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Ambassador for Peace News

Core Ambassador for Peace Meeting

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.

Read more: Core Ambassador For Peace Evening

Dr BK Modi Ambassador for Peace AwardDr Bhupendra Kumar Modi was presented with an Ambassador for Peace award yesterday at the conclusion of a days conference of the Global Citizen Forum (GCF) in the Dorchester Hotel, London. Dr Modi is a renowned businessman and philanthropist. He is the global Chairman of Spice Global. (Event Photo link)

Read more: Global Citizen Forum Founder Dr B K Modi conferred ‘Ambassador for Peace’ Award

Amira El Houderi AFPAmira El-Houderi is currently working with an independent non-governmental organisation called Lawyers for Justice in Libya on an exciting project called Destoori (“My Constitution” in Arabic) that aims to educate Libyan citizens on the constitution making process. This is to gather public opinion, and to create a connection and sense of ownership between the Libyan people and their constitution. 'Our aim is to collect statements from the citizens and incorporate them into our recommendations for the appointed Constitutional Drafting Committee. We hope that these recommendations will provide the Constitutional Drafting Committee with guidance and insight into citizens’ needs and concerns in order to incorporate and elevate the weight of public opinion. Our Destoori team are travelling to many Libyan cities and towns at the moment.'

Read more: Amira El-Houderi

Lord DholakiaVirendra 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.'

Read more: Lord Tarsem King of West Bromwich Tribute in the Houses of Parliament

Dr Carl Shapley centreAmbassador 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

Read more: Dr. Carl Shapley in Memoriam

Lord Tarsem King's SpeechLord Tarsem King of West Bromwich passed away yesterday. He was Universal Peace Federation (UPF) - UK Patron and a UPF Presiding Council Member. He was a  fatherly man who was willing to support a wide range of good causes. He believed in interfaith dialogue and activities as a way to remove misunderstandings and allow human relationships to grow that would facilitate community cohesion. Lord King spoke about this issue numerous times in the UK, in a conference in Tel Aviv, Israel or in visits to South Korea. With his help many other groups were supported to develop humanitarian platforms such as MonCher, an organisation to help Mongolian Street Children, Association for the Development of Mongolian Women in Europe and the British Chinese Accounting Association who support the Love Bridge to assist Chinese orphans.

Read more: Lord King of West Bromwich Passed Away Yesterday

Mr Mohammed Khokhar MBEIn 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.