Youth Leadership Foundation Partners with WYA for its 2022 Summer Programs

 This summer, the Youth Leadership Foundation (YLF), a non-profit based in Washington DC, is implementing the Human Dignity Curriculum (HDC) in its “character classes” for its 2022 summer programs. YLF levels the playing field for students to achieve academic success and serves youth in concentrated areas of disadvantage throughout the DC area. Throughout the school […]

Meet the 2018 Viktor Frankl Awardees | 10 Ways to Start the Year Right with WYA

  GLOBAL NEWSLETTER JANUARY 2018   We welcome 2018 with a bang as we introduce our Viktor Frankl Awardees.This year, two events to definitely watch out for is the 19th WYA Birthday Ball on March 10 and the 15th International Solidarity Forum on Human Dignity and Bioethics on March 5-8. Both will be held in New York City, so be sure to reserve […]

How I Got My Voice Back: My WYA International Internship Experience

What’s on your mind? If you are a Facebook user, you will recognize these words at an instant. It gleams at you as you open Facebook– gray, translucent and harmless. But what else can it signify? I’d argue that it actually reflects something much bigger. Unlike my peers online, I find it quite difficult to […]

100 Years of Friendship: Centesimus Annus

Pope St. John Paul II proposed to do two things in his encyclical letter Centesimus Annus (on the hundredth anniversary of Pope Leo XIII’s encyclical Rerum Novarum [of new things]):  look back at the earlier document “itself in order to discover anew the richness of the fundamental principles which it formulated for dealing with the […]

A Tale of Two Shoes: Children of Heaven, a Review

Give us the luxuries of life, and we will dispense with the necessities.  – G.K. Chesterton, 1920 Children of Heaven is an introspective film. Directed by Majid Majidi, Children of Heaven was the first Iranian film to be nominated for an Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film, and it secured an American box office […]

Loving All: The Story of Les Choristes

All my life I have been surrounded by music, and I’ve loved every second of it. Growing up exposed to music, I saw the world in a different way; instead of simply seeing a clock’s pendulum swing back in forth, I would match the march of the seconds to the rhythmic flickering of the router […]

In Favor of Eccentrics (Notes from the Casale Street)

U prilog ekscentricima (Zapisi iz ulice Casale) [tabs] [tab title=”English”] “They broke me, put me in a vase and they say they love me,” Rovinj painter Slobodan Vuličević said about himself. That is a quote which today, six years after his death, is in the collection of his thoughts published in the book Notes from […]

On The Worth of Workers

In the sphere of economics … new structures for the production of consumer goods had progressively taken shape. A new form of property had appeared—capital; and a new form of labor—labor for wages, characterized by high rates of production which lacked due regard for sex, age or family situation, and were determined solely by efficiency, […]

FEMM Teacher Training Course in Malta

“FEMM Teacher Training Course na Malti” Last September 26-27,2015, the core team of FEMM, Ms. Anna and Judy Halpine held a FEMM teacher training course in Malta. Silvija Šijak shares her story and her key takeaways of human dignity and her fellow Maltese women. [tabs] [tab title=”English”] Even before becoming a WYA member, I was already […]

Man’s Search for Meaning, a Review

Man´s search for meaning is one of those unforgettable books that can provoke a change in your way of looking at life and the people around you. The book has two clearly differentiated parts. On the one hand, the first half of Man’s Search for Meaning describes life in Nazi concentration camp in light of […]