For WUNDERBAR TOGETHER- CLEVELAND we present ten facts that prove David and Renate Jakupca were global superstars far, far ahead of their time.

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Wunderbar Together From October 2018 until the end of 2019, Germany and its deep ties to the U.S. will be on display all across the United States. Your Host Ambassador Renate and Dr. David Jakupca will bring the campaign Wunderbar Together (“Deutschlandjahr USA”/The Year of German-American Friendship) from across the entire U.S., bringing to Cleveland, Ohio a collection of events and exhibits revolving around business and industry, politics, education, culture, and science, to highlight the unique importance of transatlantic relations.

“On behalf of Wunderbar Together-Cleveland Team, we are honored to acknowledge the achievements of the lives of American Cultural Ambassadors David and Renate Jakupca, ingenious visionaries who have made a tremendous difference for the betterment, not only to Mankind, but to All the Worlds Children of planet Earth.

They say success is measured, not only by what has been accomplished, but also by the vision that builds its own moment like what is inspiring the Worlds Children Peace Monument (WCPM) organization to excel beyond what it initially thought was possible at EXPO 2000, the Worlds Fair held in Hanover, Germany. 
David and Renate Jakupca are true humanitarians, and it is the responsibility of society to continue their crusade now and into the future. We will not likely see the likes of them again.  And, like so many around the globe, we cannot fully imagine our own lives tomorrow without the examples that the Ambassadors have set.  So, it falls to society as best it can, to forward the lessons that their years of blood, sweat, and tears in the countless years their determination has started. That is, to be as true as we could be today and LEAVE A MARK that is positive in the lives of All the Worlds Children. Following the precedent David and Renate set: to make decisions guided not by hate, but by love; to never discount the difference that one person can make; to never quit to strive for a future that is worthy of us.  And, so long as we live, we should do what we have learned from them.
Together, they have worked to cherish the ideal of a free society in which all Living Things flourish together in harmony through Iceality in a sustainable culture of peace. It is an ideal which all can hope to live for and to achieve. But, if need be, it is an ideal for which we as individuals need to be prepared to make sacrifices to achieve.  David and Renate Jakupca lived for that ideal, and they made it real. They achieved more than could be expected of any people”.
“This Should Be a Wake-up Call – a reality check for the Whole World to learn from Iceality: They’ve shined a light on the fight for Social Justice and the are experienced front-liners at the center of the sustainable global Culture of Peace Movement”.

by Dracha Arendee

1. Early Global Warming Protection Pioneers
At the end of the 20th David and Renate were already pointing out climatic changes caused by humans and using the Theory of Iceality as a thematic program to save Mother Earth and her Bounty: All Living Things – the Worlds Children.
So what can we learn about Global Warming from the Theory of Iceality?

As an interdisciplinary view: The Jakupca’s Theory of Iceality addresses a broad range of themes and disciplines in a very comprehensive Culture that brings Art and Design together with Science and Technology. Another lesson is that they saw our earth as an interconnected living whole. That is the only way we can understand the interrelationships involved in climate change and our power for humankind to destroy nature.  For Example David was invited to exhibit his Theory of Iceality at the first United Nations Earth Summit on the Environment at Rio de Janero, Brazil in 1992. Since then his Theory of Iceality was embraced by the United nations and appeared in their World Conferences until they were discontinued in 2007.
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Avid Global Travelers, Ambassadors David and Renate Jakupca, Love to Find Beauty and Peace Everywhere in the World

There they go……from Vienna to Istanbul to Johannesburg to Cairo and more, they have acquired an incredible assortment of lovely keepsakes from traveling overseas as independent observers for the United Nations. “My husband told me we either had to get another storage unit, build a museum, or I should start my own shop,” Renate says. Hiding away her finds seemed meaningless so a museum with a shop seemed appropriate. The ARK in Berea Eco Museum with a shop was the perfect solution to her insatiable desire to collect beautiful vintage things. Born in Austria, Renate began by selling a few items at German fests, and just a few months later, she was ready to move to bigger things. Twenty Years after that, The Trach’ten Tradition is still at it’s current address at the ARK in Berea Eco-Museum as part of North East Ohio’s main historic thoroughfare. As the ‘Spiritual Father of the Environmental Arts Movement’ and founder of ICEA, David Jakupca wanted the ARK in Berea Eco-Musem to stand out as the global home of the Environmental Arts Movement. Its mission is the Theory of ICEALITY, that is to assist an understanding of the relationships between Humans and their Environment through the Arts, it was imperative that the ARK in BEREA ECO-Museum have a distinctive aesthetic appeal as an  artist’s studio while simultaneously actually helping the environment.

Gothic Revival at the ARK in Berea
“The place that is impressive and where the Ambassador still live and work. David created this sustainable future showplace for the couturiers that caused a sensation when it debuted. In 1994 it appeared on the cover of the Plain Dealers HOME MAGAZINE, the areas prestigious journal, written by Karen Sandstrom”

“It was boule de neige – it snowballed from there.” It was all new what the Jakupca’s were doing then…..and what they still do.” David is very innovative. Because of his style, he did things in the ARK in Berea that were truly workable long before anybody else did. He used recycled materials when they were not fashionable then. He was very ahead of his time. “The Jakupca taste is not for everyone. The Jakupca’s are only interested in their taste: they are sure of what they want and what they have is the best – not just commercially made objects but genuine Art…the ARK in Berea Eco-Museum has actual Egg & Cove molding made with real eggs!

Today, internationally, many of the new robber barons try to emulate the ‘Jakupca Look’ in their houses. A Big Mistake. Today, everyone wants to be green and earth friendly. Only the Jakupca’s can do ‘Jakupca’s Style’… and it looks ridiculous when others try to do it, especially in modern their prefab gated communities. Attempts to copy this look entails a lot of ‘cheating’ without the necessary courage of originality…it comes out looking awful for them. But then that is was makes the ARK in Berea Eco Museum unique.

Renate says selecting items to decorate the Museum from her store comes naturally. She chooses things that remind her of the places she has been and the people she has met on her travels. “I don’t like things to look too designed,’ she says. “David, my husband likes to joke that I can dig through a pile of items and find that one gem that everyone else has missed.” Everything in the store looks as if it has a history–even brand-new items have a soft patina and vintage-inspired charm.


Shoppers find things here they likely wouldn’t find anywhere also. Vintage European clothes, a hand-carved toy from Bavaria, terra-cotta carnival masks from Vienna, and whimsical dolls from Bohemia are just a handful of the fanciful yet functional wares inside the delightful shop. And ‘Vienna Koffee Klatch Salon’  with delicious home made middle eastern European desserts, coffees and teas. These informal Koffee Katcht salons are hosted partly to entertain and partly to refine the taste and increase the knowledge of the participants through conversation followed by action. All treats and activities were free and open to the public.

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ARK in BEREA Bread

“Overall, each items is a part of the whole,” Renate says, ” I just love my work–it truly is a labor of love. I wish I could pick certain pieces and put them in a jar, label it ‘The Vienna Market,’ and put it on my shelf at home. It would always make me smile.”

Tracht'ten Tradition Beer Steins ARK in Berea Eco-Museum

‘I like the atmosphere at the ARK in Berea Eco-Museum to have a layered look with a eclectic European patina, sort of like a rich, old Bohemian feel”
Ambassador Renate
Stone Soup Dinner ARK-in-Berea-Eco-Museum

“The ARK in Berea Eco Museum from the 1970’s has been practically an open house for friends. David makes a ‘soup of the day’ every morning so friends, artists, family, or whoever can just stop by – say hello to our greeter dog Mickey, and feel welcome.” Ambassador Renate

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“The ARK in BEREA Eco-Museum has a soul and personality. It is imbued with the ethnic history, traditions and customs of all our ancestors and people who have come before us…..I am now the steward of that legacy” Said Ambassador Renate “You observe your Family’s children or all the Worlds Children, making the same absurd mistakes, heart-rending mistakes many of which I made at their age. It’s by observing the young, indeed, that you eventually understand the sort of idiot you yourself were once upon a time — and perhaps still are. And before there was nothing you can say or do to prevent it. Now, hopefully the ARK in Berea will set an example for them to follow and enjoying everyday of Life”.

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Ambassador Renate: A Siebenbürger Sachsen Immigrant’s Peace Trail to Cleveland, Ohio and the Worlds Peace Makers Hall of Fame

Ambassador Renate: A Siebenbürger Sachsen Immigrant’s Peace Trail to Cleveland, Ohio and the Worlds Peace Makers Hall of Fame.   Short Link: Theory of Iceality on Environmental Arts

Ambassador Renate: A Siebenbürger Sachsen Immigrant’s Peace Trail to Cleveland, Ohio and into the Worlds Peace Makers Hall of Fame


Ambassador Renate  ~  First Lady of Peace

Renate Jakupca of the Siebenbuergen Saxons along with her husband David Jakupca in 1987 created a revolutionary method for making a sustainable culture of Peace for All the Worlds Children and establishing a whole new scientific field in Environmental Arts and Culture. Her pioneering work on Peace through the ‘Theory of Iceality on Environmental Arts’ has had a significant impact on future peace endeavors and research. A risk-taker, Ambassador Renate has always done things her way: Committed to preserving our planet, she has dedicated her life to finding new and intelligent solutions to address the environmental challenge. Passionate and determined, she is convinced that education for all is the key to a better peaceful world and, through her work at the International Center for Environmental Arts (ICEA), she hopes to contribute to promoting Sustainable Global Peace as a Science for a captivating and fun career path for all the Worlds Children.

World Peace Makers Hall of Fame ambassador Renate Jakupca Iceality
“…..Nach dem Staatsstreich vom 23 August 1944 und der Kriegserklarung Rumaniens am Deutschland zwei Tage spatter spitzte sich die Sicherheitslage Anfang September fur einige sachsische Gemainden im sogenannten Szeklerzipfel bzw. im ungarisch-rumanischen Grenzraum bedrohlich zu. Als deren unmittelbare Folge kam es fur Tausende von alteren Menschen, Frauen und Kindern zure ubersturzten Flucht, die fur einige den Tod, fur die moisten Not, Elend und Heimatverlust mit sich brachte. Im Folgenden soll die Chronologie der militarischen Ereignizze in diesen dramatischen Spatsommertagen nachgezeichnet warden”.

ARK in Berea: “…..Only two days after the coup of 23 August 1944 and the declaration of war on Germany, the security situation beginning in September became threatening for some Saxon Communities in the so-called Székely tip or in the Hungarian Romanian border region.  The direct result of the largest ethnic cleansing in history was death for some people, but for most poverty, misery and loss of home for some  tens of thousands of older people, women and children. This is the beginning of the chronology of the military events that started on that dramatic late summer day.  When Romania signed a peace treaty with the Soviets in 1944, the German military began withdrawing the Saxons from Transylvania: Around 100,000 Germans fled before the Soviet Red Army, but Romania did not conduct the expulsion of Germans as did neighboring countries at war’s end. However, more than 10 Million people including 70,000 Transylvania Saxons ‘disappeared’ after they were arrested by the Soviet Army for alleged cooperation with Germany”.         

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1956 Saxon Dance Troupe at Sachsenheim with Renate Gottschick

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1956 Saxon Dance Troupe at Sachsenheim with Renate Gottschick

Because they were considered Auslandsdeutsche (“Germans abroad”) by the German government, the Saxons had the right to German citizenship. Consequently, numerous Saxons emigrated to Germany and Austria. Renate’s Father, Hans Gottschick, who was born in Waltersdorf, was drafted into the German Army and became a POW in Linz, Austria. After he was was discharge he married Imgard Schlapak and moved to Ried in Immkreis, Austria where Renate was born. The Gottschick Family later emigrated from Austria to Ohio City in Cleveland, Ohio where many of the German/Saxon immigrants congregated. They all lived in an apartment building near the Westside Market until permanent housing and jobs could be found. Across the street from the apartment was St. Emeric Hungarian Catholic Church. In those years, shopping at the Westside Market was pretty much of a daily ritual. There were no big malls. Fries and Schuele was also a store which was visited frequently. It was not easy in those years coming to a new country and life, but there was a bond and togetherness with the German community that is still talked about today. Families in the The Greater Cleveland German community still support each other to this day. Friendships were always cherished amongst the communities. When Renate was very young, going to the Westside Sachsenheim was always special. There were holiday events for children which we always looked forward to. To this day, these events are still going on at the Sachsenheim. Renate met her husband, David,  at the Sachsenheim when his family help start the  Deutshe Musik Verein (German Music School). Renate is an active Member of Branch 4 of the Alliance of Transylvania Saxons.  Sachsenheim is a very special historical place with many memories for them and other people, too. They also remember going to the Hofbrau Haus (which was the Eastside Sachsenheim) on East 55th Street which would have dances every Friday and Saturday nights. You would always see the ethnic community there on those nights! Steve Bensic who started the Hofbrau Haus had a beautiful European setting, and not only for the Germans, but it was a place where all European immigrants could congregate and enjoy themselves. Renate and David used to go to the Hofbrau Haus on Friday and Saturday nights before they got married and they always said how special the place was. It is still talked about today. Since most of the Germans/Saxon were Lutheran, they went to Teutsch Evangelical Lutheran Church, which the Saxons started. Renate married David in 1973 and the celebration afterwords at the Sachsenheim went to 6AM.  They moved to Berea, Ohio and soon afterwards a distinctly off-center collection of counter culture hippies, agrarians, artists, musicians, anarchists, philosophers, immigrants, nudists, students, writers, and some vegetarians started to assemble informally around a primitive campfire at their home in the woods up on banks of the Rocky River in Berea, Ohio. David and Renate Jakupca, welcomed into their woods these social refugees, some staying for only a day, some for years, but always around the Fire. Meanwhile, the campfire reputation as an avant-garde cultural center continued to grow, drawing the likes of sculptor John Puskas, adventurer and poet Daniel Thompson, activist Ione Biggs, and environmentalist John Perera, writer Barb Sherwood, socialite Pat Hitt as well as other members of the international community. This fringe establishment congregating around a rustic fire pit at the ARK in Berea became a lay convent for free thinkers and international intellectuals seeking connections between humankind, nature, culture and the universe is where the Beginning of Greater Cleveland’s Sustainable Movement can be traced to. Later in 1987, it all formed into the International Center for Environmental Arts (ICEA) organization. Her work as an International advocate for All Living Things has led to forming several Theories.  A sense of “principles or methods” of a science as art followed by practice about what it actually takes to develop peaceful World Children.

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ICEA Blueprint 1987

Renate explains that “Living in Peace is what all the  Worlds Children share in common. Why not teach our kids these things in schools? Aren’t they supposed to learn facts that will make their lives better and healthier along with the values to implement them?” To help answer these questions, ICEA was founded by David and Renate Jakupca in 1987 to meet the compelling needs of ordinary citizens for access to current, balanced, understandable information about complex global issues. ICEA was organized into three divisions: Environmental, Humanities, Arts and Culture, this acts as an umbrella organization of affiliated groups that support related agendas with the idea of creating a prototype ICEA Affiliate Centers  that are easily replicable in other communities, cities, states and countries.

ICEA’s mission is the Theory of ICEALITY on Environmental Arts, that is to “Assist in understanding of the relationship between Humans and their Environment through Arts and culture ultimately promoting a sustainable global Culture of Peace between all Living Things (Human, Plant and Animal Kingdoms)”.  As the first professional organization to be solely dedicated to this endeavor, this has made ICEA a leader in the Environmental Arts Movement and a force for socially responsible activity. ICEA’s unique holistic approach for advocating environmental issues through Iceality was enthusiastically accepted by the United Nations and ICEA was invited to participate in the 1992 EARTH SUMMIT in Rio de Janeiro. David and Renate were on location in Canada but Ben Chavis carried the artwork entitled ‘For the Children’ to the earth Summit for exhibition. “The International Center for Environmental Arts (ICEA) is the blueprint that all NGO organizations should aspire to worldwide. Inspirational, groundbreaking, innovative, encouraging and most important all inclusive. Creativity is strong in ICEA’s hands”. Ben Chavis, UCC at the Earth Summit 1992.

Iceality Worlds Children Ambassador Renate Jakupca

In 1987, the Jakupca’s ‘Theory of Iceality on Environmental Arts’ became the universal peace equation that outlined the fundamentals of the   Science behind the developing a sustainable Culture of Peace and Global Harmony for All Living Things.

For the World Conference on Human Rights, 14-25 June 1993, Vienna, Austria: Renate returned to her Heimatland as an Official United Nations Observer to the World Conference on Human Rights. At the Conference on Human Rights, Renate, with the approval of U.S. Delegates, Jimmy Carter and Geraldine Ferraro, began recycling and promoting United Nations’ World InternecineMatrix19Conferences through ICEA here in Cleveland. With this partnership with the United Nations, ICEA has influenced a global audience of literally billions of the Worlds Children. The Bosnian War in former Yugoslavia was going on just south of Vienna during the Human Rights Conference. The Neighbor in Need Program was in effect at the Conference with members of the human rights monitoring team which was composed of international representatives assisting in organizing the largest private donor initiative program in the Balkans. Over 42,000 tons of food and medicine were carried by truck loads to 300,000 refugees and dislocated persons (Muslims, Croats and Serbs). The relief deliveries and the distribution were channeled through the Austrian Red Cross and Caritas and the truck loads of goods was dispatched, and the Austrian people were personally thanked by the Secretary General of the United Nations, Boutros Boutros-Ghali. Working with the Neighbor in Need Program, Renate realized that war affects the Worlds Children in different ways. First, those children are dependent on the care, compassion, and attention of family around them. These family bonds are often disrupted in times of war and refugee children may be forced to substitute care with strangers or lose all adult protection. During the Bosnian War, they were known as “unaccompanied children”. David Jakupca told me during our interview that “…at the UN Conference on Human Rights – Revisited in Cleveland, Ohio, Renate went immediately to the leaders of the Cleveland community with Dr. Werner Lange, Director of the InterChurch Council of Cleveland to organize a local Neighbor in Need Program for Bosnia. This humanitarian action was eventually supported by US Ambassador Milton Wolfe and reached the office of President Bill Clinton. Her lifetime of work advocating for All the Worlds Children at ICEA has been providing training and community networking opportunities for youth for almost 30 years while sponsoring environmental educational workshops, conferences, and national and international exhibitions promoting the building of multicultural diversity and greater global cooperation. This has won her critical acclaim from scores of international institutions and countries including several from the United Nations, the Nelson Mandela Peace Medal, the German Expolino Award, the Helen Prize and the Freedom Award. Ambassador Renate, as the First Lady of Peace is a living marvel as the worlds foremost campaigner for All the Worlds Children. During her travels around the World with the United Nations Worlds Conference Program Ambassador Renate has met many of the world’s most influential people including Mr. and Mrs Nelson Mandela, Hillary Clinton, Fidel Castro, Yasser Arafat, Jane Fonda, Presidents and Ambassadors from all 140 countries. Also, numerous leaders in business, education, activist, entertainers and many more connected with the UN Conferences.And that is just part of her story.

Internecine Martrix 001As a life long champion against social injustice and defender of basic rights Ambassador Renate garnered her share enemy’s. This became painfully apparent after HABITAT II. The Second United Nations Conference on Human Settlements HABITAT II was held in Istanbul, Turkey from June 3–14, 1996. Renate recycled the UN Conference and it was packed up in Istanbul, Turkey and sent safely to ICEA HQ’s in Cleveland, Ohio to be an official part Cleveland’s Bicentennial Celebration: Ironically entitled “the Spirit of Habitat II – What is a City but its People”, it was set up and opened for a private showing but never opened to the public. Shysters and charlatans masquerading as legitimate business and civic leaders convinced the Cleveland Public Library to close it down immediately, hoping to bankrupt and close ICEA.  The Cleveland International Council was formed to replace ICEA when that happened.  Fortunately, others in the community stepped forward and that did not happen.  The exhibition was taken apart and set up in various locations around the city and what could not be used was sent to ahead to South Africa, the exhibitions next destination. A detailed account can be found in the  ‘The Internecine Matrix’. 

The 1999 International Helen Prize Humanitarian Award was conferred on Ambassador Renate acknowledging that treacherous attack on a United Nations Exhibition in Cleveland, Ohio.    helen-prize-ambassador-renate-iceality-caldicott

We wish You Peace and Iceality quote Ambassador Renate


“The World Conferences-Revisited Program will, in all its work, endeavor to speak out clearly in favor of local, regional and global long-term interests that allow basic problems to be addressed. It will seek always in its work, to promote the interests of the poor, underprivileged and disenfranchised, and show to future generations that multicultural development is an essential ingredient for sustainable development” says Ambassador Renate. InternecineMatrix7 The result of this major global public promotion at the United Nations level is that the Theory of Iceality on Environmental Arts is now considered as the cornerstone of the modern sustainable global Environmental Art Movement and this concept is now replicated by artists, architects, urban planners and sustainable organizations throughout the World, reflecting a still growing global audience. To Read More on Ambassador Renate’s United Nations Revisited Program   ‘click here’ Growing up in Greater Cleveland  and basing the International Center for Environmental Arts (ICEA) there, she has received  the recognition and respect from elected officials there ever since Cleveland Mayor George Voinovich presented the first one in 1982. Mr. Baba Brohi, Pakistan Peace Emissary, founder of Pakistan World Peace Daily and educator in the field of Iceality education supports Ambassador Renate because she is totally committed to her vision and that acts as an inspiration to young people everywhere  to contribute to the peace process by creating a nexus of young international leaders committed to building a better future for themselves and all generations of the Worlds Children. On April 16, 1997, David and Renate Jakupca was appointed by Herr Lukardis von Studinitz, Generalkommissiart EXPO2000, as American Cultural Ambassadors to EXPO2000, the Worlds Fair held in Hanover, Germany. Also appointed as EXPO 2000 Goodwill Ambassador from the United States was golfing legend Arnold Palmer.  They created the project named ‘The US 31ff3-internecinematrix023Network for EXPO2000′ ( ) and modeled after the successful UN Conferences-revisited program. and would be the first time the internet would be used in conjunction with an overseas exhibition. Because of the success of the ‘The US Network for EXPO2000’ project, people from all over the world would use its internet data base to find information on the Fair. Renate Jakupca would eventually spend six month’s in Germany. As part of EXPO 2000’s ‘Culture on the Move’ segment. American Cultural Ambassadors David and Renate Jakupca addressed the 140 Nation Assembly of the concept for a permanent universal symbol of renewal and peace on earth for all living inhabitants through the ‘Theory of Iceality on Environmental Arts’. This Universal Symbol of Living Peace was the Worlds Children Peace Monument (WCPM). This project was initiated in cooperation with the United Nations 2000 Culture of Peace Program and organized in support of the UN Decade of Peace and Non-Violence for the Children of the World and the United Nations Millennium Development Goals. At the closing of EXPO2000 in October 2000 she was instructed that this not the end of her work as Ambassador but just the just the beginning as its representative on the impact of the future of Mankind.

  • Worlds Children Peace Monument Ambassador Renate IcealityHowever, Ambassador Renate’s humanitarian actions are even more spirited than her words here is a partial list of international projects she has piloted: • ‘People not Mascots’ Logo – The ‘People Not Mascots’ Logo is meant to be a Native American protest caricature of the racists Chief Wahoo logo of the Cleveland Indians Baseball team. The “People not Mascots’ Logo gained international popular attention when it was it exhibited by ICEA at the 1993 UN World Conference on Human Rights held in Vienna, Austria and has become one of the most recognized anti-racists logo’s in existence changing the way people worldwide view the trillion dollar sports industry. ARK in Berea The historic A.R.K. in Berea is the first structure in Cuyahoga County, Ohio to incorporate sustainable building concepts from the Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro in 1992. Hand built in 1994 as a work of art by Environmental Artists David and Renate Jakupca. It is a practical design study for the ‘Theory of Iceality in Environmental Arts’ for future buildings and for the global headquarters of the International Center for Environmental Arts (ICEA) and Cleveland’s Eco Village. It is also a pioneer structure for the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Certification developed by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) in 1998. The A.R.K. is hybrid structure utilizing cob, straw bales, aluminum cans, used tires, and recycled construction materials, It helped to address the environmental problems through ‘iceality’ of large urban areas and the trend of remodeling rather than demolishing and rebuilding existing structures. The ARK in Berea is used as an eco-museum, community center, and art studio of American Cultural Ambassadors David and Renate Jakupca. It is recognized as the ‘Birthplace of the sustainable Environmental Art Movement and is registered with the Berea Historical Society, Western Reserve Historical Society and the Ohio Historical Society. Worlds Children Peace Monument (WCPM) – The concept of a permanent universal symbol of renewal and living peace for all living things was conceived at EXPO200.  It was organized in support of the UN Decade of Peace and Non-Violence for the Children of the World and the United Nations Millennium Development Goals. The incorporation of the rights of flora and fauna in a “Universal Peace Equation” is the first major change in achieving a sustainable global Culture Peace on Earth in over 2000 Years “Theory of Iceality on Environmental Arts” is The  Science behind Peace and Global Harmony.  Developed in 1987, it is the practical study on the aesthetics of the relationship between Humans and their Environment through Arts and Culture, ultimately promoting an effective sustainable global Culture of Peace between all Living Things ~ Human, Plant and Wildlife Kingdoms!    The incorporation of the rights of flora and fauna in a “Universal Peace Equation” is the first major change in achieving a sustainable global Culture Peace on Earth in over 2000 Years.
  • The “Iceality Methodology”  – is the the most powerful tool in the history of Social Activism……on Facebook! Utilizing the 1987 “Theory of Iceality on Environmental Arts”, the ‘Iceality Methodology’ was developed at EXPO2000 the Worlds Fair held in Hanover Germany to promote the building of the Worlds Children Peace Monument (WCPM) and the Great American Peace Trail.  Originally designed for MYSPACE, The ‘Iceality Methodology’ has been ‘borrowed’ as a tool for social change by virtually every social activist organization and group on Facebook and is used by over 3 Billion people in a still growing audience. Building the National Coast-to-Coast ‘Great American Peace Trail’ – The “Worlds Children Peace Monument” (WCPM) and the “Great American Peace Trail” (GAPT) Projects are international, public participatory art projects designed to engage children with cross-cultural awareness in order to attain the common goal of sharing peace and diversity with their neighbors. The Department of Peacebuilding – Democrats of the Congessional Black Caucus are using the Theory of Iceality on Environmental Arts as a model for a proposed a new federal agency

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0c49a-iceaanniversary3aSERVICE WITHOUT PROFIT or GLORY:    In their 2012 Iceality Silver Revelation, the Jakupca’s called for the Greater Cleveland area to come together to design and create the comprehensive system changes to heal this planet and humanity. In this respect, Renate and David are to be considered a philosophical influence behind the dawning of the millennium’s Sustainable Age. In their works, the Jakupca’s called for a development of their avant-garde trilateral symmetry of social systems to align this vision with real-world social conditions and logistics that contend with the problems facing earth’s future. Recalling Einstein’s admonition, paraphrased here, that a problem cannot be solved by the same thinking that created the problem in the first place. The Jakupca’s, being ever mindful of the ecospheric integrity, advocated that the Iceality on Environmental Arts should be practical and have as a holistic purpose the improvement of all living things and ending ecocide. They always proposed that to accelerate the core building blocks of society, all environment/scientific/artistic work should be done in conjunction for charitable purposes –  ‘service without profit or glory’, so they never put financial restrictions on their work. Renate is an indispensable mentor for tomorrow’s young leaders – as you can see she also performs an invaluable function with today’s political, civic, environmental, cultural, religious and other devoted advocates…..all the Worlds Children have found a common meeting ground in Iceality with Ambassador Renate’s generous assistance. Time Magazine Heroes of the planet american cultural ambassadors david renate jakupca iceality The Science behind Peace and Global Harmony should be practical and have as a universal primary purpose the designing of useful things for the improvement of All the Worlds Children. This changed the course of Art in history, from a merely contemplative state, as it was found in ancient times, to a practical, inventive modern state – and this will, it time, continue to lead to the new ‘Methods of Iceality’ that will make possible the Sustainable Age, a Culture of Peace for all Living Things in the following centuries.


Ladies and Gentlemen,
It is a privilege and honor for David and I to be here and for me to share my thoughts with you today as the recipient of this Honorary Doctorate from an Institution that plays such a big part in developing the potential and talent of All the Worlds Children living in so many different parts of the world.

Forty-six  years ago when I received my High School Diploma from Parma High School, I never dreamt I would be standing here today robed in scarlet. In accepting this award, I pay tribute to the heroic, inspirational activists I have worked alongside, including activists in Africa, Egypt, China, Russia, Ukraine, Serbia, Croatia, Iran, Saudi Arabia, Baluchistan, Pakistan, Nigeria, Iraq, Palestine and America.

The greatest honor I’ve had in my life is the privilege to know and support so many amazing, courageous human rights defenders around the world. I walk in their shadow, humbled by their bravery and sacrifice.

I am a Transylvania Saxon and was born in a small village in Austria, shortly after the Second World War. We lived disconnected from the world, but, at a very early stage in my life I found a language which helped me connect to the world and other peoples and other nations. This was and is the language of the arts and culture. This is a language without boundaries and it travels freely and safely among the people of the world.

Speaking this very unique language from an early age after immigrating to Cleveland, Ohio, I have always felt that the world is what we make of it. I just had to find the right way to communicate this idea, so that I could make my own contribution to building a more peaceful world through the arts with the help of an intercultural dialogue.

Thirty years after the creation of the Theory of Iceality on Environmental Arts, the ‘Universal Peace Equation’ was incorporated at EXPO 2000 in Hanover, Germany. Designed to end the “plague of conflict,” we know all too well that human consciousness has not reached the level where war is unthinkable. All the Worlds Children, especially in poor countries, continue to suffer from the effects of violent conflict. Wars are diverting scarce human and financial resources from key areas such as healthcare and education to military spending, thereby reinforcing poverty, undermining economic growth and stunting progress of nations on all development indicators. In the developed countries, we are perpetuating the culture of conflict by spending the majority of our resources on maintaining the instruments of war, as if the lasting peace can be achieved through the threat of violence.

To the Children, your contribution towards peace is indispensable, because youth is synonymous with creativity and we need creativity to build a global sustainable Culture of Peace. Don’t accept the world as it is. Dream about what the world could be – then help make it happen. Be skeptical, question authority and be a rebel. Do not conform and don’t be ordinary. Remember, all human progress is the result of far-sighted people challenging orthodoxy, tradition and rich, powerful, vested interests. Be daring, show imagination and take risks. You need to use the Theory of Iceality to pursue innovative thinking and action not as an option but as a necessity, for the current state of the world attests that business-as-usual approaches to building peace and sustainable development are not working.

The Worlds Children Peace Monument – the pioneering international project designed to promote peace around the world for all living things, is based on the recognition that sustainable peace begins within Iceality. For me, peace starts with accepting and celebrating differences that distinguish us from each other and at the same time unite us in one family: Human, Animal and Plants. We need to live in unity, serve others compassionately and lead peacefully towards a bright future for All the Worlds Children.

Iceality is a value-driven force that helps individuals and communities define their identities and find spiritual, intellectual, emotional and moral fulfillment.

Promoting the shared awareness of Iceality removes important bases for emergence or re-emergence of violence, and builds personal and social capacity for sustainable peace. Iceality also directly contributes to the achievement of important human developmental goals, such as eradicating poverty, promoting gender equality, combating diseases, and ensuring environmental sustainability.

I am committed to an Iceality based intercultural dialogue and was very fortunate to start working with David in Cleveland in founding the ARK in Berea and developing the International Center for Environmental Arts in Cleveland, Ohio.

ICEA has  created joint WCPM programs, thinking and working together with other enlightened Worlds Children in celebration of each others rich, multi-layered culture. These are programs are where the community, business and religious leaders and the government administration joined hands with the young and old, and each one involved contributing to the goal in whichever way they could.   The goal is to impart young people with attaining an education, with technical skills which would raise their employability and contribution to a sustainable global society as social entrepreneurs.

International diplomacy through Iceality is the key for us to understand and to create space for an inter-cultural dialogue, and thereby to make the best use of the enormous spiritual and intellectual wealth that the Earth beholds – All the Worlds Children.

May you all have the good fortune to know someone who will give you the motivation to experience the joy and satisfaction you receive from helping others.

With these thoughts in mind, I proudly but humbly stand before you to accept this Honorary Doctorate on Environmental Arts and Peace Sciences which you have so kindly bestowed upon me.
Peace Friends~
Ambassador Renate

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Written by Eugene Schiopota

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Worlds Peace Maker Hall of Fame (Peacemaker)

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World Peacemakers Hall of Fame

Worlds Peace Makers Hall of Fame:
The History of Peacemakers
By Eugene Schiopota

Whether it’s raising awareness or calling citizens to action, the Worlds Peace Makers and Peace Keepers have played a significant role in connecting people with a common goal of social change. The History of Peacemakers seeks to broaden the understanding of and possibilities for world peace. The Worlds Peace Makers Hall of Fame includes anthropologists, economists, historians, political scientists, sociologists, and other scholars and students of movements for peace and social justice, international and military affairs, transnational and cross-cultural analyses, and literary studies. The Worlds Peace Makers Hall of Fame has little to do with mainstream social activism in the World today, rather it has much to do with the mainstream of human civilization as it has developed throughout the planet for thousands of years. Here is a timeline of some key people in peace activism, most of which resulted in a physical protest or directly affected change. Drawn from around the world, we are concerned with making peace research relevant to the scholarly disciplines, policy makers, and to their own societies.

This is an place for people who seriously desire to contribute to building a global sustainable Culture of Peace for All Living Things.. Do you remember where you were at these moments in history?
Stop by and your story with us in the comments below.


During years of leadership and resistance against the British colonization of the Indian subcontinent, Mahatma Gandhi’s beliefs never wavered on nonviolence. Gandhi’s philosophy on nonviolence was his trademark: “Nonviolence is the greatest force at the disposal of mankind. It is mightier than the mightiest weapon of destruction devised by the ingenuity of man.” He stood firm in his beliefs on nonviolent protest (i.e., passive resistance including hunger strikes) and religious tolerance. When Hindus and Muslims committed acts of violence, whether against the ruling British (or against each other), he fasted until the fighting would cease. He was imprisoned many years for treason against the British Crown. Well-versed in yoga and meditation, he used his mind to not only endure, but conquer his imprisonment. Starved for extensive periods of food, drink and human companionship, he learned to stay alive and not give in. The British, in a struggle to hold on to a valuable colony, wanted him to publicly recant his beliefs in the cause of Indian freedom and cease his resistance efforts.  The British finally relented (in 1947), not to a military victory, but over-overwhelmingly to a triumph of the human will. Subsequently with independence, the countries of India and Pakistan were born–with Gandhi emerging as a hero and father of a new Indian Nation.

nelson mandela   NELSON MANDELA
Nelson Mandela spent most of his life as a prisoner of the government of White-apartheid South Africa for acts of sabotage and treason (the usual reaction of an occupier to dissent). He often gazed at the ceiling of his cell and imagined tropical islands and women among the paint splotches and cracks. Such things occupied his mind and retained his sanity. Many hunger strikes and silent days blended into a 30-year ordeal of imprisonment. Times changed and the overriding bloodbath of whites vs. blacks never occurred as cooler heads on both sides prevailed. Mandela was released in 1990 and went on to assume the presidency of a new biracial republic. Mandela’s accomplishment of reconciling whites and blacks in one of history’s most cruelly divided nations is a phenomena of almost miraculous success.

martin-luther-king-jr  MARTIN LUTHER KING Jr
He was not a perfect man or a saint. But when he got behind the podium the World changed. Like Jesus, he brought the poor and disenfranchised the one thing they really needed–HOPE. We knew already that what he said was true–everyone knew deep inside that all races and ethnicity’s were equal in front of man and G-d. He taught us that to sustain racism was to deny our own intelligence, to deny humanity itself. And yes, the government stalked him and called him a communist, but he was a man beyond political systems and the facades of society. The assassin’s bullet could not quiet THE DREAM. But with freedom comes a responsibility to improve society and stamp out hatred. If King were alive today, he would be concerned about our world. How the minorities fight the wars that only the rich benefit from. How the last presidential election went down. The death of the middle class in America. I dreamed of Dr. King and saw tears in his eyes…..

President of the Arab Republic of Egypt 1970-1981. Sadat was a man of great vision. He laid a foundation for peace in 1977 when he paid a historic visit to Jerusalem; paving the way for Egyptian-Israeli negotiations which culminated in the Camp David framework for peace in the Middle East in 1978. This framework led to the 1979 Egyptian-Israeli peace treaty by the virtue of which Israel withdrew from Sinai to begin the establishment of peace in the region. The two countries then established diplomatic relations in 1982.
Killed by an assassin’s bullet, all can agree that the Middle East and the world need more great leaders like President Mohamed Anwar El- Sadat.

Jimmy Carter  Thirty-ninth president of the United States, served as president from January 20, 1977 to January 20, 1981. He championed human rights throughout the world. Significant foreign policy accomplishments of his administration included the Panama Canal treaties, the Camp David Accords, the treaty of peace between Egypt and Israel, the SALT II treaty with the Soviet Union, and the establishment of U.S. diplomatic relations with the  Republic of China.
In 1982 he founded The Carter Center. Actively a nonprofit Center that addresses national and international issues of public policy. Carter Center fellows, associates, and staff join with President Carter in efforts to resolve conflict, promote democracy, protect human rights, and prevent disease and other afflictions. President Carter and The Carter Center have engaged in conflict mediation in Ethiopia and Eritrea (1989), North Korea (1994), Liberia (1994), Haiti (1994), Bosnia (1994), Sudan (1995), the Great Lakes region of Africa (1995-96), Sudan and Uganda (1999), and Venezuela (2002-2003). Through the Global 2000 program, the Center advances health and agriculture in the developing world.


Mikhail Gorbachev  MIKHAIL GORBACHEV
In September 1978, Leonard Brezhnev, head of the Soviet Union, made a minor decision that would start a fundamental shift in the history of the world. Brezhnev’s careful compromise in appointing Mikhail Gorbachev to the governing Central Committee would eventually lead to the peaceful break-up of the Soviet Union, ending the Cold War. Gorbachev, unknown at the time, was very different from his “old guard” peers on the Committee. Gorbachev was young, energetic, and an idealist.
The political structure of the Soviet Union was the result of the influence of Joseph Stalin. Stalin took the political system unleashed by the communist revolution of 1917 and turned it into a killing machine built on a political system of socialist conformity. Stalin’s firm hand suppressing the people survived his death. The breakup of the Soviet Union and the release of the Eastern Bloc countries were inevitable–given the economic failure of the Soviet system in the 1970’s and early 80’s. The Soviets had fallen far behind the West in economic development.
Gorbachev had absolute power because he was the supreme leader of the Soviet Union and Communist Party. He had a great desire to reach the common people and have a dialogue with them. He realized that “Perestroika”, the process of change, must be started from above–but the common people must be taught about democracy. Gorbachev went through towns and villages carrying his message of change. He promoted idealists like himself to the higher levels of government. One of these idealists was Boris Yelsin who went on to initiate Russia into democracy and lead the early Russian Republic.
Gorbachev guided the Soviet Union and the release of the Eastern Bloc countries through a bloodless transition from communism to democracy. This massive achievement qualifies Mikhail Gorbachev as one of the greatest peacemakers of the 20th Century.

Lech_Wałęsa  LECH WALESA
The efforts of Lech Walesa, leader of Polish Solidarity (the early union movement in communist Poland), culminated in the achievement of the “Gdansk Agreement” (ratified October 9, 1980) which prepared the way for the Solidarity movement’s legalization. Walesa accomplished this through leadership, organizational abilities and a series of “illegal” labor strikes. However, the following December, the Solidarity movement was crushed by the communist Polish militia and Walesa (and others from the movement) were imprisoned.
By the tenth anniversary of the “Gdansk Agreement”, Walesa was out of prison and communism in Poland was faltering (as well as in all of Eastern Europe and Russia). Walesa’s primary biographer tributes him as “an epochal figure, who shaped a country’s struggle for sovereignty and freedom, played a central role in the collapse of communism and established the contours of his country’s new vibrant democracy and free market economy.”
Lech Walesa achieved great goals through peaceful ideas.

leo-tolstoy  LEO TOLSTOY
Author of War and Peace, Tolstoy is considered one of histories greatest thinkers on the issue of World Peace. He wrote many articles on the subject of peace — some involve actual letters from soldiers seeking advice. His message to soldiers still rings true: “You are a soldier…you have been brought to ‘pacify’…it has been instilled in you that you are not responsible for the consequences of your shots. But you know that the man who falls bleeding from your shot is killed by you and by no one else…”
Tolstoy believed that “Armies will only be diminished and abolished when people cease to trust governments, and themselves seek salvation from the miseries that oppress them, and seek safety, not by the complicated and delicate [efforts] of diplomats, but in the simple fulfillment of that law binding upon every man, inscribed in all religious teachings, and present in every heart, not to do to others what you wish them not to do to you-above all not to slay your neighbors.” (1896)

American Cultural Ambassadors & First Lady of Peace

They are the builders of the “Worlds Children Peace Monument”  (WCPM) and the “Great American Peace Trail”.  The noted Cleveland  husband and wife team are recognized for their pioneering work in the Environmental Art Movement to help create a more sustainable, equitable and peaceful World in modern times. Through their international advocacy and educational activities promoting from a cultural perspective, the Jakupca’s have contributed to the revitalization of cultural and environmental diversity, and the strengthening of local communities and economies worldwide. In 1987, by founding the International Center for Environmental Arts (ICEA) at the historic ARK in Berea, they have combined their expertise in ecology, art and culture to really unravel the evolutionary dynamics of humanity. Their original ‘Theory of Iceality on Environmenta Arts’ , is the first fundamental change in developing a Culture of Peace in over 2000 years. The Theory underscores Nature’s view about the integrative universal process of freedom and is the first to connect not only Man, but all Living Things (Human, Plant and Wildlife Kingdoms) to achieving a sustainable global Culture of Peace.”.

In the early stages of her life, she was fascinated by the stories of missionaries. At the age of 18, she joined the Sisters of Loreto in Calcutta (Now, Kolkata) in order to start the charity works and spread the message of love in the world. Sister Teresa became Mother Teresa on 24th May 1937. She taught from 1931 to 1948.
The condition of the poor people outside the convent school where she was teaching were utterly bad. It, indeed, hurt her very deeply. She understood the need of the hour to help the destitute. With courage and divinity, she had started an open-air school for the slum dwellers of Calcutta. She did not stop with the service of teaching the poor children. She had also taught the adults and gave medical treatments to the ill patients by providing the basic amenities such as hospitals and clinics. She has been better known for starting off “Missionaries of Charity” with her pupils. Shishu Bhavan, establishment of center for AIDS patients and many Homes had also been started for the orphanages. Her service is still being followed in many parts of the world. She is an ideal person to be a good social worker and set as an example to the entire world as the icon of peace and love.
Mother Teresa is one of the greatest human beings of all time! A gift for the poor and destitute. She had received many high profiled awards. Some of them were:

* Padmashree award in 1962
* Nobel Peace Prize in 1979
* Bharat Ratna in 1980
* The Pope John XXIII Peace Prize
* Order of Merit from Queen Elizabeth
* Medal of Freedom

John Lennon   JOHN LENNON
He rests in Strawberry Fields,
A victim of a single madman,
Tied to a single bullet.
He said “give peace a chance,”
But they continued to fight,
And die.
He hated violence,
But in the end it consumed him,
Like the fire of lit match,
To the unwinds of a rope.
But he saw above the eyes of most men,
That war was a waste of time, lives,
And energy.
And an unsettling feeling,
That all war will end,
When the last human,
Takes his final breath…

Peace Carved in Stone,

~ Worlds Children Peace Monument  ~ Peace Carved in Stone is the Universal  Symbol of Living Peace

“Peace Hero’s”Article By Christa Herbert  Parma, Ohio
Written as part of the groundbreaking ceremony for the Parma Peace Stone on International Peace Day, Sept 21, 2012 at South Park, Parma Ohio.

Reference Links:
National Endowment of the Arts
Ohio Arts Council
International Center for Environmental Arts 
City of Cleveland

City of Parma