Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Dr. Manuel Tigerino Wins Goodwill Ambassador Award

Ambassador Mussie Hailu, Dr. Manuel Tigerino, Ambassador Clyde Rivers

Dr. Manuel Tigerino, Founder of Latin University of Theology receives an international award  - the esteemed Golden Rule Award given by the Interfaith Peace Initiative (IPI). The Golden Rule Award stands for, "Treat Others The Way You Want To Be Treated." Dr. Manuel Tigerino has exemplified that message with his life. He has established a multi-cultural bridge that brings people from every faith and culture together to work to solve problems in nations and cities of the world.

We had the privilege to honor Dr. Tigerino in Los Angeles California with the Founder of the Golden Rule Award, Ambassador Mussie Hailu. Ambassador Clyde Rivers, the IPI Representative to the United Nations - New York was also in attendance. Ambassador Rivers said, "I have worked with Dr. Manuel Tigerino and Latin University of Theology for several years and Dr. Tigerino is the best I know at creating cultural unity. It is great to have Dr. Tigerino as a Goodwill Ambassador of the Golden Rule International."

Wednesday, July 20, 2011


Prof. Clyde Rivers, Dr. Kelsey Begaye, Dr. Robert Ornales

Dr. Kelsey A. Begaye, Former President of the Navajo Nation, has received an honorary doctorate from United Graduate College and Seminary for his valiant efforts to reunite the Navajo Nation. There was a time when there was great disharmony within the Navajo Nation and Former President of the Navajo Nation, Dr. Begaye, was a unifier of the people.

Prof. Clyde Rivers, Founder of IMEA as well as a World Peace Ambassador with Universal Peace Federation said, “Any peacemaker is a man after God’s own heart. As I had the opportunity to meet with the Former President, Dr. Begaye, I was very impressed with the work he is doing in the Navajo Nation today. One of the areas he is working  to help is with the issues of alcoholism among the Navajo. I look forward to partnering International Ministers Education Association with Dr. Begaye; to help the Navajo Nation with bible based training – biblical principles for living. It will be an honor to join Dr. Begaye in helping people around the world.”

Thursday, April 7, 2011


The Universal Peace Federation/Inter-Religious and International Federation for World Peace, has chosen to appoint Dr. Clyde Rivers as a World Peace Ambassador. UPF/IIFWP is an NGO with special consultant status with the economic and social counsel for the United Nations.

 As a World Peace Ambassador, Dr. Rivers will be a part of the world’s largest and most diverse network of peace leaders. These leaders come from all walks of life representing all races, religions, nationalities, and cultures. Their commitment is to promote reconciliation, overcome barriers and build peace. Some of their duties involve participating in peace initiatives and programs that promote reconciliation and cooperation beyond traditional boundaries of religion, race, ethnicity and nationality. Their ethic of “living for the sake of others” is their guiding principle.

The proposal to the United Nations, by UPF/IIFWP, is a call to be an inter-religious counsel. “The world has great expectations for the United Nations as an organization embodying humanity's aspiration for peace. World peace can be fully accomplished only when the wisdom and efforts of the world's religious leaders, who represent the internal concerns of the mind and conscience, work cooperatively and respectfully with national leaders who have much practical wisdom and worldly experience.”

Dr Rivers said, “ It is amazing to have the ability to work with the many former presidents, prime ministers and top world religious leaders to help bring peace to nations, cities, and communities globally. We understand that it takes spiritual men and women of all faith to solve spiritual problems of the world. It is great to see the UN working with UPF/IIFWP to uncover the heart of issues and work to solve conflict at a spiritual level. I am happy to except this position of World Peace Ambassador so I can work together with other great men and women to help establish peace in the nations of the world.”