Message of Peace
The Peace Education Program (PEP) workshops in Arizona are now being presented in Sun City, the nation’s first active adult retirement community. Sun City has over 40,000 residents, who either live there permanently or seasonally, and lies about 24 miles NW of Phoenix.
Always interested in new and interesting programs to run at the Fairway Library in Sun City, Library Manager Gail Ellis welcomed the PEP curriculum when it was presented to her. The library did most of the promotion. The classes are organized and presented by a group of friends of TPRF who work as a team, volunteering their time.
On December 3, 2012 Renato Schifani, President of the Italian Senate, hosted a conference that honored both Lifetime Senator Emilio Colombo, one of the founders of the European Union and previous president of the European Parliament, and TPRF founder Prem Rawat, who has been widely recognized as an international advocate for peace. The event was held in the Sala Zuccari, a ceremonial suite within the Palazzo Giustiniani, home of the Italian Senate in the heart of ancient Rome.
Excerpt from Prem Rawat’s address at the Italian Senate, December 3, 2012
Honorable members of the Parliament, honorable members of the government, distinguished guests. Sometimes we forget what the process of peace is. The most practical example I can give you is cleaning something. When you clean something, do you take “clean” from a bottle and spread it all over? Or do you remove the dirt? When the dirt is removed, whatever it is becomes clean automatically. That is what it is.
It was a typical British summer day when Prem Rawat was invited to speak at Kensington Palace, as part of The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations in 2012. The audience, including members of the House of Lords, academics, politicians, and celebrities, were welcomed into the State Rooms of this historic Royal Palace.
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