A ray of hope in chaotic times

Even in these chaotic and perilous times, there is reason for hope. Humanity finds itself at a major crossroads: Do we choose the path of selfish separatism and inequality based on greed and competition, leading to the destruction of ourselves and planet Earth; or the path of cooperation and sharing leading to global peace and prosperity? Here to help us make the correct choice stands a group of Teachers unparalleled in their enlightenment and wisdom, unequalled in their ability to love and to serve. They are the Masters of Wisdom. At their head stands a being of the most extraordinary compassion and insight: Maitreya, the World Teacher.

Germany’s ‘LutherCountry’ gears up for Reformation 500th anniversary

Historians might disagree as to whether Martin Luther actually nailed his 95 Theses on the door of All Saints’ Church in Wittenberg in 1517. But on this there’s solid consensus: Luther’s writings launched the Protestant Reformation in 1517, and the world was never the same. As the 500th anniversary approaches, “LutherCountry” – the area of Germany where Luther’s story unfolded – is gearing up for tourists eager to explore the area’s history and spiritual heritage. “LutherCountry has been attracting visitors for centuries, but many of these historic destinations have been renovated and rebuilt in anticipation of the anniversary,” said Ricarda Lindner, regional manager of the Americas for the German National Tourist Office. “They are polished up and ready for go for 2017.” The tourist office has developed a webpage devoted to travel for the anniversary: www.germany.travel/luther.