Archive for February, 2011

The Committee of Religious NGOs Helps Launch the First Annual WORLD INTERFAITH HARMONY WEEK, 1-7 February

Wednesday, February 9th, 2011


Monica Willard, President of the Committee of Religious NGOs and longtime WPPS Peace Representative, and Deborah Moldow, WPPS Representative to the United Nations, organized an Interfaith Breakfast to promote and expand participation in World Interfaith Harmony Week, proclaimed by the UN General Assembly. They enlisted the partnership of the NGO Section of the UN Department of Public Information, which promoted the event to more than 1500 NGOs worldwide.

Deborah Moldow, Kiyotaka Akasaka, Prince Zeid Ra’ad Zeid Al Hussain, Marc Scheuer, Christine MacMillan, Muhammad Al Nsour, Maria-Luisa Chavez, Monica Willard

An extremely diverse crowd of 100 people attended the event, which was held at Salvation Army building on East 52nd Street. Monica Willard and Commissioner Christine MacMillan, Director of the Salvation Army Social Justice Commission, welcomed everyone. Then Deborah Moldow set the tone with an opening Minute of Silence and invited everyone to say together, “May Peace Prevail on Earth.”

Monica introduced the very distinguished speakers:

Mr. Kiyotaka Akasaka, Under Secretary-General for Communications and Public Information
HRH Prince Zeid Ra’ad Zeid Al Hussein, Permanent Representative of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan to the United Nations
Mr. Marc Scheuer, Director, UN Alliance of Civilizations
Mr. Stephen Hanmer, Civil Society Partnerships, UNICEF
Dr. Azza Karam, UNFPA (opened her remarks with, “May Peace Prevail on Earth.”)

Deborah Moldow with Prince Zeid Ra’ad Zeid Al Hussain

10 foot tall, 1,200 pound ‘Peace Pole’ will honor Vallejo partnerships across world-Vallejo, California, USA

Wednesday, February 9th, 2011

February 3, 2011

The Vallejo Sister City Association has commissioned a 10-foot-tall; six-sided concrete monument or “Peace Pole” in recognition of the city’s several Sister City partnerships across the world. In coming months, the gift is expected to be presented to city officials, who will determine where the approximately 1,200-pound monument will rest.

Each side of the Peace Pole will commemorate a different city’s relationship with Vallejo, including Trondheim; Akashi, Japan (forged in 1968); LaSpezia, Italy (1986); Baguio City, Philippines (1993); Bagamoyo, Tanzania (1993) and Jincheon, South Korea (2009).

Mr. Larry Pinero is working with city officials on the monument’s home. Consideration of location is the park between the John F. Kennedy Library and the Santa Clara Street U.S. Post Office, as well as near the Ferry Building.

An artist's rendering shows the 'peace pole' in recognition of Vallejo's Sister City partnerships across the world. (Courtesy art)

International Day of Peace 2009 Okinawa, JAPAN

Wednesday, February 9th, 2011

Stories of hope that inspire us to awaken to the power that lies within the heart of every person.
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Waving 192 flags people gather around a Peace Pole planted for the occasion of the International Day of Peace by members of Celebration Earth on top of a site where thousands of people were killed during the 1945 battle of Okinawa. The closing battle of WW2.

May Peace Prevail On Earth!

May Peace be in Asia video.

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