World Peace Youth Walk and Unification of Korea From 130 Countries

World Peace Youth Walk in 130 Countries Unification of Korea

On 25th of May over 20 000 young people from 130 countries are gathered for the World Peace Youth Walk 2013 at the Peace Gate of Seoul Olympic Park.

Youth Groups from 130 countries walked for World Peace and Unification of Korea
‘World Peace Youth Walk 2013’

After endless negative news regarding the North threatening the South Korea with weapons of mass destruction and one month before the 60th anniversary of the outage of the Korean War over 20,000 young adults participated at the World Peace Youth Walk 2013 at Seoul Olympic Park. Different culture of 6 continents showed up at the event.

Over 20,000 young people from 130 countries held a very special walk for the World Peace and the unification of Korea in Seoul.

On the 25th of May, Culture of Heaven, World Peace & Restoration of the Light held the opening ceremony of `World Peace Youth Walk 2013` at the Peace Gate of Seoul Olympic Park.

Beginning with this Walk over 20,000 young people from 130 countries will be working together for the World Peace regardless of

25th May 2013, International Youth representatives from many countries are showing their flag and pickets for World Peace and the end of the war.

25th May 2013, International Youth representatives from many countries are showing their flag and pickets for World Peace and the end of the war.

nationality, race or religion.

The chairman of the Culture of Heaven, World Peace & Restoration of the Light, Mr. Man Hee Lee said to the attendees, “The war must end to achieve the World Peace. Regardless of position or age all the global family must become the messenger of Peace and make effort for the World Peace and the restoration of the Light“.

The Chairperson of MANNAM Volunteer Association Mrs. Namhee Kim said in her welcoming speech, “representatives of many international youth group gathered together for the World Peace. The route of this walk symbolizes 5 oceans and 6 continents. When I saw the venue I felt already the World Peace has been achieved.“

Dynamic young leaders from different parts of the world such as Portugal-Moju, Morocco-FCC, Greece-NAK Hellas, Kazakhstan-National Volunteer Network (NVN), Belarus-Youth Organization Altero, Belarus’s Student Association, Thailand-Peace Revolution, and Jordan-Jordan Youth Innovation gave their message for the unification of Korea and World Peace.
The young people walked 2km carrying signs for World Peace, No War and unification of Korean peninsula.

Despite of the hot summer weather the day displayed without any shyness, young people smiled as they walked like one global family. This image made people realize for the urgency for peace in our global village that we live together.
Besides the walk there were many musical performances by the youth entertaining the people in the park.

Marco who participated in the walk is an active member of a volunteer group in Thailand. He said that once we understand that we are all connected it is the source to make peace. He added that events like today are needed more often so that we can create a positive influence on the people around us.

By: Yongmin Shin

13 Responses to World Peace Youth Walk and Unification of Korea From 130 Countries

  1. jake lee April 15, 2014 at 12:31 am

    wow this is very good peace movement .

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  2. Sarah November 6, 2013 at 10:46 pm

    I was at one of their rallies and they did a great job of bringing young people together for peace. However, they don’t really do anything with them once they got them. The entire organization revolves around sponsoring Man Hee Lee, who is in his 80′s, to travel and get leaders to sign a petition for peace. Aside from attending the rallies, there was nothing for us to do. They didn’t mention anything that we could do, any volunteering opportunities in the name of peace, it honestly felt like we were there for the photo opp.

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  3. James Treater October 10, 2013 at 7:51 am

    It’s always easy to say than to do something. From religious point of view it can be controversial, but it should be judged with utmost care before to tell others theologically bad.
    And furthermore their slogan and action would contribute to bring peace to our globe. It’s the thing someone must do, if you really think peace is necessary please do something about it before blame others.

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    • Andy November 4, 2013 at 10:58 am

      I was here at one of their peace rallies this past friday here in southern california. I agree with Michael edwards. I saw it for myself. Very misleading and brainwashing. There’s no other ways to describe it. They used peace as their way to get youths to go (because who doesn’t want peace) but it was just a way to sell their religious beliefs.

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  4. smith October 10, 2013 at 5:42 am

    He is the prophet of today!

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  5. Jeffrey June 25, 2013 at 11:00 pm

    Hey Michael, I checked out the link shincheonji, and I agree with the guys here. even if shincheonji is different, we dont see other churches or organizations join to walk for peace and love. I wish they have these kind of churches and events in the states…

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  6. John Zkauskas May 30, 2013 at 4:59 am

    Totally agree with Jonathan opinion,
    They said regardless of religion, that is the way they bring the people,
    Look at the pic, I saw many different religious people, are they all in his church group?
    or just come for world peace together?

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  7. Michael Edwards May 28, 2013 at 10:06 pm

    You might want to check out who the organizers are. The front group is called Mannam, but the people behind it are a religious sect called Shincheonji. Their head is a living prophet who believes world peace can only be obtained by everyone joining his church. Hence these big events are organized to gain recruits and notoriety. Check out their website http://www.shincheonji.kr/english/scj.php?sMenu=main and do some research. This is standard practice for many religious organizations in Korea (a country that has had the second coming of Jesus Christ many times over). The more foreigners they can get to their events, the more respect they will get from other Korean Christians. Shincheonji rate along side The Unification Church (Moonies), The Church of God World Mission Society, among others. They all employ similar tactics. The recruiters for this event were in my university and were very evasive about saying who they were.

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    • Jonathan May 29, 2013 at 10:33 am

      Michael, I’m not religious nor do I care about other religions and sects out there. However, condemning a group that is volunteering to achieve world peace seems a bit off to me. If God is real then would he want peace, unity and people becoming one? If Satan or so called the evil one is real then wouldn’t he not want peace and instead slander and speak negative of groups that are sacrificing their time and effort to achieve it? Man this world needs some love.

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    • Andy November 4, 2013 at 10:59 am

      I know exactly what you mean. I was at one of their rallies.

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  8. Vinegar May 28, 2013 at 2:04 am

    Wow! Wonderful!! All the young people should be active in working together to bring world peace!!! We should organise events something like this!!

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  9. St.paul May 27, 2013 at 8:15 am

    Wow! Amazing ! I want world peace. very good South korea!!

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  10. Ashley Williams May 26, 2013 at 6:40 pm

    Wow! This is so inspiring, I really want to participate in something like this! Imagine if all nations joined hands for this cause!

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