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CALENDAR OF EVENTS

July 2019
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Speeches

“Our people are looking up to us to give them peace and prosperity. Let us unite and celebrate the legacy of Dr. Nelson Mandela by promising today that we will work to realize peace and human development in Africa.”

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“The king has expressed that it is time that all the chiefs must come together under one message, which is social and economic development, and secondly, to look at ways in which we could no longer be divided by political ideologies but to remember that we are all one nation under God.”

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“[My grandfather] believed traditional leaders needed to play a central and key role in [South Africa’s] political transformation of a new dawn. In this regard, he called on many traditional leaders to go get a good education. He believed education was a weapon one could utilize to change the world.”

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“The family is the basic unit of society and the foundation of strong nations. Through families of peace, we can bring peace to the world.”

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“The most important way for us to transform young people and inspire them to take positive action to develop the nation is to educate their character.”

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“We had the first Africa Summit in January of this year in Dakar…. In order to advance and follow the Dakar declaration, it is appropriate and desirable to move forward with the most fundamental sustainable development projects for nations in Africa. Thus the Heavenly Africa project is a package of projects that will be introduced in various nations to help advance these noble objectives.”

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“The theme of the Interfaith Peace Blessing Festival is strengthening the family, rebuilding the nation and creating a world of peace. For those of us who worked with Father and Mother Moon for many years, you are aware that if there is anything they speak about continuously, it is the restoration of the family. Father Moon’s philosophy of peace is that peace starts at home.”

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“Madiba, the freedom fighter, Madiba the negotiator, Madiba the campaigner, Madiba the victor, Madiba the president, Madiba the elder statesman, Madiba the icon, Madiba the saint—we honor him in all these ways as one whose life and legacy is always on the lips of millions, one whose life is a mirror of what is best in us and all humanity, one whose life holds lessons for all, regardless of status, stature, gender and social standing.”

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“The development of UPF indicates a growing acknowledgement and trust and appreciation for the work of UPF at the United Nations and around the world.”

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“Mandela had an incredible eye toward nation-building, as we heard, to treasure every person and to make every person, every sector of society feel that they were treasured and that they were valued. The Torah tells us that human beings are created in the image of God, that every human being has a divine value and a godly spark. It is one thing to say that. It is one thing to believe it, but it is another thing to treat each person, to treat each community, to treat those different from you as if they are indeed created in the image of God and as such they are indeed worthy of the great reverence and respect that the Torah tells us to give to them.”

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“[It is] very seldom that history gives birth to such great leaders as Nelson Mandela. I want to say to the great leadership of the Universal Peace Federation and this beautiful audience here today and all the people of the world that in Nelson Mandela you have the best of role model to bring about peace and love amongst all the people of the world and amongst all religions of the world.”

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“[Madiba] was a leader who would listen, process, consider and come back with a response that showed that he cared. He was not a person who was a dictator, saying go this way and that's it; I'm not prepared to listen to anything else. I think we need many more Madibas in that respect.”

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