Dr. Clyde Rivers and Dr. Mussie Hailu
Interfaith Peace-Building Initiative has appointed Professor Clyde Rive, Ph.D.
as the Goodwill Ambassador of the Golden Rule.
Speaking at the appointment ceremony in Nairobi, Kenya on December 22, 2012
H.E. Ambassador Mussie Hailu, Board Chairman of Interfaith Peace-Building Initiative and Regional
Director of United Religions Initiative for Africa and Representative of URI to the United
Nations Economic Commission for Africa said: “Professor Clyde Rivers is appointed as Goodwill
Ambassador of the Golden Rule in recognition of his tireless effort in promoting people to understanding, friendship and partnership for common good and building trust and a peaceful co-existence among followers of different religions and culture”.
Ambassador Hailu added that; "Dr. Clyde Rivers has traveled extensively around the world to preach and teach leaders the power of God, education, and the need of ethics and moral education in the school systems of the world. He currently serves as the International Commissioner for Latin University of Theology as an International Commissioner and minister. Dr. Rivers has had the privilege of conferring
four African Presidents, two First Ladies, and one Vice President with Honorary Doctorate
Degrees, for their strong faith in God, moral values, and exemplary humanitarian work.
He currently works with several African Presidents, including those of Uganda, Burundi, Ivory
Coast, and Kenya, to bring aid programs that will help to empower their nations. Some of his
former projects have included building hospital wings, bringing medical supplies, and providing
roofs for schools. Furthermore, Dr. Rivers serves as the Vice President of the nonprofit
organization named Community Mentorship Connection, bringing mentorship to troubled youth and support to families.
After receiving the certificate of appointment, the Golden Rule Medal and poster Prof. Rivers
said; "It is a great honor for me to be appointed as Goodwill Ambassador of the Golden Rule. I would like to thank Ambassador Mussie Hailu and Interfaith Peace-Building Initiative for the honor they have
bestowed upon me. The Golden Rule is indeed the one great law that binds all humanity, and
religions, cultures, and races. It is high time to promote the teaching of the Golden Rule in the
school systems to build trust, human rights, respect and inter-religious harmony and peace. I will
work day and night along with IPI and all other stakeholders to promote the teaching of the Golden
Rule. I am also very happy to learn about the establishment of The Golden Rule International and
looking forward to working in close partnership".
Interfaith Peace-Building Initiative is a peace building organization based in Addis Ababa,
Ethiopia and it is affiliated with United Nations through the Department of Public Information of
the United Nations. It is also a member organization of United Religions Initiative.
The purpose of IPI is to promote interfaith cooperation, inter-religious and inter-cultural
Harmony, and to build a culture of peace and trust through the teaching of the Golden Rule which
says: "Treat others the way you want to be treated".
IPI strongly supports the aim of the United Nations, African Union, United Nations Economic
Commission for Africa, United Nations Environmental Program and Regional Economic
Communities. IPI is committed to implement the resolutions passed through the United Nations
General Assembly on issues like World Interfaith Harmony Week, International Day of Peace,
Alliance of Civilizations and all other resolutions which help to enhance a culture of peace,
inter-religious and inter-cultural harmony.