Monday, September 21, 2015

Cleveland's 4th Annual “International Peace Day 2015 - A Week-Long Celebration of Iceality!

Cleveland People, it's time!   You are invited to the 4th Annual “International Peace Day 2015 - A Week-Long Celebration.” The theme of our 10 day event is the United Nations “Partnerships for Peace – Dignity for All the Worlds Children” and various organizations and businesses will offer the People of Greater Cleveland a wealth of activities, all of which aim to support, inform, educate, connect and entertain the people in our community about the Iceality of a Peaceful Planet.
"International Peace Day provides an umbrella opportunity for local individuals, groups and nations to create practical acts of peace on the same day." says Ambassador Renate.
It is a grassroots initiative to promote participation across the Greater Cleveland region in the building of the National Coast-to-Coast "Great American Peace Trail" and the "Worlds Children Peace Monument". International Peace Week 2015 and Cleveland World Peace Daily encourages organizations, individuals, civic leaders and communities to use the Platform of Peace Day to engage in diverse peace related activities and to engage in practical acts of peace building. Cleveland World Peace Daily encourages local participation in the United Nations International Day of Peace, observed globally on September 21.

Cleveland's International Peace Day began in 2012, as part of the Iceality Silver Revelation, utilizing the Theory of Iceality on Environmental Arts as the main economic engine to promote the Greater Cleveland Area as a 'Cultural Industry' to foster civic identity, cultivate jobs, and tourism, brand Ohio Environmental Arts as a Cultural District in the Bioregion while developing a sustainable Global Culture of Peace for All Living Things.

The celebration kicks off with a week of fun-filled activities, including:
• The German Central Oktoberfest Cultural Night from 4 to 11 p.m. on Saturday, Sept 12.
• Tour and Lunch at Donauschwabian German American Culture Center Sept 13
'5k International Pacers for Peace' at the German Cultural Gardens Sept 20

The CLEVELAND'S 4th ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL PEACE DAY Kick-Off Luncheon will have more details coming soon!

'5k International Pacers for Peace' at the Cleveland Cultural Gardens

Like “International Peace Day 2015 - A Week-Long Celebration.”? Follow us on Facebook for more updates. Just search for CLEVELAND'S 4th ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL PEACE DAY event. We welcome you to like, comment, and share our page with everyone you know.

THE LAST DAY OF THE REST OF MY LIFE - My Life with Ovarian Cancer

LORALIE Sculpture / Ambassador Renate / ARK in Berea
That would be August 12th, 2015.
It started out as just another beautiful Sunshiny summer morning at the ARK in Berea. Everyone including Mickey and Rebel were happy to be alive and excited to enjoy what the day had to offer.I had a pleasant internet chat with Baba Brohi, Pakistan Peace Emissary about events on September 21, and International Peace Day.
LORALIE Sculpture /  Ambassador Renate / ARK in Berea
We always try to enjoy living everyday so in the early afternoon we took a break and went down the MSR to the river at a place we call Om. The river at Om is a place of solitude, tranquility, inspiration and a place I have used to maintain a sound body, mind and spirit and today was no exception. For over 40 years we played, swam and fished here, on that hot afternoon the waters were cool and relaxing wading and playing with Mickey. As we sometimes do we made a stone river sculpture I called ‘Lorelei’. People ask why we make Art in the middle of nowhere that no one will see, that has no monetary value and will disappear in a few days. If you have to ask why?, don’t ask now.

Later that afternoon I finished work by re-editing and sending in the Press Release for “Cleveland's 4th Annual International Peace Day 2015 - A Week-Long Celebration”.
LORALIE Sculpture / Ambassador Renate Jakupca / ARK in Berea
That night as I lay down to sleep, an undetected  Ovarian Cancer cyst would burst, silently and painlessly spreading its poison that would quickly and forever change the way I would live the rest of my Life.
This years Peace Day is a culmination of events for me that started when the United Nations invited David and I and out Theory of Iceality on Environmental Arts to participate in the 1992 Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The Summit’s message — that nothing less than a transformation of our attitudes and behavior would bring about the necessary changes — was transmitted by almost 10,000 on-site journalists and heard by millions around the world. In 1993 in Vienna, Austria, President Jimmy Carter and Geraldine Ferraro, US Delegates to the UN Conference on Human Rights would set the stage for the Theory of Iceality to participate in all UN Worlds Conferences until they were discontinued in 2007, reaching billions of people in a still growing audience.
Theory of Iceality on Environmental Arts

“Cleveland's 4th Annual International Peace Day 2015 - A Week-Long Celebration”
This September 21, 2015 International Peace Day in Cleveland I will always remember not only for all the good it will bring to All the Worlds Children, but also because it will be the first day of my Chemo Therapy.

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Mothers Day 2015 - The Ways Ambassador Renate Taught Us About Peace and Iceality for All the Worlds Children

Ambassador Renate Jakupca is not only an enormously influential person artist, who paved the way for our evolving understanding of a universal consciousness with the 'Theory of Iceality on Environmental Arts', and co-founder of the youth and environment global pioneering effort, Worlds Children Peace Monument (WCPM),  but is also a "thoroughly impressive spirit who never ceases to embody what it means to be a conscious human being."

As a world-renowned writer, poet, author and activist, Ambassador Renate is a force to be reckoned with. When she spoke, the Worlds Children listened. So on Mothers Day 2015, she taught those around her to find a voice no matter how hard the struggle. Amidst her message of perseverance however, she found moments to teach the world about something else -- something equally important: Love and Peace through Iceality.

Below are quotes from the First Lady of Peace about Peace, Iceality and Love - Enjoy the best Ambassador Renate's Peace and Iceality Quotes and Share with your friends.
  • "Living courageously means being bold in pursuit of Peace through Iceality, following your heart, taking some risks, and not allowing fear to keep you from doing your absolutely Best" 
  • "You know, doing what's right gives you a satisfaction than nothing else can give you".
  • "When you try to bring all nations together, it is the individual that count"
  • "Discover how to make your feelings line up with the truth found ina Iceality of Peace"
  • "It is hard work saving the World"
  • "Peace must be more than a theory or a word; it has to be action. It must be seen and felt. A sustainable global culture of Peace is and has always been an attainable quest for all Living Things - The Theory of Iceality on Environmental Arts teaches us how to live in Peace. When we do this, Life is exciting, beautiful and rewarding" 
  • "Fear is a dead end, but Peace through Iceality always has a future".
  • "Practice Peace through Iceality Aggressively".
  • "Peace through Iceality should be a main theme in out Life".
  • "Iceality calls upon the different political, religious and cultural traditions to join hands and to cooperate with us."
  • “Sometimes Goodwill is best expressed through service. Words are wonderful, but when you act through Iceality, your commitment to Peace will contain much more than just words.”
  • “Iceality has brought peace back into the home/family..........where it belongs”
  • "We must cultivate an Iceality of Peace  which manifests itself in action..." 
  • "Iceality is the source of helpful sustainable energy."
  • "We will favor Peace and Iceality by countering the tendencies of individuals and communities to assume or even to teach that they are inherently superior to others."
  • "Iceality will promote dialogue and harmony between and within Religions, Politics and Cultures and Nations."
  • "To support the iceality of peace, one must have an ulterior motive. Even Mother Teresa had a motive her good works...She wanted to have a (purpose) reason for her Life"
  • "ICEALITY' is the ultimate form of Simplicity"
  • "Simplicity”is the ultimate form of Sustainability"
  • “We must show the Worlds Children something about Peace and Iceality, not just tell them about it”.
  • “If your mind is blinded with your worries and fears, your eyes cannot see the beauty of a peaceful world”
  • "You create Peace with:  your attitude,  your behavior,  your actions  it's all up to you"
  • “Don’t be afraid of using Iceality for change because it is always necessary for Peace”
  • “Peace through Iceality is not a mere feeling. It is a decision about how we will behave and treat All Living Things”
  • “We develop Peace when we focus on Iceality”
  • “Iceality never fails, Peace is seen in how we treat All Living Things”
  • “You don't have to wait to feel like showing others Peace—you can do it anytime!”
  • “The Iceality of Peace is what we all have in common”
  • “Be the person who pours out Peace and Iceality  into the lives of people around you. You may discover how happier you are when you do”.
  • “One thing I learned in 25 years at ICEA is that some fundamental elements of Life, like Energy and Individual Rights, for examples, are universal and cannot be created or destroy, but only manipulated to be controlled. If you gain the Rights to something then consequently someone must lose their related Rights. A simple fact that is easy to learn but hard to practice”
  • Good things are in store when you understand the Power of Iceality.
  • "The Peace industry is about serving the Worlds Children first and foremost, and hopefully Commerce $econd.”
  • It appears that hatred and ignorance is fueled by generations of the Worlds Children who are brainwashed with a few fanatical ideals that are extremely off course with Society's Common Sense Law on the Theory of Iceality ~
  • These people are victims of the wrong education and they truly believe that they are a good people who are trying to do the right thing and willing to use death as a tool for their noble cause.
  • Iceality is persistent in our Humanness.

     Ambassador Renate hopes her legacy will include how she helped people have humility, and to realize that "We are All part of the Worlds Children, not separated from Them."

    Composed by:
    Eugene Schiopota

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

ARK in Berea - Märchengarten (Fairytale Garden)


Pohadkovy Les – Fairytale Forest

ARK in Berea - Pohadkovy Les (Fairytale Forest) is a traditional Czech way of getting children off the sofa and out into the fresh air. Adults dress up as famous characters from Czech fairy tales and head off into the woods. The children then follow a path through the trees and magically come across princesses, devils, witches, jolly kings, capering fools and the inevitable wandering-pauper-who-turns-out-to-be-the-rightful-heir-to-the-throne.
The Czech Republic is often a fairytale land in general. If you read descriptions of almost any part of the country by travellers from Western Europe or America, the words ‘fairytale castle’ are bound to pop up somewhere. When I was a kid, I could never relate to Grimm’s Fairy Tales because the forests I knew were oak and beech, with a sprinkling of pine plantations. For me, Hobbits and The Shire seemed a far more likely proposition. But when I saw the Beskid mountains for the  first time, with their impenetrable spruce forests and dark cabins of hewn timber I realised where the Grimms were coming from.
These fairy tales then, are a part of the culture which the kids grow up with. Christmas isn’t Christmas without them, like pantomimes and James Bond films in Britain. And like pantomimes and Bond films, there’s a certain general formula to follow, where the good guys win and everything works out just fine in the end. So when the family pub on the edge of our local forest advertised an upcoming Pohadkovy Les, it seemed like the ideal way to spend a Spring Saturday with the family.

Pohadkovy Les – Fairytale Forest part II: The Rain.

The rain started about a week ago and has barely let up since. It came with unusually high winds and together they’ve been knocking down forests and flooding towns across the country. The comments on the pub’s Facebook page suggested the event might even be cancelled but Czechs always seem to be surprised when it rains. Personally, I’ve felt right at home for the last week, with roads turning into rivers and the wind howling around the buildings carrying off roof tiles, branches and small mammals. We grow up with this in Britain but the Czechs aren’t used to it and nobody seems to own a rain coat! Instead, they all own umbrellas and the towns are full of people walking around poking each others’ eyes out and soaking wet from the shoulders down. Things did not bode well for the Fairytale Forest.
However, in a surprising twist, the organisers decided to pull the assorted characters in from the forest and hold the event on the field next to the pub. It was a bold decision but if 2014 really is an El Nino year then they could, once again, be trend-setters! We wrapped Our Kid up in his waterproof suit, packed extra clothes, messed around for a truly amazing length of time and finally arrived just as the whole thing was starting to pack up.
In a scene worthy of any British village fair, the good people of Poruba were hawking their wares, peddling their artifacts and ignoring the drizzle with a smile. Among a scattering of roofing debris, torn branches and displaced mammals, a lady artistically twisted some balloons into a dog for Our Kid. Our Dog mistook them for juicy sausages and came away sorely disappointed.

Home-made Fried Stuff being hawked and peddled in the drizzle.

Our Dog checking that the balloons are not, in fact, juicy sausages.

Our Kid with his balloon dog. Our Dog still disappointed that it isn’t made of sausages.
Around the folorn-looking maypole, giants, devils and princesses were clearing up their stalls after a clearly brave attempt to brighten people’s lives up despite the weather. The princesses seemed to have come off worst as their flowing skirts had been flowing over the wet grass all morning and had succumbed to rising damp. We complimented them all on their costumes, thanked them for braving the weather and then escaped inside to sit next to the fire before anyone else thought of it.

The Maypole looking more like an October pole.
Pohadkovy Les - Fairytale Forest. Czech traditions. The mushrooms have lost their magic for Our Dog.
The mushrooms have lost their magic for Our Dog.

Our Kid resisting the lure of the Gingerbread House

Liška Bystrouška – The Cunning Little Vixen. Whatever she did that was so cunning, we missed it.

A king, reduced to serfdom because of the weather.

The cast, still smiling despite being cold and damp. Heroes all!
Inside, I managed to choose the only table with a broken leg, order drinks, sit down, hit the broken leg with my foot and spill my beer all over Our Kid. In front of everyone. I soaked my only child in beer and everyone saw me do it. If I had any shame, it would’ve killed me!
Luckily, we had come in to sit next to a fire, so I changed his wet stuff for the dry stuff in my bag and hung the wet stuff up to dry. This gave us enough time to dine on a particularly smelly cheese called Tvarůžky while Our Kid experimented with toasting bread without a toasting fork.
Our Kid's clothes recovering from my little accident with the table and the beer. Pohadkovy Les - Fairytale Forest. Czech traditions.
Our Kid’s clothes recovering from my little accident with the table and the beer.

A nice glass of foaming beer and some VERY interesting cheese await you in the pubs of Moravia!

Our Kid’s brief experiment with fork-less toasting revealed some serious flaws in the concept.
By this time, the fairy-tale folk had packed up and gone, most of the customers had left and the bar staff were cold and damp so we paid up, thanked them for their efforts and headed off into the forest for a stroll in the fresh air and drizzle. Our kid’s balloon dog had started to come undone and resembled a model of the Ebola virus more than a dog but his interest had shifted to the patterns on the tree stumps and the way the water dripped from the trees.

Inflatable Ebola, anyone?

Our Lass with Our Kid standing on the stump of a tree that was a sapling when the First World War broke out.

Every day brings something new, if you only know how to look…
As we tried to walk, he stumbled from one tree to another, hypnotised. While we worried about getting to the bus stop in time, his world was filled with the texture of the leaves and the way the light reflected off the droplets of water. Watching him there, totally oblivious to bus times and weather conditions, was a reminder of how magical a place a forest always is if you know how to look at it properly.

Friday, March 27, 2015

On Behalf of the Greater Cleveland German American Community, Ambassadors David and Renate jakupca offer Condolences to Familys connected to the German Wings Tradegy

American Cultural Ambassadors David und Renate Jakupca am Freitag ehrte die Opfer der Germanwings-Jet, abgestürzt.
Amerikanische kulturelle Botschafter
David und Renate Jakupca am Freitag ehrte die
Opfer der Germanwings
4U 9525-Jet, abgestürzt.

    "Wir waren tief betrübt über den Verlust von Germanwings
Jst Absturz mit 148 Personen an Bord zu hören", schrieb der Botschafter. "Dieses Unglück endete die Leben von Hunderten von Menschen, Besatzungsmitglieder und Passagiere und führte zu unermesslichen Trauer und Verlust an ihre lieben. Teilen die Trauer und den Schmerz der internationalen Gemeinschaft, wollen wir die Angehörigen der unschuldigen Opfer Kraft des Geistes.
Wir möchten unser herzliches Beileid den Familien und Freunden der Beteiligten zu senden. In dieser schwierigen Zeit, all jene, die von dieser Tragödie betroffen sind in unsere Gedanken und Gebete."sagte sie.



NY Times

Wall Street Journal


Thursday, March 5, 2015

International Women's Day 2015 Theme: MAKE PEACE HAPPEN for ALL the WORLDS CHILDREN

Ambassador Renate - First Lady of Peace
International Women’s Day is a time to reflect on progress made, to call for change and to celebrate acts of courage and determination by ordinary women who have played an extraordinary role in the history of their countries and communities.
Each year International Women's Day (IWD) is celebrated on March 8. The first International Women's Day was held in 1911. Thousands of events occur to mark the economic, political and social achievements of women. United Nations and other organizations, governments, charities, educational institutions, women's groups, corporations and the media celebrate the day.

This year, Ambassador Renate Jakupca of Berea, Ohio is being honored by the Siebenbuergen Saxons of Germany for creating a revolutionary method for making a sustainable culture of Peace for All the Worlds Children and establishing a whole new scientific field in Environmental Arts.  Her pioneering work on Peace through the 'Theory of Iceality on Environmental Arts' has had a significant impact on future peace endeavors and research. A risk-taker, Ambassador Renate has always done things her way: Committed to preserving our planet, she has dedicated her life to finding new and intelligent solutions to address the environmental challenge.

Passionate and determined, she is convinced that education for all is the key to a better world and, through her work at the ARK in Berea and International Center for Environmental Arts (ICEA), she hopes to contribute to promoting science as a captivating and fun career path for all the Worlds Children.
An article entitled “Ambassador Renate: A Siebenbürger Sachsen Immigrant’s Peace Trail to Cleveland Ohio“ by author Eugene Schiopota, chronicles’ her trail from Europe to Cleveland, Ohio and into the Worlds Peace Makers Hall of Fame. 
Passionate and determined, she is convinced that education for all is the key to a better world and, through her work at the International Center for Environmental Arts (ICEA), she hopes to contribute to promoting science as a captivating and fun career path for all the Worlds Children.

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

“The Right of People to Feel Proud of the Original Nation to Which they Belong”

You are subscribed to the U.S. Network to the International Conference on Brahui Language and Culture. This information has recently been updated, and is now available: Statement by American Cultural Ambassadors David and Renate Jakupca to be presented by Baba Bruhi, Pakistan Peace Emissary on “The Right of People to Feel Proud of the Original Nation to Which they Belong”
January 6, 2015


“The Rights of People to Feel Proud of the Original Nation to Which they Belong”

Culture has been growing since the beginning of Time and the Worlds Children are still practicing it today. Through Iceality, we also learn how to be better people in a Multicultural Society like living together as brothers and sisters with everything else.  The Human Spirit is a very complex diverse living enigma. Every individual human has distinguishing feelings, behaviors and traits. It is only through culture where human beings act uniformly and live as a society. Thus, in a simple definition of culture, we all agree that culture is a totality way of life of a certain given society as they live and continue to reside with other Worlds Children.  

Brahui traditions and culture is the total way of life that the Worlds Children in the Pakistani Society are blessed with. Brahui Culture is the characteristic of this particular group of people, defined by everything from language, religion, cuisine, social habits, music and arts. Through Brahui culture they are governed by customs, which are the pillars of their society. If these pillars are not properly followed in their society, it will eventually cease to exist. It’s a gradual way of life of presenting Brahui customs to people who surround us through music, dances, arts, crafts, food, dressing style, languages just to mention a few. The Brahuis have an oral tradition of folk songs and heroic poems. These are sung by a class of minstrels and musicians who are attached to every Brahui community. The threat of extinction to Brahui language is not a mere threat to a language but it is the death threat to the history, cultural, folklore, folk songs and all other cultural treats of millions of people of Balochistan, Sindh, Iran, and Afghanistan. The Brahuis have an oral tradition of folk songs and heroic poems. These are sung by a class of professional minstrels and musicians called Dombs, who are attached to every Brahui community.  Moreover, it would be the extinction of the only ancient Dravidian language of Pakistan.

The ways Pakistanis handle their own lives and whatever surrounds them; is actually their culture, and it is that through which they are identified. However, there are many other different cultures from other communities and from other parts of the world which remain to be the part of great adventure and identity to those people who live in Pakistan.  It is important to recognize and appreciate their cultures. Wherever you are and wherever you live, your culture is of great value since it is the one which made you to be who you are today. Under no circumstances, should anyone abandon his or her culture because if one abandons his or her culture, they abandon themselves.
It is about time for everyone to protect all what you have in your culture, and whatever is good, should be taken to great heights and you should try your best to eliminate all those practices which are against basic human rights even if they have been practiced in your culture for centuries. “Culture is not static, it changes as the World develops, so let us not be prisoners of our own culture.”
For those who have been here for the International Conference on Brahui Language and Culture will agree that this event is about commemorating your culture and other cultures beyond our boarders and beyond our continent. It must be well understood that, preserving the Brahui culture, doesn’t mean to disrespect other peoples’ cultures. Cultures create and develop all the Worlds Children identities.
Today and now, I highly call all students and staffs here to try all your absolute best to love and feel proud of their Brahui culture. This is because it is believed that you will not know the importance of things unless they are lost to you. Through the education that we get here at the International Conference on Brahui Language and Culture, you should enable yourselves to reach the maximum goals of fighting and eradicating poverty, diseases and ignorance which are the challenges facing the Pakistani People. But also it will help to reach the mission and vision of preparing the future leaders of Pakistan and the world at large. Leaders who are responsible, respectful, honest, and kind to all the Worlds Children on our planet Earth because if we destroy it, we also destroy ourselves. ‘I believe that people are not Pakistani because they are born in Pakistan but because Pakistan is born in their hearts’.  The International Center for Environmental Arts affiliate in Pakistan World Peace Daily through Peace Emissary Baba Brohi will stand by and support them, in the face of this ongoing hazard.
The Brahui Culture is not sustainable with our environment. The responsibility of preserving your environment is also part of the Brahui History. In the “Theory of Iceality on Environmental Arts” it explains that “…people want to live in Peace with Nature and Art and Culture is the bonding meaningful addition to everything around them," it says. "In this regard, the potential of what Iceality can do hasn't yet been tapped,"
Ladies and gentlemen, let me take this opportunity to remind everyone at the Conference to take responsibility in preserving our environment through Iceality, which is exactly what Mother Nature has accomplished for millions of years.  

Having said so, I believe that changes can also be brought by you here at the International Conference on Brahui Language and Culture, by working and cooperating with different people, even those who live beyond your shores. Through your talents, ideas and education that we get here at the International Conference on Brahui Language and Culture, we can change yourselves as well as preserve your Brahui society. I truly believe that this young and brave generation will one day make a greater change and make the world a better place for all the Worlds Children.

There are many languages in Pakistan ranging from Punjabi, Pashto, Sindhi, Balochi, Kashmiri, Brahui, Hindko, Shina and Saraik. All these people have their cultures. But you are blessed to be all united by one language, Urdu and one country – Pakistan.

Actually, there is indeed a great need of creating a balance between confirmations of the previous marginalized cultures by supporting each other, and also appreciate the current dominant cultures putting forward and supporting one common language.

Ultimately, to make this long story short, may I call all of us with all love, kindness and sympathy to pray for the 145 people who were killed at the Army Public School and Degree College.   God bless Bahui, God bless Pakistan, and God bless all the Worlds Children.

Remember. ان کی ثقافت کو ترک نہیں کرتے بہادر

Peace Friends:

You are subscribed to the U.S. Network to the International Conference on Brahui Language and Culture. This information has recently been updated, and is now available: Statement by American Cultural Ambassadors David and Renate Jakupca to be presented by Baba Bruhi, Pakistan Peace Emissary on “The Right of People to Feel Proud of the Original Nation to Which they Belong”
01/06/2015 04:13 PM EST