Member of Lebanese Parliament joins the Royal House of Ghassan

Dr. Naji Gharios, MD, Member of the Lebanese Parliament and close ally of the President Michel Aoun just joined the International Board of the Royal House of Ghassan (in Special Consultative Status with the United Nations ECOSOC). Dr. Naji is cousin of Prince Gharios El Chemor and of Dr. Elie Gharios, the International Vice-President of Operations and the Executive President of the Royal House of Ghassan Lebanese branch. Dr. Naji also has received the Order of Saint Michael Archangel.

 

What’s the problem with mankind?

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From the ancient Chinese philosophical principle of “Yin-Yang” we learn that everything has its positive and negative aspect. Electricity, and therefore the reading of this article, wouldn’t be possible without the positive and negative poles.

You don’t need much investigation to perceive the negative side of mankind. Just a quick look in the world news gives us a very dark diagnosis about it. In other words, what’s bad about mankind is really bad. However, although not very much announced, what’s good about mankind is really good. I still choke every time I remember reading about this American teenager that had cancer and had to shave his head. His classmates decided that the whole class should do the same. What a beautiful demonstration of solidarity! I’m sure the event was not as much covered than the beheadings of the Islamic State. “A falling tree makes more noise than a growing forest.” That’s a very disappointing truth.

I honestly believe that the so-called “superiority” of our species it’s very relative. Genesis (1:27), states that God created human beings in His own image. That would easily explain the magnificent capacity we have to think and create amazing things. To find the cure of diseases and to put men on the surface of the moon. But also our “capacity” of stupidly destroying our planet, our very own habitat, compromising the future of our offspring reflects more a virus’ than a deity’s behavior.

But truly, what’s the problem with mankind?

In one word? Ignorance. We are ignorant. We don’t think long term. We cannot see, beyond our ego and interests, the big picture. We are not capable of comprehending the interdependence of the Universe. Meaning, we don’t ponder that by harming our fellow beings (human or not), we are harming ourselves.

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I know, that may sound like Pope Francis’ last speech or something taken from a Dalai Lama’s self-help book. But it can be easily proven in practice. I’m openly in favor of capitalism. However, I truly believe we are facing an extreme situation regarding the wealth distribution in the whole world. Am I a communist? Never! But you can see in cities like Rio de Janeiro in Brazil, how amazingly dangerous a bad wealth distribution can be.

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There you have the rich people living in “cages”, highly luxuriant apartments inside fortresses with electrified barbwire fences and 24/7 heavily armed security. Those people cannot enjoy a nice drive by the lovely beaches on their expensive cars with their windows down. They cannot freely smell the sea breeze without risking being robbed or even worse, kidnapped.  Since it’s very common for the drug dealers exchange bullets anytime of the day, their cars must be – no matter what – bulletproof.

Image result for carro de luxo blindado tiros rioThen, comes a reflection: what’s the use of having so much money if they cannot enjoy it?

Unfortunately, that sad reality won’t take much time to reach the United States and Europe. There’s nothing wrong about having money and nice things but we are losing the common sense, we are losing the balance. There’s not much difference between the life of a multimillionaire and of a billionaire. They both can afford the best homes, the best cars and the best lifestyle. But greed and ignorance makes them want more and more, usually not enjoying the money they already have because they spend so much time working for more.

The same with the environment. Regardless of the debate of if global warming is made by men or not, what’s the problem of living a most responsible life? A more conscious life about the planet we live in?

I always say that we have to change our mindset. We have to understand, once for all, that we are the janitors of this planet, not the landlords!  Image result for harmony

We are responsible for our fellow beings. There’s no true happiness if that’s based on somebody else’s suffering. Harmony is the word! Let’s find it! Instead of being radical right or radical left, let’s find the middle way! How can a rich person still be rich but being aware of the suffering of others and the well-being of the planet?

Adapting the famous speech by American president Bill Clinton, I honestly believe that there is nothing wrong with mankind that cannot be cured with what is right in mankind. So help us God!

HIRH Prince Gharios El Chemor of Ghassan Al-Numan VIII

Prince Gharios El Chemor meets Brazilian Minister Jose Serra

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HIRH Prince Gharios El Chemor with HE Minister Jose Serra at the Barclay Hotel in NY

While in New York, HIRH Prince Gharios El Chemor Al-Numan VIII met informally His Excellency Jose Serra, the Brazilian Minister of Foreign Affairs. The Minister was in New York for the United Nations General Assembly. The meeting took place at the Intercontinental Barclay Hotel and the minister was very interested in the prince’s work protecting the Christians and Muslims promoting the peace and dialog. Also, about the prince’s participation in the IPPFoRB – International Parliamentarian Panel for Freedom of Religion or Belief.

Prince Gharios El Chemor attends another event at the German Parliament

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Prince Gharios El Chemor watching the speech by German Chancellor Angela Merkel

For the second time in 2016, HIRH Prince Gharios El Chemor of Ghassan Al-Numan VIII was invited to an event organized by the German Parliament. The 2nd Parliamentarians’ Conference: An Embattled Right: Protecting and Promoting Freedom of Religion or Belief that was held in the German Parliament building and at the auditorium of the Konrad Adenauer Foundation in Berlin (12-14 September).

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With members of the Lebanese Parliament Ghassan Moukheiber (left) and Dr Basem Shabb (right)
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With former President of the European Parliament and current President of the Konrad Adenauer Foundation Dr Hans-Gert Pottering

Present more than 100 parliamentarians from 60 countries and other leaders of important organizations like the United Nations, the CDU/CSU (German ruling party), the Konrad Adenauer Foundation, major human rights NGO’s, etc

HIRH Prince Gharios El Chemor was representing the Royal House of Ghassan that recently has received the Special Consultative Status from the United Nations. The prince briefly met German Chancellor Angela Merkel.

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Prince Gharios El Chemor speaking to the Vice-President of the German Parliament Peter Hintze and with Prof Dr Thomas Schirrmacher
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Prince Gharios speaking at one of the sessions

Speaking of the challenge ahead, David Anderson, a Member of Parliament from Canada and a member of the IPPFoRB (International Panel of Parliamentarians for Freedom of Religion or Belief) Steering Group said:

 

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With Dr Ahmed Shaeed the UN Special rapporteur for Freedom of Religion

“Make no mistake, with 74% of the world’s population living in countries with high or very high restrictions or hostilities, freedom of religion or belief is an embattled right and the defining issue of our time. Freedom to believe is what shapes our common humanity and, if we are not careful, we risk losing it.”   Learn more about the IPPFoRB by clicking HERE

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With Brazilian Congressman Leonardo Quintao

The Prince Gharios Foundation launches German website

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The Prince Gharios Foundation (Prinz Gharios Stiftung) is an organization founded and headquartered in Germany under the Sovereign Imperial and Royal House of Ghassan, which recently was recognized and accredited by the United Nations with the Special Consultative Status.

HIRH Prince Gharios El Chemor of Ghassan Al-Numan VIII serves as the Chairman and Dr. Michael Hesemann, famous German author, is the President.

The organization’s main scope is the protection of all the Christians in the Middle East.

Today, the Foundation has launched its new website in the German language.

To visit the new website:

www.prinzghariosstiftung.org/   or   www.princeghariosfoundation.org/

 

Record TV interviews HIRH Prince Gharios El Chemor twice live in studio

HIRH Prince Gharios El Chemor of Ghassan Al-Numan VIII was interviewed live by journalists Milena Macedo and Granger Ferreira both from Record TV, the 2nd largest national TV station in Brazil.

The above videos are in Portuguese

More about the prince http://www.princegharios.org/

HIRH Prince Gharios El Chemor is interviewed by Brazilian TV while visiting NGO

HIRH Prince Gharios El Chemor of Ghassan Al-Numan VIII was interviewed by Record TV in Brazil while visiting the NGO “Orquestrando a vida” (“Orchestrating the Life”). The NGO is an example for the world since takes unprivileged children and teach them classical music.

The above video is in Portuguese

More about the NGO http://orquestrandoavida.com.br/
More about the prince http://www.princegharios.org/

HIRH Prince Gharios El Chemor visits veterans of UN Peace Corps of Suez

On August 4th, HIRH Prince Gharios El Chemor of Ghassan Al-Numan VIII visited the Association of the Brazilian veterans of United Nations Peace Corps (UNEF) Battalion of Suez.

The first United Nations Emergency Force (UNEF) was established by United Nations General Assembly to secure an end to the Suez Crisis with resolution 1001 (ES-I) on November 7, 1956. The force was developed in large measure as a result of efforts by UN Secretary-General Dag Hammarskjöld and a Nobel Peace Prize-winning (1957) proposal and effort from Canadian Minister of External Affairs Lester B. Pearson. The General Assembly had approved a plan submitted by the Secretary-General which envisaged the deployment of UNEF on both sides of the armistice line.

HIRH Prince Gharios El Chemor has received the medal of the UN Peace Corps Suez in a solemn ceremony at the City Council Hall. Watch the ceremony  HERE

More about UNEF at http://www.un.org/en/peacekeeping/missions/past/unefi.htm

More about HIRH Prince Gharios El Chemor at http://www.princegharios.org/

 

HIRH Prince Gharios El Chemor is acclaimed for lectures ministered in Brazil

HIRH Prince Gharios El Chemor of Ghassan Al-Numan VIII visited Brazil from August 1st to 10th 2016 and ministered lectures about the situation in the Middle East and its effects in the Western world in five venues: at UCAM – Candido Mendes University (Latin America’s oldest private University founded in 1902), at the Fluminense Federal Institute (Technical Faculty), at the City Parliament (founded in 1652), at the Maria Imaculada Diocesan Seminary and at the Imaculada Conceicao Catholic Seminary. The lectures were very appreciated and acclaimed by the audience and the press.

(the above video is in the Portuguese language)

More about HIRH Prince Gharios El Chemor HERE

HIRH Prince Gharios El Chemor of Ghassan receives UN Peace Corps Medal

HIRH Prince Gharios El Chemor of Ghassan Al-Numan VIII received a UN Peace Corps’ medal (UNEF – United Nations Emergency Force – Suez), the very first unit deployed to the Middle East. Also, the medal Captain Manuel Theodoro de Almeida Batista, a hero from the Brazil-Paraguay war. The honors were conferred by the Brazilian Army veterans in the Campos City Hall, Rio de Janeiro State, Brazil on August 3rd 2016.

More about the United Nations Emergency Force HERE

More about HIRH Prince Gharios at http://www.princegharios.org/