Condolences on the Passing of Prof. Charles Mercieca
OBITUARIES, 18 Jul 2022
TRANSCEND Member and Founder of the Association of Educators for World Peace-IAEWP
I am extremely shocked to hear the news about the death of Prof. Charles Mercieca on 10 July 2022.
The great world renowned initiator of Peace through Education established the IAEWP, which is based on three big Zeros: Zero-Politics, Zero-Bureaucracy, Zero-Budget. Its genuine democratic Constitution can be the best role model for all the NGOs of the world. I have been associated with this peace organization for more than five decades, since 1970, holding different positions, viz. National Chancellor for India, Deputy-Secretary-General, Secretary-General, Executive Vice President and President (for four terms).
I met Prof. Mercieca personally on several occasions at international conferences in different countries, including 1978-79 in India–when I organized Second World Congress of IAEWP; 1997 in Turkey for attending International Eurasian Congress of IAEWP; 1998 and 1999 in Korea for attending International Peace conferences, where once his wife Sherry Mercieca was also with us, and in the same year in different months in Italy and Spain for delivering guest speeches in international peace conferences, and our latest meeting was in 2016 in Riverside, California, at the residence of my son Dr. Maneeshi Prasad, where his daughter Ms Juliette Mercieca also joined with us.
Prof. Charles Mercieca had been instrumental in organizing World Congresses, Continental Conferences and National Conventions in different parts of the world for peace through education. He travelled in more than 100 countries at the service of peace.
He founded the Peace Progress Journal (published by the President of IAEWP), Diplomacy Journal (published from South Korea), and an occasional IAEWP Newsletter (which he himself used to publish).
His name will certainly be recognized and recorded in the history of Peace through Education. He will always be known and remembered as Messiah of Peace, and one of the pioneers of peace studies, peace activities and peace education.
I deeply with my heart pray to the almighty God to grant him peace to his immortal soul, and give courage to the far, near and dear family members, and to those who have very much concern to him to bear the irreparable loss.
Dr. Surya Nath Prasad, Former President, Executive Vice President & Secretary-General of the International Association of Educators for World Peace (IAEWP); associate professor of education emeritus, the Graduate Institute of Peace Studies, Kyung Hee University, Republic of Korea. Founder and editor-in-chief of Peace Education: An International Journal. firstname.lastname@example.org
Charles Mercieca, Ph.D.:
– Former President, International Association of Educators for World Peace, Dedicated to United Nations Goals of Peace Education, Environmental Protection, Human Rights & Disarmament.
– Ex-Professor Emeritus, Alabama A&M University.
– Ex-Hon President & Professor, SBS Swiss Business School, Zurich.
– Former Member, TRANSCEND-A Network for Peace, Development and Environment
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