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What is Social Threefolding and Why Is It Integral In Today’s Society?

In this 2023 journal article, Matthew David Segall looks at Rudolf Steiner’s proposal for the three-folding of society and its relevance in today’s world. The three-folding concept differentiates economic, political, and cultural domains to promote clarity and healthy development in each area. The article argues that such differentiation can help […]

Does Not Spiritual Enlightenment Also Entail Social Enlightenment?

The time has come to let all those engaged in the spiritual path unite with the oppressed of the earth to take on a new grand undertaking to reinvent the world! Even our meditations now can no longer shun the groans of pain and the anguish of the poor – for the shouts come from within the depths of our very souls.

Lifebank Proposal Writing Workshop: An invitation to turn your dreams into a reality

22-24 November 2019 Lifebank Microfinance Foundation, CBE Organic, Center for Bayanihan Economics, Angat, Bulacan Many, especially young people, have the entrepreneurial, visionary, can-do spirit, not only in the economy but also in culture, and even making political systems work for Filipinos. These individuals are passionate about their vision for a […]

Switching on Compassion

“I prefer a government run like hell by Filipinos…” – Manuel Quezon

Look, Quezon got his wish. We have a government run like hell! And the end of hell is nowhere in sight.

The Philippines has been facing different kinds of hell for as long as I can remember. But I personally have not yet felt this level of pain and fear for the country.

Duterte administration has been very explicit with its ‘War on drugs.’ Although drugs may be one of the problematic areas in the country, I strongly feel that this war has gone too far. 

A death of a 17-year-old boy, Kian Delos Santos have recently spark outrage among Filipinos. 2 shots in the ear, 1 at the back killed Kian. “First at the inside of the ear and second at the back of the left ear. Third entry at the back of the body of Kian,” said PAO chief Acosta. Although Kian could not cry anymore for help, his wounds speak for itself. There were reports that said Kian was shot while lying down. The killing was intentional.

Do We Really Care About the Demise of Our Democracy?

Recently, I received a flurry of text messages and calls from my friends. They were upset by the decision of the Congressional Commission on Appointments (CA) to reject Ms. Gina Lopez as Secretary of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources of the Philippine Government. Lopez is considered by tens of thousands to be one of the best public servants of the Duterte Administration.