UPF-Liberia Celebrates World Peace Day

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As Liberia joined the world over in commemorating the International Day of Peace, the Universal Peace Federation-Liberia has honored several well-meaning individuals in society with Ambassadorial Awards for their services to humanity and nation at large. Giving the overview of the program which was recently held at the Monrovia City Hall, UPF-Liberia Secretary General, Amb. Pindaruos Allison asserted that the aimed of the event is to celebrate the legacy of its founder, Reverend Doctor Sun Myung Moon, who he said, was very instrumental in the attainment of world Peace. According to him, the occasionally and was organized most importantly to orientate and admitt into the network, personalities in society who are the true reflection and manifestation of peace and social cohesion in the world. Accordingly, September 12 each year is set aside in commemorating the establishment of the institution, which was founded in 2005. Also making presentation (titled Who We Are) at the event, UPF-LIBERIA Vice Chairman, Rev. Gerald Coleman noted that the organization acknowledges individuals who live exemplified the true essences of peace and as well shared the idea of living for the sake of others. “We have gathered here today to honored several individuals who have dedicated themselves to practices which promote universal moral values, strong family life, interreligious cooperation, international harmony, renewal of the United Nations, as well as a responsible public media and the establishment of a culture of peace,” he said.  Amb. Coleman indicated that UPF-LIBERIA ambassadors are people who have contributed and continue to contribute to the fulfillment of hope to society at large. “We envisioned a unified world of peace where in the spiritual and material dimensions of life are harmonized, where there will be no more war, pain, injustice as well as suffering, which is a shared responsible,” he said. For his part, Monrovia City Mayor, Jefferson T. Koijee, who was also honored by the group as one of it’s ambassadors, indicated that peace is a universal and holistic tools that must be maintained at all times.He then commended Amb. Coleman for the sustainability and maintenance of peace in the country, stating that Amb. Coleman was very instrumental in bringing UPF to Liberia, which he became part of during the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) days. Mayor Koijee was as well commissioned and certificated into the Ambassadorial ship of UPF-Liberia, as one of it’s ambassadors. Also making remark at the program, UPF-LIBERIA Chairman, Rev. Jasper Ndaborlor asserted that peace must be upheld at all times and as well accommodated by everyone if they are to coexist as a people. Rev. Ndaborlor then commissioned, admitted and certificated several personalities which included CSOs, state institutions, trade union, faith based organizations, human rights, amongst others as UPF-LIBERIA ambassadors. Those who were commissioned and certificated as UPF-LIBERIA ambassadors included Mayor Jefferson T. Koijee, Irene Gahndolo Johnson, Felicia J. W. Dorbor, Cllr. Dr. Naveda Ricks, Att. Mohammed E. Fahnbulleh, Emmanuel N. Bawoh, Henry K. Jackson, Samuel F. Kpakio, Henry S. N. Powoe, Margaret Nigba and Loretha Porte Kai. The occasion was graced by UPF-LIBERIA Chairman Rev. Ndaborlor, Vice Chairman, Rev. Coleman, Vice Chairman for Operation, Amb. Kingsley, SG Amb. Allison, Amb. Ethel Cummings Treasure, Rev. Amb. Murphy and Amb. Sheriff, as  well as several government officials and stakeholders.

 

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