Friday, July 3, 2015

The 2015 World Peace Caravan and the Queen of Sheba

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What do the Queen of Sheba and the World Peace Caravan 2015 share in common?

The Queen of Sheba is seen in history as a seeker of truth and wisdom. Her story is profound in that she has been rumored to have a strange feature; a left foot that is cloven like that of a goat and a VERY hairy leg.  Truth or Myth?

The Queen of Sheba appears in religious texts sacred to Jews, Christians, and Muslims.

The wise queen had heard that King Solomon of Israel was also very wise and decided to travel by camel to Jerusalem to meet him and test his knowledge with questions and riddles.

She brings with her the gifts of frankincense, myrrh, gold and precious jewels.

This path the caravan traveled between the Queen’s kingdom and that of King Solomon became known as the Frankincense Trail.

 King Solomon heard of the Queen of Sheba, her great kingdom, her hairy leg and cloven foot.

Eager to see if the story was true, he has the floor of his court polished until it reflects everything that crosses it like mirrored glass. When the Queen of Sheba walks across the floor, Solomon sees the reflection of her cloven foot. However, right before his eyes, it transforms and becomes normal. One thing leads to another, and nine months later a son is born. Prince Menelik decides to travels the same Frankincense Trail to Israel to meet his father, King Solomon. When he returns, he takes with him the Ark of the Covenant, the sacred container containing the Ten Commandments.

The inaugural World Peace Caravan 2015 is a 12-day camel caravan for world peace that will retrace Queen Sheba’s peace journey to King Solomon 3,000 years ago.

Scheduled to depart Petra, Jordan on December 15, 2015, the caravan will travel by camel, horse, and foot to Jerusalem, retracing the steps of this early peace movement along parts of the storied Frankincense Trail. Join Kathleen O’Keefe-Kanavos and Lori Boyle as they:

  • interview the people involved in this peaceful event.  
  • meet the Director of the Caravan Kim Langbecker,
  • and the Youth Ambassadors who will be involved in this persistent setting occasion


The caravan will be anchored by two landmark events:
  1. the WPC Peace and Health Conference on the Dead Sea in Jordan
  2. the WPC Concert for Peace in Jerusalem.

A uniquely embracive movement, the WPC will engage participants:
  • physically,
  • emotionally,
  • mentally
  • and spiritually

It invites people of all cultures, faiths, and backgrounds to come together to demonstrate and promote peace, harmony, compassion, and a greater understanding of one another.

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Dubai’s Simran Vedvyas appointed to the World Peace Caravan Youth Ambassador Program

Lehi, Utah, January 7, 2015 - Sixteen year old Simran Vedvyas has recently been selected to represent Dubai and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) as a Youth Ambassador to the inaugural World Peace Caravan 2015.

 Simran will join 11 youths from 9 other countries across the globe (Honduras, Guatemala, Mongolia, Nepal, Uganda, Kenya, Pakistan, the US, and the UK) to spearhead the World Peace Caravan. Simran is personally helping to create and implement workable solutions toward achieving Healthy Lives for All.

Learn more about other YAs involved in the Peace Caravan such as:  
  • Cat Hudson YA from the UK,
  • Anum Nawaz YA from Pakistan

In the twelve months leading up to the caravan in December, the 12 Youth Ambassadors (YAs) are participating in a web-based, multi-media, and solutions-driven program designed to empower the YAs and the WPC’s Youth Community to invent and implement solutions to the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The YAs will serve as the voice for youth all over the world at the two-day Peace and Health Conference, and their presentation there will be streamed live to a worldwide audience.

 “Our world is literally at the edge of a cliff, made ready to roll down by the adverse effects of human greed. So it leaves us with two choices; either we let it roll down, or we make a collective effort to make some paradigm shift to pull it back and make it just, peaceful, and sustainable for a better future for ourselves and the generations to come.” ~Simran Vedvyas

The WORLD PEACE CARAVAN is founded by the international D. Gary Young Foundation, a 501 © (3) non-profit organization.

Of note……The Economist has featured the World Peace Caravan on its December calendar for events to watch out for in 2015!

(A special thanks to Steve Allen Media. Portions of this blog were taken from the press kit sent by Steve Allen Media to help promote the World Peace Caravan 2015. )  

 (All artwork and photos are used with permission or owned by the author.) 
The Host of The Kathleen O’Keefe-Kanavos Show on Wicked Housewives On Cape Cod Radio- Kat believes dreams diagnose your life. Did you have a déjà-vu or dream come true? Kat survived three cancers diagnosed by dreams. Multi-Award winning International Bestselling Author of Surviving Cancerland: Intuitive Aspects of Healing, Columnist, Dream Expert, Keynote Speaker, TV/Radio Producer/Host of Wicked Housewives On Cape Cod; she’s featured in magazines & newspapers, on NBC News.  Learn more @