eBulletin December 2019
 
 


Working for a world where all human beings have access to sufficient clean water, nutritious food and personal peace




 
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Welcome to our seasonal eBulletin.

This month we feature stories and news updates about our current activities which we hope you enjoy and find illuminating. Amongst the items included are the Choosing Peace fundraising appeal by The Prem Rawat Foundation, for which Peace Partners has created its own donations channel, our seasonal review which features highlights of the work we have undertaken this year, and a further item about our ongoing approach to online fundraising.  

Thank you for your continuing interest and participation, it is truly appreciated.

With seasonal best wishes,
the Peace Partners team

 

In this eBulletin: 
 

Choosing Peace Appeal


         
 

Peace Partners is supporting The Prem Rawat Foundation (TPRF) Choosing Peace Appeal which runs until the 31st December.

UK Taxpayers can add a further 25% to their donations by using Gift Aid when contributing through Peace Partners.

For those who don’t have clean water to drink, healthy food to eat, or an understanding of their inherent inner strengths, living a peaceful life can feel impossible. Your support for TPRF changes the equation for people like this across the world, giving them the resources and understanding they need to choose peace in their lives.

Donate now to ensure that the malnourished gain access to fresh water and nutritious meals, and that those seeking a sense of inner contentment have access to the transformative Peace Education Programme.

Between now and 31st December, TPRF will release four new videos that show how your support directly benefits diverse groups of people, from hungry children in Africa, to traumatised ex-combatants and war victims in South Asia, to struggling school students in the Americas, and more.

Make a difference by helping reach the goal of raising $150,000 (£115,500) by 31st December. Your impact will be doubled by donors who have pledged up to $49,150 (£37,845) in matching funds!

Each and every donation is much appreciated, and will help people live with dignity, peace, and prosperity.
 
CONTRIBUTE THROUGH PEACE PARTNERS HERE:
Donate to Choosing Peace Appeal

Watch the first new video: 
 


Join Prem Rawat as he meets with people whose lives have been torn apart by years of civil war in Sri Lanka, and learn how the Peace Education Programme is helping them heal.
 

Highlights and Review of 2019

 


 
      
 

2019 has proved to be a very successful, fun and rewarding year for Peace Partners! 

Through the collective effort of donors, supporters and volunteers a real difference has been made in the lives of many. As well as all those who have been part of our constituency audience, as individual recipients of nutritious hot meals or as individuals finding benefit in a new kind of peace education, this also includes those participants who deliver our work. As a volunteer, making a small contribution through preparing this article, it feels like a privilege to be involved in such an inspiring and meaningful endeavour.

Here are some of the highlights from our year. Not all of them of course, but hopefully enough to give a glimpse of our work to those unfamiliar with it, and to those who already know about it a reminder of the real successes we have enjoyed.

At the beginning of the year we posted an interview with Max Whittle about the Kifubon project with which he has been involved from it’s beginning in Japan. Peace Partners has donated a number of books under the Kifubon scheme for use in UK prisons. You can read the fascinating interview in full here.

In early February we hosted a further 'Introduction to Peace Partners' event in Reigate in Surrey.  Around 30 people attended the event whose theme was the charity's support of the global humanitarian efforts of The Prem Rawat Foundation (TPRF). Amazingly over £1,100 was raised in donations towards TPRF initiatives. 
  You can read a report about the event here.

Also in February we were able to support a further UK screening in Falmouth, Cornwall of the documentary film 'Inside Peace'. This film movingly documents the transformation taking place in the lives of some of the inmates in a Texas Prison as they experience the TPRF Peace Education Programme  and begin to make positive choices in their lives. Read the report on the evening by one of the organisers
here and some responses to the screening can be viewed here.   

                                         

 

CONTINUED ...

Read the full review article here

More video from the Waves of Change 'Practice Peace' event on International Peace Day

 
Peace Partners in association with Youth Futures and The Tutu Foundation UK
celebrated the
United Nations International Day of Peace at the Fairfield Halls, Croydon

Watch more short videos from the event

a meditation session: 

 


an interview with Croydon's Deputy Mayor: 
 

 
 Read more about the day on our website here.
 

PremRawat.com article on Waves of Change 'Practice Peace'
 





PremRawat.com has posted an article about the Practice Peace event we hosted on 21st September, the UN International Day of Peace.


Peace Partners Celebrate the International Day of Peace - Waves of Change come to the UK

The United Nations declared September 21st to be the International Day of Peace in 1981. Prem Rawat and his sister organisations look forward to this holiday each year. This year The Prem Rawat Foundation’s charity partner, Peace Partners UK, hosted a spectacular event entitled Waves of Change, featuring artists, entertainers, and performers to illustrate through art how the Peace Education Programme plays a role in curing societal ills such as youth violence ....


Read the rest of the article on PremRawat.com here.


Online Giving

 
As a UK charity Peace Partners is able to raise funds online using several popular platforms


By SHOPPING: In our recent eBulletins we've included some information on ways to support the work of Peace Partners without any cost to the donor, which already being used by some of our supporters. Sign up and select Peace Partners as your chosen charity to start raising money as you shop straight away.
 

Give as you Live
Sign up to Give as you Live
Do you shop using Amazon? Amazon will donate 0.5% of the net purchase price (excluding VAT, returns and shipping fees) of eligible purchases to the charitable organisation of your choice. Start your shopping at smile.amazon.co.uk and choose Peace Partners as your selected charity; then continue with your Amazon shopping as usual. 
Sign up to Amazon Smile

By EBAY: If you want to donate through your eBay sales sign up to eBay for Charity, select Peace Partners as your chosen charity and the percentage of your sales you want to give.

                                              
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Peace Partners is an Institute of Fundraising member
Organisational  Membership No: Z1038713


 

Peace Partners AGM and 2020 plans
 
Peace Partners held its Annual General Meeting at the Croydon Park Hotel on Saturday 16th November. Many of the trustees and regular team members attended, with others joining for part of the day via Skype, one from as far away as California!


It was a full day as the formal AGM was preceded by a workshop on Peace Partners strategy for the promotion and support of community PEP initiatives in the UK. We were delighted that Dr. Mitesh Desai was able to lead the workshop, bringing his wonderful clarity, enthusiasm and practicality to the proceedings.
The AGM meeting itself reviewed all our main areas of activity, including this year’s fundraising, and highlighted the work that was needed to finalise our strategic goals for 2020. Watch out for more on our upcoming plans early in the new year.

Volunteering

We are looking for enthusiastic volunteers to help us move forward with our projects making a difference to the lives of many. We work hard to make sure volunteers can learn new skills and receive the support they need. You are a vital part of the team. Current ongoing opportunities include:

Partnership Assistant
​This is the perfect opportunity for a volunteer who is enthusiastic and enjoys creating new connections and developing partnerships, expanding our current partnership base through creating invitations and communications.

​Community Fundraisers
​Work within local communities to raise the profile of The Peace Education Programme and the work of Peace Partners in this field, along with our fundraising effort for humanitarian relief and TPRF Food for People initiatives.

 
Find out more about our current vacancies here

     

 
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