They were young children in 1994 when Rwanda experienced the genocide that left 800,000 of them orphaned. In the wake of the violence, Rwanda’s social structure collapsed, severely affecting schools, health care, and the economy. Meeting the basic needs of food, shelter, clothing and education overshadowed the daunting task of healing the orphaned children’s traumatic memories, injuries, illnesses, and fears. UNICEF estimates that 96% of the children witnessed the massacres, and many children who survived were mutilated and raped, resulting in an unprecedented level of trauma among child
The Theosophical Order of Service is happy to announce that the TOS and the TS in America have kindly agreed to host an international TOS conference at the National Centre of the Theosophical Society in America in Wheaton, Illinois.
On behalf of the TOS and its board of directors, I extend heartfelt thanks to all of you who responded to our annual fund appeal with your donations and your good wishes. We raised $12,214 in general donations for the work of the TOS. In addition, we received $2,250 designated for specific TOS programs.
This year we again met our $20,000 goal in donations earmarked for the Golden Link College. The funds for the school will be matched by a very generous $20,000 matching grant provided by the Kern Foundation.
Statistical results are in for Lynn McTaggart’s “9/11 Peace Experiment.” For the tenth anniversary of 9/11, Lynn teamed up with Dr. Salah Al-Rashed, described as the Deepak Chopra of the Middle East. Together, they solicited volunteers from 75 countries around the world in the 9/11 Peace Intention Experiment.
This is a Veteran benefit support project which is opening in the Southern Tier area, presented by the Susquehanna Study Group of the Theosophical Society in America.
The Trees for Veterans Program allows you to honor a particular Veteran with a tree planted in the Southern Tier area, while raising much-needed money for local Veteran groups and programs. This is an official Theosophical Order of Service, USA, project. Donations are collected by TOS-USA and are fully tax-deductible.
Hospice chaplain Kerry Egan has found, through her years of experience talking to dying people, that very few of them are asking the “big” questions. They are not even, as the old joke suggested W.C. Fields was doing as he read the bible on his deathbed, “looking for loopholes.”
A book review might not be thought of as a service project, but I consider this book to be a contribution of the greatest magnitude for the health of millions of people. It was published in January, 2005 and is available through book stores. With few exceptions, this write-up is simply a copy of information from the front and rear flaps of the hard-back edition jacket.