John and Bernice O’Donnell were the original programme makers for the monthly “World Teacher” slot which started around 1983 or 1984. They were loaned a book titled "The Reappearance of the Christ and the Masters of Wisdom".
This book, by Benjamin Creme profoundly affected them, stating as it did, the momentous information of the return to the world of Maitreya and His group of Masters. With this knowledge came the certainty that the public must be informed, but how? And in that need was the genesis of the "World Teacher" programme. More recently, it is Teresa and David Johnston who present the “World Teacher” programme, which airs every four weeks on Saturday at 10am.
Who is Maitreya?
He has been expected for generations by all of the major religions. Christians know him as the Christ, and expect his imminent return. Jews await him as the Messiah; Hindus look for the coming of Krishna; Buddhists expect him as Maitreya Buddha; and Muslims anticipate the Imam Mahdi or Messiah.
Although the names are different, many believe that they all refer to the same individual: the World Teacher, whose personal name is Maitreya (pronounced my-tray-ah). Preferring to be known simply as the Teacher, Maitreya has not come as a religious leader, or to found a new religion, but as a teacher and guide for people of every religion and those of no religion.
At this time of great political, economic and social crisis Maitreya will inspire humanity to see itself as one family, and create a civilization based on sharing, economic and social justice, and global cooperation. He will launch a call to action to save the millions of people who starve to death every year in a world of plenty. Among Maitreya's recommendations will be a shift in social priorities so that adequate food, housing, clothing, education, and medical care become universal rights.
Under Maitreya's inspiration, humanity itself will make the required changes and create a saner and more just world for all. For more information visit: share-international.org