[gha] Re: The UN Decade of Interfaith Harmonious Education for 2014-2024 Proposal

  • From: Leo Semashko <leo.semashko@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: Peter Hayes <phayes@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 4 Mar 2013 13:35:28 +0400

Dear Peter, 

Many thanks for your appreciation of the GHA work and your kind invitation to 
your wonderful Global Peace Conventions in 2013. We could offer to your 
remarkable Foundation the new peace leaders from India, Ghana, Latin America, 
Russia, Kazakhstan and other countries. 

We have carefully reviewed your website and have found several common peace 
directions: education, interfaith harmony and cooperation, culture of 
harmonious peace and family. They are very interesting to us, because the GHA 
Mission is: ?To bring peace from harmony and to pave a conscious way for 
harmonious civilization on scientifically based ?ABC of Harmony? through 
harmonious education?, or in short: ?Peace from Harmony" 

For the GHA the Interfaith Harmony Project is only one of the ways to a global 
peace and we would be happy to cooperate with your Foundation in this project 
(www.peacefromharmony.org/?cat=en_c&key=541), as in others. 

During the past 8 years GHA has created 42 peacemaking projects to implement 
our mission (www.peacefromharmony.org/?cat=en_c&key=472). We would like to 
offer two of them for your strategic planning (plus the Interfaith project), 
based on the global textbook the ABC of Harmony for World Peace ... 
(www.peacefromharmony.org/?cat=en_c&key=478). It defines global harmonious 
education and consciousness as the deepest spiritual foundation for Global 
Peace and Sustainable Development. These two projects are:

1.The GHA Petition to the UN for Disarmament within 50 years, for which we need 
to collect 1 million signatures by September 21, 2013 
(www.peacefromharmony.org/?cat=en_c&key=529). Could you help us collect these 
signatures? Could you turn this project into your strategy?

2. The New Global Peace Movement from Harmony for the 21st century 
(www.peacefromharmony.org/?cat=en_c&key=532), as now in the world there is no 
united peace movement, whereas the threat of a world war is increasing along 
with the arms race. Only such projects are able to embody the great imperative 
of Martin Luther King Jr.: "We must shift the arms race into a race of peace 
and harmony." 

The above three projects, we are assured, are worthy of Strategic Planning of 
your wonderful Foundation. We look forward to full cooperation between our 
related peace organizations. 

Best harmony wishes,

Dr. Leo Semashko
GHA President and
Bruce L. Cook, Ph.D.
President, GHA-USA

Dr Leo Semashko:
State  Councillor  of  St.  Petersburg,
Philosopher, Sociologist and Peacemaker from Harmony;
Director:  Tetrasociology Public Institute, Russia;
Founding President, Global Harmony Association (GHA);
Director, GHA Website "Peace from Harmony": www.peacefromharmony.org
World Interfaith Harmony Project on the ABC of Harmony Base:
GHA Program Book, The ABC of Harmony:
P/Web page: www.peacefromharmony.org/?cat=en_c&key=253;
Address: 7/4-42 Ho-Shi-Min Street, St. Petersburg 194356, Russia
Phone: 7 (812) 597-65-71; Skype: leo.semahko
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/leo.semashko?ref=tn_tnmn

Bruce L. Cook, Ph.D.
President, GHA-USA
GHA Ambassador of Peace and Disarmament from Harmony
Publisher and Editor
President, World Writers Resources, Inc.
Author, Harmony of Nations: 1943 ? 2020, Just Fiction Editions, 2012
7337 Grandview Ct.
Carpentersville, IL 60110 USA
Personal page:

----- Original Message -----
  From: Peter Hayes, phayes@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
  To: leo.semashko@xxxxxxxxx
  Sent: 2 ????? 2013 ?., 10:25:20
  Subject: [gha] Re: The UN Decade of Interfaith Harmonious Education for 
2014-2024 Proposal

This is great work! I am in Seattle right now as we just finished up a 5 day 
strategic planning meeting with International Leaders of The Global Peace 

We had national leaders from:
Asia (Korea, China , Japan, Nepal, India, Mongolia, Indonesia, Malaysia and 
Africa (Nigeria, Kenya, Uganda, South Africa & Zimbabwe)
Latin America (Brazil & Paraguay)
USA- Many cities
Europe (Germany & Britain-Ireland)
One of GPF's 3 main planks is interfaith cooperation. 
We will be having Global Peace Conventions in 2013 in Mongolia, Nigeria & 
Malaysia that you are all welcome to attend. 

On Sat, Mar 2, 2013 at 12:47 AM, Leo Semashko <leo.semashko@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
Dear GHA members, interfaith friends,

An excellent idea matured within the GHA: the idea UN Decade of Interfaith 
Harmonious Education for 2014-2024, which requires a logical and organizational 

The first and most important. Implementation of this idea will significantly 
enhance the harmonizing social mission of States, the UN members, and religions 
and their churches in the life of society through the development of global 
harmonious interfaith education. The issue of enhancing the social role of the 
state and religion through harmonious education is very important for both of 
them in our time of burgeoning social and religious conflicts in the world. The 
harmonizing social mission of state and religion is very relevant and for the 
population, which faces growing global challenges demanding from them adequate 
responses in a non-violent way of global harmonious interfaith education, 
rather than on a way of global militarization and violent solutions.

Second. The need for global interfaith harmonious education has reached a new 
level to meet the challenges of globalization in the 21st century. The existing 
system of national, common and elite education does not respond to the global 
challenges of our time and fails to prepare the young generations for 
non-violent harmonious solutions to any social problems. This is a key flaw of 
modern education that can be overcome only in harmonization as in interfaith 
perspective, and through harmonization of science and religion.

These two key global motives determine the relevance and necessity of the UN 
Decade of Interfaith Harmonious Education for the years 2014-2024, which will 
give a good start and order for the most favorable global trends of spiritual 
and educational nature. The common good of this UN Decade is so obvious that it 
requires no special logical proofs.

Organizing to complete this idea may proceed from its initiation within the UN 
by any organizations involved in the UN one way or another. This can be the 
Interfaith Coalition of Partnership with the UN, or the head of any state who 
can offer this idea in the UN General Session. Obviously, the most logical 
initiator of this idea may be Jordan's King Abdullah II as the initiator of the 
World Interfaith Harmony Week in the UN, 2010. In this regard, we propose to 
add the GHA offers to Jordan's King in the GHA Project of Interfaith Harmony as 
a new, ninth point with the following content: 

Initiate in the UN, as a development of initiative 2010, a proposal of the UN 
Decade of Interfaith Harmonious Education for 2014-2024, which will strengthen 
a harmonizing mission of state and religion in global society in a non-violent 
peacemaking way of qualitative renewal of the education system in the world, 
especially in the direction of interfaith harmony instead of militarization.

We offer within three days, until March 5, inclusively, to discuss this 
proposal and include it in the GHA Interfaith Harmony Project, in section 9: 

We understand that the common benefit of this proposal is so obvious that it 
requires no special discussion. There may be a difference only in the 
formulations of this proposal. Therefore, in this case, we will take your 
silence as a sign of consent and approval of this proposal and welcome all of 
its amendments to improve it. Thank you for supporting this proposal. 

Best harmony wishes,

Dr. Leo Semashko, GHA President 
Dr. Bruce Cook, GHA-USA President 

Peter Hayes
Vice President
Service For Peace
Tel.  502-290-3611  
Skype: sfp-ky

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