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 Way to Happiness has proved to be an invaluable tool for teachers in their endeavors to set their students on the path to lead moral and productive lives:


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Motor City Team Fights Back Against Urban Decay

Detroit, Michigan, once celebrated as Motor City for its automotive industry and Motown for its musical legacy, is today one of America’s most troubled metropolises. Soaring unemployment, crime and drug trafficking drove an exodus of 25% of the population in the past decade, leaving behind tens of thousands of abandoned businesses, buildings and homes.

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Vice Minister for Higher Education Heads The Way to Happiness

Roberto Naya, a Miami resident and Caribbean native, saw in The Way to Happiness the solution to the moral decay that defines the rise in crime and violence in the Dominican Republic and launched a grass-roots campaign of lectures and training.

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Changing the World One Person at a Time

The profound impact of The Way to Happiness is evidenced by change for the better in the lives of individuals that in turn pervades whole communities and societies, as in these examples.

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Ghana: The Latest to Become Part of The Way to Happiness Family

Learn about the educational campaign launched in Ghana by The Way to Happiness foundation to lower youth crime rates and bring a sense of hope, morality and happiness to this African Nation. Learn how this non-religious moral code can help instill honesty, trust and integrity

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School Violence Diminishes

Learn how violence has been reduced at a public high school in New York city after the widespread distribution of The Way to Happiness and the start of the Youth Education Campaign. Learn how after two weeks there were no fights in the school and no murders after two months.

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Concerned Businesses Express Corporate Commitment through The Way to Happiness

Learn how business owners in the US, Europe and Australia are spreading the message of non-religious moral and ethical values of The Way to Happiness. Learn how the principles of trust, honesty and morality is promoted by corporations, correctional facilities and government around the world.

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