay nickname, sobriquet, alias, aka, moniker, hypocorism I’ve never seen hypocorsim, sobriquet, or moniker being used, but I’ve seen alias, aka, and nickname very often. We all have nicknames and I just love people’s nicknames more than their formal names. For example, American Indian warriors always have wonderful nicknames like Sitting […]

New Word #95: Name — Haoyan Do


Davide died on 8th March 2006. His web site is still at where he put many of his writings, along with many other things about himself. Davide was an extraordinary person, a rare character and I am very glad to have been able to count him as a friend (and Friend).


The ones below are mainly those I did for him before he showed his impressive talent for new technology…


Il Signore del Silenzio / The Lord of Silence

Il Signore del Silenzio by Davide Melodia

The Lord of Silence Translation edited by Simon Grant. This is based on the Peck translation, and is intended to be open to improvement.

Please send me any suggestions for improvement, however small.

Lord of Silence Translation by George T. Peck

The versions may also be seen in parallel, all three, Italian and English, Italian and Peck version, both English versions.


Writings on George Fox

L’Avventura Spirituale di George Fox giovane

Breve sintesi cronologica

Other Quaker writings

I Quaccheri nel Sociale

Other writings

IO e gli Altri | Myself and Others – 1999

Ritmi Sociali – 2000

L’ Emmanuel | Emmanuel – 2002

La Nonviolenza, una scelta difficile | Non-violence: not an easy option – 2002

Maintained by Simon Gra203063558_4097553410313560_2264121320809826925_nnt.

Updated 2006-03-16

Sant’Egidio is a Christian community born in 1968, right after the second Vatican Council. An initiative of Andrea Riccardi, it was born in a secondary school in the centre of Rome. With the years, it has become a network of communities in more than 70 countries of the world. The Community pays attention to the periphery and peripheral people, gathering men and women of all ages and conditions, united by a fraternal tie through the listening of the Gospel and the voluntary and free commitment for the poor and peace.
Prayer, poor and peace are its fundamentals points of reference.
Prayer, based on the listening of the Word of God, is the first deed of the Community: it accompanies and guides life. In Rome and across the world, it is also a meeting and welcome point for whoever would like to listen to the Word of God and address their invocation to the Lord.
The poor are brothers and sisters, friends of the Community. Friendship with whoever is in a moment of need – elderly, homeless, migrants, disabled people, prisoners, street children – is the distinctive trait of the lives of whom is part of Sant’Egidio in the different continents.
The awareness and understanding that war is the mother of all poverties has driven the Community to work for peace: to protect it wherever it is threatened and to help re-build it wherever needed, aiding dialogue between parties when it has been lost. The work to foster peace is lived as a Christian responsibility, part of a bigger service of reconciliation. It is also part of the fraternity lived through ecumenical commitment and interreligious dialogue, in the “Spirit of Assisi”.

 Holocaust survivor and first female President of the European Parliament

Simone Veil

A survivor of Nazi concentration camps, Simone Veil’s childhood and traumatic experiences during the Second World War sowed the seeds of her commitment to a unified Europe, a cause she would champion for the rest of her life.

We were convinced that if the victors of 1945 failed to achieve swift and full reconciliation with Germany, the wounds of a Europe that was already torn between East and West would never heal, and the world would then be on course for another conflict that would be even more devastating than the preceding ones.

Simone Veil

Life and times

Veil’s political ascent began through an early career in law. In 1974 she joined the French government under President Giscard d’Estaing as Minister for Health.

Soon after her appointment, she fought to legalise abortion in France and only succeeded when the opposition in the national assembly joined her cause to push through the law in 1975. It was seen as a significant achievement and the law became widely known as ‘la loi Veil’.

A vision for Europe

When President Giscard d’Estaing asked Veil to head his party’s list in the first direct elections to the European Parliament in 1979, she jumped at the chance.

Veil was duly elected to Parliament, which chose her as its President, thus becoming leader of the first directly elected European Parliament and the first woman to head any EU institution. Two years later, she won the Charlemagne Prize, the award honouring a person’s contributions to European unity.

The European Parliament’s tribute to Simone Veil.

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We must act and dare the appropiateness and not whatever comes to our mind not floating in the likelihood but grasp the reality as brave as we can be freedom lies in action not in the absence of mind obedience knows the essence of good and satisfies it, freedom dares to act and returns God the ultimate judgment of what is right and what is wrong, Obedience performs blindly but Freedom is wide awake Freedom wants to know why, Obedience has its hands tied, Freedom is inventive obedient man respects God’s commands and by virtu of his Freedom, he creats new commands. Both Obedience and Freedom come true in responsability (Dietrich Bonhoeffer)

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