[gha] Re: UN Decade of Interfaith Harmonious Education on 2014-2023 was approved in...

  • From: Mary Nelson <mnelson@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: MBWillard@xxxxxxx
  • Date: Wed, 6 Mar 2013 14:48:22 -0600

Soundsd like a good idea.
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On Wed, Mar 6, 2013 at 10:13 AM, <MBWillard@xxxxxxx> wrote:

> **
> Dear Leo and all the GHA Members,
> I congratulate you on your efforts and recognize the importance of
> Interfaith Education.  I want to encourage you to incorporate this focus
> into the already proclaimed Decade for Rapprochement of Cultures,
> 2013-2022.  UNESCO is in charge of this Decade.  It was proposed by
> Krygyzstan and adopted in Dec by the General Assembly.  So far, they don't
> even have a launch date for this Decade we are in.
> It is much easier to get included in a Decade that is already approved
> than to work on getting a new decade with a similar theme considered.  You
> could also put your energy into creating the content for participation
> instead of working to get a Decade created.  I encourage you to ask Jordan
> to include Interfaith education as part of this important Decade that is
> about to be launched.   If you want to do that, you will have help from
> people in NY.
> Having worked on the Decade for Interfaith Cooperation for Peace,
> Development and Understanding from 2007-10, I know first hand that getting
> a Decade on Interfaith anything proclaimed is not easy.  You already have a
> decade proclaimed that can easily include your emphasis.  Please use it to
> promote the importance of Interfaith Harmony and Education!
> You also have an ideal emphasis with the theme chosen by the UN for the
> International Day of Peace,
> Education for Peace.  You can use IDP, Sept 21,  as a core component in
> your work this year.
> If you are interested in either of these ideas, I would like to continue
> to be on your list and work with you.  If neither of these ideas are to
> your liking, I would like to be taken off your list.  I think your idea for
> a separate Decade is counter-productive  to  the work of the UN at this
> time. A new Decade is not something I am willing to even consider when
> there is so much already available through approved resolutions.  I can
> assure you that I will be working with others to accomplish Interfaith
> Education and Harmony as important parts of the Decade for Rapprochement of
> Cultures and IDP 2013.   I invite your participation and leadership in
> making it happen.
> May Peace Prevail on Earth,
> Monica Willard
> *
> *__________
> Monica Willard
> 631-697-7972
> United Religions Initiative
> United Nations NGO Representative
> Committee of Religious NGOs
> at the United Nations, President
> International Day of Peace (Sept 21)
> NGO Committee ,Co-Chair
>  In a message dated 3/6/2013 8:37:48 A.M. Eastern Standard Time,
> leo.semashko@xxxxxxxxx writes:
> Dear GHA members, interfaith friends,
> I am happy to congratulate all of us with approval of the GHA proposal for
> the UN Decade of Interfaith Harmonious Education on 2014-2023.
> It is included in the GHA proposals to King of Jordan HM Abdullah II as
> the best proponent of this idea in the UN, as it develops his historic
> initiative for the UN Week of World Interfaith Harmony in 2010. This
> proposal is included in the 9th section of the GHA project and published on
> the website here: *www.peacefromharmony.org/?cat=en_c&key=541*.
> More than 20 positive responses posted here, we have not received any
> objection against this UN Decade, which is necessary for everyone, and it
> is obvious without any doubts. GHA warmly thank all participants of this
> discussion.
> The final wording of this paragraph is:
> *9. Initiate in the UN, as a development of your initiative 2010, a
> proposal of the UN Decade of Interfaith Harmonious Education for 2014-2023,
> 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 and harmonious consciousness of nations, instead of militarization
> *.
> GHA fulfilled their civic peacemaking duty before the world community:
> We've made all possible and the best way. We can now immerse themselves in
> the creation of the First World Center (School) Interfaith Harmonious
> Education (CIHE) in New York. We are happy to invite to the preparation of
> its curriculum all other interfaith and multy-religious organizations in
> the world and will appreciate greatly your contribution to it.
> I like to bring to your attention two Power Point presentations of *the
> ABC of Harmony* as the scientific platform of interfaith harmony and
> harmonious education - see attachment. They are one of directions of the
> CIHE curriculum. The first presentation is prepared me, and the other is
> prepared on this basis by Dr Abbas Panakkal, GHA Vice-President of India,
> who spoke with it at the Seminar of Interfaith Harmony, February 27, 2013
> in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (*
> http://www.peacefromharmony.org/docs/Interfaith_and_Social_Harmony_of_Islamic_World.pdf
> *). We thank Abbas for his presentation.
> Both presentations are examples for each of you to prepare your personal
> presentation of *the ABC of Harmony* for CIHE. We like to invite you to
> such presentations, and will welcome every kind this presentation as *the
> ABC of Harmony* and other similar books, such as *The Coming
> Interspiritual Age *(*tinyurl.com/interspiritual*) and others. The
> diversity of these presentations will be spiritual and scientific richness
> of the CIHE curriculum.
> Best Harmony wishes,
> 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:
> www.peacefromharmony.org/?cat=en_c&key=541;
> GHA Program Book, The ABC of Harmony:
> www.peacefromharmony.org/?cat=en_c&key=478;
> 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
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