Dr. Charles Mercieca Presente!
b. 1933 – d. July 9th, 2022
Dr. Charles Mercieca spent most of his life doing academic work and traveling extensively in an effort to help bring about world peace through education. In addition, he revealed great interest in problems of human and social concern. He has also been an advocate of using human resources merely for positive and constructive purposes. He was born and raised on the Island of Malta and studied in Italy and the USA where he has been living since 1961.
He secured his Ph.D. from the University of Kansas in 1966 in Philosophy and Historical Foundations and taught at Alabama A&M University for 34 years. During this time he was also Visiting Professor, Kyung Hee University, South Korea, fall 2000; Tver State University, Russia, spring 1993; National University of Santa Ana, El Salvador, spring 1990; Visiting Scholar, Northeastern University, summer 1985; Associate in Education, Harvard University, spring 1985 and Hon. President and Professor, SBS Swiss Business School, Zurich, since 2001.
This professor is also founder and president of the International Association of Educators for World Peace, which is a non-governmental organization of the United Nations whose four major goals are peace education, environmental protection, human rights and disarmament. He has been enlisted in several “Who’s Who.” Besides, he also studied several languages including English, Maltese, Italian, Spanish, French, German Russian, Latin and Greek.
He published a few books and over 900 articles on a variety of topics related to education, political science, culture, religion and social problems of human concern. Some of his articles were translated into quite a few languages and put on quite a few websites, one of which was done not long ago in Russia, which carries several selected articles of his.
Working for Peace As a Vocation
In recent years, he revealed interest in the revival of the matriarchal society because he believes that women tend to rule from the heart, which is kind, loving and trusting. This led him to write several articles o¬n the Blessed Virgin Mary whom he views as the ideal woman that ever existed since the beginning of time. In fact, fairly recently he published a book entitled: Marian Spirituality: Key to Eternal happiness.
By nature, Dr. Mercieca proved to be quite altruistic. He constantly concentrates o¬n giving to others all that they may need to the best of his ability while, at the same time, he expects nothing in return. In all of his work he has demonstrated himself to be a genuine peace-maker. Over the past few decades, he has been invited to give talks in countries across every continent, which served as an inspiration to many who later decided to follow the route to peace as their career. He firmly believes that in a war everyone is a loser and no one is a winner.
He also shares the philosophy of former US President Dwight Eisenhower who said to the US Congress in his farewell address: “Remember that all people of all nations want peace, o¬nly their governments want war.” Besides, this US President also reminded the US Congress saying: “Keep in mind that every dollar you spend own weapons and wars is a theft from the hungry and the poor.” This type of philosophy explains why Dr. Mercieca decided to use all his time and energy to work for peace.
In this area, he always encourages everyone to do one’s best and then God will do the rest. As some ascetical writers tell us, God wants to save the world through our efforts. This means we must, by all means, let God use us as effective instruments to help solve the manifold problems facing the world. The more we try to become involved in problems the world faces, the more we are likely to succeed. In the process, we should demonstrate faith, hope and love for all humans without exception.
Global Leader of Social Harmony
We learn from history that leaders are not created by the titles they receive. They naturally emerge from the crowds, thanks to the wisdom and inspiration they demonstrate to others. For over 30 years, Dr. Leo Semashko from Russia has dedicated himself to help create a better world that is characterized by stability, prosperity and peace o¬n basis of social harmony. About this topic he wrote many articles and books and he made six discoveries from his tetra-sociology as to validate his theory.
Characteristics of a Better World
The first one consists of the sphere classes of the population as the conscious actors of social harmony. Just as in the human body all organs work in harmony, likewise in society people can reach social harmony after becoming aware of how the human nature functions. The second one deals with the concept of democracy. It is found in the equal distribution of power among the sphere classes and in children’s suffrage that stems from parental responsibility.
This suffrage provides children with top priority in their welfare and in all related endeavors. The third one is connected with the area of statistics, which expresses a quantitative measure of essential resources necessary for social harmony. The fourth one deals with the area of information technology on the sphere statistics base. The fifth one opens the educational and peacemaking socio-cultural technologies ensuring harmonious peace and training for youth for the preservation of cultural and religious diversity.
This serves as enrichment among all people. The sixth one covers the area of strategic management/control that guarantees harmonious government and guides to desired social harmony, gearing (coordinating) all levels of politics, economics and finance. These six discoveries for the creation of social harmony open a new vision of the sustainable world and peace beyond war, poverty and violence. Dr. Semashko demonstrates these discoveries not o¬nly theoretically but also practically on his International Website: “A New Culture of Peace from Social Harmony and Children’s Priority.” It is briefly stated as “Peace from Harmony” http://www.peacefromharmony.org
For four years, since February 15, 2005, this website united more than 300 authors from 48 countries and it is published in17 languages forming around itself a new global community of harmony people. As a result, they formed the Global Harmony Association (GHA). This organization, as the international NGO, has united not only individuals, but also collective members from various groups with more than o¬ne million participants from 80 countries.
On the theoretical base of Tetrasociology, this Association created (from 30 to 140 co-authors) 19 collective global projects, among which the most important being the following: “Harmonious Era Calendar,” “Magna Carta of Harmony,” “Making Children a Priority in the World,” “Harmonious Peace Culture,” “General Harmonious Education”, “Harmony Academies”, “Harmony Salons WorldNet”, “Alternative Reserve Currency”, “Antinukes Project”, “Harmonious Civilization Universal Declaration” and others are advanced in detail. They include many people and organizations from all over the world.
Articles by Dr. Charles Mercieca:
- What Kind of US President Americans Expect and the World Wants
- What the United States Presidential Candidates Have in Common
- A Malignant Tumor Develops On the Continent of Europe
- Growth of Nazism in the USA: World on the Brink of Armageddon
- WORLD PEACE, A HUMAN HERITAGE
- How Capitalism Undermines Christianity and Destroys Every Other Religion
• 2020 – Re-designing the World – A dialogue with Dr. Charles Mercieca and Michele Misiewicz.