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Issue 13 - December 2010


Welcome to all our regular - and new - readers of TOS This two monthly electronic newsletter reports on the richly varied service work of Theosophists around the world, notably in association with the Theosophical Order of Service, which was started by Annie Besant in 1908. It offers ideas that we hope may inspire and energise you in your own personal or group service initiatives.

The format of the newsletter varies. If you haven't been following the work of the TOS, this is an ideal opportunity to catch up because in this issue the International Secretary, Diana Dunningham Chapotin, summarizes our doings over the past year, adding photos and comments as she goes along.

This month’s update to the International TOS website launches our For Members section where you’ll find updated material to help start new groups. You’ll also find news about the success of the Kern Foundation’s matching grant initiative to support the Golden Link College in the Philippines and information about the New Zealand and Australian TOS groups’ project to send books to the College for its new library. The new article, Love and Service: Twin Stars of Brotherhood, is a talk delivered at the Tenth World Congress of the Theosophical Society held in Rome in 2010. Its author is Mr S. Sundaram, the General Secretary of the Indian Section of the Theosophical Society, based in Varanasi, India.

Remember that the newsletter is designed to be read while you are connected to the internet.

Navigating the pages

Each page of this report is numbered and on each page there is a navigation bar at top and bottom, where you can click on Next or Previous or on any page number, like p4, to go to that page. The impossible choices, because that's the page you are already on, are greyed.

So sit back and enjoy Diana’s survey of this year’s TOS activities around the world.

Diana looks back over 2010

Some people perceive Theosophists as library denizens and Lodge limpets - too busy researching and delivering talks about brotherhood to get out and do something truly brotherly in the community.  This impression may be erroneous.  See what you think for yourselves after reading this round-up of the latest activities of the TOS.

To Round-up page 1

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 With best wishes,

Carolyn, Diana and Geoffrey

Carolyn Harrod is the National Coordinator of the TOS in Australia,
Geoffrey Harrod is the International TOS Webmaster and
Diana Dunningham Chapotin is the International Secretary of the TOS.


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Every act of love is a work of peace, no matter how small.
- Mother Theresa