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Fred Segal has long been involved in spirituality and promoting world peace. He created Peace Park in Malibu out of his desire to provide a sanctuary for visiting spiritual leaders, including the Dalai Lama. Peace Park is also used for yoga retreats, workshops, and seminars on world peace and improving ecology. He participated in and helped organize and promote awareness for the Great American Walk and the American-Soviet Peace Walk for world peace and nuclear disarmament.

Fred believes that Neve Shalom/Wahat Al-Salam in Israel, where Jews and Palestinians have been living peacfully through conflict resolution for more than 20 years, is a major role model for all. He plans to build the World Peace Library at the Neve Shalom School for Peace, which will house world peace works of all kinds. Fred is the original creator of fashion jeans, which created the jean sportswear industry. Fred Segal Stores, started 40 years ago, are located in Los Angeles and Santa Monica. They enjoy a worldwide, high integrity reputation and are now mostly owned by former employees. Fred is the father of four daughters and one son and grandfather to three granddaughters. He is married to Maryann Segal, also an IONS member.

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