Seattle Learns About the Highway to Peace
Seattle, WA – The Seattle chapter of the Universal Peace Federation (UPF) USA held its monthly dinner on Thursday, June 25, 2015 at the Windermere House, with about 26 persons in attendance. Mr. Larry Krishnek, the former North West District Secretary General for UPF USA. Delivered the keynote address entitled “The Road to Peace.”
Mr. Krishnek showed an 8 minute video explaining the benefits of building a highway connecting the Americas and Asia across the Bering Straits. The idea for an international peace highway was first proposed by UPF Founder, Dr. Sun Myung Moon, at the tenth International Conference on the Unity of the Sciences in 1981. Dr. Moon spoke about this several times, with the fullest attention given in 2005.
Mr. Krishnek emphasized that highways and bridges help to connect humanity, and to overcome barriers caused by physical separation, as with the Chunnel between France and Great Britain, and the intercontinental railroad built across the US in the late 1800s.
The vision to unite humanity emphasizes the mission that Dr. Moon spoke about on September 18, 1976, when he challenged the USA to go beyond the motto of “One Nation Under God” to “One World Under God.”
As part of the preparation for the 3rd anniversary of Dr. Moon’s passing, Ambassadors For Peace (AFPs) in South and North America have begun a series of “Peace Rides.”
In North America, this coincided with the inauguration of the International Peace Education Center in Las Vegas on May 28 – 31, with a bicycle Peace Ride through Las Vegas. In July, Peace Rides will continue through Oregon and Washington State, then up the Alaskan-Canadian Highway to Anchorage and terminating in Nome, Alaska.
After the talk, Lua Pritchard, the Executive Director of the Asia Pacific Cultural Center of Tacoma, WA and her husband Daniel were appointed as Ambassadors for Peace. The program concluded with a group photo on the veranda overlooking beautiful Lake Washington.