Culture January 2018

Mexico. The Tarahumara. The pillars Of The World.

Dance and healing are strongly linked to the culture of the Tarahumara, an ethnic group living in the state of Chihuahua, in northern Mexico. The Sierra Tarahumara, in the north of Mexico, is a region of striking contrasts with great cultural, linguistic, ecological, ritual and landscape diversities. The Tarahumara (Rarámuri), along with the Pimas (O’odham),…

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Angola. ‘The Thinker’.

When we visited the Anthropological Museum of Luanda we were fascinated by a small statue known as ‘The Thinker’, which is the cultural symbol of Angola and to which an evocative apologue is linked. The National Museum of Anthropology (Museu Nacional de Antropologia), which is located in the Barrio dos Coqueiros of Luanda, is one…

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Uganda. The Bwola, The Royal Dance.

Among the many cultural dances of the Acholi people, who live in the northern region of Uganda, the Bwola dance is known as a royal dance performed before the chiefs. Unlike many tribes in Uganda that were ruled by kings and still maintain their kingdoms, the Acholi people were governed or ruled by chiefs in…

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10 Ways We Pretend War is Not a Crime.

Advocacy, more than economic interests, is about consciousness and knowledge. It is about building a strong democracy, holding those in power accountable. It is about…

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Why the Hippo lives in the Water.

Many years ago the hippopotamus, whose name was Isantim, was one of the biggest kings on the land; he was second only to the elephant. The…

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Youth & Mission

Saving the Planet and Ourselves.

Australia, Philippines, California and Central and South Africa have been recently hit by severe drought and endless forest fires.  Thousands are suffering. Plants and animals perish.…

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