Building bridges between all nations
Plain Truth Magazine
February 1984
Volume: Vol 49, No.2
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Building bridges between all nations

   In the words of former U.S. President Richard M. Nixon, the world today "has crossed the threshold of a period of acute crisis in which its survival into the 21st century is directly at stake."
   To help alert world leaders to this threatening crisis and to educate humanity about the way to real peace and harmony, Herbert W. Armstrong has for 15 years been meeting personally with heads of state and other officials in government, education and industry. An Israeli government minister said of Mr. Armstrong in 1974: "Herbert Armstrong is traveling for humanitarian purposes, for educational purposes, and for the purpose of building bridges between peoples of different regions-and he is quite successful."
   Mr. Armstrong often explains firsthand in The Plain Truth the outcome of his meetings with world leaders. The content of these meetings varies. They focus on the causes behind world problems-whether they concern international, domestic, economic or spiritual issues.
   The photos on these two-page spreads give our readers a glimpse into these important personal meetings. Preceding pages, clockwise from far upper left: Mr. Armstrong flies multiple thousands of miles a year, showing the way to real peace; the Plain Truth editor in chief reviews a copy of the magazine with Yasuhiro Nakasone, prime minister of Japan, and with a member of the Japanese Diet; Thailand's Prime Minister Prem Tinsulanonda personally congratulates Mr. Armstrong for the royal Thai decoration conferred on behalf of Thailand's King Bhumibol (Mr. Armstrong received the royal honor of "Commander of Our Most Noble Order of the Crown of Thailand"); greeting Kenyan President Daniel arap Moi in Nairobi, Kenya; Juan Carlos, king of Spain, and Mr. Armstrong converse on the king's estate outside Madrid (during the visit the king explained to Mr. Armstrong his personal interest in a possible political and economic union of European nations and the role Spain would play in such a union).
   On these pages, clockwise, Mr. Armstrong presents a personal protocol gift to Yitzhak Navon, then president of Israel; The Plain Truth editor in chief and longtime friend Mayor Teddy Kollek of Jerusalem discuss problems facing the ancient city; Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak in the same office that the late President Anwar Sadat met with Mr. Armstrong; George Ladas, acting president of Cyprus, receives Mr. Armstrong in his office; presenting a gift of Steuben crystal to King Hussein of Jordan, a longtime friend (they first met in Amman, Jordan, in 1971).

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Plain Truth MagazineFebruary 1984Vol 49, No.2