• Birthday of Annie Besant, TOS Founder

    Our gratitude and reverence to the founder of the TOS, Annie Besant, on her 173rd birthday October 1. May your life continue to inspire us and be the light we follow.

  • Ways to Stay Healthy

    Here are some resources that might help. We hope you take advantage of them. And we are always here to help. Feel free to email us at info@theoservice.org for any questions or concerns you may have.

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  • What Does Helping Others Mean to You?

    The TOS wants to know “What does helping others mean to you?” Not your definition, but why do you help others? What makes you volunteer? How has it changed your life?

    We are hoping to collect videos of people answering these questions. But if you feel shy about being on a video (camera phones are great and easy…hint hint!), we welcome you to send us an audio recording of what helping others means to you. If you send us either a video or audio, please also send us permission to use it as part of our outreach. We are intending to put together various clips as an introduction to the TOS to be used in lodges and study groups.

    We thank you in advance!

  • Latest Issue of For the Love of Life

    The 2017-2018 winter issue of For the Love of Life is available to read for free online. This edition revolves around ethics. The editorial staff would like to thank its readers for all its support. Physical copies are available by request.

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A Force of Beneficence

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In his book On the Watchtower, N. Sri Ram writes about the struggle for freedom. As an Indian, he was very aware of India’s fight for independence from Britain because he lived through it while working for the Theosophical Society. And, early in his career as Mrs. Besant’s personal secretary, he had a front row seat to her activism. Mrs. Besant, as well as many Indians who were also Theosophists, did not hesitate to speak against the discrimination and violence of the British. Read more about A Force of Beneficence

An Update on Our Call to Action

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Since sending out the call to action on March 29, we have received over $6,000 in donations. With the Summer National Gathering service program being cancelled, the $1000 allotted for it was given to the Meals for ER workers project. With these funds, we have provided nutritious snacks from Costco to over 100 people on the ER/ICU unit at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago, lunch from Old Jerusalem restaurant to 60 ER/ICU staff members at Illinois Masonic Hospital in Chicago, 100 dinners from a local Middle Eastern restaurant to ICU unit at UCLA medical center in Santa Monica California. And next week will have meals from a local restaurant going to a hospital in Seattle, Washington. One of the hardest hit states. As soon as we get photos, we will post them here.

We cannot thank you enough for the support you have provided. If you haven’t yet given, please consider donating $15.00 or more to sponsor a meal or two for a healthcare worker in the ER. Every coordinator we have talked to from the hospital says the staff are overwhelmed at the generosity shown. This project has been instrumental in letting those on the frontline that we are thinking about them. Let us continue to show our support! Read more about An Update on Our Call to Action

Love in the Time of Corona

It will be interesting to see what stories come out of this time in history. A worldwide pandemic was something once written about in the annals of history, but not experienced in the lifetime of many of us. The thought of anything so “inconsequential” as a virus killing over 100,000 people (as of right now) belonged to writers of science fiction and suspense. Unbelievable to many of us, we assumed we are too intelligent a species not to be able to deal with it; after all, viruses have come and gone. We are still here and scientists have always found a solution. Read more about Love in the Time of Corona

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