Irene Woodhead and a team of volunteers launched the Peace Education Program in Cornwall, UK with a screening of “Inside Peace,” a documentary about four inmates who attended the peace workshops in a Texas prison. One viewer said it was “absolute madness that there are inmates who have a life of pain and difficulty who are in more peace than billions of people on the outside world, living normal ‘free’ lives… It was just amazing to me— if these guys get in contact with that, then anyone can.”
The Everglades Endeavor is a newspaper that is published by the Everglades Correctional Institution (ECI) and distributed to inmates in Miami, Florida.
The National Lottery Community Fund awarded a grant of £10,000 to expand The Prem Rawat Foundation’s Peace Education Program in the UK.
Jodi Barker, a facilitator of the Peace Education Program, never expected that volunteering at Miami’s Everglades Correctional facility would be so rewarding, especially witnessing the inmates’ process of self-discovery. One said, “No matter how hard it gets, I can know who I am on the inside. It helps me even if no one else knows. Because I know.”
Over the last year, the Peace Education Program (PEP) has received a very good reception in Spain, marked by collaboration agreements that build off of the one signed in early 2018 by the Malaga Centre Education, Culture and Peace, Club Malaga for UNESCO.
Thanks to the efforts of enthusiastic siblings, the Peace Education Program (PEP) has been integrated into a college in Jacqueville, Côte d’Ivoire, giving students a sense of inner strength and hope as their country heals from social unrest.