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Peace Education

Thailand Hosts 17th Asian Leadership Conference

Mr. Kamol Thananopavarn, deputy secretary general of UPF-Thailand, served as emcee
Dr. Chung Sik Yong, chair of UPF-Asia, gave the special remarks during the Opening Session
A traditional Thai dance was performed during the Opening Session
Dr. Lek Thaveetermsakul, vice chair of UPF-Asia, gave the welcoming remarks
Gen. Terdsak Marrome, president of UPF-Thailand, �also gave the welcoming remarks
Opening Session
Dr. Robert Kittel, director of education of UPF-Asia, gave a presentation on “The Need for Universal Principles”
Participants
Mrs. Ursula McLackland, secretary general of UPF-Asia, gave a presentation on “Give & Take Action and the Purpose of Life”
Participants engaged in the Q & A session after each lecture
Dr. Chung Sik Yong, chair of UPF-Asia, gave a presentation on the “Attributes of True Love”
Dr. Robert Kittel, director of education of UPF-Asia, gave a presentation on the “Significance of the Interfaith Peace Blessing”
Mr. David and Mrs. Ursula McLackland officiated �the Interfaith Peace Blessing ceremony
Affirmation of the Blessing vows
Writing reflections
Dr. Ronnachit Putthala, district chief of Kalasin province, shared his experience attending the conference
An Indonesian university professor sharing her reflections
Gen. Terdsak Marrome, president of UPF-Thailand, gave the congratulatory remarks during the Closing Session
Dr. Lek Thaveetermsakul, vice chair of UPF-Asia, �gave the closing remarks
Presentation of certificates
Group photo

Bangkok, Thailand—UPF and the Family Federation for World Peace and Unification (FFWPU) in Asia co-hosted the 17th Asian Leadership Conference in Bangkok, Thailand from March 25 to 27, 2016. Presentations were given by Dr. Chung Sik Yong, chair of UPF-Asia; Mrs. Ursula McLackland, secretary general of UPF-Asia; and Dr. Robert Kittel, director of education of UPF-Asia, on UPF Founder Rev. Sun Myung Moon’s universal principles of peace.

There were a total of 114 participants: 93 from Thailand, 15 from Cambodia and 11 from India.

Among the Thai participants were many government leaders, including chief district officers and heads for social development and human security on the district and provincial levels.

The three-day program also included an Interfaith Peace Blessing ceremony, in which married couples rededicated their marriages.

At the end of the conference, a number of participants, including Dr. Ronnachit Putthala, district chief of Kalasin province in northeast Thailand, shared reflections on their experiences.  “I am so inspired to participate in this [conference] and was so impressed by the content and experience of each lecturer who conveyed Rev. Moon’s vision through their own experiences,” said Dr. Putthala.   

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