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We gathered to celebrate the International Day of Peace by living our lives with intention. The presentation focused on the power and strength we have and how we can connect, cooperate, and work together to heal our families, communities and the world. The event included a presentation by Myrna Lapres, WFWP Georgia co-chairwoman, a Qigong Meditation led by Christina J. Barea-Young (see photo above) of the The Rising Lotus Qigong, and a lively discussion about how we bring peace into our families, our workplace and communities. Although the gathering was small, we met some amazing individuals. Three people who are part of the nonviolent communication movement came on the recommendation of one of our WFWP contacts who couldn’t attend herself. It turns out that they had been part of a…
The Women's Federation for World Peace, the Atlanta Family Church, and the Life Line Healing Ministries sponsored a health workshop on Sunday, September 24, that brought around 25 individuals and families together to partake in an evening of relaxation and rejuvenation.The evening started with a welcome from Atlanta Family Church Pastor Reverend Kimura, who enthusiastically welcomed the participants to the workshop. WFWP Georgia Co-Chairwoman Ekaette Heyliger spoke on the purpose and mission of the WFWP organization, citing its accomplishments and intentions. Then the hour of meditation and relaxation was led by WFWP Georgia Co-Chairwoman, Myrna Lapres, who led the group on a journey with an ancient form of Chinese mind/body healing called Qi Gong. This is a 5000-year-old practice that uses affirmations, visualizations, and gentle movement to promote self- healing,…
In honor of the 25th Anniversary of WFWP, the Atlanta community had a two-day weekend event with a WFWP program on Saturday, August 19th, and a sermon and a gathering with women from the community after service on Sunday, August 20th. On the evening of Friday, August 18th, we were happy to welcome WFWP President Angelika Selle and WFWP Vice President Katarina Connery who arrived in preparation of the weekend celebrations. Together with Co-Chairwoman of Atlanta, Ekaette Heyliger, the four of us kicked off a new era for WFWP in Atlanta, GA by sharing a grape juice toast, and the whole weekend unfolded as a new foundation. We all felt a lot of hope to be launched on a new course of leadership of the heart centering on WFWP founder,…
Mrs. King sent this special greeting on the occasion of WFWP Atlanta’s 25th Anniversary celebration on August 19, 2017. Mrs. King is wife of the late Rev. Alfred Daniel King, the brother of the late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Dear beloved community leaders and sisters and brothers, I am privileged to greet you on this special occasion of the Women’s Federation for World Peace event, “Igniting a Culture of Heart— Peace Starts with Me”.I would like to congratulate the Women’s Federation for World Peace USA on their 25th Anniversary. I am a good supporter of WFWP and what they do for world peace by empowering women of the world through helping the community.My husband, the late Rev. Alfred Daniel King, who worked alongside his dear brother, Dr. Martin Luther…

Peace Begins With Me

January 30th, 2017
How to kick off 2017 as leaders of heart and substance? This was the question of the leadership team of WFWP’s Georgia Chapter: co-chairwomen Myrna Lapres and Ekaette Heyliger, and Treasurer Miambi Koko. The team decided to begin by inspiring ourselves and our church community first. That is how it was decided to hold a Bridge of Peace ceremony on January first during the worship service at the Atlanta Family Church in Ellenwood, Georgia. The theme of the Sunday Service was “Peace Begins With Me.”Myrna Lapres gave a short talk to set the tone for the service and served as the emcee. Ekaette Heyliger introduced the Bridge of Peace, and Miambi Koko organized the entertainment and dancing.The program was composed of three elements. The first was reflection and repentance. Then…
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