The transition to a sustainable world requires the participation of world leaders and private-sector organizations, the coverage of international media on this subject, and more importantly inspirations that encourage individual world citizens to use their true hearts to combine their power with those willing to take actions in this undertaking. This advancement greatly relies on igniting every individual's will of benevolence, which is the driving force to move the whole human society forward.
Today the world is confronted by more daunting challenges than before, such as violent conflicts, wars, poverty, diseases, hunger, global instability, climate change, etc. Global problems request global solutions, which compel all nations to unite in action for the common good of the world, and to work closely on programs and projects that would benefit all.
With such a mission in mind, Dr. Hong, Tao-Tze, has led the Federation of World Peace and Love (FOWPAL), the Tai Ji Men Qigong Academy, and the Association of World Citizens (AWC) to hold activities such as cultural exchanges, ceremonies of ringing the Bell of World Peace and Love, and world summits of love and peace to promote appreciation of and respect for different cultures, and to ignite the goodwill and kindness of all and consolidate their consensus.
Dr. Hong also encourages the youth to participate in international volunteering that allows them to utilize their talents and skills and contribute to society and community. This will create a culture of conscience that transcends national boundaries and immensely benefits global citizens.
Dr. Hong, Tao-Tze met His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI expressing "Peace needs love, and love needs to be balanced" in st. Peter square in Italy, June 2005.
With the great mission of helping people and making the world better, Dr. Hong, the highly-admired international judge of martial arts, has visited the experts of medicine, martial arts, and philosophy all over the world. He is also the Vice-President of AWC, NGO in Consultative Status with ECOSOC and Associated with the UN DPI
Dr. Hong, Tao-Tze and Kofi Annan, former Secretary-General of the U.N, met at the NGO Welcome Party in New York.
During these past many years, bearing "Love of the World, A Wish for Peace", Dr. Hong has gathered countless people with similar ideals to promote a wish for peace without boundaries to the world through international cultural goodwill activities. To be more efficient, Dr. Hong established the Federation of World Peace and Love (FOWPAL) in America, and is the president of the organization. He hopes to inspire people of the world to carry out the concept of "Love of the World, A Wish for Peace."
The Great Seal of The Great State of California
Mr. Bill Jones, California Secretary of State, awarded Dr. Hong a special certificate for his visit and efforts in leading "Love of the World, Cultural Goodwill Group of Peace" in promoting traditional culture and improving people's health of the body and mind. The certificate also represents friendship and sincere wishes from California.
First Place in Martial Arts and Kung Fu Group Demonstration
Both Tai Ji Men Qigong Academy and FOWPAL have received positive feedback from around the world. They obtained First Place in Martial Arts and Kung Fu Group Demonstration, and World Top Outstanding Performance Golden Award at the 8th World Cup International Martial Arts Championship. The above best expresses the combination of Chinese traditional martial arts and a culture of peace.
Tai Ji Men Qigong Academy Day
Mayor Anthony A. Williams of the District of Columbia proclaimed March 22, 2000 , as the Tai Ji Men Qigong Academy Day in Washington , D.C. and praised Tai Ji Men as International Ambassadors of Goodwill and Peace. A representative of the Mayor presented the certificate to Dr. Hong.
Honorary Citizen of Tacoma City, Washington
Honorary Citizen of the City of Cupertino
Honorary Citizen of the City of Monterey Park
Award of Merit from City and County of Honolulu
Tai Ji Men Qigong Academy and Dr. Hong Tao-Tze Day proclaimed by City and County of Honolulu
Life Time Achievement Awards
President of the Association of World Citizens, Douglas Mattern, presented the "Lifetime Achievement Award" to Dr. Hong, Tao-Tze in recognition of his endeavours to promote world citizen education and human rights education for peace
Federation of World Peace and Love Day in the City of Berkeley
Mayor Tom Bates of the City of Berkeley proclaimed August 5, 2005, as the Federation of World Peace and Love Day in the city of Berkeley, in recognition of Dr. Hong's great devotion to leading FOWPAL to promote peace and love for all humanity. A representative of the Mayor presented the Certificate to Dr. Hong.
The Mahatma Gandhi Award
On December 10, 2010, Hon'ble Mr. Nakul Dubey, Minister for Urban Development and Environment, Government of Uttar Pradesh, India, presents Dr. Hong the Mahatma Gandhi Award for his promoting global understanding during the 11th International Conference of Chief Justices of the World.
In 2015, Allan Jay Friedman, president of World Movie Institute, presented the Humanitarianism Award to Dr. Hong, Tao Tze in recognition of his lifetime endeavors in promoting world love and peace and the great achievements of the movement of An Era of Conscience in awakening love for humanity and inspiring efforts for peace.
World Citizens Award for Cultural Peace Education
During the 66th UN DPI/NGO Conference, Dr. Hong, Tao-Tze was invited to deliver a speech at a United Nations forum titled “Vision for a Universal Education Protocol” on May 30, 2016. Bircan Ünver, the moderator of the forum and Founding President of The Light Millennium, presented the “World Citizens Award for Cultural Peace Education” to Dr. Hong in recognition of his contributions to promoting universal love, a culture of peace, and education for global citizenship.
World Citizens Award for Sustainable Development
At the 2016 World Summit of Love and Peace, attended by NGO delegates from 40 nations, Dr. Rene Wadlow, President of the Association of World Citizens, NGO in consultative status with ECOSOC and associated with the UN DPI, presented the “World Citizens Award for Sustainable Development ” to Dr. Hong in recognition of his extraordinary contributions in leading the Tai Ji Men Cultural Goodwill Group to promote love, peace, and global sustainability across the planet.
The Lighthouse of Wisdom, the Master of the Soul
Dr. Hong, Tao-Tze was presented an award, "The Lighthouse of Wisdom, the Master of the Soul", by Mr. Albert Konan Koffi, president of the Observation International Pour La Non Violence. The award recognizes Dr. Hong's devotion to lighting up the world and guiding the spiritual light with generosity.
Medal of Merit in Gold
In 2017, FOWPAL was invited to the annual reception of the Flame of Peace held in the city hall of Vienna. Dr. Hong, Tao-Tze was awarded the "Medal of Merit in Gold" by H.I.R.H. Herta Margarete Habsburg-Lothringen, president of Flame of Peace, in recognition of his leading FOWPAL members to visit 75 nations, bringing people closer and fostering love and peace across the planet through its unique and excellent cultural exchanges.
Flame of Peace Award
On October 10, 2018, H.I.R.H. Herta Margarete Habsburg-Lothringen, president of the Flame of Peace, second from right, presented the Flame of Peace Award to Dr. Hong, Tao-Tze for his tireless efforts to promote love and peace worldwide. The Flame of Peace Award is the highest honor awarded by the Flame of Peace, an Austrian NGO. The Award is to recognize world leaders, outstanding leaders, peace workers and organizations for their actual contribution to world peace.
Lifetime Achievement Award
During the 2018 International Conference of Chief Justices of the World, the Minister of Health and Family Welfare of India, Mr. Shri Jagat Prakash Nadda, on behalf of City Montessori School (CMS), the organizer of the Conference, presented a Certificate of Lifetime Achievement Award to Dr. Hong, Tao-Tze, President of the Federation of World Peace and Love (FOWPAL), in recognition of his contributions to world peace. Along with the certificate, a statute of Mahatma Gandhi was presented to Dr. Hong; the award conveyed the school’s great respect for Dr. Hong, as the Indian people have great respect for Mahatma Gandhi, whose non-violence movement has inspired many nationalists as well as peaceful protests around the globe. In recent years, the movement of An Era of Conscience that Dr. Hong has been promoting has had a profound impact on the world.
2019 FIRMA Global Peace Award
Dr. Hong, Tao-Tze, President of the Federation of World Peace and Love (FOWPAL), fourth from left, is presented with the 2019 FIRMA Global Peace Award for promoting world peace through a variety of means, such as holding interfaith dialogues, conducting cultural exchanges, hosting World Leader Summits of Love and Peace, and establishing the International Day of Conscience. The award ceremony was held during the 2019 Turin International Book Fair on May 13, 2019, in Turin, Italy.