The Journal Of Good News

The Journal Of Good News

I can honestly say that writing and editing the TPRF blog for the past 18 months has been an exciting, enjoyable, and unpredictable journey.We began with a mandate to cover the developing story of the third Food for People facility planned for construction in the...

What Does Peace Inspire?

At the “Peace and Well-being” confrence in Brussels, I discovered that a message of peace inspires and encourages the reduction in conflict, one day at a time. It encourages better education so our children can find other ways to resolve their differences and it supports reduced violence in the home and better workplace relationships.

Weaving for Peace (Part Two)

I sensed a deep, emotional response from the audience. The “Performance Art” and beautifully painted mosaic left the public speechless for a few moments. Slowly at first, the audience broke out with warm applause which continued enthusiastically for a long time.

Weaving for Peace (Part One)

We named the event “Tessere per la Pace” which in Italian means “Weaving for Peace,” or “Tiles for Peace.” The purpose of the exhibition was to make people reflect on the theme of peace not as an absence of war, but as an individual need, an inner necessity, as Prem Rawat simply explains and helps people to discover.

Peace Felt So Possible

Late that afternoon, we enjoyed the treat of watching the final event in the Week of Peace and Solidarity—music, dance and speeches in the main square, in front of the Stile bearing Prem Rawat’s words. Young and old turned out to watch and listen. There were people looking down from their balconies and children playing in the park. Prem Rawat’s talk started with a story and a joke—yet I felt like he was issuing me a challenge: to make peace a reality in my own life, to see the humanity in everyone—everyone—to use my brain, and to live with integrity.