Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12 Page 13 Page 14 Page 15 Page 16 Page 17 Page 18 Page 19 Page 20 Page 21 Page 22 Page 23 Page 24 Page 25 Page 26 Page 27 Page 28 Page 29 Page 30 Page 31 Page 32WHY A NEW APPROACH? C onventional approaches to reducing violence and social conflict are costly and, ultimately, ineffective because they do not address the underlying cause: acute societal stress— including political, ethnic, and religious tensions in critical hotspots around the globe. Stress negatively impacts the brain, impairing reasoning and fueling impulsive, violent, antisocial behavior. The Global Peace Initiative has identified powerful, scientifically proven meditation-based“technologies of consciousness”that neutralize individual and societal stress, restore balanced brain functioning, and markedly reduce crime and social conflict. The Global Peace Initiative is now implementing this“Brain-Based Approach to Peace”on a national scale in the United States and on a global scale in India. 2 G L O B A L P E A C E I N I T I AT I V E