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Ambassadors for Peace

UPF-Argentina Appoints 13 New Peace Ambassadors

Argentina-2021-10-13-UPF-Argentina Appoints 13 New Peace Ambassadors

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Argentina—UPF-Argentina recognized/appointed 13 new Peace Ambassadors at the monthly meeting on October 13, 2021, via Zoom and YouTube (1). Individuals from diverse fields, cultures and places were recognized for their solidary, educative, intercultural, interreligious, spiritual and social integration work:

Iya Adewale Eugenia Calvi

President of the Africanist Religious Association Ile ti Oya-ogun

Merlo – Province of Buenos Aires

Recording: https://youtu.be/sGadnKmIY6Q

María Cristina Elías

President of the Foundation “Integrando Culturas Juana Manuela Gorriti”

Rosario de la Frontera – Province of Salta

Recording: https://youtu.be/l_qB9ltRMgI

Alejandro Fernandez

Representative of “NGO for Inclusion” CILSA in different national and international sport events

Autonomous City of Buenos Aires

Recording: https://youtu.be/OPMM_JjmMZA

Edelmira González de Lima

Referent of “NGO for Inclusion” CILSA in the Social Action Department of San Vicente’s Municipality, Misiones

San Vicente – Province of Misiones

Recording: https://youtu.be/DwLz7wYyNEw

Omar Luis González

Founder member of “All Boys Solidario”

Mercedes – Province of Buenos Aires

Recording: https://youtu.be/AVpRQwStyZM

Chandan Goswami

Founder and Director of Ocean of Devotion

Uttar Pradesh - India

Recording: https://youtu.be/468JksslKec

Palma Papa

Founder and Vice-president of United Calabrian People of San Isidro

Beccar – Province of Buenos Aires

Recording: https://youtu.be/1eMwYQLaQWY

Patricia Isabel Rivero

Vice-president of the Madiba Institute and Director of the Public Lecture on Immigration at the National University of La Plata

City Bell – Province of Buenos Aires

Recording: https://youtu.be/UiHcw_tm3Nc

María José Sepúlveda

Coordinator of the Fibromyalgia Unit at Hospital “Nuestra Señora del Carmen”

San Miguel de Tucumán – Province of Tucumán

Recording: https://youtu.be/1PrP2XYsQCU

José Esperidión Waicekawsky

President Emeritus of the Argentina’s Neighborhood Confederation

Río Cuarto – Province of Buenos Aires

Recording: https://youtu.be/td285kX_HAc

Luciana Soledad Zambrano

Institutional Relations in Jujuy’s Crusade of Solidarity

Autonomous City of Buenos Aires

Recording: https://youtu.be/mXEWL9FJNag

Julio Zampronio-Natalia Arioli

University teachers and creator of groups of the Movement of the Word of God - “Virgen de la Esperanza” Center

Paraná – Province of Entre Ríos

Recording: https://youtu.be/R9VTPzWgUWk

The virtual meeting allowed the participation and recognition of Peace Ambassadors from different regions and countries, such as Chandan Goswami (Uttar Pradesh, India), a spiritual guide, founder and director of Ocean of Devotion, which seeks to alleviate daily difficulties by providing food and medical aid. Also, through Serving the Elderly, he takes care of older people. He was recommended by Peace Ambassador Inderveer Kaur, from the Sikh Dharma Community in Argentina.

Rosetta Conti, President of WFWP-Argentina, gave the welcoming words to the new Peace Ambassadors in representation of UPF-Argentina’s Peace Council. Carlos Varga, Director of UPF-Argentina, briefly explained the fifth Peace Principle of UPF: “Mutual understanding and respect, interreligious and international dialogue and cooperation are essential for harmonious coexistence and sustainable development.Miguel Werner, President of UPF-Argentina, was in charge of the information section of September.

Before the appointments/recognitions, there was an artistic section, with poems read by Peace Ambassadors. “Estelas de Paz,” in support of the International Day of Non-Violence and honoring Gandhi’s legacy, by María Irene Giurlani, President and Founder of Real-Izar la Paz, who recently published the book “Poemas para la Paz: Real-Izar la Paz.” And “Sagrada salvación,” by Mary Acosta, President of the Argentinian Academy “Alas” Latinoamericana and cultural manager “at the service of Education and Peace.

At the end, we invited everyone to the 2021 Interview Series organized by IMAP/UPF-Argentina every Thursday, in charge of journalist Adrián De Angelis, President of UPCAM and representative of IMAP-Argentina; and to the fifth meeting of the 2021 “Leadership and Cooperation” Series on October 20: “Spirituality, Bonds and Social Commitment.” This was broadcasted live on YouTube through UPF-Argentina’s channel.

The program was moderated by Peace Ambassador Luba Opeka, Public Relations of UPF-Argentina, and Emanuel Sayavedra, Secretary General of UPF-Argentina; at the end, they presented the promotional video of 2021 Peace Road “One Argentina through Peace.” There, personalities of different areas ask to join this initiative in all provinces through solidary, ecological, artistic-cultural, sportive, interreligious or intercultural actions; respecting the current sanitary arrangements.

Quotes:

1) Recording of the monthly Peace Ambassadors Meeting 10/13/2021:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OUoHgu85wXo

2) Promotional videos on the 2021 Peace Road Argentina:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q404vYN_zyk

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Alcn4Y5BRV4

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