Friday, November 11, 2016


Amb. Dr. Eric Melwani

Culture is defined by Merriam- Webster as: the beliefs, customs, arts, etc., of a particular society, group, place, or time. Thus, we must create the Golden Rule Culture where our beliefs, customs and ways revolve around treating others the same way we want others to treat us. Let us do unto others as we would have them do unto us. As we make this our way of living, we will create a Culture of the Golden Rule.

The principle of the Golden Rule requires us to treat others the same way we want to be treated. This principle is the key to global peace. When we treat others with respect, honor and dignity, we will receive that same treatment in return. Thus, strife, hatred and violence will be eradicated. When we impact our homes, we will in return impact our communities. It will impact our nation on the bigger scale, thus creating a global culture of the Golden Rule.

The principle of the Golden Rule will also create national unity. It will unite everyone when we treat others the same way we desire others to treat us. This powerful principle will bring down the walls of disunity, discord and confusion. When we are driven to do good to others, we will show them the power of love and goodness. How can anyone not respond to love and goodness? Thus, when we sow good, then we will reap good. It will be a 'boomerang effect' in that, what leaves us will return back to us.

By creating the Golden Rule Culture we are a promoting a system of honoring others. When we honor others, we are creating a culture that values others and their contributions. This will also create an environment of honor. Honor will bring positive changes to our nations; making the world a better place to live. Thus, we must live the Golden Rule and change how we treat and communicate with others.

The Golden Rule Culture will create peace amongst all people and is the most effective peace policy ever.  As we speak the language of the Golden Rule, we will promote peace and goodwill to all our encounters. Thus, we must treat others the same way we want to be treated!


This article was written by Dr. Eric Melwani

Dr. Erick Melwani is a Golden Rule World Peace Ambassador and a statesman with iChange Nations. Working with Ambassador Dr. Clyde Rivers, he travels around the world with the message of the value of life and the Golden Rule. He also pastors the church of Many Waters in Orlando, Florida with his wife Dr. Janet Melwani.

Thursday, November 10, 2016


Dr. Nashon Walker, Kim Thomas, and Dr. Clyde Rivers

Global Peace Ambassador, Dr. Clyde Rivers presented the iChange Nations’™ Distinguished Leadership Medallion to Kim Thomas, who was recognized for her role in preventing a violent reaction in the City of Harrisburg Pennsylvania, following the tragic loss of her 20-year-old son who was shot and killed by Harrisburg police responding to a domestic violence call on August 7, 2016.  The incident occurred during a time in which violent retaliations to police shootings were breaking out all over the United States. However, when it happened in Harrisburg, this mother had a different response.

The presentation was made during the HoodRise Nation's second annual Golden Rule Award Ceremony hosted by founder and president, Dr. Nashon Walker, in Harrisburg, PA on Sunday, November 6, 2016. As Ambassador Rivers presented the award to Thomas, he told her, “You exemplified courage, saved a city, empowered a nation, and your son’s loss was not in vain.”

Two days after losing her son, Thomas gathered with civic and religious leaders in a local church for a community meeting with the Harrisburg Chief of Police, Thomas Carter.  She not only chose the higher road, by not lashing out at law enforcement, but she asked the Chief of Police and the community to make sure that another mother would not have to go through the same thing.  In a local TV news segment, she is seen embracing the police chief in expressing her desire for unity.

As he fought back his own emotions, due the magnitude of her peaceful and Golden Rule response, Dr. Rivers told a tearful Kim Thomas, “We are grateful for your heart. You are truly a leader; and the whole world and all of America needs to understand the goodness of God in your life and in your heart.”

Kim Thomas received a standing ovation as Dr. Rivers’ words caused the audience to realize the significance of what this young mother had done in establishing a global example of forgiveness and the Golden Rule.

“We’re not part of promoting the negativity that often surrounds the conflicts between law enforcement and young African American men,” affirms Dr. Rivers. “We are highlighting people like Kim Thomas, who have chosen the way of peace and the Golden Rule, in responding to tragedy. She is a powerful example to the whole world and we were honored to be part of this special moment in history.” 

Dr. Clyde Rivers is the Founder and President of iChange Nations™ a professional institution that builds Statesmen by equipping, mentoring and training highly esteemed individuals who have the desire to change nations throughout the world. The organization is seeking to bring global awareness by strategically helping nations to educate, train and support the Nation Building Process designed to improve the dignity and betterment of human life. This international platform focuses on establishing effective relationships to help people understand the value of honor and basic human rights.

One of the focuses of iChange Nations™ and Dr. Rivers is to honor and uphold the value of mankind. Recognizing that every life is created – for a purpose, with a purpose – we need to preserve the gift of purpose in others. By exercising Golden Rule Dialogue in any arena of the world, you will notice a value on others that is exercised in the process. When an individual recognizes that his or her voice is being heard, it changes the dynamics of the situation and creativity is allowed to manifest. Seeking to understand each other’s perspective is crucial to this process.

iChange Nations™ is, at this time, the World’s Largest Honoring Network, Establishing Cultures of Honor around the world. ICN has established a system that is bringing back honor to the world. They look to honor people at global, national, state and community levels, that have made positive contributions in helping mankind. It is no wonder that Golden Rule Dialogue and honoring others are going hand-in-hand to change the world.

Golden Rule Ambassador Clyde Rivers is the Representative for the Golden Rule International and the Interfaith Peace-Building Initiative, North American Division to the United Nations – New York. Interfaith Peace-Building Initiative is affiliated with the Department of Public Record (DPI) – United Nations, as well as affiliated with the United Religious Initiative (URI), an Interfaith Peace organization.

The Golden Rule International Award is now established in 120 nations of the world. This organization seeks out top achievers that live the Golden Rule in their everyday life. This is a new global ethic that the leadership of the Golden Rule International Award, Patron, Former President of Ethiopia, Girma Wolde and Ambassador Mussie Hailu, have embraced and are promoting globally.


This article was written by Christopher G. Green

Christopher Green is an international columnist/writer with the Global Journalism Award winning team of Dr. Clyde Rivers and iChange Nations Social Media News™.

Wednesday, November 9, 2016


Honorees in Chicago

The wisest man who ever lived once said; “A man’s gift makes room for him, and brings him before great men.” (Proverbs 18:16). I recently had the privilege of traveling to Chicago, Illinois to be with Ambassador Clyde Rivers and several Golden Rule Peace Ambassadors, as representatives of the “iChange Nations” family.  As we converged on the Windy City, the vision to create cultures of honor was set before us. Eight Ambassadors from across the country, from diverse backgrounds and cultures, yet we were intent on one purpose.  We came to seek out those who deserve to receive a gift of honor.

Honor is a gift because it is unsolicited. Honor is a gift because it cost us something.  We paid a price to go and recognize others who have paid a price to serve others. Honor is a gift because it encourages those weary hands who work tirelessly to encourage others. Honor is the perfect gift because it is available to every human being to give. Honoring others truly brought us before great men and women. 

Amb. Dr. Clyde Rivers and Dr. Gary Slutkin
We were thrilled to meet with Dr. Gary Slutkin and his assistant Angalia Bianca with Cure Violence at the University of Chicago. Dr. Slutkin has followed up an impressive career with the World Health Organization to help those suffering around the world from epidemic diseases to establish Cure Violence.

This organization is treating violence as a disease and helping people in several nations to break this destructive lifestyle. Some of those that are cured return to their old neighborhoods as social workers to help others overcome as well. What a moving moment it was to watch Ambassador Dr. Clyde Rivers honor over 20 of these heroes.

We also met Cobe Williams who starred in the documentary film “The Interrupters”and is Cure Violence’s International trainer.  Cobe is a perfect example of a life that has been changed and is now helping others.

We also had the pleasure of producing a TV broadcast with our new friends at Christ Family TV Network.  Ambassador Rivers honored several deserving church leaders, followed up by interviewing fellow Peace Ambassadors, Dr. Charles Kinuthia, founder of the One Stop Tax Service Franchises, and Dr. Nashon Walker, founder of Hoodrise Nation, an outreach to the inner city where he brings hope, every day, to young people through music and mentorship.

Another treat was meeting Golden Rule Ambassador Coach Tony Branch.  Tony’s accomplishments are numerous, but I was particularly impressed with the 10 years that he coached women’s basketball.  He not only taught them how to play the game, but he taught them about life.  Over 100 of these young athletes received college scholarships thanks to their hard work, but also thanks to Coach Tony opening doors and seeing them through.  Even though his job was done, he stayed connected to these young ladies to help them through their 4 years of college.

When you create a culture of honor, you can’t help but be built up just by being in presence of other people of influence. It's always great to be surrounded by great leaders;  Ambassador Dr. Clyde Rivers, Dr. Donni Pitzl, Dr. Michal Pitzl, Dr. Brian Williams, Dr. Charles Kinuthia, Dr. Nashon Walker and Mr. Johnny Vega.


This article was written by Amb. Dr. Dan Justice

Dr. Dan Justice is a Golden Rule World Peace Ambassador and part of the iChange Nations. He is the founder of PMI International, a Non-Profit Organization, along with his wife Sharon and their 7 children.  Together they are training and equipping people around the world in business, education, family, media, government, religion and arts & entertainment.