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
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