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What makes a great leader? This question often plays a role in our lives when we are placed under circumstances to choose the person to lead us. In this nation where social pressures often affect our decisions, it is hard to navigate through the chaos of who might be fit to lead, or whom can live up to our expectations. Being a leader doesn’t mean that the leader gets first place and is entitled before those who are under them. Instead leading confers a mountain of responsibilities that requires commitment, determination, and perseverance. A great leader often has humility in the forefront of their decisions. A great leader puts themselves in the shoes of those who follow them. Finally, a great leader isn’t afraid to…
Published in Arizona

Building up Nepal

July 31st, 2017
Back in 2015, WFWP stepped up to offer Nepal the support they needed to recuperate after the devastating earthquake. Since then, WFWP USA and WFWP Nepal have continued to develop a relationship. Fast forward to 2017 and we are once again collaborating together to support the country, specifically with a local school. Within a rural village of Sarlahi district, Nepal, a small pre-k and kindergarten is striving to gain its footing in providing holistic education to the youth. Lunis Kinderworld was created by Purushottam Karki and his wife when they saw the need for change in the education system in their community. Their dream is to create an environment where children will be nurtured as well as encouraged to reach their full potential. From humble…
Published in National
This year’s annual conference on “Non-Violence, a Choice” took place on Friday, May 12 at the Mt. Hood Community College. One of the highlights of the conference every year is the student panel, where attendees get to hear from the young, bright students from surrounding universities. The student panel members from Mt. Hood Community College this year were Chidoze Urom, Blanca Alverez-Lopez, and Barbra Archbeque. They were joined by students from several other colleges, including Alina Button from Pacific University, Andrea Gonzalez from Portland State University, and Victoria Reis, an Admissions Counselor and International Specialist at Marylhurst University. The panel was moderated by Gary and Nancy Spanovich, Directors of the Wholistic Peace Institute (WPI). Students shared their many insights about non-violence, both on the historical…
Published in Oregon/Cascade
On Sunday June 4th, a lovely June afternoon, the Hackensack Satellite Chapter of WFWP in New Jersey met to more fully understand the mission and history of the United Nations and WFWP's responsibilities as an NGO in General Consultative Status with the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) of the United Nations.To begin, Mrs. Cynthia Nakai, City Chairwoman for Hackensack, explained the origin and meaning of the United Nations Flag. The flag was established in December 1946. It was designated to be light blue, the color of peace; as opposed to red, the color of war. The map on the flag is a flat projection of the world, with no one country given more prominence over another. Two wreaths of peace surround the map, further emphasizing…
Published in New Jersey

In the Midst Of Love

June 15th, 2017
On May 20, 2017, Women’s Federation for World Peace (WFWP) celebrated their 25th anniversary in Tempe, Arizona. This celebration brings meaning to the saying, “Love makes the world go round.”Over two hundred people from different countries and states across the United States traveled to Tempe to take part in this event. WFWP sets a new standard for the love in communities that this generation lacks. WFWP teaches support, patience, endurance, and, most of all, how to love others beyond ordinary measures. Not only did the Arizona Chapter of WFWP celebrate their 25th anniversary of inspiring and uniting women across the world to bring peace with one another, they also successfully raised funds to continuously support the eight schools that the organization has built in Africa,…
Published in Arizona
A most colorful and memorable celebration was held in Tempe, Arizona, to honor the 25th anniversary of the founding of Women’s Federation for World Peace (WFWP). Under the title “Igniting a Culture of Heart: From Local to Global,” the May 20, 2017, event included the successful launch of the Global Women’s Peace Network in Arizona and the HerStory Awards 2017.Around 220 women of all ages and some husbands filled the banquet hall of the Embassy Suites Hotel in Tempe to celebrate, be educated, be uplifted, and experience the Culture of Heart.The very diverse program consisted of professional/spiritual women speakers telling their deep stories of overcoming obstacles and self-doubt, seeing their divine value, and making a difference in the lives of others for the sake of…
Published in Arizona
Patricia Lofton was a HerStory honoree at the WFWP National Assembly in New Jersey last year. She is very involved with teaching character education and Sunday School classes to children in Irvington, New Jersey, an inner city community with many struggling families. Patricia also attends the Deliverance, Jesus is Coming Church.In March, when I asked Patricia what her plans were for Women's History Month, Patricia was uncertain about what she could do, I recommended that she honor the outstanding women in her church.The date was set for March 19, 2017.As the discussions for the event progressed, I explained the Bridge of Peace Ceremony and the possibility of a Celebration and rededication of Marriage Ceremony. Patricia loved the idea of both programs. Her church agreed to…
Published in New Jersey
The spirit of the Women Helping Women initiative that began in the Arizona Chapter of WFWP and spread from there to various other states this past year also recently reached Northern California. The San Francisco Bay Area Chapter of WFWP just concluded their own project to collect gently used handbags for homeless women, which we filled with toiletries and personal items. We started collecting them in March by reaching out to our community and friends. WFWP planning committee member Liz Beurgi collected many purses from her yoga students who were so happy to do something for the homeless women. We received many donations of items to put into the purses and also purchased many other essential items.On April 12th, Yong Sung Leal, who works at…
Published in Northern California
Having children changed my whole world and helped me understand God’s heart more deeply. I am married and have four children ages 21-28, one daughter and three sons. It is such a joy to see them grow and become amazing human beings and develop their talents and contribute to the world. I am blessed to have them close by right now and can spend time with them. We all have a love for nature and spend lots of time hiking the beautiful wooded trails and coastline of the gorgeous Northwest! I will always be a worrying Italian mamma, and we have had our share of family challenges; but as they have grown and matured I am liberated to experience incredibly joyful relationships in our family.As…
Published in Oregon/Cascade
WFWP’s Co-founder Dr. Hak Ja Han Moon established the Sun Hak Peace Foundation in 2014 in order to continue her husband, the late Dr. Sun Myung Moon’s, legacy of peace. Together, they promoted the vision of “One Family under God,” a world wherein all people live together as one global family, transcending barriers of race, religion, nationality, and culture.The theme for the 2017 prize focused on the global refugee crisis. This is the first reason I was so excited and curious who would be chosen as recipients. Seeing so many people having to flee from Syria breaks our hearts and sheds light on the global crises of people being displaced. So on February 3rd, when the Award Ceremony was held in South Korea, I was…
Published in National
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