Ata Servati, Founder/Executive Director ~ THE LOTUS LIGHT FOUNDATION

      Ata Servati- Founder/ Executive Director A poet, playwright, novelist, prize winning actor, filmmaker and activist. Ata Servati started his career in theater as a playwright. He is a spiritual man following the path of such legends as Rumi, Omar Khayyam and Hafez. He is a man who began receiving premonitions in his dreams at age four and relates it to his spirituality. Ata moved to the United States just before the height of a National Rebellion in his homeland of Iran. He … [Read More...]



    The New York City Department of Education is the largest system of public schools in the United States, serving about 1.1 million students in over 1,700 Department of Health visited schools. SchoolFood serves around 850,000 meals to these students each school day. Of these, over 700,000 meals are provided at no charge to the students or their parents. To find out if your child qualifies, simply apply for free or reduced-price meals. Over the past decade, SchoolFood has made tremendous … [Read More...]


    Honeybees Show Evidence of Insecticide

    More than 70 percent of pollen and honey samples collected from foraging bees in Massachusetts contained neonicotinoids, a type of insecticide that has been linked to colony collapse disorder, researchers are reporting. The disorder causes adult bees to abandon their hives in winter. In the new study, published in The Journal of Environmental Chemistry, researchers analyzed 219 pollen samples and 53 honey samples from 62 hives in 10 counties in Massachusetts. Honeybee colonies have … [Read More...]

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    “Full of silly, slapstick doggy humor. An enticing package.” -- Kirkus Reviews “TIME for Kids” -- Kid Reporters Rate Stick Dog 9 Out 10 The Stick Dog series continues in author-illustrator Tom Watson's hilarious Stick Dog Dreams of Ice Cream. In the follow-up to Stick Dog, Stick Dog Wants a Hot Dog, and Stick Dog Chases a Pizza, Stick Dog and his pals are back, but this time the temperature is rising and they're all feeling the heat. They need cold, cold ice cream on this hot, hot day. It … [Read More...]


    Central Park Zoo Clock ~ Keeping Time with the World

    Central Park Zoo Clock ticks every hour on the hour for years. The animals in the Zoo are keeping time with the rest of the world. Such a fabulous time! Visit the park and have a blast! What is your good news today? … [Read More...]



    Child Spark Initiative is a platform created for children between the ages of eight and thirteen years from African migrant communities to engage with children from host communities in the United States of America. It provides opportunities for these communities to express, foster and celebrate their shared humanity. The hope of this interaction is racial harmony, cultural exchange, peace and progress. Child Spark Initiative Inc. is essentially a performing arts organization that develops, … [Read More...]


    The Orphans International Worldwide Summer 2015

    We are delighted to announce the Orphans International Worldwide Summer 2015 Fundraiser to support on-going educational projects in Haiti, India, Indonesia, and Sri Lanka – as well as Nepal in the wake of their devastating earthquake. Tuesday July 14 in Greenwich, Connecticut Host: Sara Herbert Galloway Event: Cocktail Reception, Beneficiary: OIWW Indonesia Friday July 24 in New York City Host: Incognito Restaurant Event: Cocktail Reception, Beneficiary: OIWW Indonesia Saturday Aug.(TBI) … [Read More...]


    NASA Says Data Reveals an Earth-Like Planet, Kepler 452b

    An artist's concept of Kepler 452b orbiting its star, 1,400 light-years from Earth. The planet's size puts it right on the edge between being rocky like Earth and a gas ball like Neptune. CreditT. Pyle/Jet Propulsion Laboratory/NASA Inching ahead on their quest for what they call Earth 2.0, astronomers from NASA’s Kepler planet-hunting spacecraft announced on Thursday that they had found what might be one of the closest analogues to our own world yet. It is a planet a little more than one … [Read More...]


    Ramon Singing in the Subway ~ Christmas in July *Special*

    Ramon has warmed people's hearts singing songs for passersby. As the video starts, someone says, "You lift my spirits!" In our Good News video, Ramon sings "Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas" with background music playing from his phone and a microphone. Reverend Paul Sladkus asks what Peace means to him. Ramon tell us what peace means which a chuckle and a huge smile. "That's Peace!" A little story: “My mother and I lost our apartment when the landlord raised the rent. She … [Read More...]

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