Art & Culture

‘Timeless message of unity’ resonates on holy day celebrating Buddhism, amidst pandemic

The Shwedagon is the most sacred Buddhist pagoda in Myanmar.

Artists Share Messages of Love and Peace Amid the COVID-19 Crisis

Creatives around the World Observed the FIRST International Day of Conscience

California-based artist Robin K. Burnes created this acrylic painting depicting all humans working together despite their differences and climbing the mountain to carry the message of world peace and love.

First UN International Day of Conscience Observed Online

A live virtual observance of the new United Nations day receives approximately 30,000 views.

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Dr. Hong, Tao-Tze, President of the Federation of World Peace and Love, extends his gratitude to global citizens for observing the first International Day of Conscience on April 5, 2020 during a virtual program in support of the day.

The First International Day of Conscience


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Fostering a Sustainable World with Conscience

H.E. Dr. Ameenah Gurib-Fakim, former President of Mauritius, center, on behalf of Dr. Hong, Tao-Tze, President of FOWPAL, presents the compass clock of conscience to influential leaders, from left, Ms. Izarelly Rosillo Pantoja, International Environmental Consultant at ENLAW Consulting; H.E. Ms. Rosalía Arteaga, former President of Ecuador; Dr. José Rosas Aispuro Torres, Governor of Durango, Mexico; Dr. Erik Solheim, former Executive Director of United Nations Environment Programme; H.E. Mr. Ricardo Lagos, former President of Chile; and H.E. Dr. Danilo Türk, former President of Slovenia, during the Second World Sustainable Development Forum on March 6, 2020 in Durango, Mexico.

Promoting Multiculturalism and Creating a More Just World with Conscience

Dr. Hong, Tao-Tze, president of the Federation of World Peace and Love (FOWPAL), center right, is joined by a panel of visionary leaders as he delivers remarks emphasizing the importance of fostering a culture of conscience during a conference co-organized by Council for Justice, Equality and Peace (COJEP International) and FOWPAL, at United Nations headquarters in New York, Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2020. He encouraged everyone to “listen to the calling of conscience, stand up, and bravely speak up to initiate a culture of conscience.” (AP Images)

Change the World with Conscience

Dr. Hong, Tao-Tze, president of the Federation of World Peace and Love (FOWPAL), delivers remarks during a gala dinner co-organized by Council for Justice, Equality and Peace (COJEP International) and FOWPAL, in New York, Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2020. He encouraged people to take a brief moment of peace and tranquility to listen to the calling of conscience every day, saying, “We believe that this sincere act of self-reflection will generate powerful forces to change the world.” (AP Images)

Starting the Lunar New Year Off with Conscience

Valerie Biden Owens, vice chair of the Biden Institute at the University of Delaware, second from right, and Hilda Solis, LA County Supervisor for the First District, second form left, show support for the International Conscience Day during a Lunar New Year celebration in Walnut, California on Feb. 8, 2020.

The Sound of Conscience echoing in Nevsehir, Cappadocia

The International City of Peace Joins the Celebration of International Day of Conscience

Dr. Hong (left), President of FOWPAL presented the “Compass Clock of Conscience” to Mr. İbrahim Yüzel, the Deputy Mayor of Nevşehir City. The clock symbolizes that all are encouraged to follow their conscience at all time. 2019.10.17 At the city hall of Nevşehir, Turkey.