A CITY AT THE CENTER OF GANG VIOLENCE

The city of Veracruz in the state of Veracruz is home to Mexico’s oldest, largest and historically most significant port. Managing 16 million tons of cargo a year, the port has become a hub for warring drug cartels, who utilize the port and its route in and out of Mexico for drugs and gunrunning, extortion, protection rackets and kidnapping.

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AN ANCIENT REGION AT THE CENTER OF RELIGIOUS DIVIDES

In the welter of conflict and divided Palestinian-Israeli control, the turbulent West Bank has lost its Golden Rule. This birthplace of three major religions, none of which teaches a person to kill, is yet a site of seemingly unending violence.

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A City Finding Strength in The Way to Happiness

As a warden for 25 years and working in corrections for 38 years, I’ve seen so many programs come and go. After examining The Way to Happinessmaterials and 21 precepts they represent, I had to ask myself ‘How could something so simple be so powerful?’

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How One Man Brought Peace to South Africa

Growing up in Apartheid South Africa, Eugene Mahalba was surrounded by violence and injustice from an early age and grew up in the extreme militant arm of the antiapartheid movement. By the time he was 18, he was abusing drugs and alcohol and immersed in a life of crime. In 2004, he landed in the Waterval Maximum Security prison with a 12-year sentence for armed robbery.


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STEMMING THE TIDE OF CRIME IN PARIS REGION

Paris may be famous as the international capital of fashion and cuisine, but beneath the glamour lies a rising tide of crime and juvenile delinquency. In 2014, 3.5 million crimes were committed in France, a third were committed by juveniles.


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Restoring Self-Respect for Inmates with The Way to Happiness

The Way to Happiness is an effective tool to help restore self-respect and give offenders a guide to leading ethical and responsible lives ...


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Happiness Flourishes in Venezuela

The Way to Happiness chapter in Venezuela takes on all levels of their country’s social strata in its work to instill morals in the youth of the country. They target densely populated pockets where high rates of crime and violence breed, and they also reach out to educators, police, the military and others to help the general population of Venezuela.


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International Happiness Day Brings Joy and Meaning

The Secretary-General of the United Nations issued his annual message on the International Day of Happiness, March 20: “I wish everyone around the world a very happy International Day of Happiness. The pursuit of happiness is serious business. Happiness for the entire human family is one of the main goals of the United Nations.”

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Students Respond to The Way to Happiness

The Secretary-General of the United Nations issued his annual message on the International Day of Happiness, March 20: “I wish everyone around the world a very happy International Day of Happiness. The pursuit of happiness is serious business. Happiness for the entire human family is one of the main goals of the United Nations.”


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