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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.

President's Corner

Dear friends,At this time of great unrest in the world -- threats of nuclear war and natural disasters -- Dr. Hak Ja Han Moon, Co-Founder of WFWP International, invited international leaders, a large delegation of interfaith clergy from the United States, and heads of the affiliated organizations to commemorate and honor her husband's day of passing (September 2) in Seoul, Korea.Dr. Moon also took the opportunity to challenge all the participants to increase their sincere efforts for peace, and become shining lights in a dark world -- lights that will turn the tide for the better.It is indeed lasting peace that she and her late husband, Rev. Dr. Sun Myung Moon, have dedicated their entire lives to, and one could see from the various reports that good progress is being…
Dear friends,This month, the spirit and excitement of the July 15th, 2017 “Peace Starts With Me” Festival at Madison Square Garden continues to resonate in people’s hearts and minds, in addition to the message of the Founder of WFWP International, Dr. Hak Ja Han Moon.The “Peace Starts With Me” theme itself stirred up much thought, especially in our WFWP ladies, who want to make peace a lasting reality. Therefore, many of our chapters decided to have follow-up programs and discussions, as we also did on the national level.Our last monthly national webinar, entitled “Creating and Keeping Compassionate Connection,” provided much food for thought and many insights as to how “Peace Starts With Me” can be seen from the point of view of relationships and quality of communication. In his presentation,…
Dear Friend,How is your summer going so far? I hope many of you are spending time with family and friends, seeing new places, cooling off in the ocean, or spending time in the mountains; and just staying cool during the hot summer months.With just two months notice and in spite of extreme heat factors in New York City, WFWP USA, along with our sister organizations, was quite busy preparing for a major event at Madison Square Garden to hear a timely spiritual message from our Founder, Dr. Hak Jan Han Moon. We were also delighted to host a pre-event for women and supporting gentlemen that same day in the morning featuring Former Ambassador Suzan Johnson Cook as the guest speaker.Here is a brief summary of events.On July 15, Madison Square…
Dear Ladies, Friends, and Families,Greetings in this pre-spring time, although there is much snow on the ground in some areas of our country.We in WFWP USA feel it is spring time, as a wonderful moment is being created for this year 2017 that is filled with creative ideas and great initiatives springing up from our local level.This month's issue speaks of actions of goodness and love, expressed in various service projects, and most of all the wonderful inspiration of our Founder's example on her 74th birthday of "leadership through service". (Please read the articles pertaining to that and her letter). Solutions to many problems in our society as well as personal healing can occur when we serve another person. As Charles Dickens said: "No one is useless in this world…
Dear Ladies, Friends, and Families,Happy New Year 2017!I hope your new year's resolutions are still intact?! In case you are a bit behind, the Chinese New Year began on January 28 this year, so we have another opportunity.According to the Chinese calendar, 2017 is the year of the fire rooster! I love the four virtues that the fire rooster represents and thought to share them with you:Civil Service - "Crown" (comb) on his head;Courage - fights without retreat (for goodness);Generosity - shares food with others;Sincerity - always lets us know the right time in the morning.In WFWP USA we dedicate 2017 to be the Year of Solutions, Problem-Solving, and Actions for Goodness, infused with these virtues above.In the spirit of the fire rooster of courageously speaking out, I had a…
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