21 Sep U.K. – “THE FORTON GROUP” PLEDGE TO PEACE
Posted at 17:46h in Pledge to Peace
In this last year, the Forton Group have actively contributed to the following initiatives:
- Celebrating the World in London: an event of music and inspiration from the diverse communities in London. The organisers invited the Ambassador for Peace, Mr. Prem Rawat to attend and present a keynote speech. He also met a smaller group of people to discuss issues related to peace education, notably around crime prevention and rehabilitation. Prem was presented with a ‘Peace Basket’ – a traditional Rwandan gift symbolising peace in the home, generosity and prosperity. Forton’s role was to facilitate planning and support preparation.
- Throughout the year Forton has also supported the establishment and development of the “Kifubon: giving books” project. You can find details at www.kifubon.com. Books authored by Prem Rawat are gifted – by generous supporters – to social projects such as domestic violence refuges (to support reading stories to children); to prisons (to support reading/reflection groups) and to ‘Custody Suites’ which are places where people are arrested/remanded for criminal behaviour so that they have something inspirational to read. The project has 3 elements: the donation of books; identifying suitable recipient projects and sharing feedback from participants.