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Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Artists for Peace David and Ambassador Renate Jakupca, Laureates for the 2018 Edition of the Public Peace Prize

American Cultural Ambassadors David and Renate Jakupca recipients of 2018 Public Peace Prize 

Unveiling of the winners of the Public Prize for Peace, 2018 edition

December 10, 2018

This much desired moment of individuals and communities in search of hope and peace has finally arrived!
The public this year presented a total of 19 candidates from 10 countries: four candidates from India, three from Pakistan, three from Colombia, and other candidates from Argentina, Cameroon, , Mexico, Peru, Sierra Leona, Trinidad and Tobago, United States. Once again, the origin of the candidates is different, as are the different ways that people find to express their deepest desire to live in peace.
The Public Peace Prize (PPP) is awarded to 11 finalists who have fulfilled all the conditions to become laureates. The PPP recognizes all of their efforts and their undeniable contribution to peace in their countries.

What’s new in the 2018 edition?
This 5th edition of the PPP has innovated by developing a more collaborative than competitive approach. Finalists’ support teams were invited to support and publicize all the finalists from any country, not just the nominally nominated candidate. The visibility given to each winner depends entirely on the sum total of the various forms of support that the public has given them during the period determined after the launch of each finalist.

2018 Laureates who transform their community
The PPP congratulates and notes the enthusiasm, courage, perseverance, dedication and determination of men and women, human rights defenders, environmentalists, artists committed to peace, media initiatives such as community radio, newspaper or the virtual platform.
The PPP congratulates and recognizes the laureates as artisans and peacemakers who carry out their work to respond to various issues in a context of war or armed conflict, political violence, poverty, economic marginalization, social exclusion. They focus their actions on groups of women and children who are victims of violence, physically disabled, vulnerable groups, marginalized and excluded, so that they can access a dignified life, in tolerance, compassion, solidarity, mutual aid and social inclusion. These artisans and peacemakers work to promote education, non-violence and the rights of women and children beyond social and cultural prejudices. They are also aimed at resolving conflicts, building peace and making cities safer and protecting the environment.
The PPP also congratulates them because they have succeeded in developing particular approaches that integrate justice, economics, culture and technology in one way or another to meet the challenges of today’s societies. They bring with them a world of tolerance and harmony that builds relationships between men and women on gender equality, respect, non-violence and non-discrimination. Finally, these solidarity and collective initiatives become lighthouses that mobilize hope and build the future in a culture of peace.

The mission of the Public Prize for Peace
The PPP honors and celebrates the work of an individual or initiative that has profoundly contributed to the culture of peace. It does not grant the winners any monetary compensation but the will to make them better recognized on a planetary scale, through the social networks. In addition, a plaque in the image of the representation on the web will be given in memory of this distinction.
The PPP would like to thank everyone who participated in this edition for their openness to the new approach that is more collaborative than competitive. PPP is pleased to offer visibility to all peace initiatives, whether known or not. The only objective of this prize is to make known a maximum of initiatives and artisans of peace to the general public, and this beyond any form of competition!
The Public Peace Prize team

On behalf of PPP Team, discover David and Ambassador Renate's remembrance and complete profile on our website in English and Spanish: https://publicpeaceprize.org/ and
Consult the complete profile: https://publicpeaceprize.org/david-and-renate-jakupca-2/

David and Renate Jakupca

Artists for Peace, Laureates for the 2018 Edition of the Public Peace Prize
Distinction awarded for their revolutionary approach, these artists and activists have successfully allied economy and culture with technology to bring about a just peace in harmony with nature. CONGRATULATIONS!
This is the certificate in their language that Public Peace Prize gives them to highlight this honorable distinction:
Consult the complete profile: https://publicpeaceprize.org/david-and-renate-jakupca-2/

Thank you so much for your support!--

Best regards,
Gloria Villamil

Thursday, December 6, 2018

Monday, December 3, 2018

"David and I grieve the loss of a great man from this Earth - President George W. Bush.

George Bush, Who Steered Nation in Tumultuous Times, Is Dead at 94

"David and I grieve the loss of a great man from this Earth - George Bush.
May God continue to bless the Bush family
and the work that they have done to make America Great."
Ambassador Renate

Barbara Pierce Bush, the fiercely loyal wife of one U.S. president and mother of another who was a champion of literacy and admired public figure in her own right, died Tuesday at her west Houston home. She was 92.

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Vote Today for David and Renate Jakupca, from Berea, Ohio USA for the 2018 Public Peace Prize / Prix du public pour la paix

Vote Today for David and Renate Jakupca, from Berea, Ohio USA
for the 2018 Public Peace Prize / Prix du public pour la paix
American Cultural Ambassadors Mr. David and Ms Renate Jakupca, from Berea, Ohio USA, finalists on the International Public Peace Prize 2018 edition for the Theory of Iceality and for Building the Cleveland Based National Coast-to-Coast 'Great American Peace Trail' to Stem the Violence in America's Youth and Unite America http://theicea.com/page33

Consult the full profile: https://prixpublicpaix.org/david-et-renate-jakupca/
For many years, David and Renate Jakupca's mission has been to promote a culture of lasting peace among all living beings. Together they founded the International Center For Environmental Arts (Icea) in Cleveland, Ohio in 1987 to develop environmental arts. Their revolutionary method is recognized globally as support for research, information sharing and sustainable actions for a culture of peace. Among the achievements of the couple of artists include the construction of an ecological dwelling and an ecomuseum in Berea, the creation of the world's children peace monument and the great American peace trail.
Each visit on the web page of a finalist PublicPeacePrize https://prixpublicpaix.org/david-et-renate-jakupca/
Each “Like” on Facebook PPP page PublicPeacePrize on Facebook = 1 support /vote
Each “Share” on Facebook = 2 supports /votes
Each “Comment” giving your appreciation on PPP website and Facebook
or sent by email to contact@publicpeaceprize.org = 3 supports /votes

Saturday, June 23, 2018

The ARK in Berea Museum

The ARK in Berea Museum

  The historic ARK in Berea, home of the sustainable global Environmental Arts Movement,  helped inaugurate the green building trend that is now sweeping America.  In 2000, mainly because of their heightened talent to match ability with vision, David and Renate were the ideal avant-guides to help lead the Nation into the next Millennium when they spent six months in Europe at EXPO2000, the World's Fair in Hanover, Germany as American Cultural Ambassadors.

Over the years, ICEA has gained a reputation for excellence based upon a unique library of specialized, current information on global importance and a wide range of imaginative programming and collaborations with other organizations to meet the needs of a broad constituency. With affiliates across the globe, the ICEA supports research, information sharing and effective action promoting a sustainable culture of Peace.

ICEA is a place where people are encouraged to develop their own unique individual skills and talents for themselves, their community, nation and the world. The ARK in Berea as a retreat, provides a healthy holistic environment to aid people in their social, emotional, physical, intellectual, spiritual as well as artistic growth. Sustainable business leadership training programs are available to corporate and community organizations. Consultants and Speakers are available for all topics relating to the Humanities, Arts, and the Environment.

COASTWEEKS:   http://www.coastweeks.com
WORLDS CHILDREN PEACE MONUMENT:   http://www.wcpm.info
ARK in Berea  http://theicea.com/page4

The ARK in Berea Museum a member in good standing with the Northeastern Ohio Inter-Museum Council.

Founded in 1942, The Northeastern Ohio Inter-Museum Council serves over 140 institutional members in Cuyahoga and six adjacent counties. Members range from large, internationally renowned museums in major urban centers to metro parks, nature facilities and small local history museums spread across parts of the Western Reserve.

The purpose of this organization is to enable its members to preserve history and works of art, to advance science and natural history, or to study and display works of art, minerals, animal, and plant life. NEOIMC members work together to find solutions to their shared concerns in the fields of finance, legislation, public relations, education, personnel and related fields, and do what is necessary and proper to carry out the purposes for which individual member organizations were created.

The Council provides a group forum for airing common goals and issues; sponsors educational workshops for museum staff and volunteers; hosts general meetings at member museums.

Saturday, May 12, 2018


I can't help but think about Mother's Day a little differently this year.  My family will be doing the usual traditions.  I will be celebrating with All the Worlds Children, hopefully with a few quiet moments (and no world wars).

So many moms will get to enjoy the day with their kids, but for some, this will be their first Mother's Day without their child.  Parents like those who lost children at Chardon and the Parkland, Florida school shootings, in the tragic bus crash of the Humboldt Broncos Hockey team in Canada, or to childhood cancer and the countless others who have died this year.   All moms, whether their kids go to school, play sports, or have been impacted by a family illness, can relate to fears of losing a loved one.

 So this Mother's Day, while it's a happy time, take a moment to think about the others who won't be celebrating, but will instead be mourning.  If you know someone personally who is grieving, send them a note or gift - something small in recognition of their loss.  Or consider donating to a cause this year, such as building the National Coast-to-Coast 'Great American Peace Trail' to Stem the Violence in America's Youth and Unite America.

This year as always, we hope to bring families together and help them enjoy everything Iceality has to offer, from providing a calendar of events for the littlest ones to your older  crew, or in our final call for a sustainable global culture of peace for all living things!

The clearest modern precedent for Mother’s Day is the early Christian festival known as “Mothering Sunday.”  Once a major tradition in Europe, this celebration fell on the fourth Sunday in Lent and was originally seen as a time when the faithful would return to their “mother church”—the main church in the vicinity of their home—for a special service.


Over time the Mothering Sunday tradition shifted into a more public holiday, and children would present their mothers with flowers and other tokens of appreciation. The American incarnation of Mother’s Day as celebrated in the United States date back to the 19th century. In the years before the Civil War, Ann Reeves Jarvis of West Virginia helped start “Mothers’ Day Work Clubs” to teach local women how to properly care for their children.

These clubs later became a unifying Mother’s Day peace force in the region of the country still divided over the Civil War. In 1868 Jarvis organized “Mothers’ Friendship Day,” at which mothers gathered with former Union and Confederate soldiers to promote reconciliation by Anna Jarvis in 1908 and Mother’s Day became an official U.S. holiday in 1914.

At times, Mother’s Day has also been a date for launching political or feminist causes. In 1968 Coretta Scott King, wife of Martin Luther King Jr., used Mother’s Day to host a march in support of underprivileged women and children. For 2018 I think it would be a good time to use the holiday as a time to highlight the need for equal rights for All the Worlds Children as promoted by the Worlds Children Peace Monument (WCPM).

So, this Mother's Day, remember meeting those very special moms who gave you encouragement to the ways they manage motherhood and make things a little easier,
even when times are tough.

In the spirit of sharing love, try to focus on the special people and women in your life
who believe in making the world a better place for each other and all the Worlds Children.
You may also enjoy the 295 posters voluntarily created by Pakistani Peace Emissary Dr Abdul Jabbar Brohi has done for All the Worlds Children.  His positive beliefs and encouragement has had a profound impact on bringing peace and love to us and all the Worlds Children.

This Mothers Day, hugg them all extra tight and be hopeful for the good that is to come to them this Year.

Peace Friends~
Anbassador Renate 

Friday, January 19, 2018



a Gift of Peace from Germany
to America


to build the
National Coast-to-Coast
'Great American Peace Trail'to unite all the people

The Worlds Children Peace Monument (WCPM) is an original sculpture conceived during EXPO 2000, the World’s Fair held in Hannover, Germany by American Cultural Ambassadors David and Renate Jakupca. It was designed and built at the historic ARK in Berea as a project of the International Center for Environmental Arts (ICEA). Provenance of the WCPM subject sculpture places its conception at Germany's World's Fair, EXPO 2000's 'Culture on the Move' segment.  American Cultural Ambassadors David and Renate Jakupca addressed the 140 Nation Assembly of the concept for a physical permanent universal symbol of renewal and peace on earth for all living inhabitants through the 'Theory of Iceality on Environmental Arts'. This Universal Symbol of Living Peace was the subject sculpture.  This project was initiated in cooperation with the United Nations 2000 Culture of Peace Program and organized in support of the UN Decade of Peace and Non-Violence for the Children of the World and the United Nations Millennium Development Goals. The incorporation of the rights of flora and fauna in a "Universal Peace Equation" is the first major change in achieving a sustainable global Culture Peace on Earth in over 2000 Years.  http://theicea.com/page 33
The WCPM was officially inaugurated in 2003 at the 3rd World Peace Conference held in Verbania, Italy where it received an Italian Medal of Arts Award. The WCPM Project is to encourage positive community participation through the establishment of international site-specific works of public art, through cultural education and entrepreneurial training to children around the World.   
The WCPM is another step forward to nationalizing ‘Great American Peace Trail’, the coast-to-coast trail of WCPM Peace Stones in city parks designed to stop the violence in 
children and unite America.                                 

Our DEUTSCHLANDJAHR USA project concerns the erecting of Worlds Children Peace Monument (WCPM) Peace Stones in every city, town and village in America.  The WCPM is the peace gift from Germany to the USA conceived at EXPO 2000, the World’s Fair held in Germany. 
Collectively, they will form the National Coast-to-Coast 'Great American Peace Trail' to stem the Violence in America's Youth and Unite America.
1)-  We would provide gift certificates for WCPM Peace Stones to DEUTSCHLANDJAHR USA to be freely distributed throughout the year from your website or at your convenience to President Trump, governors, mayors, council members, civic leaders, business exec, teachers, parents, kids, etc.

2)-  At the Christkindlmarkt Cleveland  on December 15th, 2018 at German Central Park, there will be a ‘Gifts from Germany’ Christmas Pageant featuring DEUTSCHLANDJAHR USA, the Worlds Children Peace Monument, the 200 year anniversary of the song, Silent Night, and other Christmas traditions from Germany.
The WCPM Project echoes the dialogue between people and cultures of the Theme of EXPO 2000, "Humankind - Nature - Technology: A new world arising" with the goal of establishing a place where people are encouraged to develop their own unique individual skills and talents for themselves, their community, nation and the world. It is intended to demonstrate the areas in which Germany and other countries complement one another as partners at EXPO 2000 and can work towards a sustainable culture of peace for all living things in the human, animal and plant kingdoms – all the WORLDS CHILDREN.  The WCPM Project conveys a multifaceted purpose through Iceality in all areas relevant to a global society – from culture, business and industry, science, education, politics and sports. Germany and the United States are bound by a centuries-long common history. German immigrants have helped shape the development of the United States, while the successful development of EXPO 2000 is inextricably linked to US engagement, the WCPM Project campaigns to builds on this success story for all. 
In addition, this exchange aims to achieve the following objectives: • 1: Make modern-day peace making accessible on an emotional level • 2: Emphasize similarities between the two countries for cooperation • 3: Develop and reach out to new youth groups nationwide • 4: Expand partnerships in order to resolve future global issues for All the Worlds Children.

The WCPM Project is broad-based to be able to reach out to the following groups: • Decision-makers and important, established, and potential partners in social  society, politics, business and industry, culture, media, science, and education • Youth from the rural centers, along the coasts, and people living in the American heartland and suburbs • Young people, students, young professionals. • Americans with German roots or close ties to Germany through local and national German Organizations, International NGO’s.  To appeal to these groups, the WCPM Project emphasizes on the following protocals: • Location: specific arrangements firmly established in a variety of cities to connect with existing networks and build new ones • Presentations involving exhibits such as festival and mobile stage with pop-up components that are also able to reach youth groups in rural area beyond large cities • Digital and internet related media: online, social media, and traditional media as strategic modules. 

Time to Grow-up German Children Tell World Leaders: ‘You cannot buy another planet'   They say that out of the mouths of babes come pearls of wisdom. That was true of the young Germans gathered for a WCPM Global Youth Symposium held in conjunction at the German Central Park during the Cleveland 2017 German American Festival. The goal of the session was to motivate German organizations from the Stadtverband to work with local partners to energize everyone through hands on service.  Full Story:  http://bereabuzz.blogspot.com/2017/06/time-to-grow-up-worlds-children-tell.html
The WCPM Project in principle and practicability, aligns with the context and the interests of citizens and groups in the United States to meet the compelling needs for access to current, balanced, understandable information about complex global issues. Even though we remain open to additional themes, the following thematic threads of Iceality are organized into three divisions:  Environmental, Humanities, Arts and Culture most at this stage: • 1: Freedom, diversity, • 2: Digitization, innovation, and ingenuity • 3: Energy, climate, and sustainability • 4: Research, science, and education • 5: German heritage and Traditions • 6: Arts and Culture. • 7 Peaceful Principles and Lifestyle for All the Worlds Children by following ICEA's mission on the Theory of ICEALITY on Environmental Arts, that is to "Assist in understanding of the relationship between Humans and their Environment through Arts and culture  ultimately promoting a sustainable global Culture of Peace between all Living Things in the Human, Plant and Animal Kingdoms.   

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It also broadcasts important information on the German American Peace Initiative: The Worlds Children Peace Monument (WCPM).