H.E. Ambassador Minute Alapati Taupo Ushers in “An Era of Conscience” with the Federation of World Peace and Love and the Tai Ji Men Qigong Academy/吐瓦魯大使陶敏德出席世界之愛和平總會及太極門氣功養生學會「良心時代運動」全球啟動儀式 / by Minute Taupo

         On the afternoon of 16 February 2014, H.E. Ambassador Minute Alapati Taupo represented the Embassy of Tuvalu in the R.O.C. (Taiwan) at the global launch of “An Era of Conscience” at the China Petroleum Corporation Building in Taipei. The “Era of Conscience” movement was initiated by the Federation of World Peace and Love, the UN/NGO Association of World Citizens, and the Tai Ji Men Qigong Academy on 1 January 2014. Since declaring the movement, these organizations have worked diligently to collect messages encouraging global citizens to lead conscientious lives from government representatives and influential members of legal, medical, and entertainment circles around the world.

            After recording his message of peace for the “Era of Conscience” movement in January, H.E. Ambassador Minute Alapati Taupo personally participated in the global launch of the movement on 16 February to show his steadfast support for the movement and his hope that all people can collaborate to promote peace and human rights internationally. Ambassador Taupo was joined at the global launch by other representatives of nations across the global, including Kiribati, Jordan, Japan, India, Indonesia, Guatemala, Mozambique, the Philippines, South Korea, Swaziland, and Honduras, as well as numerous leaders in Taiwanese society, such as former Minister of the Interior Lee Hong-Yuan; former Vice President Annette Lu; Chairman of the Straits Exchange Foundation Lin Join-sane; and legislators Ting Shou-chung, Yu Mei-Nu, Lin Hung-Chih, Hsu Tain-Tsair, Tuan Yi-kang, Huang Chih-Hsiung, Tsai Cheng-Yuan, Chen Shei-Saint, and Lo Shu-Lei.

            Supporters of the “Era of Conscience” movement also congregated in the United States, Canada, the Netherlands, Australia, Vietnam, the United Kingdom, and Italy and connected with representatives at the main event venue in Taipei via the Internet to collectively commence the “Era of Conscience” movement. During the launch ceremony, a wall of televisions was also activated to showcase “words of conscience” delivered by government officials and other significant figures throughout the world.

      2月16日(日)下午在臺北市中油大樓,陶敏德大使代表吐瓦魯國駐華大使館出席「良心時代運動」全球啟動儀式。「良心時代運動」由世界之愛和平總會、聯合國NGO世界公民總會、太極門氣功養生學會三個機構在2014年1月1日共同發起。在宣稱發起「良心時代運動」後,三個機構努力蒐集全球代表與具有影響力之法學界、醫療界及媒體藝文界人物的「良心話」,鼓勵全世界人民過良心生活。

     吐國駐華大使陶敏德在2014年1月錄製「良心話」後,在2月16日亦出席「良心時代運動」之全球啟動儀式,表達對該運動的支持。大使並表示希望全世界的人都能夠合作,共同推動和平與人權。除了陶敏德大使外,其他出席全球啟動儀式之各國代表還包括吉里巴斯、約旦、日本、印度、印尼、瓜地馬拉、莫三比克、菲律賓、南韓、史瓦濟蘭及宏都拉斯等國的駐華使節,及臺灣前內政部長李鴻源、前副總統呂秀蓮、財團法人海峽交流基金會董事長林中森,以及立法委員丁守中、尤美女、林鴻池、許添財、段宜康、黃志雄、蔡正元、陳學聖、羅淑蕾都一同到場力挺「良心時代運動」。

     支持「良心時代運動」的代表亦在美國、加拿大、荷蘭、亞洲、越南、英國、義大利等地與臺北主現場連線,參與啟動儀式。在啟動儀式進行時,主現場電視牆即同時播出五大洲及各界良心話影片。