In the 18th century, philosopher Jean-Jacques Rousseau wrote “all education for women must be relative to men. To please them, to be useful to them, to be loved and honored by them, to raise them when young, to look after them when grown, to counsel them, to console them, to make their lives pleasant and sweet: these are the duties of women at all times, and which we must teach them from childhood onwards.”Read More
Geneva, November 18, 2019—November 20th marks the United Nations Universal Children’s Day and the fifth anniversary of the International SexEd Day favouring Sexuality Education from childhood as recommended by the experts of several research reports of international institutions, including UNESCO and the WHO European Office.Read More
In his chronicle of August 15th, 2019 entitled “Re-enchanting the world”, published on the Internet in the newspaper “La Tribune”, Sébastien Lévesque, shares his sense of wonder at the cosmos and what appears as an infinite universe that we can contemplate night after night: “… we are children of the cosmos, brought about by it, from chemical elements formed directly in the heart of the stars, which in a way are our grandmothers”. Even though, for the author, science “… allows us to free ourselves from the barriers that separate us from each other and from the whole of nature”, and though “… science and spirituality can very well go hand in hand”, his words, as poetic as they may be, remain rooted in the theory of evolution: “We then find that our existence is the result of a long and gradual process of evolution of the cosmos…”.Read More
I just finished Maurice Druon’s book The Damned Kings (“Les Rois maudits”). This reading inspired me to write a text about unaccountability. It is worth noting, as Paul Ohl says, that the historical novel involves dialogues that are always inspired by the historical context of proven facts. Druon imagines a retort by Adam Orleton, Bishop of Hereford to Queen Isabella of France, Queen of England (1292-1358) “Must one, so as not to destroy a single life, risk destroying many others?” p 1063.Read More
Montreal, September 21, 2019— Our humanity is at a crucial turning point of its existence. International tensions and the risks of self-destruction by a global nuclear war are higher than ever!Read More
Whoever proposes to replace the current political systems with something like anarchism has completely lost his mind! “Don’t you think we are sufficiently drenched in anarchy, with the systems in place”, I hear you say in reaction to such an idea… Well precisely, we’re not “drenched” in it enough, and moreover not at all! Like many other ideas, the idea of anarchy is misunderstood, being associated with chaos and disorder, which it is absolutely not.Read More
Being constantly solicited to give, we easily open our wallet to help: for research, to counter famine, to relieve misery.
Some choose to volunteer to directly reach out to others where there is a need for mutual assistance.Read More