South Africa, May 2017

South Africa, May 2017

Prem Rawat reached over 35 million people in South Africa with his message of peace during his 2017 tour of this politically unpredictable country. He gave six media interviews in a three week visit, which were broadcast across 17 radio channels and mainstream TV.

On May 20th, Prem spoke at the Cape Town International Conference Centre on the poignant theme ‘unlocking hope’. The two-hour event was hosted by South Africa’s TV personality Graeme Richards, whose input added to the hopeful, upbeat atmosphere.
Questions submitted to Prem at the Cape Town event, after his initial one-hour talk, touched on the themes of forgiveness and victimisation, as well as the art of self-acceptance.

During his talk Prem said: “You need to make peace with the world by making peace with yourself. So, forget about world peace. Make peace with yourself. And that’s another way, another component of unlocking that hope.”

Prem has visited South Africa regularly over the last few years responding to the demand for his message, and will no doubt be returning to the country again soon.

West Africa, August 2016

West Africa, August 2016

In August 2016 Prem Rawat Spoke at Four West African Events in Ghana, Côte d’Ivoire and Benin

Ghana
First up was Accra, where, among the 1,000 attending, were three high-level prison officials, including the National Director. Since the Peace Education Program is approved for prisons throughout Ghana, they welcomed the chance to meet Prem to express their appreciation personally for its success there. (The Prem Rawat Foundation also supported this event, and you can read more about it and the impact in Ghana of the Peace Education Program here.)

Cote d’Ivoire
Next came a special “Traditional Wisdom in Service to Peace” event in Abidjan. Here, the Representative of Kings had invited Prem Rawat to become a Chief before a VIP audience of 350, many of them community chiefs themselves.
After a question and answer session following his address, Prem was ceremonially enthroned as a Chief, an honor traditionally reserved for foreign presidents and dignitaries. Prem expressed his respect for the honor, and his commitment to the people of Abidjan, by donning these robes.

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