seven billion reasons why peace deserves a chance


Words of Peace is an independent charitable foundation set up by individuals inspired by Prem Rawat’s message of peace. Funded by donations, Words of Peace provides access to materials and financial support for Prem Rawat’s work, including his public events around the world, where needed. In 2014, over one million people heard Prem Rawat at live events as he toured over 40 cities and visited 16 countries.

Words of peace is run primarily by volunteers supported by a small number of staff.


Prem Rawat has been traveling to speak to audiences about peace since the age of four. Five decades on, he spoke live to over one million people at over 60 events and meetings in India, Nepal, Malaysia, Taiwan, the USA, Spain, the Canary Islands, Portugal, Ireland, England, and Greece in the first half of 2014 alone. Read the story about one man’s journey for peace.

My commitment is to peace. In my travels around the world, I’ve experienced a lot of things — the most baffling of which is people’s explanation of why there can’t be peace. People focus on the symptoms, but not the disease. My efforts are focused on eliminating the disease — which is, fundamentally, people not being in touch with themselves, not knowing who they are. If we don’t take care of the disease, the symptoms will never go away. And we all know what the symptoms look like: greed, war, selfishness, violence, and an increasing loss of trust. Peace is a real thing. Peace resides in the heart of every human being. Peace has to emanate from each of us.

Prem Rawat



Words of Peace is committed to transparency and ethical financial practices from top to bottom. We are politically and financially independent from any government, political ideology, economic interest, or religious faith.

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In 2001 Prem Rawat set up The Prem Rawat Foundation (TPRF), which works to address the fundamental human needs of food, water and peace. Through a variety of programs and initiatives, TPRF is dedicated to helping build a world at peace, one person at a time so that people can live with peace, dignity and prosperity.

Two of TPRF’s long-term programs are: the Peace Education Program, a 10-week course to help people discover their own inner resources and the Food for People program, a model food-aid program helping communities to emerge from relentless poverty.