International Rally of Hope to targeted on the 70th Anniversary of the Korean Struggle
Rally of Hope 3, Efficiency by the Little Angels of Korea honoring Korean Struggle Veterans from everywhere in the world, on the stage with Dr. Hak Ja Han Moon.
Washington, DC, Nov. 22, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
World Leaders and Tens of millions of Residents Name for Peace
at Third On-line Rally of Hope
Tens of millions of viewers from 194 international locations tuned into tons of of broadcast stations and gathered on-line at this time to name for peace amongst and between nations at an occasion sponsored by the Common Peace Federation (UPF) in Korea on Sunday, Nov. 22. Keynote addresses, prayers, testimonies, flower tributes and world-class leisure have been all hallmarks of the celebrations which made it extra actual than digital. The theme was, “Rally of Hope for the Realization of a Heavenly Unified World: Interdependence, Mutual Prosperity and Common Values.”
Held in commemoration of the 70th anniversary of the Korean Struggle whereas calling for the peaceable reunification of the Korean Peninsula, the ability of hope echoed around the globe for a 3rd time on this Rally of Hope collection. Earlier Rallies have been held in August and September. This occasion confirmed that the important thing to realizing this imaginative and prescient of lasting peace was a world that’s interdependent with mutual prosperity centered on the common values of 1 international household of God.
Dr. Hak Ja Han Moon, co-founder of UPF and keynote speaker in all three Rallies of Hope, outlined two new initiatives. First, she stated, Korean Struggle memorials needs to be arrange in all 63 nations that gave troops, army provides, medical help or humanitarian help to Korea on the time of the battle 70 years in the past. Many of those nations have memorials, however not all. Furthermore, Dr. Moon stated, a web-based memorial needs to be established with a registry of all these courageous younger heroes who served or sacrificed in any method to help Korea throughout its darkest hour. This undertaking might be launched in 2021, in commemoration of Father and Mom Moon’s go to to North Korea 30 years in the past after they straight engaged North Korea’s chief Kim Il Sung exploring a complete roadmap for the peaceable reunification of the Korean Peninsula.
Second, Dr. Moon introduced the institution of a global affiliation of artists for world peace. This new affiliation will search to create a tradition of gratitude, peace and concord, starting with elevating little children of filial piety who dwell for the sake of others.
Dr. Moon started her handle saying, “All around the globe, unexpected and surprising challenges are erupting within the realms of politics, economic system and spiritual strife which might be taking place attributable to COVID-19. We are able to see the restrictions of counting on human efforts alone to unravel these issues. The important thing to reaching a fantastic future is to acknowledge and welcome our creator, Heavenly Guardian, into our lives. God the creator is the Heavenly Guardian of humanity.”
The Korean Peninsula is clearly a providential nation, the place the need of Heaven will be realized and the one begotten daughter might be protected, she stated. “What wind of excellent fortune introduced the boys to defend Korea in 1950? Younger veterans got here right here to guard Korea. We are able to see by this that God the Creator is working with us. The soldiers who shed blood on the battlefront might be eternally remembered in historical past. They’re the heroes of God’s Windfall,” she stated.
She famous that Korean Struggle veterans at the moment are of their late 80s and 90s, and added that earlier than it’s too late she wish to thank the 16 nations that despatched troops and all of the nations that equipped medical and gear by holding this Rally of Hope in commemoration of their combat to guard freedom and democracy.
The web rally seen around the globe handled the viewers to a blinding show of musical and dance performances by The Little Angels, the extremely acclaimed kids’s Korean people ballet firm, in addition to remarks by world leaders from a dozen international locations. The spotlight was a touching tribute in ballet, track and evocative poetry to the veterans of the Korean Struggle.
“I used to be wounded, left for lifeless, but survived,” stated Hon. Charles Rangel, a member of U.S. Home of Representatives from 1971 to 2017 and a Korean Struggle veteran.
Mr. Rangel stated he “by no means, by no means” needed to return to the place that introduced him “a lot distress and ache.” However as a member of Congress, he did return to Korea the place he witnessed South Korea’s rising from ashes to turn out to be an emblem of democracy, freedom and financial growth, and a key ally to the USA. “So, with the ability to not discuss warfare at this time, however 70 years later to speak about peace is so necessary. God didn’t create us to destroy one another.” Mr. Rangel stated. He stated, “I wish to thank Mom Moon for the sacrifices she has made so as to create this group for world peace.”
“To make sure, diplomacy has to play an necessary position, however I feel each particular person has a task to play in making an attempt to bridge divisions,” stated U.S. Ambassador Christopher Hill, who has served as U.S. Ambassador to Iraq and South Korea. “Every kind of individuals want to come back collectively, as this group suggests, and see what we are able to all do in our personal other ways to cope with these very tough points,” he stated. He concluded, “I particularly wish to thank Dr. Moon for her completely tireless efforts in elevating these points, and for founding UPF which has carried out a lot to boost the consciousness of the world. She is aware of higher than any of us the tragedy of this warfare.”
Ethiopia was one in every of 16 international locations who responded to the decision from the United Nations to assist South Korea repel the North Korean invasion in 1950, stated Ethiopian President Sahle-Work Zewde.
The unforgettable bravery and sacrifice of those women and men who fought in that battle “is a testomony to Ethiopia’s unwavering dedication to the precept of collective safety enshrined within the United Nations Constitution,” Ms. Zewde stated.
Canada was additionally a part of the 16-nation UN pressure — and at this time, the typical age of Korean Struggle veterans is 88 years previous, stated former Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper. “So, allow us to use no matter alternatives stay to thank them from the underside of our hearts for what they achieved.”
Mr. Harper and a number of other different audio system stated the COVID-19 pandemic and its resultant financial, monetary and medical turmoil stemmed, partially, from an absence of cooperation amongst nations.
There are hopeful indicators to combat the virus, comparable to therapies and vaccines, Mr. Harper informed the Rally of Hope. However it has led to a brand new local weather of unifying and cooperating — even some Center East international locations “have put apart their variations with the signing of the Abraham Accords,” he stated.
“We certainly can successfully overcome COVID-19 if we be a part of forces,” stated former Belgium Prime Minister Yves Leterme, who recalled how greater than 3,000 Belgium troopers joined the UN forces to guard the Korean residents from the communist invasion.
Colombia was the one Latin American nation to affix the UN forces, and “and this necessary motion has solid an everlasting hyperlink with the historical past of South Korea,” stated Colombia’s Home of Consultant President German Alcides Blanco Alvarez. “The denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula is key,” he stated, because it “ensures a steady and lasting peace, not just for that area of the world, however for the entire world.”
Further requires peace have been shared by different audio system, together with South Sudan President Salva Kiir Mayardit.
In South Sudan, making “complete peace” with its sisterly nation, Sudan, after 17 years of battle, contributes to international stability, stated Mr. Mayardit.
Though, in El Salvador, “our peace course of has been imperfect, we’ve proven the world that the answer to political crises and inside armed battle is dialogue and discovering settlement amongst brothers,” stated Hon. Mario Ponce, President of the Legislative Meeting of the Republic of El Salvador.
The Rally of Hope started with peace choices from two non secular leaders: “Peace amongst religions is a precondition for world peace,” stated Nasarruddin Umar, Grand Imam of Istiqlal Nationwide Mosque of Indonesia. “It’s time for non secular management to guide from the entrance for reuniting the divided nations and humanity,” stated renown Hindu Acharya Shrivatsa Goswami.
Dr. George Mannah Weah, President of the Republic of Liberia, saluted UPF’s efforts as “a number one pressure for peace in at this time’s world” as he recalled how his nation has endured “struggling, destruction and devastation attributable to warfare and division.”
The Rally of Hope collection is devoted to “constructing a unified world of peace,” stated UPF Chairman Dr. Thomas G. Walsh. All through 2020, UPF chapters around the globe have been convening tons of of packages towards this finish, “and over the subsequent two years, these packages will improve dramatically — we’d like your assist,” he stated.
UPF, based in 2005 by Rev. Dr. Solar Myung Moon and Dr. Hak Ja Han Moon, is an NGO in Common Consultative Standing with the Financial and Social Council of the United Nations.
For extra data please contact:
AFRICA: Mamadou Gaye [email protected]
ASIA PACIFIC: Robert Kittel [email protected]
EUROPE & THE MIDDLE EAST: Peter Zoehrer [email protected]
LATIN AMERICA & CARIBBEAN: Mario Salinas [email protected]
UNITED STATES & CANADA: Larry Moffitt [email protected]
CONTACT: Larry Moffitt Common Peace Federation USA 202-669-0387 [email protected]