USA: WFWP and IFC Richmond Empower Women Leaders

FFWPU USA: The International Family Center for Jesus’ True Parents Consciousness (IFC) and the Women’s Federation for World Peace (WFWP) in Richmond, Virginia, hosted and co-sponsored a luncheon program “to celebrate and empower women in leadership as true peacemakers” on April 4, from 11:00a.m. to 2:00p.m. at the Richmond Public library. The event came about partly as inspiration following True Mother’s guidance on cooperation and synergy at the International Leaders Assembly (ILA) held in March, and partly as IFC Richmond’s annual activity to raise awareness of women’s issues.

A diverse group of international and intergenerational leaders and couples in ministry were present at the event. It was an honor to have WFWP USA president Rev. Angelika Selle and her husband, Robert Selle, attend as well. The Selles spoke on the subject of True Parents as the ultimate synergized couple and their expectation for all providential organizations to work together.

The program included the appointment of three new women Ambassadors for Peace, and special recognition of young adult leaders centered on Dr. Michael and Mrs. Katarina Connery. Katarina recently accepted the position of Vice President of WFWP USA with True Mother’s nomination.

The program was a true family affair. Whole families rallied around the WFWP vision and mission. Men, as husbands and brothers, were there to cheer on and support their wives and sisters.

As noted by Rev. Bayo Adrien during the program, “Women’s issues are family, community, nation and world-related issues that affect everyone. The way we value, encourage, support and protect our sisters, wives, daughters and mothers determines the peace and prosperity of families, communities and society as a whole.”

Rev. Selle added, “Women leadership is here to complete the God-centered family model of creation, not to compete,” as she summed up a presentation that featured the outstanding, ongoing work of WFWP USA around the world. Rev. Selle concluded with congratulatory remarks for her new vice president with a PowerPoint presentation.

Katarina recently received her degree from the Medical College of Virginia in Richmond. At 29 years old, she holds a Bachelor’s degree in International Political Economy and Diplomacy from the University of Bridgeport in Connecticut, a Master’s degree in International Relations from the University of Pittsburgh in Pennsylvania and a Master’s degree in Religious Education from the Unification Theological Seminary in Barrytown, New York. Read More­