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Thursday, August 28, 2014


International Goodwill Peace Ambassador Hoa Tong with Ambassador Clyde Rivers

Dr. Hoa Tong, on a visit to Burundi this summer and after being warmly greeted the people of the Republic of Burundi, said "I immediately became a student of Burundi's government, landscape, climate, markets and especially the people." 

He went on to say, "I learned that the government of Burundi is progressive, with their President Pierre Nkurunziza, implementing policies that unite the people to take pride in their nation and help build it. The markets are primed and a rich incubator for exponential growth. The Burundians are gentle, kind, honest and helpful people - with resilient hopes and powerful dreams. In spite of their tragic past, they are determined not to let it hold back their bright future. They are united in this effort to change national mind sets and embrace the good things God and their own dreams would bring to pass for them."

Dr. Tong observed, "Burundians loving one another seems the only deterrent from repeating the mistakes of their fathers." He went on to say, "They are discovering love is the only force that would empower and move them to transform their beloved nation." 

This is the foundation of a rising nation!
This is the New Burundi!


Harrypersad Maharaj with Ambassador Dr. Clyde Rivers

The Golden Rule International Award is now established in 120 nations of the world. This organization seeks out top achievers that live the Golden Rule in their everyday life. This is a new global ethic that the leadership of the Golden Rule International Award, Patron, former President of Ethiopia, Girma Wolde and Ambassador Mussie Hailu has embraced and is promoting globally. Golden Rule International is also affiliated with the Interfaith Peace-Building Initiative (IPI), African Union, the United Nations as well as the United Religions Initiative (URI).

We at the Interfaith Peace-Building Initiatives (IPI) Golden Rule International Awards Presentation, at the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Library and Museum, are extremely honored to gather top humanitarians from all over the world. In 120 nations we are in the process of establishing April 5th as the Golden Rule Day International. This is a day in which there is no violence in the name of religion or culture in the world. We are pursuing this as a Resolution at the United Nations.

It gives me great honor to present Harrypersad Maharaj, the President of the Inter-Religious Organization of Trinidad and Tobago. This is the only country I have ever been to that has harmony among their religions and cultures. Harrypersad Maharaj has been a champion voice for peace within Trinidad and Tobago. His great leadership is now being recognized globally.

As well as the presentation of the Golden Rule International Award, the President and Founder of iChange Nations, Ambassador Clyde Rivers surprised Harrypersad Maharaj with the iChange Nations Global Leadership Award, for his work to unify the different cultures in Trinidad and Tobago and around the world. Ambassador Clyde Rivers said of Harrypersad Maharaj, “He will be known in the nations of the world as a man of peace. This will be his legacy to mankind.” Two of the past recipients of this award are, the President of the Taino Nation, Robert Mukaro and the President of the Cherokee Indian Nation, Bill Baker. These are two of many great men and women recipients. To see unity and diversity celebrated at the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Library is a great day for the world. President Ford was a man that believed in unity and diversity so it is not by chance that we are at this Presidential Museum presenting these honors to our great global leaders.

Friday, August 1, 2014


President Pierre Nkurunziza

President Pierre Nkurunziza of the Republic of Burundi Africa and his work with Ambassador Mussie Hailu welcome religious freedom in Burundi. The President understands the importance of religious freedom as a human right and honors the people of Burundi by being an advocate for religious freedom.

Ambassador Clyde Rivers states, “It is a day to rejoice when a country has a president that honors their freedoms and is a living example of the Golden Rule, ‘Treat others the way you want to be treated.’ The example of President Nkurunziza and his work in Burundi is why there is such transformation.”

This is the New Burundi!