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Organizer, Global Peace Alliance, Surrey

PRESS RELEASE
AUGUST 12, 2013

A New Beginning for Humankind:
A Recipe for Lasting Peace on Earth

(iUniverse, 2012)
By R. B. Herath, Ph.D.
ISBN 978-1-4759-3952 (sc) / 97
8-1-4759-3953-8 (hc)/ 978-1-47
59-3954-5
(Available In Stores And Online) PRESS CONFERENCE TO ANNOUNCE THE LAUNCH OF A GLOBAL PEACE INITIATIVE!

WHEN – MONDAY, 16 SEPTEMBER 2013, 12:30 p.m.

WHERE – DHOOM RESTAURANT IN SURREY,
7938 128 St #112 Surrey, BC V3W 4E8
(Buffet lunch will be served)

WHO – DR. R. B. HERATH AND THE GLOBAL PEACE INTITIATIVE GROUP

Overcoming global conflicts is not possible if we continue to depend on conventional peacekeeping measures,” says Herath. “It will become possible only if we think creatively for new and different solutions.

SURREY – According to Dr. R.B. Herath, we have reached a nuclear tipping point and a catastrophe looms.

“The world is set to repeat its history of global wars, this time around with a threat of a global nuclear catastrophe of dire consequences,” says author Dr. R. B. Herath. “Even the United Nations can’t seem to avoid it.” In his new book A New Beginning for Humankind: A Recipe for Lasting Peace on Earth (published by iUniverse) Herath reviews this unfortunate situation and lays out a creative way to avoid the impending fiasco and to establish lasting peace on Earth with a New Beginning for humankind.

“Overcoming global conflicts is not possible if we continue to depend on conventional peacekeeping measures,” says Herath. “It will become possible only if we think creatively for new and different solutions.”

Pulling from his experience in international relations and conflict resolution, Herath fears that if we do not take action soon, it may be too late.

“Despite many such warnings, some seem to think that although the nuclear threat is real, no one has yet seen a sign of an imminent nuclear confrontation. According to experts, however, this is not the case. For example, according to a related report (Schultz, Perry, Kissinger, and Nunn 2008), a group of influential former Cold War warriors, based at Stanford University’s Hoover Institution, has categorically stated, ‘The accelerating spread of nuclear weapons, nuclear know-how and nuclear material has (already) brought us to a nuclear tipping point’ (para. 1). It is a warning no one should ignore.”

Testimonials: “This book, latest from Dr Herath, is aimed at the ordinary public to establish lasting peace on earth in an extraordinary way. I am sure that professionals, peace activists and scholars will benefit from his perspective on ending armed conflicts.”—Rev Dr Henry Victor, Anglican Minister, adjunct professor of religious studies at the, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada. “This book is a must read for students of political science and all those interested in a safer and secure world.”—Mohammed Alam, a community worker, trade union activist, and advocate of human rights Surrey, British Columbia, Canada. “This is a wonderful, eye-opening book that takes on perhaps the biggest challenge to modern civilization. It is well-written, informative and convincing.”—Dr. Mohan Thiagarajah, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada.”… the book is a must-read for the appropriate equipping. Otherwise, a world so deep in regional and global volatility can only end up with the fate of the dinosaurs, or a sorely denatured system.” – Dr. Chris Eigbike, PhD, Adjunct Faculty, Western Institute for Social Research, Berkeley, CA.

“We humans have the ability to make the world what we want it to be,” says Herath. “The four worst enemies of peace are found within us: greed, vengeance, irresponsibility and the inability to treat global wellbeing as a major issue.” According to Herath, every human, no matter the age, can play an important role in the push for lasting global harmony.

Herath intends for A New Beginning for Humankind to be much more than just a book. He will use it as the main resource material for the world-peace movement he is committed to launching.

About the author
R. B. Herath, PhD, has lived in several countries in four continents and researched major conflicts across the globe. He has also played a direct role in conflict resolution in Sri Lanka. Pulling from his experience and expertise in international relations and conflict resolution, Herath lays the foundation for a push toward a peaceful existence with his new book, A New Beginning for Humankind. His previous works include Real Power to the People: A Novel Approach to Electoral Reform in British Columbia and Sri Lankan Ethnic Crisis: Towards a Resolution. . Herath has also served as a member of the Citizens’ Assembly on Electoral Reform in British Columbia and as a board member on several peace and democracy organizations.

Contact for review copies: R. B. Herath, www.rbherath.com 604-583-6767 | info@rbherath.com (When requesting a review copy, please provide a street address.)
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