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 32A brief status report: Phase 1: National Demonstration Project In July 2006, the largest-ever long-term demonstration project on the effects of group meditation on national trends was launched as the“Invincible America Assembly”(IAA) in Maharishi Vedic City, Iowa. Predictions lodged in advance with the press included a marked reversal in the escalating violent crime rates in the country. Today, with an average of 1,700 experts participating in the Invincible America Assembly, the FBI Uniform Crime Index shows a dramatic decline in violent crime rates since the launch of the demonstration project, including a reduction in murder rates in major U.S. cities to the lowest levels in over 40 years. Phase 2: Full Implementation The Global Peace Initiative now seeks to increase the number of advanced meditation experts from 1,700 to the desired level of 2,500 in order to produce a more powerful, peaceful, coherent influence in national consciousness. This will further reduce societal stress and associated crime and violence and, according to previous research, help to elevate the country above its current political and economic instability. 22 global peace initiative