USA: 19 New Ambassadors for Peace Appointed at ALC
Prepared by FFWPU USA
On October 7, 19 more people were appointed as Ambassadors for Peace at this year’s American Leadership Conference hosted by the Philadelphia Family Church. Among the new Ambassadors for Peace included a state representative, an elected officer, the executive director of a local nonprofit, a peace award recipient, and a successful real estate property manager. Other appointees included leaders of organizations located in the Germantown district of Philadelphia.
Mrs. Hans Moyer, Director of Universal Peace Federation (UPF) Pennsylvania, led discussions about topics such as true leadership and character, the need for leaders to have a marriage and family focus, and methods of community building.
At the conference, Reverend Richard De Sena shared the vision for UPF and discussed his five principles of peace. Then, through presentation and discussions, participants were encouraged to think critically about the world around them and the current political atmosphere. Those in attendance were enthusiastic to discuss methods of community building that extend beyond our current political, racial, and class boundaries. State Representative Stephen Kinsey shed tears when he spoke of his family and the need for leaders to seek God’s guidance in both personal and public lives. “It was impressive to see such an honest and open speaker, who also shared that several legislators have started a prayer caucus in the state capital which has grown in size to 12 members,” said Shota Iwasaki, the pastor the Philadelphia Family Church.
Because of contacts made during the conference, the Pennsylvania ministry plans to join in a community volunteer project, Helping Hands 2017, which will take place in the Philadelphia City Hall on November 12, 2017.