MANILA, Philippines—Internationally acclaimed Peace Activist Lee will speak on June 14, 2013(6:00pm~10:00pm) in regards to his groundbreaking vision for peace that has won an audience of presidents, kings, and youth organizations around the world. Joining him will be twelve religious leaders who represent over 100,000 supporters of the peace campaign. The World Peace Seminar will be Mr. Lee’s fourth world tour and comes at the special invitation of youth groups throughout the Philippines.
● Africa: Met with Ethiopian President Girma Wolde-Giorgis at his Presidential Palace to discuss ways of strengthening ongoing efforts toward the reunification of the two Koreas. He also met with South African President Jacob Zuma to discuss volunteerism’s role in achieving peace.
● Asia: Met with Nobel Peace Laureate Aung San Suu Kyi to discuss human rights. He also met with theDeputy Prime Minister of Papua New Guinea and interviewed with NBC Radio.
● Europe: Met with the former Prime Minister of East Germany Mr. Lothar de Maiziere to share their strategies on reconciling their divided nations.
● America: Held Peace Seminars in New York City and Los Angeles; interviewed with major radio and television stations such as NBC, Azteca America and WVOX Radio.
Last September, Lee spearheaded the World Peace Festival held at the Olympic Stadium in Seoul, South Korea hosting 200,000 attendees from 200 countries under the banner of “World Peace, Light and Restoration.” Attendees of various religions participated alongside government officials from the Philippines, Ethiopia and Timor-Leste. In addition to those physically present, over 1 million viewers joined over the airwaves and Internet as international press broadcast the festivities.
As an international messenger of peace, Lee is actively making peace possible. “We all are born and live in the same world together. But during war, the youth that have never experienced life become a sacrifice. If the leaders love their country and the people of their country, they will take actions to stop war… This is the work I have set out to do and will continue until we see it.” To support the international peace movement, over 27,000 youth from 100 youth organizations representing 50 different nations marched through Seoul Olympic Park last month.
World Peace Seminar
June 14, 2013, 6:00pm~10:00pm
Free to the public
For more information please contact:
Joseph Suhng, Media Relations
Phone: 09173900784 (Philippines)
An International Call for Peace: Renowned South Korean Peace Activist to Speak in the Philippines