Global Peace Initiative

Reduced Global Terrorism

The global influence on terrorism of three large peace-creating assemblies was studied retrospectively through an analysis of data compiled by the Rand Corporation. The data revealed a 72% reduction in worldwide terrorism during the three assemblies taken together, as compared to all other weeks during a two-year period. Each assembly had approached or exceeded the participation threshold (square root of 1% of the world’s population) predicted to create a global influence of peace. The study ruled out the possibility that this reduction in terrorism was due to cycles, trends, or drifts in the measures used, or to seasonal changes. Back

Decreased global terrorism

Reduced fatalities and injuries correlate with higher numbers of people practicing the Transcendental Meditation and TM-Sidhi program (Reference: Journal of Offender Rehabilitation 36: pp. 283–302, Orme-Johnson et al, 2003)