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Peace Education Program – An Introduction
Peace Education Program
The Peace Education Program (PEP) consists of 10 sessions, each focusing on a particular theme. These customized, interactive workshops are non-religious and non-sectarian. The content of each theme is based on excerpts from Prem Rawat’s international talks. The themes are: Peace, Appreciation, Inner Strength, Self-Awareness, Clarity, Understanding, Dignity, Choice, Hope, and Contentment.
There are currently 3 stand-alone programs, and you can choose which course to start with. They are not sequential. Here are the unique aspects of each program:
PEP 1: Each DVD / session is 1 hour in length. It includes short and longer videos and five animated shorts. There are two Reflection times included in each session, which can be used at the facilitator’s discretion.
PEP 2: Each session is approximately 35 minutes in length, and there are two sessions on each DVD. PEP 2 is suitable for audiences of all ages, including young people. This program is ideal for people who have difficulty concentrating for longer periods of time, such as the ill, elderly, and those in a rehabilitation center. There are two designated reflection times per session. PEP 2 also includes some media interviews with Prem Rawat.
PEP 3: Designed to provide the maximum flexibility for PEP classes, PEP 3 consists of 10 DVDs with one theme per DVD. PEP 3 contains the same 10 themes as PEP 1 and PEP 2. The handouts have been reduced to one page per class, and the Facilitator Handbook has been merged with the Facilitator Manual.
PEP 3 allows for PEP classes to be flexible in length, as the situation requires. If, based on the audience and scheduling constraints, a shorter session is required, you could play half of the DVD one week and half the next week, or just choose half for a 10-week program. Additional videos are included for classes that are one hour or longer. There is also an optional second reflection time listed in the Workbook and Manual.
In addition to reviewing the information available on this website, please contact the PEP Help Desk for any questions about the program: firstname.lastname@example.org
PEP Latest Stories
During the June “World of Difference” Appeal, more than 1,100 donors from 48 countries topped the goal of raising $150,000 and contributed a total of $179,399 to The Prem Rawat Foundation (TPRF). Throughout the appeal, TPRF released four new videos that highlight the impact of TPRF initiatives and they are available to watch in this post.
Karen Beem recently facilitated her first Peace Education Program workshops at Kentucky Circle Village, the senior community where she lives in Denver, Colorado. Participants expressed appreciation for how the program helped them gain a deeper awareness and understanding of themselves.
London Waves of Change Forum to Feature Peace Education, UK Premiere of “Peace is Inevitable” Documentary
On June 22 the Peace Partners charity will host a “Waves of Change” forum in London, England to help tackle the local gang violence epidemic as part of the Croydon Festival of Peace. The event will feature a presentation about the Peace Education Program and the UK premiere of “Peace is Inevitable,” a documentary film produced by The Prem Rawat Foundation.