Chinese People’s Federation for World Peace USA Inauguration
One year after the initiation of the Chinese People’s Federation for World Peace (CPFWP) by True Mother in July 2017 following the victory of the Madison Square Garden event, the CPFWP USA inaugural event took place on November 11, 2018 at the Sheraton Hotel in Flushing, NY. A total of 120 people attended the program which ended with a dinner banquet after some remarks, sharing, and entertainment.
By the heavenly fortune of True Mother speaking in America, CPFWP USA welcomed many VIP guests to the inaugural banquet and the Peace Starts With Me rally, including religious leaders, CPFWP leaders from overseas, and even a former foreign minister and UN Ambassador. A lot of participants were inspired by the content, especially the content focusing on filial piety and ideal families.
Mrs. Amy Yang, the Preparatory Chair of CPFWP USA, gave the welcoming remarks at the banquet. She expressed the desire to carry out the spirit of Chinese traditional virtues, namely upholding family values and filial piety. She also mentioned that creating a world of peace starts within the family.
Next, Rev. Dr. Peter Chao, Installed Minister of the Presbyterian Church of USA, started with the congratulatory remarks. He emphasized the words “faith,” “hope” and “love” ̶ faith in the valuable beliefs of ‘Respecting Heaven and Loving Humanity,’ hope in making our dreams come true, such as when True Mother was inspired to initiate CPFWP through inspiration of the Holy Spirit, and love in families which will lead to true happiness.
Former foreign minister, Prof. Amb. U. Joy Ogwu, talked about her positive experiences while being a foreign minister in China and truly believing in the Chinese people being the ones who will uphold family values and traditional culture. Mrs. Linda Yang Chang, Minister of I-Kuan Tao, spoke about Buddhism and ‘the great harmony,” which is achieving harmony through yourself (Peace Starts With Me) and using that harmony to manage your family, the cornerstone for a peaceful world. Lastly, Prof. Thomas Hwang, International Adviser for CPFWP spoke, stating that the Chinese culture to encourage and highlight family values is in their DNA.
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