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SSEHV Seminar in Greece

The ISSE of South Europe and the SSIO of Greece jointly held a series of seminars to introduce SSEHV to the general public. The free events were organised every Sunday in Sai Prema, near Athens, for a six-month period from November 2015 through May 2016. Consistent with the theme of the global SSIO Serve the Planet project for 2015, “Human Values in Nation Building,” these events included presentations, study circles, musical interludes, and lunch. The programme covered all five human values and Read More

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Meals for the Homeless at St. Anthony of Padua Church, Italy

Several years ago, the Sathya Sai Centre of Bologna began working with a group of volunteers led by Don Giovanni Nicolini, parish priest of St. Anthony of Padua’s Church at La Dozza, near Bologna. The volunteers supported an initiative, known as Piano Freddo (Cold Weather Plan), to provide local refugees and homeless people with shelter and hot meals during the chilly winter months of December through March. Members of the Sathya Sai Centre of Bologna prepared vegetarian meals and served dinner to more than 200 people on the second Saturday of each month, with the help of 15 volunteers from the parish.

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Interfaith Event in Trinidad and Tobago

To celebrate the universality of Sathya Sai Baba’s message and His exemplary life, the SSIO of Trinidad and Tobago hosted an interfaith event on 31st January 2016 at Sai Nilayam, the island’s main Sathya Sai Centre. Eminent guests, representing major religions, were invited to share the core values and tenets of their respective faiths that can unify humanity in peace and love. Read More

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Serving the Needy in Ranchito, Mexico

The Ranchito is a community of people living in extreme poverty in Monterrey, Mexico. In desperation, homeless people had built makeshift homes there of cardboard and wood, or cement in a few cases. The settlement was subsequently destroyed by a fire in 2014, rendering 23 families homeless and destitute once again. Sathya Sai volunteers and community members of Monterrey joined hands to rebuild the homes destroyed in the fire. The Sathya Sai Centre of Monterrey supplied cooking utensils for the people of Ranchito and held a medical camp Read More

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Easter Dinner for the Homeless in Verona, Italy

Sathya Sai volunteers from the Triveneto region served Easter dinner to the homeless in Verona on 27th March 2016, at a location known as Amici di Paolo Favale (Friends of Paolo Favale). With the cooperation of professional caterers from Milan, 20 volunteers from the Sathya Sai Centres of Conegliano, Mestre, Bolzano, and Verona participated in this service opportunity. Awnings and gazebos were erected on a green grassy area for the event, and bright sun enlivened the grounds and lifted everyone’s spirits. Read More

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Meeting in Mother Sai House in Italy

Families of children participating in the Sai Spiritual Education (SSE) programme in Northern Italy and Canton Ticino in Switzerland attended a meeting at the Mother Sai House, in Varallo Pombia, near Milan, on 13th March 2016. About 33 people came together for this educational event, which began with a universal prayer, human values songs, and an inspirational quote from Sathya Sai Baba. Read More

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Interfaith Friendship Programme in Auckland, New Zealand

An Interfaith Friendship Programme was inaugurated at the Trinity Methodist Church in Auckland on 11th April 2016. Its goal was to develop an Interfaith Friendship Group (IFG), which will organise community projects to serve the needy and promote human values in society. Six months previously, the concept, based on Malaysia’s Friendship Group for Inter Religious Service, had been brought forward Read More