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International Artist for Peace & World Harmony

On February 12, 2007, Cliff Frazier received the International Peace Award in Kobe, Japan in recognition of his efforts to create a world of harmony and build bridges of human understanding.



In recognition and honor of the 60th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights proclaimed and adopted by the General Assembly of the United Nations and the 61st Annual DPI / NGO Conference, the New York Metropolitan Martin Luther King, Jr. Center for Nonviolence (NYMLK) in collaboration with the
International Communications Association, has established the International Artists for Peace and World Harmony Initiative (IAPWH.)

This is a continuation and expansion of NYMLK’s nonviolence efforts, which includes its Annual ICA Award For World Harmony held at the Church Center for the United Nations.

IAPWH aims to utilize the arts as an instrument to build bridges of understanding, to stress themes that unite and identify the common purpose that brings divergent groups together. At no time will this be an attempt to divide or place blame, rather it will be an effort to utilize positive forces and attitudes for the common good.

The arts have the unique ability to penetrate and breakdown the barriers of hatred, ignorance and intolerance and significantly impact on the attitudes and hearts of millions throughout the world. Fine arts are admired, adored, enjoyed, purchased and on display all over the world. Music is considered the universal language. The saying “Music hath the charm that soothes the savage beast,” while profound, is very basic. Motion pictures, television, theatre, dance and now the internet, enable us to travel the world as we glimpse and experience various cultures and conditions.

Let this Universal Declaration for Human Rights remain a clarion call for those in the arts, and others, to remain vigilant and committed. It was Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. who said, “We must learn to live together as brothers or we perish together as fools.”We encourage the artists and others to caucus. Spread the message of Peace and Harmony through the arts. The artists should also interface with NGO’s and the civil society and strategize on initiatives to become more visible and prepare for the upcoming International Artists for Peace and World Harmony Conference.

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  International Artist
for World Peace
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