FOWPAL promotes a culture of awareness in the 25

ISTANBUL, Turkey, June 10, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The pain and suffering caused by the war between Russia and Ukraine that broke out a few months ago has deepened the understanding of people around the world. importance of peace. The World Federation of Peace and Love (FOWPAL) has been invited by Dr. Akkan Suver, President of the Marmara Group Foundation, to participate in the 25th Eurasian Economic Summit in Istanbul, Turkey from June 7-9.

Dr. Akkan Suver, who launched the Eurasian Economic Summit, warmly welcomed all participants to the event, one of the most important summits in the world, which is held every year and brings together decision makers and experts in the fields economics, politics, religion, energy, sociology and security. Through dialogue, the Summit promotes active collaboration between leaders in various fields for sustainable development.

This year’s summit, under the theme “Building Back Better”, focused on the post-pandemic era and the major impact of the conflict between Russia and Ukraine on the world, while addressing issues such as such as the new energy economy, the global partnership, digitalisation, a greener planet, the dialogue between cities, the food and raw materials crisis, hunger, poverty, climate change, involuntary migration, etc. It brought together hundreds of distinguished guests from more than 40 countries, including heads of state and government, ambassadors, ministers, mayors and leaders from all walks of life.

Dr. Hong, Tao-Tze, President of FOWPAL, delivered a speech, emphasizing, “We firmly believe that a culture of peace and a culture of awareness are the foundation that sustains all cultures in the world, and they are also at the heart of heart of sustainable economic development. A good culture feeds a good education while a quality education leads to a healthy economy. Through the promotion of a culture of consciousness and consciousness-based education, and by integrating the strengths of other cultures and educational systems, we will be able to foster national economic growth and usher in stability and prosperity. He emphasized, “Resolving conflicts with love and awareness is the embodiment of great wisdom.”

FOWPAL has been promoting the International Day of Awareness and the importance of awareness over the past years and received warm responses at the Summit. FOWPAL was invited to present five cultural performance sessions, including martial arts, dance, music and song. The fabulous performances and deep cultural meanings touched people’s hearts and electrified the audience. During the opening session of the summit, FOWPAL wowed the participants with an elegant “peacock dance”, which symbolized love, peace and warmth, brought blessings to the summit and conveyed the best wishes of the FOWPAL for the end of war and the pandemic.

FOWPAL youth volunteers also performed a number of inspirational songs, such as “We Can Change the World”, “A Prayer for Peace” and “We Are One World”, expressing their voices and vision for a united world. where people treat each other like family, which was in keeping with the spirit of the Summit. Through these performances, FOWPAL has encouraged people to work together and take action to create a peaceful and sustainable world. FOWPAL’s performances not only gave people a sense of joy and positive energy, but also spread the culture of awareness, which resonated with the audience.

Another highlight of the summit was the World Peace and Love Bell Ringing Ceremonies. The bell of peace and love in the world, which weighs 240 kg and consolidated the wishes of peace of more than 400 leaders, rang in Turkey for the first time. On the closing day of the conference, June 9, the organizer invited FOWPAL to specially host the solemn ceremony of ringing the “bell of peace and love in the world”. Seven influential leaders rang the bell, including President Emil Constantinescu of Romania (1996-2000), President Filip Vujanović of Montenegro (2003-2018), President Moncef Marzouki of Tunisia (2011-2014), President Petru Lucinschi of Moldova (1997-2001), President Fatmir Sejdiu of Kosovo (2006-2010), Dr Akkan Suver and Djabir Doko, Deputy Minister of Political System and Community Relations of North Macedonia. Croatian President Stjepan Mesic (2000-2010), who rang the bell in India in 2016, also attended the summit.

Dr. Akkan Suver rang the bell and said, “For peace! For peace! For peace!” He said that in the name of peace, stability, love and world peace, the bell ringing ceremony was held. It was the first time that Dr. Suver was participating in such a ceremony. He stressed the importance of everyone working together and dialogue to promote stability and awareness. “We need a dialogue, and if we have a dialogue, we We can find any solution to any problem.” He congratulated the FOWPAL delegation and expressed his gratitude to FOWPAL for organizing the ringing ceremony.

Filip Vujanovic, President of Montenegro (2003-2018), rang the bell of peace and love in the world and wished for peace, unity and love. Emil Constantinescu, President of Romania (1996-2000) wished for peace and understanding.

Moncef Marzouki, President of Tunisia (2011-2014), interviewed by FOWPAL at the summit, said: “We need peace. What is happening between Ukraine and Russia is a danger not only for this region, but for the whole world because it could lead to the Third World War, so we badly need initiatives like yours. And I support what you are doing because once again, peace is the most important thing for everyone. We cannot talk about human rights until we have peace. “What you are doing is extremely important. I would like to congratulate you. Please continue. We need every initiative, everyone supporting peace.

Dr. Hong, Tao-Tze, President of FOWPAL, presented the bell ringers with special gifts created by FOWPAL, including the Compass of Consciousness Clock, Consciousness Anthology by Dr. Hong, the “Heart Key”, and a book titled The history of the International Day of Awareness. The clock represents time, direction and purpose, guides people to the right path in life, and reminds them to seize every moment to be mindful and do good deeds. The anthology is a collection of mindfulness excerpts from Dr. Hong’s speeches presented on various occasions around the world, which serves as a source of wisdom for recipients in promoting a culture of mindfulness. The key symbolizes that awareness is the key to unlocking a better future for the world. The book titled The history of the International Day of Awareness documents the major events that led to the designation by the United Nations of April 5 as the International Day of Awareness.

Dr Werner Fasslabend, a former Austrian defense minister and who rang the bell in 2018, said conscience is “a personal regulator, a personal principle that moves you in the right direction. And if everyone does it, it will lead to a world of love and peace. Only when there is love in the world, when people try to understand each other, when we try to cooperate, not to be against the other side, but to do something together, then you can achieve peace and stability. It is also the basis of freedom.

The top of the World Peace and Love Bell is engraved with “World Love, A Declaration of Peace”. FOWPAL hopes that people can return to a peaceful world where there is no pain, no fear, no war, no suffering. To date, 417 prominent leaders from 128 countries have rung the bell, including 49 heads of state and government, seven Nobel Peace Prize laureates, United Nations ambassadors and leaders from all walks of life. FOWPAL has just completed its trip to Stockholm, where it held Global Peace and Love Bell Ringing Ceremonies from June 1-3, 2022, during Stockholm+50, and eleven leaders, including environment ministers, UNEP staff and environmental activists, rang the bell to pray for the sustainable development of all humanity.

FOWPAL has been actively involved in environmental protection. He participated in the World Summit on Sustainable Development (WSSD) in Johannesburg, South Africa in 2002 and organized ceremonies to ring the bell of peace and love around the world, where six visionary leaders, including then Ethiopian President Girma Wolde-Giorgis rang the bell. Bell.

The 2012 United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20) was held in Rio, Brazil to discuss the challenges and opportunities of sustainable development. During the conference, FOWPAL organized the World Peace and Love Bell Ringing Ceremony, and 25 visionary leaders rang the bell, including Costa Rican President Laura Chinchilla Miranda; President of East Timor and 1996 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate José Ramos-Horta; then Prime Minister of Bhutan, Jigme Thinley; Pedro Passos Coelho, then Prime Minister of the Portuguese Republic; and Angel Gurria, then Secretary General of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), consolidating more positive energy and hope for a lasting future of love and peace on Earth.

FOWPAL urges everyone to take action in support of love, peace, conscience and human rights. To date, the Declarations of Human Rights of Global Citizens and Peace have been endorsed by more than 3.7 million people in 179 countries, and the Declaration for the Movement of an Age of Consciousness and Declaration of the International Day of Conscience were endorsed by 330,000 people in 196 nations. FOWPAL hopes that everyone will act with conscience so that the world is at peace, and that everyone is happy so that every family is happy.

About the World Federation of Peace and Love (FOWPAL): Founded in 2000 in the United States by Dr. Hong, Tao-Tze, FOWPAL is an international organization of love and peace, with members from all over the world. It is guided by the principle that changing the world for the better starts with a good thought. For the past two decades, FOWPAL has promoted awareness, love and peace around the world and participated in Earth Summits to promote the SDGs. He had worked with various permanent missions to the UN through conferences, ringing ceremonies and declaration signings, making possible the adoption by the UN of the International Day of Awareness in July 2019. They have hosted over 55 webinars over the past two years, promoting mindfulness-based sustainability.

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