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A monthly core Ambassador for Peace evening held last night considered the role of the traditional family. Robin Marsh and Margaret Ali considered the significance of the lessons and experience of Godly families to long term peace.
Virendra Sharma MP, who was hosting the event in the House of Commons on February 4th, was in Primary School when he first knew Lord King who lived in the next village. 'As a party official when I was visiting the Midlands on party business I always stayed at their house. He would say 'stay overnight, have a good breakfast and leave in the morning'. If anyone came to him for advice he was always there to help. (Photo Link)
Rt. Hon. Tom Brake regretted that one often finds out much more about the good that someone has done at a Memorial Service when it is too late. 'The contact I had with Lord King was through the work he did with the Universal Peace Federation. That organisation tries to bring faiths together from all over the world and make them work together. This effort is a strong testament to his strength to bring people with different views together to find common sense solutions that benefit us all. He will be greatly missed in Parliament and in the central role that he performed at the Universal Peace Federation. I am sure that his legacy will continue in that multi-faith work and we will all benefit from it for years to come.'
Ambassador for Peace Dr Carl Shapley, (Carlo), passed away. His funeral was held in Moldova on August 17th at 14.00 British Summer Time. For an insight into his life please see this interview about Albert Einstein (Link) and the Defining Moment interview by Ajay Rai. He has been a longtime supporter of UPF and preceding organisations with the uncanny ability of turning up in the UK at the right times to support our major activities.
Photo right: Dr Shapley in centre in 2010 with Mrs Hai Ok Lee - Song and Dr Raheem Khan
In the recent Queens Honours list Mr Mohammed Khokhar received an MBE for his work with Muslim Aid from Her Majesty the Queen. Congratulations to Mr Khokhar! He has been doing great work with Muslim Aid to alleviate the suffering of humanity. It is a well deserved award because of the many years of dedication and the hours he works each day. He is always going to meetings on weekends and evenings to fulfil his role as Community Liaison Officer.
He is also proud to be an Ambassador for Peace because this incorporates his vision as well to live for the sake of others in service to the family of humanity loved by Allah.