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Message in response to the July 22nd events in Oslo, Norway

We all at the Brahma Kumaris wish to express our sincere condolences and sympathies to those who have lost loved ones or have suffered in the recent events in Oslo and the Island of Utoeya. We wish you peace and solace.

It is difficult to understand how such events can happen but it seems to be a part of a rising tide of intolerance around the world sometimes leading to acts of such severe violence. It is shocking to find such violence here in Norway, the administrative home of the Nobel Peace Prize, where openness, tolerance and democracy are prized values.

Here at the Brahma Kumaris, we live to promote peace. We believe we cannot fight for peace; we can only find it within ourselves, allow it to emerge and then share it with others openly. It is possible to find that peace, even in the midst of difficult and painful circumstances.

We welcome you to join us as we sit for extended meditations to help spread loving, peaceful vibrations to all those who have been struck by this tragedy.

Peter Keogh
National Coordinator
Brahma Kumaris World Spiritual University Norway

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