Eagle Wings of Enlightenment Center (EWEC), a L.A.-based organization dedicated to world peace, non-violence and uplifting consciousness, will celebrate its 32nd anniversary on September 26, at 6 p.m., at its facility located at 1439 W. 99th St., in Los Angeles.
The public is invited to attend the celebration, which will feature performances by nationally known gospel singer Tony Lawson and producer and singer/songwriter Zuri. Also, a vegetarian meal also will be served.
Shri Natha Devi Premananda (Mataji), a universal teacher for world peace, founded EWEC in 1985. Under Mataji’s guidance, the center has grown to attract people around the world who come for blessings, healings and offer prayers for world peace. The center also offers counseling to thousands and holds daily prayers for harmony, a Sunday Service and Meditation, and a monthly Native American Sweat lodge for the healing of individuals and Mother Earth.
In addition, EWEC conducts annual health fairs, regular Bible Study and Rites of Passage classes for youth, and organizes outreach programs to clothe and feed the poor. The ministry extends to Africa providing educational scholarships for children and aiding members of the Masai tribe.
In South L.A., EWEC counsels parents who have lost children from gang violence, teenagers who have gone astray, and particularly young boys conflicted about their future. The Center offers a men’s circle and a women’s circle focused on spiritual enlightenment.
Recently, the Center was honored for conducting a walk of penance in South L.A. neighborhoods for those who have lost loved ones to violence throughout. Several officials have recognized EWEC’s efforts such as former President Barack Obama, Congresswoman Maxine Waters, former Los Angeles Mayor Anthony R. Villaraigosa, the Los Angeles Board of Education and former L.A. Councilman Bernard Parks.
For more information, visit eaglewingsofenlightenment.org.