Federation of World Peace and Love (FOWPAL)
The Federation of World Peace and Love (FOWPAL), established in the United States in 2000 by Dr. Hong, Tao-Tze, has actively spread the idea of love and peace and promoted world peace through various means such as cultural exchanges and solemn ceremonies of ringing the Bell of World Peace and Love. To unite more people sharing the same vision, FOWPAL has held world summits of love and peace and invited leaders from various fields to ring the bell. The consolidated positive energy has inspired more people to work together for world peace for future generations.
FOWPAL members come from 137 countries; presently 417 prominent figures from 128 countries have rung the bell, made their wishes for love and peace, and pledged to work for the world’s sustainable future. Among them are 49 heads of state and government, 7 Nobel Peace Prize Laureates, UN ambassadors and officers, and other visionary leaders.
A World of Love and Peace
Since its inception, FOWPAL has hosted world summits of love and peace in different parts of the world. The meetings, attended by heads of state and government and leaders of NGOs, aim to consolidate the wisdom of visionary leaders and allow them to brainstorm ideas, share experiences of advancing and practicing love and peace, and encourage others sharing the same vision to work in their respective positions for the common goal.
At the beginning of the 21st century, the concrete actions taken and the commitments made by world leaders will bring increased attention to the wish for peace and inspire more people to strive for world peace, which is also a critical issue for humankind. FOWPAL aims to combine the wisdom and ideas of peace from the people of the world. Under the guidance of Dr. Hong, tens of thousands of volunteers from all walks of life across the globe have dedicated themselves to the great mission.