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International and Multilingual Website: A NEW CULTURE OF PEACE FROM SOCIAL HARMONY AND CHILDREN’S PRIORITY
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The International, Cosmopolitan, Multicultural and InterdisciplinaryWebsite is a daughter Website of the International Forum for the Literature and Culture of Peace: IFLAC PAVE PEACE. This remarkable organization, and especially the tireless work of its founder and president, Professor Ada Aharoni, a true global citizen, have inspired us to start this Website “Peace from Harmony and Children’s Priority”
A new culture of peace, preventing wars, terrorism and poverty, is generated when a natural order of social harmony gives priority to the wellbeing of children, parents, and caregivers, who make up 50 to 80% of the population in any given country.These groups are basically peace-loving, and provide the social foundation for a harmonious, new culture of peace. Mahatma Gandhi wrote: "If we are ever to have real peace in this world we shall have to begin with the children."
To build a harmonious, new culture of peace and its social foundation by means of the new Global Movement “Making Children a Priority in the World" Our site is open to all persons and organizations sharing this mission
Basic Ideas and Purposes
The traditional culture of peace, inherent in an industrial society, is a culture of balance of power and military forces. This balance is always unstable. It is directed, not on exclusion of wars, but on limiting them, or setting them aside to deter the arms race. Therefore, this culture has developed no effective actors and institutions for preventing wars and terrorism. This is confirmed by about forty modern local wars and almost daily terrorist acts.The source reproducing them is a culture and order of social disharmony of an industrial society that prioritizes money. A global information society can change our priorities and focus on harmonious peace. Modern society, in different countries, is 60 to 90% industrial and only 10 to 40% informational, but this is rapidly changing. Traditional peace is fragile and unstable, fraught with poverty, terrorism and wars, including global wars. Traditional peace is a break between wars, preparation for war, and peace on the verge of war. Therefore, it is peace that is subordinate to war, instead of peace for the sake of peace, happiness, and harmony. In the name of peace, industrial societies prepare children for war instead of for peace.
The new culture of peace is a culture of harmonious peace, arising in an information society. Its foundation is an order of social harmony, from a sustainable balance of social groups and ethnicities that give priority to children, parents and especially mothers, who carry the basic burden of care for children, and also all caregivers. These groups make up 50 to 80% of the population in different countries. They carry the basic energy of peace-loving and social harmony, and they provide the social foundation for a new culture of harmonious peace. only social harmony, creating a new, harmonious and sustainable peace, is capable of preventing wars, terrorism and poverty. Contrast of new culture of peace with traditional, and their connection: the traditional culture of peace, inherent in an industrial society, only limits opportunities for wars and terror, but does not prevent them or poverty. The new culture of peace, arising in an information society, prevents them by means of a new social order of harmony. It is created in a new society on the basis of new priorities, actors and institutes. Whereas the traditional culture of peace is industrial, money-oriented and disharmonious, the new culture of peace is humanitarian, information-based, and harmonious. The new culture of peace qualitatively differs from the traditional, but simultaneously modernizes and strengthens it. Harmonious peace prevents wars, terrorism and poverty, while disharmonious (traditional) peace only limits them. But the new culture of peace emerges from the old, from within it. Social harmonyis an integrative value in a global, information society, which unites in itself love, peace, justice, freedom, equality, brotherhood, cooperation, nonviolence, tolerance, humanism and other universal values, and prioritizes children. Harmony is the top value of oriental culture (Confucianism, Buddhism, etc.) but it did not become a priority value for industrial society. At the same time it is not alien to western culture (Pythagoras, Plato, Aristotle, Renaissance, Leibniz, etc.). Therefore, harmony is a common value for western and eastern cultures, and can eliminate the clash of civilizations. Social harmony creates a harmonious and sustainable peace, beyond wars,
terror and poverty. Harmonious peace (social harmony) begins with harmony of genders (mothers and fathers), and generations (parents and children), and continues in the population with harmony of sphere classes, through harmonious partnership. An order of social harmony is constructed on the value of social harmony and priority of children, their parents, and caregivers, which creates a sustainable balance of social groups and ethnicities. This order is created by appropriate actors and institutes, which overcome the social origins of wars, terrorism and poverty.An order of social harmony can arise in an information society and gradually remove the social disharmony produced in industrial societies. Post-industrial society can strengthen harmonious peace through the creation of information technologies to discover, and new legal institutes to legitimize, the innately peace-loving priorities of children, parents and caregivers.The order of social harmony (harmonious peace) is a new, qualitative step in the development of civilization. It is an alternative to a global order of disharmony (traditional peace) of industrial society, constructed on priorities of money and power, which generate wars, terror and poverty. Disharmony of modern society has put it on the verge of selfdestruction in wars, in weapons of mass destruction, in nuclear proliferation, in terrorism, in the clash of civilizations, in the destruction of family and the environment, in the poverty of five of our six billion human beings, in the "poverty, discrimination and neglect of children” (by definition of the UN Special Session on childhood, May 2002) who are our future. only a new culture of peace can prioritize children, parents and caregivers, and be capable of overcoming this self-destruction. The creation of a new culture of peace, on a foundation of social harmony, to prevent wars, terror, poverty and self-destruction, is impossible without this vast, peace-loving potential, which is not claimed until now.
Institutes, projects, and resources for a new culture of peace, as themes for discussion
1. Implications of Tetrasociology, as a scientific theory of the natural order of social harmony of four sphere classes of the population, for an information (global) society,
2. ‘Polylog’ of civilizations, as a multicultural and multidimensional dialog, to evolve social harmony as a foundation to achieve harmonious peace, 3. Sphere democracy in civil society, constructed on an equal distribution of power between sphere classes, genders and generations, as the low-based state for social harmony and harmonious peace. 4. “Mothers for Peace,” as a global association, to be an influential movement toward social harmony, and a powerful peace-loving force in achieving a new culture of harmonious peace, 5. “Fathers for Peace,” for men who love and care for children, to oppose violence and war, 6. Children’s suffrage executed by parents, as a socio-cultural institute and legislative mechanism, to prioritize the well-being of children, parents and caregivers, to consolidate the social foundation for a new culture of peace, 7. Antiterrorist (anti-deviant, nonviolent) immunity, as social capital for a new culture of peace. 8. Other institutes, projects, and resources for a new culture of harmonious peace.
Tetrasociological model of harmonious peace for an information society
Tetrasociology is a four-dimensional, holistic, interdisciplinary theory of an information (global) society, considered as a cybernetic system of four spheres of social reproduction. These spheres cooperate to form a natural, underlying order of social harmony, which has the potential to generate harmonious peacein an information age. Tetrasociology is a synthesis of the western structural idea of social-sphere reproduction and the oriental value idea of harmony. A naturally occurring ‘harmony of spheres’ is the central focus and key premise of tetrasociology. On the basis of this harmony of spheres premise, tetrasociology comes to the following six expectations or predictions of peace-enhancing innovations of a global society:
1. Self-identification of sphere classes: Socioclass, Infoclass, Orgclass, Technoclass, by those employed in corresponding spheres of social reproduction, transforms them into conscious actors of social harmony, 2. Sphere democracy of civil society is promoted by an equal distribution of power among the sphere classes, between genders, and among generations (including children), which enhances the natural order of social harmony and contributes to harmonious peace, 3. Sphere sociological statistics provide quantitative measures of social harmony, 4. Sphere information-statistical technology calculates potentials for social harmony, 5. Sphere socio-cultural technology advances achievement and maintenance of social harmony, including children’s suffrage executed by parents, 6. Sphere strategic management ensures harmonious governance of spheres and sphere classes at all social levels. These innovations of a global society help to create a self-organizing order of social harmony, and a new culture of harmonious peace, which seeks to prevent wars, terrorism, and poverty and to meet other global challenges. Such an order arises not from giving priority to money and property, but from prioritizing the well-being of children and those responsible for their care: parents, teachers, doctors, etc. These groups, counting the children, make up 50 to 80% of the population in various countries, and have the greatest potential to be peace-loving. The tetrasociological model of harmonious peace is offered as one of the basic subjects for discussion on our Website.
We plan to present new cultural institutes, projects, and resources for harmonious peace in three basic languages: Russian, English and Esperanto. We begin from our concepts of multiculturalism and bilingualism, recognizing English and Esperanto as languages of the international community. In addition, we will publish contributions on our site in the following languages: Japanese, Spanish, Chinese, Portuguese, German,
French and Arabic. In the end our site is supposed in ten languages, on which all materials will be published.
This includes an exchange of ideas and information on the topic of a new culture of harmonious peace, on the basis of a variety and pluralism of opinions. We encourage from our readers: abstracts, articles, reviews, messages, critical remarks, etc., (in limits up to 5 pages). If a reader shares our faith in a new culture of peace from harmony, he/she can become a co-author of the Website, open their own page, and make their own contribution to this culture. Especially, we invite the concerns of children, students, and new parents. The Website "Peace from Harmony" invites a wide, international discussion of innovative ideas for a new culture of peace, and of ways to bring it about at local, national, and global levels. Enhancing the education and upbringing of children and young parents in a culture of peace is another, not less important task of our Website.
Financing: New Investment Policy
Our public, noncommercial and not governmental Website spend the large work, which the basic part make the translations of materials (documents, articles, reviews, responses etc.) into at least on three and further on ten languages of the world and their publication. Now, since 2006, the website co-authors are crossed to organization of Global movement "Making Children a Priority in the World", to the appropriate sociological researches of public opinion about peace culture, children’s suffrage, children’s priority etc. Till now, during one year, this work spent on a volunteer basis. Now it requires serious and constant financing. The traditional ways of financing are insufficient and inefficient. Therefore since 2006 the new investment/financial policy is entered. The new financial policy, which enters the shares but does not reject traditional noncommercial ways of investment: donations, reception of the awards, grants etc. With the remarkable offer of the Japanese Professor Reimon Bachika the special shares of two types are established for financing of: 1. Our site - the "Harmonious Peace" shares in the USD 10 and 2. Global movement "Making Children a Priority in the World" - the "Children’s Priority" shares in the USD 20. Each website co-author, which has published on it the opinion about harmonious peace, CAN buy any number of the shares
"Harmonious Peace", and each human in the world sharing idea of the children’s priority, CAN buy any number of the shares "Children’s Priority" and to become the participant of Global movement "Making Children a Priority in the World". Simultaneously these shares will be the form of a member payment. These shares are long-term and will bring the dividends to their owners, their children and grandchildren as the future harmonious peace on the basis of children’s priority preventing wars, terror, violence and poverty. They will save our children and grandchildren in the future from death, wounds, famine and other damage of wars and poverty. Therefore they have maximum value and highest level of the profit for all. They provide not only profit in the future but also spiritual or symbolical profit in the present. The price of these shares will grow, though maybe, not so fast as the price of the oil shares for example. It will create in the future the appropriate stock exchange and shares market for "Harmonious Peace" and "Children’s Priority". These shares will transform both the Website and Global movement into Joint-stock companies having an own source of investment. These shares create a new form of the capital sharing, which differs from economic. Its possible to name as the humanistic, harmonious and maximum on dignity. Briefly: it is the Hi-shares and Hi-capital sharing. Such form of the capital-sharing opens before each responsible citizen preferring harmonious peace to war and also each responsible parent, grandparent and before parent preferring a child priority to his discrimination and social neglect an flexible and powerful form of participation in their progress and statement in the future world. It will ensure also a new, effective way of management for theWebsite and Global movement. On the initial stage the named shares are bought at the website director and are given out by him personally behind the personal signature and code number. At the request of the persons already financing our site they can receive the appropriate number of this shares at their choice.
Our website is created as a collective, multilingual, living and growing "how to" book for a new culture of peace from harmony on the children's priority basis. It is a worthy place for friendly meetings, and for dialogs among different cultures, languages and civilizations in search of finding ways to work together, to achieve harmonious peace in an information (global) society. Today, the prospect of harmonious peace might seem Utopian, but tomorrow it can become, in many ways, and for many reasons, a practical achievement for the world community.
February 4, 2006
Francis C W Fung, Ph.D.
Director General World Harmony Organization, USA
LETTER TO PRESIDENT OBAMA on HARMONY DIPLOMACY
January 13, 2010 Dear President Obama, We at World Harmony Organization (WHO), a California non-profit independent think tank, would like to congratulate you on your successful 2009 trips to Middle East and Asia. Your Cairo interfaith harmony speech and U. S. - China joint statement endorsing harmony consensus are outstanding examples of Harmony Diplomacy and are highly commendable. The World Harmony Organization advocates Harmony Renaissance and Harmony Diplomacy as the golden rules for global governance. Our essays and books on Harmony Renaissance, Harmony Diplomacy, Harmony virtues, Harmony Consensus, and Harmony Faith appear widely on Twitter, Facebook, and www.scribd.com/fcwfung, www.worldharmonyforum.blogspot.com WHO advocates Harmony Renaissance for the 21st Century multilateral world because harmony is an ancient common value that was practiced by many world cultures. However, harmony has been neglected by the current confrontational world, leading to racial, ideology, and religious strife. Harmony Renaissance is the solution for human strife as well as for restoring a better ecosystem through harmony with nature. Harmony belongs to the world. No nation can claim it exclusively. Harmony, as the natural law of dynamic balance, is the order of the universe, according to modern physics. Harmony Renaissance is the next wave of creative energy that mankind is waiting for to lead us to a higher level of accomplishment beyond the European Renaissance. During the 21s century, we will see the rise of Asia and the BRIC developing nations. China is an integral part of both. A U.S. - Chinese harmony consensus is essential for world peace and harmony. Peace is a static condition; without a dynamic harmony balance, peace will not last. There is no doubt that China will soon challenge U.S. hegemony — not necessarily in hard power, but in soft power. The U.S. is the most well endowed major nation in land and resources. As a result, China will not catch up with U.S. in hard power, as eloquently put by James Fallows,
national correspondent of the Atlantic Monthly, in his recent article, “How Can America Rise Again?” China in 2009 just surpassed Germany as the largest exporting country. She will likely surpass Japan as the second leading country in GDP within this year. China, with her attractive ancient culture, powerful government bent on reform and opening up, scientific concept of development, and Harmony Diplomacy, will be very likely to surpass America in international soft-power influence in the very near future. During the 19th century, Power Diplomacy ruled. In the 20th century, America led the world in Democracy Diplomacy and won the Cold War. However, the recent advocacy of Faith or Smart Diplomacy has been less successful and will fade in facing Harmony Diplomacy, because Harmony Diplomacy is the Golden Rule of global governance, according to a recent paper by the WHO. The key factor of the multilateral 21st century in winning world influence will be the practice of Harmony Diplomacy as an international policy. This is true simply because harmony is the most attractive universal common value, which can harmonize diverse cultures, races, ideologies, religions, and nature. In our young, dynamic America, we must not forget that the Native Americans also practice harmony as a homegrown culture. European colonists brought the European Renaissance culture to this continent; why not also adopt our native Indian harmony culture. We successfully advocated Democracy Diplomacy after the Second World War. There is no reason for America not to play a lead role in Harmony Diplomacy because of our current leadership position. A Harmony Consensus between America and China is essential for World Harmony. By necessity, world harmony will surely come to pave the way for world peace (see paper by Francis C.W. Fung: “World Harmony, Is It Achievable? What Promises Lie Ahead?”). America, in reaching a harmony consensus with the world, must also advocate Harmony Renaissance. China and other parts of the world must not be allowed to claim exclusivity on harmony, the most universal common value of humanity, without America playing an equal role. America under President Bush was lacking a harmony initiative. America is fortunate for your recognition of the importance of world harmony, but we are still lagging behind in Harmony Diplomacy as a national foreign policy. WHO is an American think tank with worldwide recognition. Our classic Harmony Renaissance paper is carried by China on her government Harmony Website and has been quoted often by John Prescott, Deputy Prime Minister of the U.K. We delivered the enclosed keynote speech, “Harmony Renaissance Preamble and Declaration”, at the United
Nations on their April 26, 2008 Staff Day. America has every right to claim Harmony Renaissance as home grown, as it was originated and is advocated by the America-based World harmony Organization. We cannot afford for China or any nation to claim exclusivity on Harmony Renaissance as their national discovery, when Harmony Renaissance is home grown in the U.S. and harmony is also part of America’s native culture. It is still not too late for America to get involved. It is important for America to adopt Harmony Renaissance as its national and foreign policies, lest we be left out of this important soft-power revival. The word “renaissance” is actually French and is most commonly used to refer to the European Renaissance because of the importance to world civilization of that rebirth of progress. For more information on taking the rightful control for American Harmony Renaissance, please contact the World Harmony Organization. Everyone can talk about harmony, but the World Harmony Organization initiated Harmony Renaissance as the next wave of creative energy after the European Renaissance. Harmony Renaissance is the revival of ancient universal common value. There are also innovative key words and concepts we have initiated in our published essays as mentioned at beginning. We are also East and West cultural inclusive. Who is multinational and multi cultural. In Service of Harmony Renaissance. Francis C W Fung, Ph.D. Director General World Harmony Organization email@example.com
Painting celebrating Confucius birthday with banners showing his harmony Sayings “HARMONY RENAISSANCE PREAMBLE” In the East harmony, as a social science theory, was evolved from natural science observation by Lao Zi. Humanity in harmony with the universe is called Tian Ren He Yi. Also, Einstein was quoted as saying the order of nature is not accidental. Harmony is the order of nature. Harmony belongs to the World and to the Universe. "HARMONY RENAISSANCE DECLARATION" Harmony is the highest common value. Renaissance is action. Together they have life. Harmony is the order of natural science and the fundamental law of the universe. Harmony is dynamic energy balance and is also the principle of universe creation. From the very beginning, the Universe is created
by the infinite invisible energy in the firmament. The invisible energy that created the universe can also be called DAO. Lao Zi said, "Dao created one, one created two, two created three, three created all things. All things carry Ying and embrace Yang. Dynamic balance creates harmony." Lao Zi's harmony theory of the universe is in unison with modern quantum physics. Harmony renaissance is the guiding principle to be applied to natural and social sciences. It is the breakthrough that will take us to the next level of human creativity and accomplishment beyond European Renaissance. Francis C. W. Fung, Ph.D. Director General World Harmony Organization 和谐序言 作为社会科学理论， 东方和谐源于老子对自然科学的观察。 人类与自然和谐，为天人合一。 爱因斯坦说过，自然有其规律，而非偶然。 和谐是自然的规律。 和谐属于世界， 属于自然。 【和谐宣言】 和谐是人类最高的共同价值，复兴是行动。 人类彼此和睦共处。 和谐是自然科学的规律，是宇宙的基本定律。 和谐是动态能量的平衡，是创造自然的法则。 混沌于始，广袤无边的无形能量创造了宇宙。 这种创造宇宙的无形能量，为道。 老子曰：“道生一、一生二、二生三、三生万物。 万物负阴而抱阳，冲气以为和。” 老子的自然和谐理论与现代的量子力学异曲同工。 和谐复兴是自然科学和社会科学的指导纲领。 必将突破现状，使人类的创造力提高到一个新的水平， 超越欧洲文艺复兴的成就。 ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
January 11, 2010 Dear Dr. Francis C W Fung, I only returned today from a trip to my elder son with whom we celebrated Orthodox Christmas. Having got acquainted with my plentiful mail for last week, I paid attention first of all to your five letters, first of all on a press release about creation of your "World Harmony Organization” (WHO) on January 21, 2007 in San Francisco, California, USA. As I understood, your organisation arisen from the World Harmony Institute: www.worldharmonyorg.net. I am happy to congratulate you on behalf of our “Global Harmony Association” (GHA) on a birth of the WHO and to express hope of our close cooperation in a direction of the harmonious civilization which in 2009 creates the Harmonious Renaissance and Harmonious Enlightenment. I am glad to ascertain, that our strategic goals of harmonization coincide, though, we differ with some ways and theories. But it is natural, as each organisation, as well as each person and each country have an own way to a great temple of social (global) harmony or a harmonious civilization. Your way to a harmonious civilization (world harmony) through the China’s harmony socialism is one of the important ways which has been unfolded in the GHA “Magna Carta of Harmony” in 2007: http://peacefromharmony.org/?cat=en_c&key=3, in the Chinese language: http://www.peacefromharmony.org/? cat=en_c&key=281. Let me please acquaint you shortly with the GHA last actions of global harmonization and to offer you concrete forms of mutual cooperation. 1.We will be glad to include your organisation in the GHA List of Achievements of Global Harmony as a new (66th) achievement. This List covers 65 similar achievements since 1947. It is published in GHA program book “Harmonious Civilization” of 120 co-authors from 34 countries of the world to the address: http://peacefromharmony.org/? cat=en_c&key=382. In this List you will find a number of achievements of harmony in the USA: Annual National Festival of Harmony, Harmony School in Texas and Louisiana etc. 2.I invite you to discuss a question of mutual affiliation (or collective membership) our organisations, first of all in the USA, with Dr. Laj Utreja, American GHA President (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Dr. Dominica McBride (email@example.com), Youth GHA President. It will allow our organisations to participate in actions each other. 3.I invite you to exchange our books. Dr. Laj Utreja will be glad to send you 2 copies of our book “Harmonious Civilization” which you could look preliminary on our site “Peace from Harmony” to the address: http://peacefromharmony.org/? cat=en_c&key=379. In turn, Dr. Utreja and I will be happy to receive from you on 1 copy of your book: “China’s Harmony Renaissance: What the World Must Know”. Whether is it published in the network? We will be happy to publish your review of our book and back. 4.I invite you to join to Club-2009, about initiation of which in final edition I am glad to send to you the GHA Resolution in an attachment. Within this Resolution I sent on January 5 the official invitation to the Chairman of the Federation Council (Upper Chamber of Russia Parliament) to Mr. Sergey
Mironov to hold a post of Club-2009 President for the first year. We wait his response to February 1. If we do not receive the response we will offer this post to other political leaders, in particular to Senator Denis Kucinich. 5.I like to send you also my short offers which I sent on January 4 together with the book “Harmonious Civilization” to Mr. Kofi Annan (the UN Alliance of Civilizations President) and Ms. Irina Bokova (UNESCO Director General). In case of creation of "Harmonious Civilization Center” and “World Harmony Academy”, GHA will be happy to invite in them you and your colleagues. Such are the GHA first offers for you and your remarkable organisation. With hope of effective and harmonious cooperation for the sake of a harmonious civilization and the world harmonious Renaissance and Enlightenment. Dr. Leo Semashko, GHA President ------------------------------------------------------------Dear Dr. Leo Semashko, Thank you for your convergence letter and will cooperate fully.Go ahead and implement what can facilitate our future team work. Do keep me informed of your progress. We can definitely work on Harmony Synergy as we get to know each other better.I want to congratulate what you and your group have accomplished. Lana Yang and I are in touch.We have much in common.Look forward to chatting with you and working with you and your colleagues on world harmony. Attached is a draft letter on Harmony Diplomacy to President Obama for your comment. In Service of Harmony Renaissance Francis C W Fung, Ph.D. Director General World Harmony Organization San Francisco, CA 415.585.2474 January 12, 2010 --------------------------------------------------------Dear Dr. Francis C W Fung, Many thanks for your positive response, congratulations for GHA and the consent on cooperation of our two organisations, convergence in global and world harmony. I am glad, that you begun process of our team work, offered to GHA members to comment your draft letter on Harmony Diplomacy to President Obama. I attentively read some times this letter and appendices to it. It covers a wide range of questions of different levels: philosophy, culture, science, history, policy, diplomacy and the international relations. Let me to define in the beginning the positive moments and then to express some critical reasons. Positive aspects are: 1.Urgency of your letter in respect of the USA international relations and diplomacy in the beginning of the 21st century. You are absolutely right that in 21 century power diplomacy is destructive for those who continues it and is unacceptable for world development. It found one of the strongest acknowledgement in 2009 in the consent of the USA and Russia to reach
nuclear zero. Therefore Harmony Diplomacy, offered by you, is logic development of this historical trend. Harmony diplomacy is alternative to power diplomacy. The first replaces and supersedes the second gradually. GHA initiates political Club-2009 actually also for Harmony Diplomacy: http://peacefromharmony.org/? cat=en_c&key=409. 2.Allocation of sprouts of Harmony Diplomacy by you in Obama’s politics. GHA allocated them in the analysis of Obama’s Prague speech devoted to nuclear disarmament: http://peacefromharmony.org/? cat=en_c&key=386. 3.Definition of harmony by you as general natural law of all universe which is inherent, in the different form, to all cultures of the world. Therefore, any nation has not on it exclusive right. Harmony belongs to all nations and it is necessary for all people in an equal measure but in the different form. on this thesis the GHA “Harmonious Civilization Universal Declaration” is constructed: http://peacefromharmony.org/? cat=en_c&key=383. 4.The recognition you, that the true, long peace can be established not on the weapon and force but only on global harmony. GHA defined the major principle: “Peace Comes from Harmony” in the beginning, in February 2005. This principle is included in GHA emblem: http://peacefromharmony.org/? cat=en_c&key=379. It found a substantiation and development in all GHA 19 projects of global harmony. My critical remarks are: 1.I think, that your remarkable letter devoted to advancement of Harmony Diplomacy for Obama’s policy, will have much more chances to be noticed if it will be limited to a field of the international relations diplomacy. 2.All your other fields of harmony: philosophy, culture, science and history are a subject for wide public discussion but not for the political letter. 3.Your remarkable concept of Harmony Renaissance, with which you connect Harmony Diplomacy, has no scientific proofs and the social facts. When GHA speaks about gradual origin of a harmonious civilization in an industrial civilization, we fix a historical trend corresponding 66 (it is the incomplete list) facts since 1947: http://peacefromharmony.org/? cat=en_c&key=382. 4.The European Renaissance of 14-17 centuries is the cultural movement which caused by a life and arisen in holistic process of origin of an industrial civilization. The European Renaissance can be understood only in its civilizational context. Similarly: the Harmony Renaissance can be understood only in a context of a birth/occurrence of a harmonious civilization. Therefore, Harmony Renaissance as well as an epoch of Harmonious Enlightenment, are cultural and educational movements of a harmonious civilization in the beginning of its formation. GHA will be glad to add the concept of a harmonious civilization with your concept of Harmony Renaissance. 5.You speak about “harmony science”, quoting some remarkable ideas of Lao-Zi and Einstein. However, these ideas are the preconditions for a harmony science but do not make it. Any science begins only with allocation of fundamental elements and laws of their interaction. For example, the idea of nuclear physics has been stated Democritus. But the scientific nuclear physics
arisen through 2,5 thousand years when the atom structure has been opened, its elements and laws. As to a harmony science, at least at social level its occurrence is connected with Tetrasociology in which 20 fundamental elements of social harmony and laws of their interaction are allocated: http://peacefromharmony.org/? cat=en_c&key=400. 6.You truly say that harmony is property and the East, and the West but you do not speak about their different contribution to understanding of harmony. For a long time it is noticed, that the East understands harmony as holistic one and the West structures it. Tetrasociology as the science of social and individual harmony synthesizes in itself east integrity of harmony both its western structure and functionality. 7.Multidimensionality of harmony demands collective consciousness and collective thinking of essentially new level that embodies Tetrasociology which develops in all GHA projects collectively by from 40 to 120 co-authors. Certainly, the collective consciousness does not cancel the individual contribution and synthesizes them, creating new quality of collective harmonious Tetranet thinking which as a first approximation presented on the scheme: http://peacefromharmony.org/?cat=en_c&key=405. In this connection of the basic requirement of harmonious thinking, I invite you to synthesize our intellectual efforts for development of scientific thinking of harmony. I think, these critical remarks (they are the main things, but they do not settle all my remarks) could become a subject of collective discussion of two our teams. Do you agree with it? Besides, in your text I allocated dark blue some editorial editings. Best harmony wishes, Dr. Dr. Leo Semashko, GHA President, 12/01/10 ------------------------------------------------Dear Harmony Friends, Letter-to-President-Obama-on-Harmony-Diploamcy published, delivered and attached. Thank you for your review. May you have the best of harmony always. Francis 13/01/10 -------------------------------------------------------Leo, Lana and Rene, Dr. Semashko, since we are likely to become colleagues in advocating world harmony I hope you do not mind I address you as Leo according to American habits. Attached is a compilation of WHO published essays on Harmony Diplomacy, titled "Message to President Obama on Harmony Diplomacy". The compilation has been delivered to President Obama to support his efforts on Harmony Diplomacy. I am wondering if you would submit to your organization to be considered for inclusion on your websites. This is my idea of how we can be of mutually supportive to increase our joint advocacy for Harmony Diplomacy. These essays are part of WHO book titled "Harmony Diplomacy Golden Rule for Global Governance". I welcome your esteemed
contribution on the subject of Harmony Diplomacy. I would certainly be glad also to carry your selected articles on WHO blogsites. Feel free to contact me if you have any suggestions regarding cross reference to increase synergy. May you have the best of harmony always. Francis C W Fung, Ph.D. Director General World Harmony Organization 415.585.2474 13/01/10 -------------------------------------------------------Dear Franсis! Yes, we are colleagues in harmony, therefore will be by name. Your letter to President Obama about Harmony Diplomacy for the USA is an outstanding step on a way of the harmonious civilization which conscious birth concerns to 2009. Approach of this civilization is realized by many civil organisations independently in different points of the world. Therefore letters of these organisations to the Presidents of the US, Russia and other countries is one more indicator of conscious (but in a different measure and form) advancement of this civilization. I am glad, that you considered some my editorial remarks in your letter. And though you ignored my other remarks, I consider your letter and your essays as the significant contribution to a new civilization. Especially important I consider your idea “US and China Harmony Consensus” as the sample of a similar consensus for all countries of the world without which (harmony consensus) can not be a harmonious civilization. Therefore, your great contribution to this civilization induced me to open your personal page “4-6-6. World Harmony Organization: Harmony Diplomacy for Harmonious Civilization” on the GHA website “Peace from Harmony” in English: http://peacefromharmony.org/?cat=en_c&key=410 and Russian: http://peacefromharmony.org/?cat=ru_c&key=438 with the publication of your five remarkable essays about Harmony Diplomacy. Please, let us in the GHA hope, that you also will find possibility to publish on your website 4-5 sections of GHA program book “Harmonious Civilization”. It will allow us as you write, “mutually supportive to increase our joint advocacy for Harmony Diplomacy” and also a harmonious civilization to which this diplomacy conducts and in which it finds the higher meaning. Other important form of their advocacy I see in a mass edition of our books on global harmony as manuals for schools and universities of the most different countries, first of all, the USA, China, Russia, India, Malaysia etc. GHA has four similar books: Harmonious Civilization (2009), Harmony Academy (2008), Magna Carta of Harmony (2007), and Harmonious Era Calendar (2006).) You have five books. Certainly, our books are various but they are devoted one subject: to global harmony. They open the different approaches to it, that is very important for thinking of youth. To begin we could with publish in common on one our most important books in the USA,
in states Texas and Louisiana for 14 schools of harmony which grow since 2000. Then we could publish them for the USA and China in two languages (English and Chinese). I wrote about it to Lana in details and I could repeat for you this letter. Then we could publish them in Russia, in India: in Calcutta through Dr. Matreyee Roy, in Malaysia through Dr. Steve Rajan etc. The mass publication of different books on global harmony as manuals in the different countries will be the conscious beginning of a new Age of Harmonious Enlightenment which inevitably accompanies formation of a harmonious civilization. I hope, you agree with it and we can unite our efforts in the mass publication of our books which will bring to our organisations not only ideological but also financial success. It will strengthen our harmony synergy. Best harmony Leo, 14/01/10 -----------------------------------------------------Dear Leo, It is my pleasure to hear from you as always. In Chinese may I also call you "Tong Dao" which means we share the same philosophy or same way or Dao. I am very appreciative that you put my Harmony Diplomacy essays on your website. I feel priviledged. I believe Harmony Diplomacy is the Golden Rule for Global Governance. I will work with you and look into your request and get back to you. Concurrently, I am also busy working with China and America on Solar Stirling engine renaissance for electricity generation. Green energy technology transfer is my background and also WHO work on harmony with nature. As to your publication plan I will look into it as I hear more from you. I appreciate your offer to work together. May you have the best of harmony always. Francis C W Fung STIRLING ENGINE FOR GREEN ENERGY REVOLUTION 14/01/10 -------------------------------------------------Dear Leo, You did good on putting WHO harmony Diplomacy onto your website. I like your "Age of Harmonious Enlightenment" it goes well hand in hand with "Harmony Renaissance". Great match! You are truly a "Tong Dao". Francis 14/01/10 ----------------------------------------wishes,
Dear Francis, Yes: you are Chinese/USA Tong Dao for me and I am Russian Tong Dao for you: we have harmony consensus in diversity of China, US and Russia. Your "Harmony Renaissance" and "Green Energy" and our "Age of Harmonious Enlightenment" they go well hand in hand with "Harmonious Civilization" in which they find great match! Best harmony wishes, Leo 14/01/10 --------------------------------------------Leo, Very well put. You are not only Tong Dao but also a scholar and gentleman. My pleaseure working with you. In Service of Harmony Renaissance. Francis 14/01/10 ------------------------------------------------Dr. Fung's five essays about Harmony Diplomacy since 2007: It is important to cover good examples of harmony diplomacy Harmony Diplomacy Essential for World Development Harmony Diplomacy in Work POWER DIPLOMACY MUST EVOLVE TOWARDS HARMONY DIPLOMACY UPDATED HARMONY DIPLOMACY: THE GOLDEN RULE OF GLOBAL GOVERNANCE
It is important to cover good examples of harmony diplomacy
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By Francis C. W. Fung, PH.D. BEIJING, June 25 (Xinhuanet) -- World Harmony Organization(WHO) deems it important to cover outstanding examples of harmony diplomacy in work. This is the value we place on world harmony renaissance and world harmony diplomacy watch. When two of the largest East and West news agencies meet to renew friendship, mutual respect and trust it will have
profound effect on even handed world news reporting. World understanding and harmony between East and West will surely be enhanced by this festival celebration. Xinhua News Agency and Reuters on Thursday, June 21,2007 held celebrations in the Great Hall of the People to mark five decades of cooperation. Xinhua President Tian Congming and Reuters Chief Executive Officer Tom Glocer unveiled a photo exhibition, comprising about 120 classic cultural and diplomatic exchange photographs, taken by correspondents from Xinhua and Reuters. The exhibition is a fascinating, historical record of a range of political, economic, scientific, technological, cultural, educational and sporting events over the years. The following are excerpts from Xinhua Net with ith opinion and concluding remarks from World Harmony Organization. "Over the past 50 years, Xinhua and Reuters have exchanged visits and staff at many levels and have signed a series of cooperation agreements," Tian said to the gathering. Reuters was the first Western news agency to forge a cooperation with Xinhua. In May 1957, the two news agencies signed a deal on news story exchange. "I am delighted to see how healthy the cooperation between our two organizations is," Tian said, citing a recent joint training class for Olympics reporters in Beijing. Tian said Xinhua-Reuters cooperation can blossom as long as the two sides abide by the principles of "mutual respect, close consultation, a long-term perspective, mutual trust and mutual benefit." "Over the last fifty years we have shown that an open and constructive relationship can produce great achievements," Glocer said in his address. Quoting the Chinese proverb "a book tightly shut is only a block of paper", Glocer said the Reuters-Xinhua relationship is an open book. "Today we move to the next of many chapters." Among the approximately 100 representatives at the celebrations were two pioneers of Xinhua-Reuters ties --- Peng Di, the first Xinhua correspondent in London, and 80-year-old David Chipp, the first Reuters correspondent in Beijing. Founded in 1931, Xinhua News Agency is the most authoritative news agency in China and an international provider of multimedia news and information services. Based in Beijing, Xinhua runs 33 domestic bureaus and 102 overseas bureaus. Xinhua provides round-the-clock news and information services in nearly 200 countries and regions in eight languages: Chinese, English, French, Spanish, Russian, Arabic, Portuguese and Japanese. Senior official of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Li Changchun on Thursday called on Reuters to report China as it is. "Reuters should be a
bridge in helping the world obtain a better understanding of China and report China as it is," Li said in a meeting with a Reuters delegation headed by Reuters chairman Niall Fitz Gerald. Li, a member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee, also hailed the good partnership between Xinhua News Agency and Reuters over the past fifty years. Li said exchanges and cooperation among news organizations of different countries have become increasingly important as the world has entered an era of information and globalization. Fitz Gerald hailed China's rapid development in economic and social sectors. He said Reuters would like to carry out a more effective partnership with Xinhua. As important as Xinhua News as a leader of world media, its professional and even handed reporting of world news, Xinhua is still relatively unknown in the U.S. Those who know, look at Xinhua with jaundiced eyes suffering from the ill effects of 50 years of cold war infection. They are so colored by the U.S. media some readers' vision to this day, unfairly shuns Xinhua news. WHO feels extreme injustice that this unfair misjudgment must not be left untreated. Xinhua's reporting stands out with the greatest integrity exceeding many Western news media. Most of all Xinhua has progressed with the times with a modern world outlook, whereas there are other medias remain short sighted and waddling in the sting pool of bygone days and engaged in confrontational, name calling, scavenging and mud slinging practices. one of the excuses for discounting Xinhua news is that it is affiliated with Chinese Government. This casual judgment without due diligence is even carried by a large cross section of Chinese Americans. To quote an English sayings "Do not judge a book by its cover but by its contents" and "Judge a tree's merits by the fruits it bears." Simply put, as independent thinkers we must read and investigate before we mete out casual judgment. These days in international news Xinhua is a must read media to be in touch with the real world with a balanced view. one of the significant reasons for the lack of awarenesss of Xinhua by the U.S. public, is the ill effect of ethnocentric ommission of significant East and West exchange events as indicated here. This points out the importance of advocating harmony diplomacy. World Harmony Organization has the responsibilty and duty bound to continue our world harmony renaissnce and harmony diplomacy watch.
The Motto for harmony diplomacy for the 21st Century is rightly so "Mutual respect, mutual trust and mutual development. Carry a strategic and long vision." The old American wisdom that is being revived by some "Speak softly and carry a big stick" is so 19th century. It has no place in today's necessary pursue of harmony diplomacy to resolve the extreme disparities of today's conflicting world.
Editor: Xia Xiaopeng
Harmony Diplomacy Essential for World Development
By Francis C. W. Fung, PH.D. "Freedom, Democracy and Harmony are three ancient universal human ideals that belong to the world and not to any one single nation. They are not entirely independent but intimately related. As a matter of fact, there exist fascinating relations among them that warrant immediate global study. Some may wonder why freedom and democracy have been so widely promoted during the last 400 years of human history, while harmony was barely noted on the world stage." "In fact, Freedom and Democracy have been the most successfully used tools to promote international diplomacy in the 20th Century. Harmony, as a great unifying force in the on rush of globalization, has now come of age. Harmony is mankind's greatest common value. The conflicted world of today urgently calls for international democracy through the practice of harmony diplomacy." "Nature imbues us with the instinctive knowledge that we are born free. The mountains, the wind and the lions are born free, not to mention any other of the myriad animals that remain free until captured. Despite being born free, powerful groups desperately yearn to enslave us. More than 2500 years ago the most ancient cultures scattered about different continents prohibited slavery seeing it as hideous. The institutionalized slave trade was most egregiously practiced in the new world until the American civil war put an end to it."
"Immediately following 9/11, George W. Bush conveniently thrust freedom centre stage to rally Americans with the resounding cry. The logic was that the terrorists hate our freedom and they are intent on taking it away. To be fair, American democracy as put forth by our forefathers, guarantees each citizen freedom from undue infringement through law and order. Freedom as an ideal is politically neutral, neither good nor bad.However, modern democracy is designed to prevent minority individuals from exceeding their rights granted by freedom." "Bush's call for freedom diplomacy after 9/11 is neither necessary nor appropriate. Terrorists have not been empowered to take away our freedom, but the resulting regulation to counterterrorism has. As warned by President Eisenhower, the military complex created by war may seriously threaten our democracy and hence our individual freedom. The greatest threat to our freedom today is our enslavement to the military and the industrial complex through their hijacking of democracy." "Since time immemorial, the protection of human rights has occupied our consciousness. The fear of the all mighty unknown that sparked religious teaching was likely the catalyst for this type of thought. Teaching morals and common values developed along with harmony while democracy followed behind. Democratic systems as a means to guarantee individual rights and freedoms reached new heights when the American Declaration of Independence and Bill of Rights were signed, giving way to the system of laws being enacted. Western diplomacy spread far and wide and profoundly changed the world during the 20th century." "Democracy, in different forms, has now become a generally accepted governance system. Democracy grows best in the fertile soil of each individual nation without outside interference or occupation. American chastisement of other nations only offends their dignity. Many developing nations, after years of domination by imperialism, have nothing to cling to other than the very dignity being spoken of." "Democracy is also no longer an import export item, as pointed out by Ban Ke-moon, the current Secretary General of the U.N. Due to the debacle of the US occupation of Iraq, democracy as an instrument of foreign policy has lost its luster and appeal. Diplomacy works best in these conflicted times when harmony principles are employed. Harmony diplomacy is a win-win, no-fault conflict resolution approach. It is time to minimize confrontations in today's conflicted world by using harmony diplomacy. It certainly is worth a try. Mutual winwin development can be more economically viable than war. We have spent close to 400 billion dollars on the Iraq war, fast approaching our expenditure on the Vietnam War, with no
end in sight." "When unity is needed human beings have proven quite capable. International unity can be reached only through international democracy, not unilateralism. International democracy will be the end result of major nations practicing harmony diplomacy. In her recent book "The Mighty and the Almighty" Madeleine Albright suggested that world harmony is the end goal of a more peaceful world." "As noble as any religion may be, faith diplomacy has fallen short of uniting the world in harmony evidenced by the countless tragic faith-based wars of the past as well as the current conflict between the West and the Muslim world. Religions as we know them today all expect blind faith and acceptance of ethnocentric almighty images, quite often unique to a specific culture." "Harmony's premise is tolerance, acceptance and respect for other cultures. It is all embracing, endearing and enduring. It neither dictates blind faith nor does it force acceptance of an institutionalized and ethnocentric image of the almighty. No particular personal attachment to the almighty is prescribed either. Personal attachment to the almighty is a double-edged sword. It draws those with faith closer, while alienating those without." "Harmony is discovered through observation of nature as discussed in my other papers. It is nature's preferred way of propagation. Nature is all embracing and human beings are very much part of nature. It is possible to believe in as wide a universe as one chooses without adhering to blind faith. Our very survival and sustainable development is now urgently dependent on our harmonious relationship with nature. We deny our very existence by not working to improve our threatened ecology. Most of us agree about the vision of world harmony and international democracy. We can all participate in the harmony movement by speaking and practicing harmony diplomacy in all facets of our daily lives. We can practice goodness for goodness sake without preaching religion. Why use faith diplomacy, an indirect approach, when the direct approach, harmony diplomacy, is readily available? Harmony's resonance is growing and propagating. The Harmony Renaissance is the unavoidable tide. It is time to reawaken our innate human desire for harmony and to begin urging others to recognize the value of this noble ideal." "The basic idea of world harmony is in common with all popular theories of world governance. It hopes to build a more understanding world through tolerance, respect, equity
and acceptance of diverse cultures and governance systems as destiny for all mankind." "Through harmony diplomacy major nations will support a stronger UN. A more democratic world will advocate the solution of world conflicts through consultation and harmony consensus. Unilateralism is to be rejected and peaceful resolution will replace war and violence. Harmony diplomacy will be the foundation of lasting peace. Without harmony peace will not last." "In the pursuit of world harmony it is important to narrow the gap of the North-South/rich-poor disparity through win-win mutual development. This will create a world with a level playing field, which will enable the citizens of the world to enjoy all of the achievements of our great societies." "In the democratization of international relations, just and equitable international political and economic orders can be established through dialogue, negotiation and reaching consensus. The end result of international democracy will release a new wave of world creative energy. Human accomplishments can thus reach a new height of development beyond European Renaissance." "The Order of Nature is Harmony and Harmony is the Order of Nature. A harmony world is essential to save our ecology. To rally major nations to commit to a cleaner and better environment, harmony diplomacy must advocate a common ecology consensus. Central to harmony diplomacy consensus is built in awareness to curb global insatiable appetite for consumption. Continuation of current trend is not sustainable. Without harmony consensus, the resulting catastrophic global fight for resources will be more immediate than the effect of climate change. It is time for all to advocate less confrontational harmony diplomacy." (Xinhua News Agency May 23, 2007)
Harmony Diplomacy in Work
By Francis C. W. Fung, PH.D. The US media, which accustomed to confrontational cold war diplomacy, has been slow to
recognize the signs of world harmony diplomacy on the rise. The profit-driven, corporate and military complex dominated American media looks sluggish when faced with the tide of winwin mutual development between nations. It remains to be seen if the US media will finally learn world harmony diplomacy and move forward to the 21st century. Besides the overbearing American foreign policy, the condescending attitude in the media for the past 50 years, is also to blame for the mistrust created between the States and other nations. A change of heart in American media will certainly help to create a better world understanding for the US government to continue practicing world harmony diplomacy. The following are major current event stories showing signs of harmony diplomacy on the rise drastically under reported by the US media. On Wednesday May 23, 2007, Chinese and American officials ended a key economic dialogue in Washington in agreement. The meeting was co-chaired by Secretary of Treasury, Henry Paulson and China's Vice Premier Wu Yi. During the two day Second Strategic Economic Dialogue (SED), top economic officials from the two countries discussed topics covering areas of service, investment, transparency, energy and environment as well as growth balance and innovation. As witnessed by the fact sheet jointly issued at the closing, the two sides reached consensus on how to move forward on financial services, civil aviation, energy and environment as well as signing a number of specific agreements. One cannot help but notice that the tone of the fact sheet shows great diplomacy at work. This consensus is surprising because of the perennial trade friction between the two nations, particularly in light of the climate of the China bashing, which was resulted from the recent Congressional trade protectionism mentality. In contrast to past foibles, President George W. Bush made the correct diplomatic choice for US-China relations, as well as for world harmony. At a White House press conference, Bush said that the just concluded US-China Strategic
Economic Dialogue is "important" and there has been some progress achieved at the dialogue, stating that "this is an important dialogue. And it's one that I thank the Chinese government for engaging in." Bush also met with Vice Premier Wu Yi in the White House Oval Office and said he appreciates China's willingness "to work with strategic dialogues in order to put in place the type of measures that reflect a complex relationship." To set the proper tone for the consultation and consensus, the principle negotiators from both sides were careful in their statements. "Thanks for the careful attention and joint efforts from both sides, the second meeting of the strategic dialogue achieved great success," said Wu. The economic and trade relationship between China and the US is one of the most complicated in today's world, she said. The SED provides an excellent platform for both sides to "further understanding and trust in terms of strategic issues." Vice Premier Wu added "Equal consultation, cooperation and win-win have become the overall situation and defining nature of China-US relations, both being stakeholders and constructive partners." "Politicizing economic and trade issues is absolutely unacceptable, since it is of no help but will make the situation more complicated, harm bilateral economic and trade relations or even cause serious negative impact on the progress of overall China-US ties," she added. On his part, Paulson said that US and China both understood that "getting the economic relationship right is vital not only to our people, but to the world economy." Paulson also said, "The purpose of this on going dialogue is to have candid discussions and find ways to ease, rather than increase tensions." "Now and then, the peace of the world and the progress of the world required close cooperation between the two peoples of the US and China" said Henry Kissinger at the opening of the dialogue. "The most advanced industrialized country and the country that is growing at the fastest rate have the unique opportunity to set an example for the rest of the world of cooperation and vision." The consensus reached through the SED consultation clearly demonstrated the merit of practicing harmony diplomacy. Harmony is fostered by acceptance, respect, equity and humility. This type of no fault, win-win consultation can lead to complementary solutions between any two nations. The SED fact sheet may serve as a model of harmony diplomacy
with humility, practiced by two great nations with wisdom. Details of the six party talks on the nuclear issue of the Korean peninsular coming out on April 11, 2007 are very encouraging. It clearly shows that the two strong contending sides are giving ground and reached some consensus through long painful discussions and consultations. This is how harmony works through discussions, consultations and consensus. Until the announcement, the accord all seemed but impossible. Not so long ago President Bush called "North Korea as part of the 'Axis of Evil'." From World Harmony Renaissance perspective this event may spark a series of events that signal the beginning of harmony at East Asia. By implementing the Nuclear Disarmament Pact, US, China, Russia, Japan, South Korea will have to help North Korea recover. That means major countries across both sides of the pacific will work together for mutual development. North East Asia development has a lot of potential. The Accord calls for "Within 30 days: Five separate working groups meet on denuclearizing, normalizing US-North Korea relations, normalizing of North Korea-Japan relations, economy and energy cooperation, and peace and security in Northeast Asia." Be what it may, this proved the importance of harmony diplomacy to give the fair historical perspective and the whole aftermath of the cold war era. The need for mutual development will pave the way for a more harmonious world. (Xinhua News Agency June 18, 2007)
POWER DIPLOMACY MUST EVOLVE TOWARDS HARMONY DIPLOMACY UPDATED By Francis C. W. Fung, PH.D. BEIJING, June 3 (Xinhuanet) -- America as a young, dynamic, and endowed nation earned its place as the leader of world democracy during and immediately after the Cold War. The after effects of America winning the Cold War remained today, good or bad. The good is that the world has enjoyed unprecedented prosperity due to relative peace and stability. on the other hand the American public is constantly being reminded by their media and government that we are destined to be the leader of the world because God is on our side.
What we should do as world’s major power is to advocate Harmony Diplomacy. Our self defeating arrogance is in contrast to the universal harmony principle that the more powerful we are, the more we need humility. The damaging consequence of deviating from this all encompassing truism is evident by the dilemma of our embroiled involvement in unilateral Iraqi war. As a result of continuing our Cold War Power Diplomacy we have too often infringed on the dignity of many disadvantaged nations in the world. After 9/11 we declared war against terrorism and were eager to launch the unilateral war on Iraq without giving diplomacy a chance. Our pride blinded us from seeing the need of dignity by the poor and disadvantaged. We have become immune to other nation's needs for development. Instead from our ethnocentric perspective, we continue to be critical of other striving nation's efforts to modernize. This lack of understanding of other nation's loss of dignity and desperate need of modernization did not go without notice by America's elite, experienced in foreign policy. In fact the extensive survey conducted by Pew Research Center involving 45,239 people and 46 nations from April 6 to May 29, 2007 found majorities in many countries reject the main planks of current U.S. foreign policy and express concern for forcing American style democracy. According to the polled results, there is a wide spread perception that the U.S. acts unilaterally in making international policy decisions. And majorities in most every country polled, including 97 percent in France, 80 percent in Argentina, and 75 percent in Lebanon, said the United States promoted democracy mostly where it served U.S. interests. This, according to Pew, helps explain why U.S. ideas about democracy are viewed as unilateral by vast numbers around the globe. Caution for change to a softer and more understanding American world diplomacy is being sounded in unison by many notable and seasoned formal high ranking diplomats such as Kissinger, Brezezinski, Albright and Slaughter. New theories such as Faith Diplomacy, Value Diplomacy and Diplomacy by Deeds are being advanced. In today's multilateral world, Power Diplomacy as preached by the bygone wisdom of "speak softly and carry a big stick" has lost most of
its relevance. The unpopular unilateral Iraq War makes it clear that "speak loudly and carry a big stick" as practiced by the present administration has not worked so far either. In fact there are signs that Harmony Diplomacy is on the rise, witnessed by the softening of U.S. position in the Sixth Party denuclearization talk. North Korea has just declared its willingness to dismantle their nuclear facilities. US also removed North Korea from the list of evil countries. Is this sign of Harmony Diplomacy is working? On the other hand, in catering to the interest of the uninformed and proud American public, the theme of Power Diplomacy is still echoed among U.S. 2008 presidential candidates. In a July/August 2007 Foreign Affairs Journal article titled "Renewing American Leadership," fore running U.S. Democratic Party presidential candidate, Barack Obama expounded Power Diplomacy as key U.S. foreign policy to revive American leadership. According to Obama "we must harness American power to reinvigorate American diplomacy. Tough minded diplomacy backed by the whole range of instruments of American power-political, economic, and military-could bring success even when dealing with long standing adversaries such as Iran and Syria." Through out Obama's foreign policy exposition, words such as "power, pushing, pressure, aggressive, tough, tough minded, American leadership and instrument of power" are used freely. Words such as dialogue, mutual understanding, trust, tolerance are noticeably absent. Instead, proud of our past Cold War confrontational expertise, the intensity of cold war diplomacy is called on to deal with a small band of extreme radicals. The war on terror advocated by Bush will certainly become an over kill that will unsettle world diplomacy for years to come. The world certainly can not afford to have another debilitating cold war. The over enthusiastic inclination to use confrontation and ever increasing force without consideration of neutralizing force with dynamic balance, totally neglects the first principle strategy in counter terrorism or any warfare for that matter. In Art of War, by Suntze, the most desirable way to win to win is not to wage a war. Dynamic balance of harmony is more fluid like in nature. Soft power can conquer hard power. A harmonious future for Asia and Europe hinges on wisdom that can
steer the course of their interactions. So said delegates at the third annual Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) Interfaith Dialogue, which wrapped up June 23, 2007 in Nanjing, capital of East China's Jiangsu Province. In the Nanjing Statement, issued at the conclusion of the event, participants from the two continents vowed to deepen and broaden the dialogue process to foster a peaceful and harmonious partnership. Building on the achievements of the first two meetings, in Bali in 2005 and Cyprus in 2006, the two-day dialogue co-hosted by China and Italy served as a platform for religious and political leaders and academics to address their diversity and commonality in faiths and deliberate on further tapping the potential of interfaith talks in enhancing mutual understanding in an era of globalization, a senior Chinese diplomats said. "In Chinese culture, harmony is underpinned by diversity. Seeking harmony while acknowledging differences means that a country or an ethnic group, while preserving its own cultural heritage, should be open and tolerant to other civilizations," he added. In a world wrought with uncertainties, it is vital to pursue mutual understanding through dialogue, and achieve harmony through tolerance, he said. If nations collide because of different values, globalization may be giving a new spin to the multiple values involved in international relations. A way to avoid conflict has long been sought. A seemingly uncomplicated approach is for nations to share peace and prosperity through dialogue and tolerance. The recipe of dialogue entails not imposing one's values or faith on others. It involves respecting different peoples' treasured values and beliefs. It is necessary to understand and appreciate, or at least tolerate, different cultures and religions. The ASEM (Asia-Europe Meeting) Interfaith Dialogue, under the framework of the Asia-Europe Summit, is just such a platform. It brings nations together from two continents to address their diversity and commonality in faith and culture, with the hope of convergence for the sake of humanity. Attached is an excerpt of a recent article by WHO World Harmony Diplomacy Watch quoting People's Daily. President Hu Jintao made the speech on China's new foreign policy of building a harmonious world at the United Nations Summit marking the 60th anniversary of the establishment of the world body. The merits of his speech are self evident. His words received wide approval and the policy is thought fruitful in
2005. The policy helped to lift China's international status, fundamentally because of its pursuit of balance. That is, to balance national development against international responsibilities, economic benefits against political and security interests, relations with world powers against those with various countries, and reform against the maintenance of world order. In the spirit of "performing great deeds" China has decided to take responsibilities of a big nation. During his meeting with President Bush, President Hu said explicitly that the China-U.S. cooperation will be on global scale. For world harmony US and China must work together to reach harmony consensus. This means cooperation on many fronts, including environmental collaboration and energy common strategy. I hope our next president will take the hint and play the lead role. That is how best America can preserve our leadership. Editor: Pan LetianSource Xinhua News
HARMONY DIPLOMACY: THE GOLDEN RULE OF GLOBAL GOVERNANCE By Francis C. W. Fung, PH.D. http://www.worldharmonyorg.net/ The “Rule of the Golden Mean” is a Western doctrine for balanced living and proper handling of human contradictions. A comparable System of Belief in the East is the “Way of the Golden Mean.” Contrary to conventional wisdom, the philosophy of the Golden Mean is not against progress. It is the highest value of progress through dialogue and consultation. Its true essence is to prevent ideological extremism from taking hold. It is definitely opposed to the current religious confrontational strife. That is why it is the value of Golden Mean. This broad East and West concept of balance, when earnestly applied globally, can be the solution for resolving extreme disparity between rich and poor, minimizing religious confrontations and restoring ecological balance for sustainable development. In the current desire for good global governance we must also begin with Harmony Diplomacy. Harmony Diplomacy, as defined here, can be the Golden Rule of Global Governance. Harmony Diplomacy can be
conceived as the common value of the most fluid-like, dynamic balance; encompassing tolerance, mutual respect, acceptance, equity and humility to achieve world harmony. Truth in world affairs, unlike mathematics, often is the Golden Mean between two opposite sides. When one powerful nation forcing its belief on other weak nations as the only absolute truth, it ignores the reality of diversity and defies reason. This is well documented by Al Gore in his most recent book, “The Assault on Reason.” The above theory, advancing human common aspirations in today’s conflicted world, has been resonating worldwide. The author in resonance with world harmony has also published widely articles advocating Harmony Diplomacy. “Harmony Diplomacy Essential for World Development”, “Power Diplomacy Must Evolve Towards Harmony Diplomacy”, “Harmony Diplomacy in Work”, “Harmony Diplomacy: China’s Commitment to World Harmony” and many other related articles can be seen on Google, Yahoo search and Xinhua Net. Good global governance is the foundation for a harmonious world. To pursue world harmony is the common destiny for the human race. Good global governance must include new world political and economic order to build international democracy. We must promote global cooperation through mutual win-win development and resolve conflicts through dialogue and consultation. We must strengthen the United Nation through needed reform to discourage unilateralism and extremism. All these global undertakings can only begin when major nations of the world start practicing Harmony Diplomacy. A grand strategy of Harmony Diplomacy to build world harmony must be able to face the challenges of today’s unilateralism, extremism, rich and poor disparity and ecology unsustainability. The important elements of a grand Harmony Diplomacy strategy must include dialogue and consultation, win-win mutual development, unity in diversity, tolerance and openness, equity and humility. Harmony Diplomacy must act through equal, friendly and open dialogue and consultation to achieve mutual understanding, trust and respect. This is to accomplish the greatest possible harmony consensus among
nations of the world. Harmony Diplomacy is to seek commonality and minimize confrontational difference. In the desire to foster win-win common development we must take a long strategic view. The reality of the world is multi cultural and not all in sync of the path and stage of development. We must accept and tolerate different economic and political development. Old colonial mentality and big power chauvinism will never be accepted again. By forcing our culture and value on weak nations is counter productive to Harmony Diplomacy. The best governance system is a nation’s own harmonious system developed from within in active interaction with globalization. The objective of Harmony Diplomacy is to pursue a higher level of human accomplishment beyond European Renaissance through World Harmony Renaissance. Harmony is an ideal; Renaissance gives it life. The human race relieved of cultural conflicts, political infighting and religious strife will be invigorated by new creative energy. This new found vigor will bring humans to the next phase of true global development that we are waiting for. To be more specific, through greater Harmony Consensus we will minimize the chances of war and bring about more lasting peace. Without Harmony Consensus, peace can only be temporary. When nations set their sights on win-win mutual development, common world prosperity can be realized. In so doing, the rich and poor disparity can be reduced and the North and South gap breached. The world will be more level. All nations can finally enjoy the fruits of our common cultural and economic accomplishments. Harmony Consensus, encompassing harmony with nature is the order of nature. It will rally world citizenship to be more conscious and united to protect our common environment. For world sustainable development we must at last move in lock step to strive to conserve energy and resources and protect the environment. As severe as the effects of climate change may be, the world will run out of precious resources sooner because of the current wonton consumption. Most of all, the current world order is far from democratic. Harmony Diplomacy, through the essential principle of dialogue, consultation, negotiation and harmony consensus, can pave the way for a more just and democratic world order. In Harmony Renaissance, we can finally
rediscover the wisdom of tolerance, acceptance, mutual respect and humility. The harmony universal common value will give the human race the necessary true inner peace and strength, to face the diverse and daunting challenges of a world in catastrophic disharmony and extreme self- destruct- selfishness. Francis C. W. Fung, PH.D. Director General World Harmony Organization
Singapore: Country of racial and religious harmony
Prime Minister of Singapore: 1990-2004. Initiator of the "Declaration of Religious Harmony» (2002) as the first in history of humankind document of the conscious state policy of social harmony
Racial Harmony Day is celebrated annually on 21 July in Singapore (population: about 5 millions). The event is to commemorate the 1964 Race Riots , which took place on 21 July 1964. Racial Harmony Day also represents a day for schools to reflect on, and celebrate Singapore's success as a racially harmonious nation and society built on a rich diversity of culture and heritage. In schools all across the nation on that day, students are encouraged to be dressed in their traditional costumes such as the Cheongsam and the Baju Kurung. Traditional delicacies are also featured in the celebrations. Traditional games such as Kutih-kutih and zero point are played in schools, where inter-class competitions are sometimes organised. Schools are also encouraged to recite a declaration on religious harmony during the celebrations. Declaration on Religious Harmony We, the people in Singapore, declare that religious harmony is vital for peace, progress and prosperity in our multi-racial and multi-religious Nation. We resolve to strengthen religious harmony through mutual tolerance, confidence, respect, and understanding. We shall always Recognise the secular nature of our State, Promote cohesion within our society, Respect each other's freedom of religion, Grow our common space while respecting our diversity, Foster inter-religious communications, and thereby ensure that religion will not be abused to create conflict and disharmony in Singapore. The Declaration of Religious Harmony of Singapore is a statement that affirms the importance of, and the commitment of Singaporeans towards, religious harmony. It is a basis for Singaporeans to reflect on religious harmony, and what should be done to achieve it. The idea of having a Code on Religious Harmony was proposed by the then Prime Minister (now Senior Minister) Goh Chok Tong in September or October 2002. This followed strains in racial harmony in the country following the September 11, 2001
attacks in the United States of America and the arrest and detention of members of the Jemaah Islamiyah terrorist network in Singapore in December 2001. The Declaration was issued in 2003 by a working committee chaired by Minister of State Chan Soo Sen and involving the national bodies of all mainstream religious groups in Singapore, after six months of intense debate over its wording. Subsequently, an Inter-Religious Harmony Circle (IRHC) comprising representatives of the religious groups involved in the working committee was formed to promote the Declaration. The IRHC has encouraged Singaporeans to recite the Declaration during the week when Racial Harmony Day (21 July) is marked every year. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Declaration_of_Religious_Harmony http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Singapore 02/07/08
President of Kazakhstan visits Palace of Peace and Harmony under construction in Astana
25.07.2006, Kazakhstan Today news agency ASTANA. Nursultan Nazarbayev, President of Kazakhstan, visited the Palace of Peace and Harmony under construction at the Right Bank of Ishim river in Astana according to a design by British architect Norman Foster, presidential press service told Kazakhstan Today. The Palace of Peace and Harmony will be commissioned this autumn. The second Forum of Leaders of World and Traditional Religions is planned to be held there, in which representatives of religious currents and creeds from the whole world plan to participate.
The Palace of Peace and Harmony will include the following premises: a Museum of National Culture of Kazakhstan, an Opera Theatre for 1,500 seats, a University of Civilisations, exposition and concert halls, libraries, as well as a research centre of world religions and spiritual offices. The hall in which the meeting of religious leaders is expected to take place is designed on the example of a Conference Hall of the UN Security Council in New York. The altitude of the building is 77 metres, the total area 25.5 thousand square metres. The general contractor is "Sembol Inshaat" from Turkey. http://eng.gazeta.kz/art.asp?aid=78289 Visiting Astana, the capital, in September 2001, Pope John Paul II said: "From Kazakhstan, a country that is an example of harmony between men and women of different origins and beliefs, I wish to make an earnest call to everyone, Christians and the followers of other religions, to work together to build a world without violence, a world that loves life, and grows in justice and solidarity." Sydney, 30 September 2005 Opening of the Multifaith Conference for Peace and Harmony