Order of Service
Theosophical Order of Service (TOS)
A union of those who love in the service of all that suffers.
The TOS in New Zealand is part of an international organisation that encourages interactive participation by its members and the public in service projects to relieve suffering wherever it is found. We are a volunteer non-profit organisation and serve by working individually or through local TOS groups to alleviate suffering in their local areas. We join with other TOS groups worldwide to help with humanitarian projects internationally, and we support the programmes of others working in our service areas of education, ecology, healing, peace, family, social services, animals, arts and music.
For more information about the TOS-New Zealand please visit our website: tos.theosophy.org.nz
Quarterly articles about our projects, current news and events and service ideas for individuals or local TOS groups are printed in TheoSophia, in the TOS article.
Theosophical Order of Service (TOS International)
The Theosophical Order of Service (TOS) was founded in 1908 to provide a framework in which people can engage in creative, practical and humanitarian action in a theosophical spirit. It offers opportunities for participation in activities promoting the First Object of the Theosophical Society: "To form a nucleus of the universal brotherhood of humanity, without distinction of race, creed, sex, caste or colour."
For the past 100+ years the focus of the TOS has been service and social reform. In countries around the world, people who have a sense of the oneness of all life and who are motivated to active demonstration of the Society's First Object have come together to work toward the alleviation of suffering. As an international organisation, service projects vary from country to country.
For more information about the TOS International please visit our website: www.international.theoservice.org