4th May is the anniversary of the emergence of universal humanism and reason for celebration for humanists around the world. On that date, with the help of Silo, was born a movement that works on many fronts of human endeavor with the goal of humanizing the Earth.
On May 4, 1969, during the dictatorship in Argentina and amid great security measures intended to discourage the call, Mario Rodríguez Cobos – nicknamed Silo-, gave his first public exhibition," The Healing of Suffering”. That first presentation marked the beginning of a current of thought and action known as New or Universalist Humanism, which is exposed in the works of Silo and of various authors who were inspired by him.
This thought, which also implies a feeling and a way of life, is reflected in many fields of human endeavor, giving rise to various organizations and fronts of action. All of them are applied to specific areas of activity with a common goal of humanizing the Earth, thus contributing to increase freedom and happiness of human beings.
Universal Humanism is also the base of the Convergence of Cultures, an organism that applies to the dialogue between cultures and combating all forms of violence and discrimination.
We invite members and supporters of Convergence of Cultures around the world to celebrate this anniversary together with other humanists, either by attending the celebrations in the parks of study and reflection scattered around the planet, either by holding meetings in their cities.
It is good to remember, celebrate and be grateful that we are many volunteers worldwide working daily to eradicate the eyesore of violence and build a Universal Human Nation.
Translated to English by Vanesa Juárez Casado