Families in Chitwan, Nepal held a local inaugural ceremony of the Family Peace Association (FPA) on May 5, 2018. A number of community residents attended the inaugural ceremony in Seoul, Korea in December 2017.
The Chitwan inaugural ceremony was attended by more than 500 people from all walks of life, including representatives from different faiths, political parties, and cultural backgrounds. The event included lively musical and cultural performances and speeches from faith leaders emphasizing the importance of family values and the rich heritage of Nepal.
Building up to the inauguration, FPA members have begun creating “family units” in their local communities. These units aim to foster God-centered, healthy families by providing education and support. Family units are made up of neighbors, friends, and relatives. In the month leading up to the inaugural ceremony, thirteen different education programs were held. The Bijaynagar area family units had over two hundred people engaged in their program.
The local community gatherings provide an opportunity for families, parents, children, and grandparents, to discuss fostering the spiritual consciousness of healthy families, and the importance of building this family culture in everyday life.
The inaugural ceremony marks the beginning of ongoing local efforts to support families to become the building blocks of peace.