Articles From the November 1997 Unification News


World Culture and Sports Festival III - Schedule

Blessing '97
Worldwide Celebration of Love
November 29, RFK Stadium, Washington, DC.

In the afternoon, following the Blessing Ceremony, there will be a special entertainment performance in honor of the international couples. Performances will feature artists from several world cultures, including Korean pop artist, Cho Yong Pil, and Grammy Award winner, Jon Secada. The grand finale will be performed by another Grammy Award winner, Ms. Whitney Houston. The celebration will conclude with a twilight fireworks display.

Federation for World Peace - FWP

Fourth World Peace Conference
"A World Vision for the 21st Century"
November 26-28, Capital Hilton Hotel

Inter-Religious Federation for World Peace - IRFWP

1997 IRFWP Congress
"The Founders and Shapers of the World's Religions"
November 25-30, Washington Hilton and Towers

Professors World Peace Academy - PWPA

Seventh International Congress
"Identity and Character: The Influence of Family and Society on Personality Development"
November 24-30, Washington Hilton and Towers

Women's Federation for World Peace - WFWP

Third WFWP Convention
"Women of the New Millennium: Loving and Serving the World"
November 26-December 1, Grand Hyatt Hotel

International Conference on the Unity of the Sciences - ICUS

Twenty-first ICUS Conference
"Science for the Benefit of Humanity"
November 24-30, Washington Hilton and Towers

World Media Association - WMA

Fourteenth World Media Conference
"Globalization and the Media: Looking Toward the 21st Century"
November 26-December 1, JW Marriott Hotel


International Sports Festival
"Pure Mind, Pure Body"
November 23-29, Washington, DC.

Special event: R&B superstar Johnny Gill (of "New Edition" fame) will host a celebrity basketball game. Among the celebrities playing in the game will be former Harlem Globetrotters Curly Neal and Tyrone "Hollywood" Brown, former ABA All-Star Freddie Lewis, and a number of special guests..

The Arts

November 23-30, Washington, DC.

A host of internationally acclaimed classical performances are scheduled throughout the week including a recital by violinist Aaron Rosand, performances by the Kirov Academy of Ballet, the Shin Sekai Chamber Ensemble, and the New York City Symphony Orchestra. Additionally, there will be a jazz concert headlined by jazz sensation Spyro Gyra. The "Love Alive Concert," a benefit for Cora Masters Barry's Recreation Wish Foundation and The Hospital for Sick Children, will be headlined by native Washingtonian R&B artist Kenny Lattimore. Also performing at the same concert will be R&B recording artist Tony Terry and comic Jonathan Slocumb. In keeping with the spirit of the Festival, seasoned gospel artist Vickie Winans will also be in concert.

World CARP

November 28, Washington, DC.
International Student Convention
"Pure Love"

Including a rally for sexual purity at the Capitol Reflecting Pool and a benefit march and concert with R&B singer, Kenny Lattimore. Proceeds will go to the Sick Children's Hospital of Washington, DC.

WCSF Special Exhibition

November 26-29, DC. National Armory

World University Federation

"The Role of Universities in the Creation of World Citizens"
November 26, Washington Hilton and Towers

Federation of Peninsula Nations for World Peace

"International Cooperation and Peace in the 21st Century"
November 27, Washington Hilton and Towers

Literary Federation for World Peace

"The Transforming Power of Literature: Directions for the 21st Century"

Martial Arts Convention

Youth Federation for World Peace - YFWP

3rd World Congress
"Youth for the Family, Nation and World"
November 26-30, Hyatt Regency Capitol Hill

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