July, 2009

World Peace Conference 2009

World Peace Conference 2009

International Association of Educators for World Peace Dedicated to United Nations Goals of Peace Education, Environmental Protection, Human Rights, and Disarmament Regional Peace Conference Huntsville, Alabama, USA July 28 – August 1, 2009

Conference Information

This is the follow up information we promised a few weeks ago. Participants will arrive on Tuesday, July 28 and depart on Saturday, August 1. Registration will take place on Wednesday from 8:00 – 9:00am and selected spiritual leaders will speak on various religions and their impact on world peace (African Traditional, Buddhism, Chinese Traditional, Christianity, Hinduism, Islam and Judaism). On Thursday, we will hear from speakers on the issues of education, hunger, poverty, and weapons of mass destruction, and what the organization can do to help in these areas. Also, speakers will discuss how healing through art can create world peace and the role of sports in world peace. Time will be allotted for group interaction on Thursday afternoon and the findings will be presented on Friday morning. Friday evening will be free for tours and/or relaxation.

Some of the speakers are: Carl Marbury, President Emeritus, Alabama A&M University; Charles Mercieca, Founder and President of IAEWP, Leo Rebello, Expert in Alternative Medicine, Sha Li, Professor at Alabama A&M University, Laura King, Prominent Speaker on Judaism, Cathy Jaekle, Prominent Speaker on Buddhism, Laj Utreja, Founder of Institute of Spiritual Consciousness, Jacqueline Ripstein, Healing Artist, and Noor Gillani, Professor at University of Alabama at Huntsville. Others will be listed at a later date.

The host hotel has been changed to the Westin Hotel (1-256-428-2000 ex 1070 – Chris Hiles is the contact person). There will be plenty of excitement for family members. The hotel is located at Bridgestreet Town Centre. It has numerous stores, a theater, pond for boating, performing stages, and many other attractions. If you have already registered at the Holiday Inn, you may keep it or transfer to the Westin. **Please check the web-site each week for updates and meeting sites.

Entertainment will be as follows:
Tuesday 7:00pm – Young Entertainers
Wednesday 7:00pm – Classical Performers
Thursday 7:00pm – Gospel Groups
Friday 7:00pm – Banquet, Boudjemaa Zennouche from France will perform

If you or family members are performers and want to participate in the entertainment, please let me know by July 1st. If you have questions or concerns, please contact:

Arlester McBride, Chairman
IAEWP Huntsville Group & State Chancellor of Alabama
P.O. Box 3516, Mastin Lake Station
Huntsville, AL 35810, USA
Phone: 256-852-5316 / Cell: 423-991-4273
Abmcbride@knology.net

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