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Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Worlds Children Peace Monument (WCPM) condolence statement by American Cultural Ambassadors David and Renate Jakupca on the El paso and Dayton Shootings

ARK in Berea, Ohio - The Worlds Children Peace Monument (WCPM) statement on which American Cultural Ambassadors David and Renate Jakupca extend their condolences to El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio after Saturday's shooting which left 31 people dead.


"In the past 24 hours, we have witnessed two murderous attacks in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio. On behalf of all the Worlds Children, I send condolences to the bereaved families, best wishes for recovery to the injured, and solidarity with America.
David and my hearts go out to the victims, their families, and the entire Nation. The government has the power to prevent more of these recurring tragedies.
There should be no debate.
We need to build the National Coast-to-Coast 'Great American Peace Trail'
to Stem the Violence in America's Youth and Unite America now.......

We have the power to end this horror – I ask that we all come together and end the violence epidemic that plagues our communities so that harmony and fraternal solidarity will prevail over violence.
It’s time for members of Congress to step up and use their common sense.
Americans should not have to live in fear.
We can end this."

The people of El Paso and Dayton need more than thoughts and prayers.
We cannot allow this horror to become normal, and
All the Worlds Children need more than thoughts and prayers.



Thursday, June 13, 2019

Cleveland Cabbage Recipe Celebrates WUNDERBARTOGETHER 2019


    WUNDERBARTOGETHER Program, the Year of German-American Friendship.

Wunderbar Together: The Year of German-American Friendship 2018/19 (“Deutschlandjahr USA”) is an initiative funded by the German Federal Foreign Office, implemented by the Goethe-Institut, and supported by the Federation of German Industries (BDI) with the goal of presenting today’s Germany to people across the entire U.S. https://wunderbartogether.org/

Wunderbar Together will showcase how closely the two countries are linked by heritage, common values, and shared interests, illustrating how a brighter future is possible if we tackle global challenges together through focusing on dialogue, exchange, and cooperation between people.

Germany and the U.S. are connected through a centuries-long common history. German immigrants have helped shape the development of the United States, while the successful development of post-war Germany is inextricably linked to US engagement. bringing with it a collection of events and exhibits revolving around business and industry, politics, education, culture, and science, to highlight the unique importance of transatlantic relations. The the official website for German events in CLEVELAND, OHIO hosted by the Ohio German American Business Association (OhioGABA) is http://www.OhioGABA.com/page10


In Recognition of the
    WUNDERBARTOGETHER CLEVELAND Program, the Year of German-American Friendship.American Cultural Ambassadors David and Renate Jakupca have developed a new 'mix' on the Old German Sauerkraut Recipe at their historic ARK in Berea Eco-Museum


The Jakupca's have been concerned about the loss of Old World Recipes and have been searching for these recipes that Oma used to make.  Not only do they find the recipes, but they actually make the food and search for people who still enjoy long lost good wholesome food that Great Great Grandmother used to make.  They hope to publish these recipes in the ARK in Berea cookbook when they are finished with their research.

They say that Cleveland is a melting pot of all the nations and for CLEVELAND CABBAGE, the Jakupca's have combined the culinary talents of several nations to bring about this recipe.

They started with the sauerkraut from Germany.  To this, they added pickling spices from America.  From the Bohemian's, they added caraway seeds.  From the Transylvanian Saxons, they added summer savory.  From the Romanian's, they added horseradish root to insure crispiness.   During the Vietnam War, David served some time in Korea where he came across the Korean cabbage, Kimchee.  What he has learned from the Koreans is not to shred the cabbage, but to cut up the cabbage in bite size chips.
This allows CLEVELAND CABBAGE be produced in smaller quantities in the average homeowner's kitchen.

The advantage of CLEVELAND CABBAGE is that can be used as regular German Sauerkraut AND that it could be eaten raw so therefore can be used in many more versatile dishes such as salads, sandwiches, etc. 
** Mahlzeit! **

Related Links:

as seen on Cleveland PM Magazine and David Letterman Show

Ambassador Renate: A Siebenb├╝rger Sachsen Immigrant’s Peace Trail to Cleveland, Ohio and the Worlds Peace Makers Hall of Fame
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Sunday, May 12, 2019

Mothers Day Message to All the Worlds Children


Holiday celebrations, in general, bring the complex nature of family into stark relief. For those of us involved in international welfare, Mother’s Day embodies that complexity perhaps more than any other day. On the one hand, the nature of our work is defined by family disruptions, wars and conflicts often in the mother-child relationship. On the other, our work is driven by the knowledge that we can rebuild and renegotiate the role of the nurturing “mother” figure in a multitude of ways.

Today we celebrate ALL mothers—of all genders, fauna and flora and linkages. Biological moms, foster mothers, guardians, adoptive parents, and all those who unconditionally love, guide, and care for us every day of the year.

Today we also honor all the Worlds Children (young and old) for whom today may be acutely painful, because they want — and need — to be with their loved ones. We know that toxic stress, like war and violence, has devastating consequences for children’s future health and well-being. Intentionally compounding this trauma, serves no purpose except to damage vulnerable, innocent lives.

And so today we must also acknowledge the tremendous work that the members of the Worlds Children Peace Monument (WCPM) do in support of our children in need, every one of us has a part in providing the care, shelter, tenderness, guidance, and stability traditionally ascribed to the role of “mother.” It is vitally important work and I am so proud to see it happen at the WCPM.

So, in all of its glory and heartbreak, I wish you a peaceful and meaningful Mother’s Day. And I thank you for embodying and fulfilling its promise every day of the year.

Peace Friends,
Ambassador Renate Jakupca

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

World Radio Day -- 13 February -- Doctor Renate Jakupca

Ambassador Renate Jakupca

13 February -- World Radio Day

February 13 is World Radio Day, which celebrates the radio as a way of educating people, providing information, and promoting freedom of expression across cultures.
Radio is the mass medium reaching the widest audience in the world. It is also recognized as a powerful communication tool and a low cost medium. Radio is specifically suited to reach remote communities and vulnerable people: the illiterate, the disabled, women, youth and the poor, while offering a platform to intervene in the public debate, irrespective of people’s educational level. Furthermore, radio has a strong and specific role in emergency communication and disaster relief.
There is also a changing face to radio services, which in the present times of media convergence, are taking up new technological forms, such as broadband, mobiles and tablets.

Radio is still the most dynamic, reactive and engaging medium there is, adapting to 21st century changes and offering new ways to interact and participate. Where social media and audience fragmentation can put us in media bubbles of like-minded people, radio is uniquely positioned to bring communities together and foster positive dialogue for change. By listening to its audiences and responding to their needs, radio provides the diversity of views and voices needed to address the challenges we all face.

"On this World Radio Day, let us recognize the power of radio to promote dialogue, tolerance and peace through ICEALITY."
Dr Renate Jakupca

"On this #WorldRadioDay, let us recognize the power of radio to promote dialogue, tolerance and peace through Iceality." -- @antonioguterres on the strength of radio to unite.  https://bit.ly/2ChtzV7 #GlobalGoals #WorldsChildren #Iceality

The Big Pond

In collaboration with radio producers and broadcasters from the US and Germany, The Big Pond is home to 50 podcasts that will be produced over the next year, all of which are available for free on this website and via iTunes and Spotify. Features on topics such as music, sports, history, religion, language, and society convey a multifaceted image of life in Germany and in the US. With high-quality journalism, thorough research, and a preference for unique stories, this series takes on pretzels, beer, and the Berlin Wall, each piece offering a fresh perspective on just how much these two countries share.  LINK:The BIG POND
Dr Renate Jakupca

Cleveland German Radio Show WCSB 89.3fm Hosts: David and Ambassador Renate Listen Worldwide Online 24/7: https://www.wcsb.org/programs/ FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/groups/ClevelandGRS/  #Cleveland
Frau Doktor Renate Jakupca

Wunderbar Together
From October 2018 until the end of 2019, Germany and its deep ties to the U.S. will be on display all across the United States. The campaign Wunderbar Together (“Deutschlandjahr USA”/The Year of German-American Friendship) will travel across the entire U.S., bringing with it a collection of events and exhibits revolving around business and industry, politics, education, culture, and science, to highlight the unique importance of transatlantic relations.