Over the next few months, three major events will be hosted by the Global Peace Foundation. Dr. Moon will be traveling to Nigeria, Philippines and Malaysia to attend the upcoming Global Peace Leadership Conferences and Festivals as well as the annual Global Peace Convention.
Here is a snapshot of the events.
Global Peace Leadership Conference – Abuja, Nigeria
November 7-9, 2013
The GLOBAL PEACE LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE in Abuja is themed: “Moral and Innovative Leadership: Building Sustainable Peace for a Prosperous Future. Nigeria has been blessed with natural resources such as oil and soil, but also with a richly diverse people. However, religious and tribal tensions have posed a formidable challenge to the developing nation. This Leadership Conference will call for moral and innovative leaders from across Africa who will forge networks transcending traditional barriers to move the continent forward.
The following outcomes are projected:
- Build a coalition of peacemakers beyond religious, political, social, and ethnic/tribal differences to promote regional and national unity, integration, and of a culture of peace;
- Present a new approach to peace-building and development transcending economic, political and diplomatic strategies, and grounded in shared spiritual and ethical values;
- Promote ‘whole-person’ education that can empower youths to develop character and good citizenship as a society’s most valuable resource;
- Advance a Pan-African agenda for sustainable peace and development.
- Launch of an AFRICAN LEADERSHIP MISSION on peacebuilding, young leadership and service.
Global Peace Festival, Nigeria
At the close of the Global Peace Leadership Conference, GPF and its partners will host a major celebration of Africa’s rich diversity and offer a common platform for cooperation and co-prosperity.
The GLOBAL PEACE FESTIVAL Celebration will be on November 9 at the Eagle Square with the theme ‘One Family Under God: Celebrating our Unity in Diversity.’ A signature initiative of the Global Peace Foundation, Global Peace Festivals since 2007 have drawn more than a million peace-minded citizens from different cultures and backgrounds on six continents, advancing principles of service to others, interfaith collaboration, and support for strengthened family values as a building block of a peaceful society.
Global Peace Leadership Conference – Manila, Philippines
“Moral and Innovative Leadership: A platform for Sustainable Peace and Development.”
The GLOBAL PEACE LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE 2013 in the Philippines will focus on “Moral and Innovative Leadership: A platform for Sustainable Peace and Development.”
Global Peace Leadership Conference is a forum that addresses specific regional concerns and build consensus for political and community-based responses to poverty and conflict. GPF in Southeast Asia has made significant contributions to sustainable development and peace through its partnerships. This GPLC will highlight the progress made as well as address outstanding issues.
Global Peace Festival, Philippines
GLOBAL PEACE FESTIVAL has grown into a worldwide movement engaging political and spiritual leaders, sports stars celebrities, and partnering organizations. In the Philippines, Indonesia, Malaysia, Kenya, and Nepal, the Global Peace Festival has won support of Christians, Muslims, Hindus, Buddhists, and Indonesia peoples. It has also engaged government and civil society leaders in service and cultural events that have advanced respect for religious and ethnic differences.
This year, in celebration of the Global Peace Festival 2013 Philippines, the Global Peace Foundation will be convening at the close of the Global Peace Leadership Conference 2013 Philippines on November 22. The Festival celebrates “1World, 1 Family, 1 Celebration.”
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Global Peace Convention
“Unity in Diversity: Building Social Cohesion for Sustainable Peace through Universal Aspirations, Principles and Values”
The GLOBAL PEACE CONVENTION (GPC) 2013, the annual convening of the Global Peace Foundation, which will take place from December 5–8 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia – home to many faiths which form part of the rich tapestry of this vibrant Southeast Asian nation. This year’s theme, “Unity in Diversity: Building Social Cohesion for Sustainable Peace through Universal Aspirations, Principles and Values,” will engage world leaders from government, academia, business, the nonprofit sector and civil society in a unique, collaborative exchange.