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.Read more
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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.Read more
At three and a half, Mariam developed a pronounced squint. Her concerned parents took her to a local optometrist, who diagnosed farsightedness and prescribed glasses. But remembering to wear your glasses is hard when you're only three and a half, and the squinting persisted.Read more
In December 2012, friends of TPRF in Rome hosted their second annual event in support of the Food for People project in Nepal. This year the event was held in the homey environment of the Society L’Angolo dell’Avventura (The adventurer’s corner) on the picturesque Lungotevere Romano.
As in the previous year, a group of 15 volunteers from People for Peace and 15 volunteers from the Nepalese Society in Rome organized the event together with the Society L’Angolo dell’Avventura, which provided spacious rooms and technical equipment.Read more
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