Active Projects

War and the Soul

In 2005, Quest Books published one of its most profound books, War and the Soul by Edward Tick. While this book centers on the topic of soldiers and soul loss after combat, the message is viable for any population and anyone who has dealt with extreme violence and trauma.

The TOS Dharma Group in Wheaton, IL had an idea for a service project to benefit our veterans (and others). You may wish to join them.  Read more about War and the Soul

Children’s Advocacy Center – Hope House, Covington, LA

Hope house children
Hope House

No one likes to think about children being mistreated in any way; however, child abuse and neglect are rampant in our society. It is estimated that nationally one in ten children will be sexually abused before their 18th birthday, and 90% of those children will know their abuser.


The Children’s Advocacy Center—Hope House is an independent, non-profit organization dedicated to ending the cycle of child abuse in Covington, LA. Hope House provides a path to recovery and a bridge to justice for child victims of abuse.

  Read more about Children’s Advocacy Center – Hope House, Covington, LA

Lakota Waldorf School: a light in the heart of Pine Ridge

The Theosophical Order of Service’s (TOS) Rosebud project has been giving gifts of school supplies in the Fall and warm coats and Christmas gifts in the winter to the children of the Rosebud Indian Reservation in South Dakota for more than ten years. Our longest running active program, now called the Native American project, it has expanded in recent years to include: giving refurbished computers to students, blankets to elders, computer assistance to a tribal newspaper and scholarship awards to nursing students at the Oglala Lakota College located on the Pine Ridge Reservation. Read more about Lakota Waldorf School: a light in the heart of Pine Ridge

TOS-USA helps the children of the Rosebud Indian Reservation

Karen McCormick
Karen McCormick

For ten years and counting Karen McCormick of the TOS in the United States has dedicated herself to the TOS’ Rosebud Project aiding Native American children. The Rosebud Reservation, located in the prairie lands of the state of South Dakota in the United States, has the 2nd lowest rate of poverty in the Nation. Karen and her husband work with a group within the Rosebud Reservation called: Okiciapi Wiwang Wacipi which means “They help each other”. Read more about TOS-USA helps the children of the Rosebud Indian Reservation


See the Golden Link School Leaflet

Those interested in reading about TOS-founded Golden Link School in the Philippines will want to download or view the school's beautiful leaflet (488K, Adobe Acrobat Reader or equivalent required).

Diana DC's Visit to Golden Link School, Philippines

At long last I got to visit the TOS in the Philippines last month.  First I attended the heartwarming and uplifting triennial Indo-Pacific Federation Conference.  Afterwards, a big group of us visited the Golden Link School.  This is the theosophically-oriented kindergarten, primary and secondary school about which many have been hearing since its foundation by the TOS in 2002. Some of you have even been donating to it.