You don’t have to make a machine that removes darkness, because darkness in itself is nothing. Bring light, and darkness will go away. Bring joy, and pain will go away. Bring clarity, and doubts will go away."
A Message from Mercy Corps
The following message was sent by Mercy Corps to over 300,000 members of TPRF's Cause: TPRF: Food for People:
Mercy Corps is very excited to be partnering with TPRF and the members of this Cause (TPRF: TPRF: Food for People Cause within Facebook), whose enthusiasm and engagement have made this one of the most successful of all Causes.
Mercy Corps and TPRF share a wide range of common values, including the acknowledgement that peace is a human need as basic as food and water. Now the spirit behind TPRF's Food for People program is fueling our joint effort
The following is a personal note written by an ex-inmate who discovered personal freedom during the time of his incarceration at the Dominguez State Jail in San Antonio, Texas.
My name is Rene Chapa. In 2009 I was sentenced to the Dominguez State Jail for one year. Before then, my life had become chaotic and unmanageable. I wanted answers. I wanted to know why my life had been the... Read more
Changing Lives in Cambodia's Poorest Province
Food, Water and Education Lift Standard of Living
In the villages of Cambodia's Kampong Speu province, west of Phnom Penh, a pilot program sponsored in part by TPRF is restoring self-sufficiency and dignity to the poorest of the poor.
The Cambodian Sao Sary Foundation (SSF), dedicated to building strong communities that will impact positively on the standard of... Read more
As Essential as Air
Peace is not a luxury. Peace is as important as breathing air, as eating food, as having shelter, because it is the fundamental necessity of every heart.
We have forgotten the individuality of a person, what that person needs. Besides all the other things that the world is ready to dish out to them, there is also peace. How much is spent on war, and how much is spent on peace? I don’t think even a half of one percent is spent on peace, while billions and billions are spent just on preparing for war.
Peace is not a new concept by any stretch of the imagination. As long as there have been wars, there has been a voice that has called out again and again for peace—peace as experienced by every individual. That is real peace.
The first TPRF-sponsored benefit golf tournament, dinner and concert took place in August, on the Sunday following a two-day event with Prem Rawat in Los Angeles. People had come from all around the world to the event celebrating the 40th anniversary of Prem Rawat’s arrival in the West. Many were happy to spend an extra day in Southern California to attend the tournament and/or dinner supporting the work of TPRF.
The tournament was held at the Malibu Golf Club, a country-club-style course set against a backdrop of the rolling Santa Monica Mountains.
About a year ago, TPRF made a grant in response to a food crisis in Sahel, a semi-arid area near the Sahara Desert, in the West African country of Niger. TPRF’s partner was Rain for the Sahel and Sahara (RAIN), and their recent report on the difference this support has made for people of the area is both informative and heartwarming.
Sahel was once a flourishing crossroads for many cultures, where traders from Europe and the Middle East exchanged goods and ideas.