Global News

December 21, 2015 India
With the help of organic farming experts, community leaders and volunteers, our self-reliant villages initiative is trying to help start small vegetable gardens in village homes. We are providing seeds and giving permaculture training to interested villagers that enables them to grow their own... more ›
December 9, 2015 Chennai, India
In the wake of the colossal loss and damages due to the unprecedented rains in Chennai and parts of Tamil Nadu, ETW donated INR 5 Crores ($749,000 USD) towards the Chief Minister’s Relief Fund for relief and rehabilitation  activities. On behalf of Embracing the World (ETW), Swami Ramakrishnananda... more ›
December 5, 2015 Chennai, India
Due to the incessant heavy rains, many low lying areas of Chennai city got inundated on the late night of 1st December. Water from the overflowing Adyar river submerged the houses in the adjacent areas, to the extent of about one kilometer on either side of the river. The havoc has affected the... more ›
November 29, 2015 Houston,Texas
This past week, Amma’s Houston-based youth group led a sandwich-making project: preparing and distributing meals to the homeless. The two day project started on November 26th when all of the members our youth group gathered to make a meal consisting of a peanut butter and jelly sandwich, a fruit... more ›
November 28, 2015 India
Batwadi is a special village, located on a hillside in the flood-ravaged region of Chandrapuri, India. In late 2014, our construction volunteers built fifteen replacement homes, or "Amma Houses" in Batwadi for fifteen families displaced by flooding and landslides. The people of Batwadi whole-... more ›
November 28, 2015 Italy
In February of this year, a group of our volunteers in Italy planted 600 saplings in Buccinasco, a small town near Milan. They planted the trees to further our InDeed Campaign for Nature which asks that people from all walks of life conserve... more ›
October 30, 2015 Kerala, India
Many villages in India do not have access to electricity. Villages that do receive power, do so intermittently and with frequent disruption, making the supply of electricity unreliable. Komalikudi, a tribal settlement in Kerala well-known for its abundant natural resources, is one such village.... more ›
October 15, 2015 Barcelona, Spain
Inspired by Amma’s example, our volunteers working out of Barcelona, Spain have been running an outreach program with the nearby Quatre Camins prison for the past three years. The outreach is led by social worker Amparo Saavedra, who says that she wanted to find ways to incorporate everything she... more ›
October 3, 2015 Global
Ms. Evie Evangelou founder of Fashion 4 Development (F4D) awarded Sri Mata Amritanandamayi Devi (Amma) the “Medal of Honour” for more than 25 years of ... more ›
September 27, 2015 Kerala, India
Amma — Mother, guide and a true role model to millions—has served the world for decades imparting wisdom, strength and inspiration. Her life is a constant reminder that peace, compassion, selflessness and the other universal values written in the hearts of humankind remain relevant. Through her... more ›