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UN Global Day of Parents 2014

Global Day of Parents Observed in the Peruvian Congress


Lima, Peru - Many Ambassadors for Peace and friends gathered in the Congress of Peru on June 9, 2014, to celebrate the Global Day of Parents, established by the United Nations in 2012.

Congressman Yonhy Lescano Ancieta, together with his wife Patricia, shared the stage with Mrs. Faith Jones, president of the Women’s Federation in Peru, and three leading Ambassadors for Peace – Rev. Dr. Orestes Sanchez, evangelical pastor and vice president of UPF Peru, Mr. Damin Awad, president of the Islamic Association in Peru, and Architect Luis Huarcaya, president of the Ethics Committee of the Architects College in Lima.

The MC on this occasion was Sociologist Manuel Arana, who also reported on his experiences when attending the recent International Leadership Conference in Uruguay.

The speakers all shared their thoughts about the meaning and value of parents, and the packed audience of more than 200 responded warmly, applauding frequently when Mrs. Jones spoke of the vision of Rev. and Mrs. Sun Myung Moon about the role of parents.

Dr. Lescano also shared his view of Peruvian society and the need for more education on this theme; he and his wife have been very inspired by Dr. Moon’s life and work.

The overflowing audience included a group of high school students whose principal was being appointed as an Ambassador for Peace on this occasion. Many sociology students from the Villarreal University, where Mr. Arana teaches, were also present.

The María Parado de Bellido School choir provided a beautiful musical break in the program, which concluded with the appointment of 12 new Ambassadors for Peace, including the president of an NGO that serves needy children, the director of an old people’s home, and a local councilman.

Global Day of Parents 2014 from Universal Peace Federation International

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