WFWP USA President Angelika Selle
Angelika Selle, born in Pforzheim, Germany, studied at the University of Freiburg in Catholic Theology, in German and English. In the years following she travelled to Japan, Korea and America. She settled in the U.S. in 1983 with her American husband, Bob Selle. Together they are the parents of 4 wonderful children. She has worked with Government officials, held the position of the editor in chief of two magazines, “Neue Hoffnung” and “Today’s World”, and she taught at a parochial elementary school. Rev. Selle’s true passion and calling is to be a reconciler and peace-maker to promote reconciliation and healing between different races, religions, and cultures. Together with her husband and another family, they founded a reconciliation group in MD. In 2001 she founded the Prayer in Action Ministry and in 2003 the Interfaith Prayer and Fellowship Ministry in Washington DC. On April 8, 2005 she was ordained at the Lively Stone Worship Center under “God’s Vision International Ministries” by Apostle Floyd Nelson. In 2006, Rev. Selle was appointed to be the Pastor of New Hope Family Church in Landover Hills, MD. Earlier this year, on March 21, 2010, Rev. Selle was appointed by the Founder of WFWP, Dr. Hak Ja Han Moon, to be the President of Women’s Federation for World Peace USA and Vice-President of WFWP International.
Did you see the clock for 2018 in our first Logic of Love News issue?
This year has barely begun, yet we've already experienced much excitement and new developments through our chairwomen and chapters in the field -- and also through our Founder, Dr. Hak Ja Han Moon.
Dr. Moon initiated a historic Africa Summit, held in Dakar, Senegal, on January 18 to promote peace on this historically troubled but beautiful continent. She was welcomed wholeheartedly by 1,200 leaders from the entire continent -- chiefs, parliamentarians, interfaith leaders, and women leaders. What moved everyone the most was Dr. Moon's visit to Goree Island, the Senegal site that was one of the centers of the African slave trade. She wanted to visit there to pray and to bring hope and love to this place of pain. In honor of her lifelong peace leadership, she was presented with a special plaque which was embedded in a monument at Goree Island next to the ones honoring Nelson Mandela, Pope John Paul II, and former U.S. President Obama.
In her keynote address at the summit, Dr. Moon said: “I love Africa. I pray that Africa will become a new heavenly Africa that attends Heavenly Parent. I hope to give as much love to Africa as I can. Today, with the heart of a true parent, I have come to eradicate Africa’s pain. Today, when we look at the pollution and destruction caused by people’s ignorance, we feel there is no hope for the future of humankind. That is why I want Africa to return to the healthy state it had been at the time that God created it.”
We are inspired by her example of boldly stepping out with love and heart, reaching out to one of the world's most painful places and bringing a message of hope and peace, with a motherly heart, encouraging reconciliation and new beginnings. We applaud Dr. Moon for that and feel that WFWP USA is very much in line with that theme of reconciliation, healing, and new beginnings in this new year 2018.
I invite you to collaborate with us in creating bridges and being a bridge for peace in 2018! For those who haven't made their New Year's resolutions yet, it's not too late: there is also the Chinese New Year coming up on February 27!
May we all fly on wings of forgiveness and love in 2018!
Happy New Year 2018!
A new wind is blowing in God's Providence through and with our Founder, Mother Moon!
This is to inform you of a change/addition in our WFWP USA leadership team in Boston, where our current chairwoman, Mrs. Peggy Brewster has been investing her heart and leadership for the last many years. We are truly grateful for that!
We are excited to announce that as of February 1, 2018, Mrs. Tamara Starr-Perry, a young woman leader and mother, will be joining Mrs. Brewster as the Boston WFWP USA Co-Chairwoman, and bring her gifts and talents, energy and creativity to the table, in order to move the Boston Chapter together.
We congratulate Ms. Tamara, for stepping forward to this noble task, and wish both of them well in their endeavors, to reach out to the greater community in Boston and collaborate with our sister organizations for great success.
We ask you to make a note of this change and kindly support our new team in their efforts to move the Boston chapter forward to the next level.
Welcome to this brand-new year of 2018!
There is something beautiful and powerful about the beginning of a new year, with 365 blank pages of life available, waiting to be filled with good content!
Of course, it doesn't necessarily mean that things will be any easier this year. However, as women (and men) who are committed to living by the logic of love, empowered by our Creator, we will practice to become experts in turning negatives into positives. Together, we will be able to contribute toward positive change in our own lives, our families, society, even the world- and thus possibly change the course of history!