Albania: Divine Principle Seminar for Ambassadors for Peace
Prepared by UPF Albania
From 5th – 8th of April 2018, 43 Ambassadors for Peace from 13 Local Peace Councils of Albania and one couple from Kosovo gathered in Ohrid – Macedonia to study the content of the Divine Principle. The Regional President for East Europe, Rev. Jack Corley also arranged his schedule in order to support this seminar. Our goal was to have 50 Ambassadors for Peace this time, however we ended up having 43 exactly like last seminar we held in December 2018.
The atmosphere of the WS was very high all the time. Ambassadors for Peace were very punctual and attentive to the content of Divine Principle.
The Divine Principle lectures were given by Rev. Corley – The Regional President for East Europe, Mr. Ali Lacej – Coordinator of Albanians’ Peace Council, Mr. Gani Rroshi – National Leader and Mrs. Manjola Vasmatics – Vice NL & Community Leader of Tirana.
Out of 43 participants, 28 of them were for the very first time to hear Divine Principle content in depth. Some of the Chairs of Local Peace Councils who attended helped a lot in taking care and supporting the workshop through their discussions and also by moderating some sessions.
Part of the program was also sightseeing and family evening were everybody enjoyed by expressing their unique abilities in singing, dancing, story-telling and poetry. It was a very family atmosphere and nobody felt embarrassed to express themselves naturally.
Interesting aspect of this WS was also the morning meditation where we read from True Father’s Autobiography and based on that lead the meditation. Some of them expressed that now they understood for the first time the importance on meditation and prayer. The whole WS actually was quite interactive and there was a lot of Q&A and comments from participants.
The final session of the seminar was the Blessing Ceremony for those Ambassadors for Peace who didn’t receive yet the Blessing. After a short lecture explaining the meaning and value of the Blessing, 12 couples became part of the Blessing Ceremony which was officiated by rev. Corley.
The Imam Hysen Hormova was the representative couple for the Holy Wine Ceremony and was very happy to be in that position. Everybody was very happy to be part of this beautiful event. The Blessing ceremony concluded with 3 cheers of Eok Mansei!
At the end we gave the Ambassador for Peace Certificate to 12 participants whom husband or wife already was an Ambassador for Peace. They were introduced by their partners and it was very beautiful.
The reflections from participants was very positive and they felt very hopeful. Many of them determined to come to Vienna to attend True Mother. The Imam especially praised True Parents and thanked God for sending them at this time. He said that it is great mission to unify all religions and be above them all. He bought Divine principle and said that he will study it immediately and “swallow” its content and share with his followers.
Everything is possible only because of the grace of our Heavenly Parent and True Parents!