Art & Culture


The Federation of World Peace and Love (FOWPAL), in Cooperation with the Kingdom of Bahrain, Hosts the World Leader Summit of Love and Peace: Promoting the Culture of Peace with Love and Conscience

Pictured from left: Dr. Babafemi Badejo, Founder/CEO of Yintab Strategy Consults; Dr. Hong, Tao-Tze, President of the Federation of World Peace and Love (FOWPAL); Ms. Anna Tibaijuka, former Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations; and Mr. Abdalla Abbas Hamad, Advisor to the Court of H.R.H. the Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Bahrain, join hands to change the world with conscience, love, and positive energy at the World Leader Summit of Love and Peace at the United Nations Headquarters in New York during the 73rd session of the United Nations General Assembly on Sept. 28, 2018. (Stuart Ramson/AP Images for the Federation of World Peace and Love)

Four sites added to UNESCO’s World Heritage List

The World Heritage Committee, meeting in Manama since 24 June under the chair of Shaikha Haya Bint Rashed al-Khalifa of Bahrain, inscribed two cultural sites in Germany and Turkey as well as two mixed (i.e. both cultural and natural) sites in Canada and Colombia, on the World Heritage List on July 1. The inscription of sites will continue on 2 July.

Lake Turkana National Park site (Kenya) inscribed on List of World Heritage in Danger


European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018: Cultural development strategy boosts the competitiveness of cities and regions

SEDEC seminar brings local and regional representatives to Burgos

On 4 May, the historical city of Burgos in Northern Spain gathered together local and regional representatives from EU Member States in the framework of the European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018.

Sky Lantern Wishing to Back 22 Thousands Tax Surplus

March 2nd is Chinese Lantern Festival in 2018. The festival has been celebrated everywhere and over 2000 years. Pingxi Sky Lantern festival is one of the most popular local events, special in Lantern Festival, in the world. A group of volunteers from Tax and Legal Union attends this event and, at least, releasing thousands of sky lanterns between March 1st, and March 2nd, 2018. Volunteers of Tax and Legal Union hope to have better living standards, to maintain local companies in Taiwan, and to resolve the difficulties of low-income on younger generations.

The Purpose of Martial Arts is to Stop Conflicts - Part 6

Implement the ICCPR and ICESCR: Respect People’s Cultural Rights and Freedom of Belief

The local media in Bahrain devoted much coverage to the exchange of ideas on love and peace between Bahraini Minister of Cabinet Affairs Mohammed bin Ibrahim Al Mutawa and Dr. Hong, Tao-Tze.

The Purpose of Martial Arts is to Stop Conflicts - Part 5

Enlightened Master Nurturing People to Greatness

The delegation visited St. Petersburg, Russia. Viacheslav Kalganov, deputy chairman of the Committee for External Relations of St. Petersburg, received them on behalf of the governor.

The Purpose of Martial Arts is to Stop Conflicts - Part 4

Promoting Global Solidarity Spreading Culture of Conscience

In 2004, Dr. Hong presented the endorsement of the declaration of “Love of the World, A Wish for Peace” from 2 million people worldwide to the United Nations, accepted by Joan Kirby, chair of the 57th Annual DPI/NGO Conference.

The Purpose of Martial Arts is to Stop Conflicts - Part 3

Stories about the Bell of World Peace and Love

A good or evil thought of the head of a country often becomes the key factor affecting the international situation. For a long period of time, Dr. Hong has led the cultural goodwill group to visit every populated continent, promoting the ideas of peace. They have also invited world leaders to ring the Bell of World Peace and Love and make wishes for peace.

The Purpose of Martial Arts is to Stop Conflicts - Part 3

Giving Advice to the UN by Ringing the Bell of Peace

During the Rio+20 Conference, Bhutanese Prime Minister Jigme Thinley rang the bell and made his wish.