The following event details have been shared with us by Bedrock Books.
So, if you have a passion for peace and a little time to spare, you are very warmly invited to this special event, to support the launch of the book Peace is Possible in the summer of 2019.
Registration is £36.50 which includes registration charges, lunch, teas and coffees.
If you would like to participate in this event please register here.
We also need sponsors to cover the cost of the event above and beyond funds brought in by the registration amount. You will find opportunities to sponsor the event and the Book project on the event page and also here.
Finally, if you cannot come but would like to get involved please write to us.
See you there! Lesley Cooper and Jeff Allen
Peace Partners sponsored the attendance of a small Peace Education Program (PEP) team at the annual International Corrections and Prisons Association (ICPA) conference in London last October. Mary Dalgleish, a member of the team, has recently contributed an article about PEP in the summer edition of Beyond The Wall, the ICPA global newsletter.
You can read The Prem Rawat Foundation post about the article, including a copy of its text, in full here.
Ecuadorian gang members filmed a message specifically for the gangs of London for Peace Partners’ Waves of Change forum hosted in London this June.
The video shows gang members talking about the benefits of the Prem Rawat Foundation’s Peace Education Programme.
The gang came together at the close of the video to chorus: “We want to say to the youth of London: peace is inevitable.”
Waves of Change explored the root causes of youth related violence in London, inviting activists, artists and community leaders to speak on the subject.
World Food Day
building a Zero Hunger Generation
Millions of people worldwide will gather today 16th October 2018, to celebrate World Food Day, a United Nations initiative promoted to raise awareness about the issues affecting food production and distribution on our rapidly changing planet.
The success of the Food for People initiatives in Bantoli (India), Otinibi (Ghana), and Tsarpu (Nepal), which offer food security, high quality nutrition and education in more productive agricultural methods, demonstrates how communities can flourish once these needs are addressed. Children from these areas have been able to able to attend further education for the first time, health has improved dramatically and crime levels have reduced.
More than 150 countries will be participating and topics such as adapting agriculture to climate change and the effects of migration will be highlighted, with the aim of setting goals that will lead to a Zero Hunger Generation.
World Food Day activities provide education to individuals on the ways they can change simple decisions in their lives to make a difference, and aim to give an understanding of how poverty, conflict and climate change impact the world's food supply and distribution.
To celebrate Peace Day this year individuals and groups were invited to send a written message to hang on the Peace Tree in Croydon’s Park Hill Park.
Peace Partners was asked to contribute to the messages, and we were honoured to send the following:
"Peace is a fundamental human need
Personal peace is possible for everyone
Chrissie Waite, Peace Partners volunteer and borough of Croydon resident, visited the tree a week after Peace Day, and was inspired to see the messages still hanging from the tree and fluttering gently in the breeze.
She said: “The peace tree is an illustration of the heartfelt wishes and expressions of a community for peace in the borough in which I live,”
The survivors of this tragedy need your help.
The Prem Rawat Foundation (TPRF) will make an initial $15,000 grant to help victims of the devastating recent earthquakes and tsunami in Indonesia. The natural disaster affected millions of lives, displacing more than 70,000 people on the island of Sulawesi, and killing nearly 2,000.
The death toll is likely to rise significantly, as at least 5,000 people remain missing. Food, water, shelter, and other essentials are needed to help survivors recover from the crisis.
Your support will add to the amount TPRF will contribute to help those in need.
“Our hearts go out to the people who have been traumatized by these tragedies. Thank you to all of the donors who put TPRF in a stronger position to help people during their darkest hours,” says TPRF Board Chair Linda Pascotto.
UK taxpayers can add an extra 25% to their donation by claiming Gift Aid through Peace Partners' fundraising page. Peace Partners will transfer all amounts raised in full to TPRF.
Thank you for your humanitarian generosity.
The Peace Partners Team.
Strengthened by the nutritious daily meals they eat at the Food for People (FFP) facility, student athletes from the small town of Otinibi, Ghana recently qualified to compete at the highest level of elementary school sports in the country for the first time ever.
“The meals have transformed and emboldened these students, giving them stamina and empowerment,” says Alex Wiredu, a reporter for The Prem Rawat Foundation (TPRF) who has been observing how FFP has changed Otinibi for the last six years. “Thank you to Prem Rawat, TPRF, all of the donors and everybody in Ghana and around the world who have helped changed the destiny of these children.”
The August 12 tournament marked an extraordinary turnaround for the Otinibi community, where students had suffered from such malnourishment that they weren’t able to participate in competitive sports until FFP opened its doors in 2012. Since then, student athletes from the Otinibi Basic School and neighbouring Aisha Bint Khalifa School have been earning a reputation for excellence at local sporting events. Their mounting success caught the attention of scouts, and 12 students from the schools were invited to join the Greater Accra regional team at the national event in the city of Koforidua.
Despite rainy conditions, Otinibi athletes were happy to compete with vigour in netball, volleyball, handball, and running events, making their supporters back home proud.
A range of students, coaches, and parents credited the FFP service for making their participation possible. The program has also received accolades for improving community health, increasing school enrolment and achievement, and boosting the local economy.
This article is also available on The Prem Rawat Foundation website.