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Hilarie Roseman


Catholic Women League helps "making children a priority"


Last Wednesday there was a political resolution unanimously passed by the Catholic Women's League to help "making children a priority" become a reality. Any movement of the spirit will come from the women who have received children with love from their partners, nurtured them inside and outside their womb, and welcomed again the children of their children.

Hilarie Roseman , 30/03/06





The Catholic Women’s League of Victoria and Wagga, Sale Diocese, Eastern Region Conference, meeting in conference requests the Prime Minister, John Howard, to raise the status of Children’s and Youth affairs into the inner ministry.We request a Minster for Youth and Children’s Affairs to be an advocate for the protection of children’s rights, that is their right to survival and their right to develop to the fullest, with protection from harmful influences.We request that the Prime Minister make a statement about the future of the children in Australia, and to release policies that give effective ways to consult children and youth so that their needs and views can be represented in our Parliament.

Passed unanimously by the Conference, 29/3/06

Dear Semashko.

I am really moved by the dedication of the co-authors associated with you for the fulfillment of your mission, I really liked your appeal to the younger generations of the world especially the young parents. … It is o­nly with a group of really conscious youth that the priority of the children and their rights can be achieved in the future. I myself appeal to the youths of our country to take up the oath of protecting our future generation of our country who will bear the torch of honour of our country to the world. I shall request them to make a pledge to look to the priority of our children now and in future they will work to offer them the priority position as a respectable senior citizen of our country. We all know that as we teach so we get. My respect to your mission and my heartiest greetings to all co-authors of the mission for showing us the path, that the future of a country depends upon its future generation who are to be nurtured and protected with care from odd exposure. `ALL LOVE, No violence is the source of real peace`

Maitreyee Roy,




Dear Leo,

I have been following some of the discussion regarding the philosophy of Children the Priority ….In my simple way of thinking, making children the number o­ne priority is as natural as eating, sleeping and breathing.Even wild animals protect their young against the greatest of threats and put their own lives o­n the line for their children.Yes, I thinkwe should make the welfare of children the top priority. ABOVE everything else, and when we do that, all the rest will fall into place…….

Om Shanti

May Peace Be With You

Rose Mirabai Lord




Reimon Bachika


February 12, 2006

Building Support for http://peacefromharmony.org/


As a faculty member at a hard-working private university, I have been postponing cooperation with admiration for Leo Semashko's Peace-from-Harmony Movement that focuses o­n children. What can be more appropriate to tackle the problems of modern risk societies? Problems, there are many. All societies o­n Planet Earth seem to follow the same pattern of creating wealth and craving for more. The big corporations, no doubt, are the engines of the economy, but there are many ‘unintended’ consequences:deterioration of the environment, a widening gap between the rich and the poor, increasing profanation of culture, the breakdown of family life, violence, loneliness, the erosion of other traditional values. Admittedly, the causality in all these things is foggy, but the symptoms are real. The future is uncertain. Is the lawlessness/chaos of the Internet not an image of a future world to come? That is, if we let it happen. Symbolically, a child is an image of simple love, innocence, playfulness, unspoiled nature, the basic goodness of life and hope for the future. This movement concerns a New Enlightenment, not for science, but for greater human fulfillment, peace and harmony in the world. However difficult or utopian, this movement merits all the support it can muster. It merits also financial support. Having felt Leo’s pain with his limited resources and last year’s site database crash, I have thought of a different strategy of financial support in the form of a more imaginative membership system and symbolic investment in the future.




The idea to leave membership free of charge, as Leo intended it from the beginning, has a good point, but I feel that, apart from communicating ideas and views for a better future, a minimum amount of membership fee is necessary. Psychologically, o­ne does not feel to be a member without paying a fee. I thought that a combination of obligation and choice might constitute an attractive membership system. What about making 20 US$ the obligatory membership fee per year, with the option of ‘buying additional shares’ at the same price? In this way, we could become members and shareholders, co-owners of this website. As private persons and families we have many financial needs and duties that are different at different times. Persons, who feel economically secure, may feel inclined to be more supportive of this movement and buy symbolic shares at 20 US$ a piece. Another token of choice could be to have two different kinds of shares: “Children’s Priority Shares” and “Peace Shares.” This is at the same time an expression of personal intentions and preference.

This Movement is a very serious matter. It is longing for a better world, a better future and a common humanity. But then again, it is good that we ourselves continue to nurse and enjoy the playful attitude of the child within us. Buying symbolic shares is intended to increase happiness and human dignity, not wealth. It will bring dividends in better human culture for our grand children and great-grand children. This shareholder system may put a little to shame all those who o­nly invest to increase their bank account. It is o­ne little step toward challenging and changing the culture of capitalism, just as the introduction of a Peace Calendar is a step toward changing of the raw industrial, military culture of the 19th and 20th centuries. As Hilarie communicated, the present information society is hard-core and its culture will not easily dissipate, but multiplying little steps can become a big stride toward a world of greater Peace and Harmony.

Other ideas may come to mind to round out the system, such as issuing certificates for the shares and code numbers for the buyers, fixing an Euro rate (other currencies?), and setting a different charge for less affluent societies. Ways of sending the money have to be spelled out (an International Postal Money Order to be arranged at a post office is probably a cheap way to transfer small amounts of money). Further, a system for children could be devised. Another for students! Still other ideas may be needed to keep the system simple! Its explanation should be no longer than o­ne page!

Hoping to have contributed a little to the Peace-from-Harmony Movement, I send peace and harmony wishes to all.




Reimon Bachika,

Professor of Sociology, Kyoto University, Japan



I very highly appreciate Reimon’s ideological contribution and very grateful him for his innovative offer of the symbolical investment or shareholder system, which gives the large hopes and for our site and for our Movement "Peace-From-Harmony-And-Children’s-Priority". Reimon also has made the largest donation in the USD1000 o­n restoration of our site, which has ensured effective restoration. o­nce again many thanks to Reimon for his strong support of peace, harmony and children’s priority. Could the site co-authors and other adherents of these values to share with Reimon his idea of the symbolical shareholder and to follow his example?


February 15, 2006

January 26, 2006


One Mind o­ne Voice

 the promise club


"a place where promises to children are kept"



To whom it may concern


One Mind o­ne Voice - The Promise Club " a place where promises to children are kept" is honored to have a promise from Leo Semashko, Global Movement "MAKING CHILDREN A PRIORITY IN THE WORLD" included o­n our websitewww.thepromiseclub.com Leo Selmashko's vision is very in tune with what we are trying to achieve - a better world for all children by the year 2015.


Leo's promise can by viewed o­n the websitehttp://www.thepromiseclub.com/leosemashko.html


We are proud and happy to partner with Leo Semashkoin our shared visionand to support "MAKING CHILDREN A PRIORITY IN THE WORLD"



Kerry Bowden

Founder and CEO

One Mind o­ne Voice.org

The Promise Club

"a place where promises to children are kept"


Dear Leo,

Your letter is powerful, real and true. I wish the governments of all countries to set children as THE main priority to their plans. In fact, no o­ne of us is going to live for ever. No o­ne of us is going to take glory, power or money with him, in his coming travel to the world of spirits and shadows. But the little, weak and unprotected child, who suffers in our times, by the "civilized" citizens of the planet earth within 21th century, must be met with the hug of Love, the perfect world of principals, the light of peace, in order to continue the route of humanity in the future. The wooden hearts, bodies and spirits of children must hope. Dr Einstein said o­nce: there will be no civilization o­n planet earth, if, even o­ne child is sad. Let's place this target in our life plans: NO o­nE CHILD SAD o­n EARTH PLANET.


Takis Ioannides, Poet, Athens, Greece

February18, 2006



Dear Leo,

I am sending you my contribution to you wonderful efforts for the priority to CHILDREN. It is two poems: The Child’s Proposal and Children o­n the Crucifix of War.

With Love and Respect


Takis Ioannides, Poet, Athens, Greece

February17, 2006



Dear Leo,


Thanks a lot for your very encouraging and honoring email of 1/22,proposing me to play a leading role for …. the movementfor making children a priority in the world. It is really a great sign of friendship and indeed a great honor.However,…I can not……………


As for the disadvantage of Russia: with this I disagree totally. Itis rather very unusual and very admirable that a movement such as youpropose can start from Russia, with someone who has been educated inMarxism. I have not said so before, but I thought earlier that youcould become a new Marx for the 21st. century. It takes someone withyour intelligence, enthusiasm and drive to accomplish such a greatgoal. Besides of having my little garden to care for, I do not have the capacities to carry it o­n.



Reimon Bachika,

Professor of Sociology, Kyoto University, Japan

January 27, 2006

Applaud your initiative, Leo.


Children have to be assured of their right to live with dignity. o­nly through concentrated International attention o­n thatwill co-responsible citizens be able to contribute to changing the conditions of millions of children who are still excluded from the minimal benefits shared by the privileged in contemporary Society. I myself have just joined a local group committed tohelping set up a local nongovernmental organization aiming at helping both children and adults (especially the elderly) survive in this world of so much injustice. Your commendable initiative of prioritizing children should be supported everywhere. Children are today’s hope for a peaceful and just tomorrow. May your powerful poetry contribute to the universal mission you have embraced.

Francisco Gomes, Poet and Professor, Brasilia

January 22, 2006.


Dear Dr Semashko,

This project (Global movement "Making Children a Priority in the World") is very important to save children. Keep contact and I wish to you a very successful mission.


Mona Gamal El-Dine, Poet, France

January 23, 2006



Dear Leo,


Sorry for letting you wait for this email!This week I have beenterribly busy with my last teaching week of the semester and aspecial lecture this week that took me two weeks to get more or lessready. I had no time even to read about the Dubai Project !!!Of course, I support it and I have filled in the information below…. I pray for the success of the Dubai Project.


Reimon Bachika, Professor, Japan

January 21, 2006



Dear Dr. Semashko:


Congratulations o­n the excellent work you are doing in relation to children's needs. Their greatest enemy is not disease or epidemics. Their enemy number o­ne is the government that uses its resources for negative and destructive purposes, for the manufacture of more and more weapons and the waging of more and more wars. Each time government officials vote to put more money into weapons and wars, each time such government officials are putting numerous nails in the coffin of our children across every continent.

Over the past 35 years, my job was to bring into the open this reality through numerous articles I wrote almost all of which were published (the part from them is published o­n our site o­n the Contents page 1-6-1: editor note). The US government does not care about children even though by word of mouth a lot of good things are being said. Thousands of children in the USA get sick and die simply because their parents are poor and have no money, no insurance. Now the big corporation bought all the large news media, newspapers and TV stations as to control them with iron fist and as not to let the American people know about the tyranny of the US government that is being exerted toward children. All this applies to every country in the world where the government puts priority o­n weapons and wars.

Keep up the good work.

Charles Mercieca, PhD, USA

January 16, 2006


Dear Leo,


With Love and Peace from the sunny but too cold Athens morning. I think that we MUST MAKE CHILDREN not a PRIORITY IN OUR LIFE BUT, make children THE PRIORITY IN OUR LIFE.

Μέ  εκτίμηση Best Regards


Takis Ioannides, Poet, Grecee

January 16, 2006



Dear Dr. Semashko:


Thanks for the interesting and inspiring project of a new Global movement "Making Children a Priority in the World" you sent me. I shall print it and I shall see how I could involve some of my colleagues in different countries in it. Keep up the good work.


Charles Mercieca, PhD, USA

January 15, 2006




I appreciate your letter with your Project "Making Children a Priority in the World" and concerns and therefore I support your priority to children. You will be pleased to know that I am a director of the Children's Aid Society here in Cornwall. I have also a poem o­n children that I would like to submit to you for your site. When do you want me to send this poem to you.

Please feel free to let me know anything that I can do for your concerns that are also our concerns. With my best wishes for the new year,


Stephen Gill,Dr, Poet, Canada


January 15, 2006


Dear Stephen,


Thankforyoursupportof our project of a new Global movement and for desire to participate in it. I verymuchliketolearnthatyouhavechildren'sorganization.Forits participationinourprojectpleaseinformthefollowingaboutyour organization:–organization name + address, telephone, fax, website and e-mail.

Thanks.I shall be very grateful to you for involve some of your colleagues in differentcountries to our project of formation of a new Global movement "Making Children a Priority in the World".


AlsoIliketoofferyou o­ne the very important for you and world action. I thinkyouhavemorethanenough dignities and advantages to address to your Governmentwith an appeal " Making children a priority in Canada". Children'spriorityis necessary first of allforyourchildrenand grandchildren, for Canadian and Pakistan children.

Ishall be happy to publish your poem o­n our site in the beginning of February.

I would like to receive its to February 2-5 o­n e-mail. Thanks.

Best harmony wishes,



January 15, 2006


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