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European Managers Conference in Italy

The Institutes of Sathya Sai Education (ISSEs) of South Europe and North Europe jointly hosted a second European Managers Conference on the weekend of 9th–10th April 2016. Despite ongoing strikes in Greece and Italy, 35 business managers and interested parties from Greece, Italy, Norway, Holland, Germany, Switzerland, Croatia, and South Africa came together at Mother Sai, a conference centre of the SSIO of Italy, in Milan. Read More

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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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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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Serving Refugees in Greece

Due to the conflicts in the Middle East and Afghanistan over the past two years, European countries have experienced a major influx of refugees and immigrants. An estimated one to two million people have passed through Greece and Italy, seeking asylum in Europe. During 2015–2016, about 6,000 refugees arrived at Greece’s borders monthly, to join about 50,000 people living in temporary camps at 45 locations around Greece’s mainland and islands. Notwithstanding their own domestic problems, the Greeks accepted the refugees with love and compassion. Since the summer of 2015, the SSIO has Read More

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Storytelling in Bjelovar, Croatia

On 12th November 2015, two members of the Sathya Sai Centre of Bjelovar led an evening programme titled “Wakie Wakie Stories,” on education in human values, in Petar Preradovic at the National Library in Bjelovar. The volunteers arranged for the reading of folk tales and stories with a spiritual message in a warm and intimate atmosphere created by candlelight. Visitors filled the gallery of the National Library and listened with rapt attention Read More