BRINGING PEACE TO THE LONDON STREETS
Thanks to a team of volunteers from London, The Way to Happiness campaign was deployed in Stonebridge, an area of London plagued by violent crime, with the most reported gunshots in London for a single year. The team launched their actions in response to a request from a London city councilor and they titled it the “Safer Stonebridge” project. Stonebridge is so named from the stone bridge built there in 1745 and was later the site of the Stonebridge Farm.
The first phase of the London Way to Happiness chapter’s project resulted in them reaching nearly 6,000 households through door-to-door booklet distributions and outreach to local businesses. To do this, The Way to Happiness team pulled a detailed map of the area, checking off each location as they covered it. They also made a list of all the relevant groups in the area and contacted each to meet with them and get them on board with the project so these groups could then reach their own membership.
The councilor originally requesting the help commended the volunteers for the “importance of this program and the benefits it brings to the community.”
And they have only just begun. They will continue with a community clean-up project, school seminars and more door-to-door distributions. The ultimate goal of the team is to bring peace to the neighborhood known for having had the highest rate of gun and knife crime in the city.
WE really WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU
MINISTER OF URBAN DEVELOPMENT, NEPAL
The Way to Happiness paves the way to achieve peace, safety and prosperity. I have the purpose and responsibility to develop morality and to support anything that can help Mankind and the Nepali people. With the highest consideration and appreciation for the humanitarian works of L. Ron Hubbard, from the deep of my heart, I warmly recommend, for the greater benefit of Nepali people, to adopt The Way to Happiness.
PRESIDENT BELGIUM CHAPTER, INTERNATIONAL CHRISTIAN COUNCIL
The 21 precepts of The Way to Happiness give moral value-based guidance to any being willing to apply and change his/her life to serve Mankind. Making this world a better place to live in peace—this is what Mr. Hubbard gave us. He had this prophetic vision for a happy life that anyone can achieve following simple principles he described in his book, The Way to Happiness. One should encourage the distribution of The Way to Happiness everywhere.
POLICE CHIEF SUPERINTENDENT, PHILIPPINE NATIONAL POLICE
The Filipino people have given the mandate of transforming our society in eliminating illegal drugs, criminality and corruption. We seek to learn from the “Colombian Miracle” in its successful crime and drugs turnaround and societal dissemination of The Way to Happiness to 25 percent of the citizenry through its national police. We see an urgent need in the National Capital Region, with its 16.2-million population, a critical mass of engaged citizens can only be achieved with the concerted efforts, contribution and support from all sectors of society.
Here is a recap of the results of a year of activities with The Way to Happiness worldwide campaign.
The Way to Happiness booklets distributed worldwide
The Way to Happiness booklets tailored for individuals to share with friends, colleagues and populations
reached in the classroom with The Way to Happiness
to thewaytohappiness.org where they can request booklets, watch videos and do the E-course
reached through the airing on TV of TWTH public service announcements and book-on-film
HELP RESTORE TRUST
The Way to Happiness Foundation International works to reverse the moral decay of society by restoring trust and honesty through widespread distribution of the 21 precepts. Donations support production and distribution of The Way to Happiness booklet and curriculum material.