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September 22, 2014, 11:23:45 PM
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Mr. Lee's entrance from last Wednesday's stadium birthday party. At least you can't accuse him of trying to hide the fact he's a cult leader:


September 23, 2014, 12:25:56 PM
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Some propaganda posing as news:
World Alliance of Religions WAR^ Summit (Korea)
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Today, World Alliance of Religions: Peace Summit 2014 (WARP) officially began by opening ceremony, which was full of splendor presented by card section performed by more than 10,000 youth, and message of peace delivered by former presidents and prominent religious leaders.

The speakers were

1.The chairman of HWPL

2. Chairwoman of IWPG

3. Director of IPYG

4. Emil Constantinescu(Former President of Romania)

5. Alexander Rutsoky(Former vice President of Russia)

6. Bertie Ahern(Former Prime Minister of Ireland)

7. Stjepan Mesic(Former President of Croatia)

8. Kgalema Petrus Motlanthe(Deputy President of South Africa)

9. Gaudencio B. Rosales(Cardinal Archbishop of Manila)

10. Giani Gurbachan Singh(Jathedar of the Akal Takht)

11. Rabbi Shmuley Boteach.

In his speech, Chairman Mr. Lee emphasized the role of media in achieving peace again, since world peace cannot be achieved by only one organization or one country.

Therefore, I would like to ask if you could share this amazing news with all people in your country.

Please find the attached press release and photos. It would be highly appreciated if you could cover the story of WARP summit, and let us know about your coverage. If you would like to receive more press materials of WARP summit, please let us know immediately.

On the 2nd day of WARP Summit(18th of September), participants will witness the historical moment of signing peace agreement by religious leaders, and former presidents signing an agreement to enact an international constitution.

You will be able to watch live broadcasting of signing ceremony at the links provided below:(18th of September, 09:00a.m. Korean Standard Time)

http://warpsummit.org

http://new.livestream.com/warpsummit

http://www.ustream.tv/channel/warp2014

http://www.youtube.com/warpsummit

http://vaughnlive.tv/worldpeace

http://www.tikilive.com/edit_channel/channel/peacelive

http://live.nicovideo.jp/watch/lv193224909

http://afreeca.com/warp0917

http://tvpot.daum.net/warpsummit.live

http://bambuser.com/channel/warpsummit2014

And some more videos. I honestly can't fathom how anyone is impressed by such a spectical. You need to be pretty removed from the hours and hours of practice and the dictatorial environment needed in order to look at such things and be impressed:



September 23, 2014, 12:38:36 PM
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South Korea hosts global peace summit

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The first-ever summit of the World Alliance of Religions for Peace (WARP) will be held in Seoul, South Korea from September 16 to 19, with thousands of people including leading politicians as well as  secular and religious leaders from all faiths, nations and cultures expected to attend the gathering meant to foster world peace.

The summit, that will have a number of attendees from Zimbabwe, is being hosted by the Heavenly Culture World Peace Restoration of Light (HWPL) -- a non-profit, non-governmental international organisation registered under the Korean Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Man Hee Lee, a Korean war veteran and renowned peace advocate, founded the organisation after his involvement with numerous volunteer associations, having seen the need for a foundation whose central focus is to unite the people of the world behind the goal of peace irrespective of any apparent differences between them.

Lee has completed 13 world tours, encompassing more than 60 different countries spanning all continents, to speak with opinion leaders about peace. These leaders around the world have signed their names under the Declaration of Peace, showing their support for the movement.

In the Philippines, for example, there was conflict between Catholic and Islamic groups for 40 years, which saw 100 000 people dying due to this conflict. On January 24, 2014, Lee went to Mindanao and helped to solve the conflict, with the Catholic and Islamic leaders signing a peace agreement and agreeing to unite and put an end to their rivalry.

In a letter that he wrote ahead of next week's gathering, Lee invited "all family members of the global village" to the summit, imploring them to work for the achievement of world peace in our generation.

"Should you be unable to be physically with us during this momentous event, we ask that you participate with us, nonetheless. I ask that you pay close attention to the proceedings -- and send your hearts to be with us, watch and listen to what is happening, even from where you are.

"We also ask you to keep us in your prayers so that all wars will come to an end, and that peace will be achieved. Surely, the Creator will hear your prayers," he said.

A regional spokesperson for next week's summit, Hilda Mari van Niekerk, said while many respected peace advocates and peace movements had been fighting for positive change in the world, their efforts had been largely fruitless as a result of the greed of mankind.

Speaking from South Africa, she said it was now time to bring peace to the forefront of every person's agenda and win over the greed and selfish desire that caused tragedy and loss.

"While it may, in most cases be too simplistic to say that ideological differences based on religion or culture are the cause of war in our world today, it is not too much to say that these differences are exploited to heighten the community’s propensity for violent behaviour.

"Through the World Alliance of Religions for Peace Summit, HWPL seeks to create a forum for dialogue centring on the creation of a commonly acceptable value-system between secular and religious communities in all socio-political sectors of our divers societies.

"Such a value system will form the basis for the creation of peace agreements and a universally applicable constitution of interfaith relations, as well as education materials which can be used across the spectrum of humanity’s diversity to begin revolutionising the basic precepts of our cultures and ideologies which provide the central tenants promoting conflict and violent behaviour," Van Niekerk said.

She said the goals of the summit in detail were:

* To begin the process of establishing a universally applicable system of values focussing on aspects of morality and experience of life that bind us together as a global family;

* Establish a basic ideological foundation upon which a World Alliance of Religions can be built in order to bring conflicts founded on differing religious ideologies to an end;

* Draft and publicly make the Declaration of the World Alliance of Religions; and

* To define the roles of cultural leaders, both secular and religious, in the creation and implementation of a new, heavenly culture.

The summit would culminate in, among other things, the signing of an agreement for the alliance of religions, cessation of war and world peace; the ratification and implementation of world peace agreements for religious bodies; the appointment of ambassadors of Heavenly Culture World Peace Restoration of Light to each continent and country; and the announcement of a global statement for the peaceful reunification of Korea.

September 23, 2014, 12:43:27 PM
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More propaganda:
Global peace summit a massive success
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The World Alliance of Religions for Peace (WARP) summit that was held in Seoul, South Korea last week was a runaway success which saw hundreds of thousands of people participating in the global event.

Among the influential international players who graced the auspicious gathering were more than 50 political leaders, including former and current heads of states from 30 countries, as well as about 700 religious leaders from 120 countries and over 600 members of the International Peace Youth Group (IPYG) representing 150 countries.

The summit's colourful opening ceremony was held at the iconic Seoul Olympic Stadium, while the signing ceremony of the solemn and highly significant Unity of Religion Agreement was held at the Seoul Convention Center the next day.

More than 2 000 prominent people from around the world -- transcending nationality, race and religion -- signed the peace agreement that exhorted global religions to unite and also called for an international law for the cessation of all wars.

It also called on all the signatories to the agreement to become global peace advocates who should endeavour to deliver on this mandate to all people around the world and encourage humanity to co-operate in the work of achieving international peace.



As the agreement was read aloud, it was emphasised that peace could not be achieved by one individual but could be realised through the unity of all people working together as one.

Man Hee Lee, the chairman of the Heavenly Culture World Peace Restoration of Light (HWPL), expressed deep regret over the current unsatisfactory state of religion generally around the world.

“Religious leaders can teach religion properly only if they know about it themselves. Church is not a place where worldly things are taught, but it is for teaching things of heaven and God.

“Before saying which religion is good and which religion is bad, we must first see whether our own religion is corrupt. Theology is not the teachings of man,” he said to enthusiastic applause.

Nam Hee Kim, the International Women’s Peace Group chairperson, told the global meeting that while the agreement was only the beginning, it had the power to unite all people and to turn the whole world into one of peace.

“This one piece of paper connects one country with another and unites different classes and different religions as one. This generation is in need of change that is close to reformation. In creating a peaceful world and leaving it as an eternal legacy to future generations, today’s signing ceremony is very significant," she said.

On the third day, the Walk for World Peace was held at the World Peace Gate of Seoul’s Olympic Park, with a huge crowd estimated at a staggering 200 000 people from both the host nation and abroad taking part in it.

The summit, the first-ever such gathering, was hosted by the HWPL, a non-profit, non-governmental international organisation registered under the Korean Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

It was also the largest ever such event where politicians, religious people and representatives of various interested organisations from around the world congregated in one place to strategise and pray about world peace.

Lee, a Korean war veteran and renowned peace advocate, founded HWPL after his extensive involvements with numerous volunteer associations, having seen the need for a foundation whose central focus is to unite the people of the world behind the goal of peace irrespective of any apparent differences between them.

He has completed 13 world tours, encompassing more than 60 different countries spanning all continents, to speak with opinion leaders about peace. These leaders around the world have signed their names under the Declaration of Peace, showing their support for the movement.

In the Philippines, for example, there was conflict between Catholic and Islamic groups for 40 years, which saw 100 000 people dying due to this conflict. On January 24, 2014, Lee went to Mindanao and helped to solve the conflict, with the Catholic and Islamic leaders signing a peace agreement and agreeing to unite and put an end to their rivalry.

In a recent letter ahead of the summit, Lee implored "all family members of the global village" to work for the achievement of world peace in our generation.

Hilda Mari van Niekerk, the South African-based regional spokesperson of the Seoul summit, outlined some of the goals of HWPL and WARP as:

* To begin the process of establishing a universally applicable system of values focussing on aspects of morality and experience of life that bind us together as a global family;

* Establish a basic ideological foundation upon which a World Alliance of Religions can be built in order to bring conflicts founded on differing religious ideologies to an end; and

* To define the roles of cultural leaders, both secular and religious, in the creation and implementation of a new, heavenly culture.

September 23, 2014, 12:50:57 PM
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Over 200 000 sign unity of religions agreement
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OVER 200 000 people from around the world convened at 63 Convention Centre in Seoul, South Korea last week, where they signed an agreement calling for the enactment of an international law for the cessation of all wars and contribute to world peace.

The 2014 World Alliance of Religions’ Peace (WARP) Summit was hosted by Heavenly Culture, World Peace, Restoration of Light (HWPL). The event was attended by more than 50 political leaders including former and current heads of state, first ladies, prime ministers and ministers from 30 countries, over 680 religious leaders from 120 countries, over 600 members of the International Peace Youth Group (IPYG) from 150 countries, and over 200 reporters from more than 100 media organisations of 80 countries.

A press release issued by the HWPL suggests that the WARP Summit was the largest event where politicians, people of religion and representatives of various organisations attended. The summit, which is result of Mr. Lee’s World Peace Tours so far, is expected to serve as the foundation for bringing all wars to an end and achieving world peace.

Agreement

The agreement stated that religious leaders must unite their religions as one under the Creator in order to bring all wars to an end, and leave the world at peace for  future generations. Further, representatives of the UN should make the utmost efforts to enact an international law for the cessation of all wars and contribute to world peace. It also stated that all the signatories should become peace advocates and deliver the news to people around the world and encourage them to cooperate in the work of achieving world peace. As the agreement was read aloud, it was emphasised once again that peace cannot be achieved by one individual, but through the unity of all people working together as one. 

Chairman of HWPL Man Hee Lee expressed deep regret over the current condition of religion today and said in his speech, “Religious leaders can teach religion properly only if they know about it themselves. The church is not a place where worldly things are taught, but it is for teaching things of heaven of God.” He emphasised, “Before saying which religion is good and which religion is bad, we must first see whether my own religion is corrupt. Theology is not the teachings of man.” He further urged for politicians’ support in respect of policy and laws.

Promise

Chairperson of the International Women’s Peace Group (IWPG) Nam Hee Kim stated that the agreement was only the beginning, but had a tremendous power that would unite a promise with another and turn the whole world into a world of peace.

 She said this one piece of paper connected one country with another and united different classes as well as different religions as one. “This generation is in need of change that is close to reformation.

“ In creating a peaceful world and leaving it as an eternal legacy to future generations, today’s signing ceremony is very significant,” Kim said.

 On the 19th, the Walk for World Peace was held at the World Peace Gate of Seoul’s Olympic Park with approximately 200,000 people from home and abroad. At the press conference that followed, the host organisation presented the peace agreements signed during the WARP Summit, and urged reporters to become messengers of peace and report on the peace agreements of the WARP Summit.”

September 23, 2014, 07:35:20 PM
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Sept. 18, 2014: Korean religious cults’ pseudo-peace movements
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The Gulf Daily News mentions another speaker at this ‘peace conference': ‘Former Croatian President Stjepan Mesic’. When Mr Mesic was still president, in 2010, he almost managed to re-start the bloody Yugoslavian civil wars by threatening to invade Bosnia.

Sept. 18, 2014: Bahrain bid for peace summit
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BAHRAIN wants to host the next edition of an international peace summit that aims to unite the people of the world, regardless of their culture or creed.

The three-day Summit for the World Alliance of Religions opened in Seoul, South Korea yesterday.

More than 60,000 people from 172 countries took part in the opening ceremony at Jamsil Olympic Stadium, including a 20-strong delegation from the Bahrain Association for Religious Co-existence and Tolerance (BARCT).

BARCT chairman Yousif Buzaboon told the GDN that his group has now mooted the idea of bringing the event, which is organised by the Seoul-based Heavenly Culture, World Peace and Restoration of Light (HWPL) organisation, to the Middle East.

'We would certainly like to see such an important summit that promotes peace being held in Bahrain and have proposed this to the organisers,'¯ he said.

'Bahrain is sending a strong message by having such a large delegation at this summit '“ we are showcasing the achievements of our country and welcome activities that promote peace and empower the youth.'¯

BARCT senior member Dr Amal Al Jowder, who dressed in traditional costume at the colourful opening ceremony yesterday in a bid to highlight Bahrain's proud heritage, described the conference as a learning exercise.

'We, as proud Bahrainis, are standing here united with all the other officials in promoting peace '“ and we plan to learn from these experiences so that such events can be held in Bahrain in the future,'¯ she said.

'Peace can only be achieved through united global efforts and it is a challenge that needs to be addressed collectively.'¯

During the ceremony, HWPL chairman Man Hee Lee urged global leaders to double down on their efforts to become 'peace promoters and peace advocates.'¯

He was addressing a diverse line-up of attendees that included former and current heads of state, prominent religious leaders, academics and legislators as well as community, youth, and women's leaders from around the world.

Egyptian Grand Mufti Shawqi Abdel Karim Allam was among the list of high profile speakers set to deliver an opening address yesterday, but he was replaced at the last minute by Doha International Centre for Interfaith Dialogue chairman Dr Ibrahim Saleh Al Naimi.

The Qatari official stressed the importance of dialogue in his speech, describing it as the only way to address conflict among communities.

Former Croatian President Stjepan Mesić, meanwhile, stressed the need to combat religious fundamentalism if international conflicts were to be averted.

Resistance

'We have to stand up against fundamentalism and clericalism born by negative social and economic processes,'¯ he said.


'This gathering is an opportunity to organise and engage all spiritual forces in the struggle against war and in favour of peace.'¯

His views were echoed by high Sikh leader Akal Takht Jathedar Giani Gurbachan Singh, who described violence committed in the name of religion as 'unacceptable'¯.

Today, the conference will feature a variety of plenary sessions covering topics including the world alliance of religions, the cessation of war and world peace.

Tomorrow a Peace Walk is planned, starting from the World Peace Gate in Seoul Olympic Park.

September 23, 2014, 10:22:47 PM
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SCJ goon putting on a nice show for attendees outside the Beans & Berries cafe adjacent to the main doors of the 63 Building. Thanks to one special attendee for filming that and sending it to me. Yes, I was actually denied entry into a cafe.. in present day South Korea.


September 24, 2014, 08:43:22 AM
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Wow, the police actually pushed to the ground one of the protesters. The plain clothed officer standing in front with his back to the camera is the guy who escorted me passed the cult's goons into the 63 building so I could have dinner without being assaulted. Interesting. I'm planning to meet him this week to share my experiences and see if criminal charges can be laid.. especially against the cultist who impersonated a police officer. A big no-no in most countries including Korea.





October 08, 2014, 02:48:03 PM
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Post-WARPed Summit Press Release (Attached file below includes photos)

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World Alliance of Religions’ Peace Summit Marks the Beginning of a New Era of Peace

International political and religious leaders commit to a new systematic approach to peace

The World Alliance of Religions’ Peace (WARP) Summit, which was held on 17-19 September 2014 in Seoul, was an event that opened a new chapter in the peace movement worldwide. The topic of this event was “The Enactment of an International Law for the Cessation of Wars and Legacy of Peace and the World Alliance of Religions.”
This summit was groundbreaking in that it presented “the World Alliance of Religions” as a concrete proposition for realizing the cessation of wars and world peace. The first measure is to sign the Unity of Religions Agreement, and the second measure is to present the Agreement to Propose the Enactment of an International Law for the Cessation of Wars and encourage political and religious leaders around the world to participate. In this regard, the summit is expected to serve as a starting point for opening a new era of world peace.   

The WARP Summit was hosted by Heavenly Culture, World Peace, Restoration of Light (HWPL, Chairman Man Hee Lee), which is a purely non-governmental organization, and it was attended by 33 former and current  heads of state including presidents, vice presidents, and prime ministers from 15 countries. Stjepan Mesic (former President of Croatia and former President of the Presidency of Yugoslavia), who was among the attendees, said, “This occasion where the heads of state and religious leaders came together for peace is unprecedented. Mr. Man Hee Lee’s idea is really amazing and excellent. This wonderful event will definitely play a positive role in bringing wars to an end and achieving world peace.”

The fact that over 712 religious leaders from 110 countries agreed on the idea of “the World Alliance of Religions” and that they came to the Republic of Korea all the way from foreign countries has a significant meaning in the history of religions. (Well, their flights and accommodation were paid for^)

Giani Gurbachan Singh, Jathedar of the Akal Takht, emphasized in his speech at the opening ceremony that “All scriptures are telling us that religions must unite. A religious leader who speaks of division and conflict is not a religious leader.”
The WARP Summit was actively supported by people from all walks of life. Since young people are the biggest victims of war, it is natural that over 500 representatives and members of youth organizations in 134 countries attended the event. Also, women—whose sons and husbands participate in war—actively participated in the WARP Summit. The fact that women’s organizations, including the International Women’s Peace Group (IWPG, Chairwoman Nam Hee Kim), played a key role in the event was enthusiastically received by the foreign press. Over 200 reporters of more than 100 media organizations from 80 countries reported the full schedule of the WARP Summit to their countries in real time at the official press conference, held as a pre-event at Walkerhill Hotel Convention Center.
   
An anchorman of a famous broadcasting station, who asked not to be named, said, “I have often heard of the peace movement of Mr. Man Hee Lee, so I came to this event. (Possibly NBC's Bob Dotson - assuming the quote is real)

The message that he delivered to the heads of state and religious leaders around the world for the cessation of wars and the achievement of world peace was impressive. The message of Ms. Nam Hee Kim saying that women are working together for world peace in the spirit of motherly love in order to protect children really touched my heart.”
On the first day of the WARP Summit, the opening ceremony was held at Seoul Olympic Stadium. The event was attended by approximately 200,000 people both inside and outside of the stadium, establishing itself as the biggest event ever for peace.  The Card Section performance by 12,000 members of the youth organizations presented a spectacular view and delivered the message of peace to the whole world. On-ground performances expressing the wish for peace also left an unforgettable impression on the attendees. 
 
At the opening ceremony, a congratulatory video message from Archbishop Desmond Tutu, the spiritual leader of South Africa and recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize in 1984, attracted much attention. In his message, he said, “I would like to congratulate both Chairman Man Hee Lee and the members of HWPL for hosting the World Alliance of Religions’ Peace Summit. Thank you for delivering the message of peace and the cessation of wars to the whole world.” 

On the 18th, the second day of the WARP Summit, religious leaders proclaimed they will transcend religion and denomination and embark upon the establishment of the unity of religions in order to bring about world peace. Twelve religious leaders, including Antonio Ledesma (Archbishop of Cagayan de Oro, Philippines), Swami Chidanand Saraswati (the president of Parmarth Niketan Ashram), Martin De Jesus Barahona (Bishop of the Anglican Episcopal Church of El Salvador), and Giani Gurbachan Singh (Jathedar of the Akal Takht), participated in the signing ceremony of the Unity of Religions Agreement. Through this agreement, they declared to work with people all around the world to realize world peace through the unity of religions, saying, “All religions must unite as one under the name of God.”
 
Representatives from different nations gave speeches under the theme of “Religious Conflicts and World Peace” on that day. The event was attended by heads of state, ambassadors, and other dignitaries. Five group sessions also took place that afternoon to encourage participants to share methods of cooperation to achieve the cessation of wars and world peace. Representatives from each nation including political and religious leaders, prime ministers, and chief justices attended the various sessions. The Agreement to Propose the Enactment of an International Law was declared along with Unity of Religions Agreement, and political leaders and government officials of the world pledged to be on the frontlines of spreading the necessity of enacting an international law to bring cessation of wars.

On the last day of the event, the 19th, a total of 200,000 people, including the participants of the Summit, the members of youth and women’s groups, and local citizens, participated in the Walk for World Peace near Seoul Olympic Park. This event, hosted by the International Peace Youth Group (IPYG), commemorated the huge success of the World Alliance of Religions’ Peace Summit, attended by about 600 members from youth and women groups representing organizations in 139 countries.
 
Mr. Man Hee Lee, the chairman of HWPL, emphasized the realization of the cessation of wars and world peace through the unity of religions in numerous meetings with the media. This was stressed through a press conference with foreign media that took place on the day before the opening ceremony. Another press conference with national and international reporters was held at the conclusion of the Summit on the 19th. Mr. Lee said that through the World Alliance of Religions’ Peace Summit, “The wars within humanity can be avoided by the determination in our hearts, and we can accomplish a world of peace to leave as a legacy for our future generations.” He also brought attention to the role of those of faith, the religious people, for this purpose.  Mr. Lee also encouraged the media from different countries of the world to frequently report on the peace agreement signed at the Peace Summit.



October 28, 2014, 04:35:09 PM
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Positive and subsequently quite ignorant account of the summit from Young Muslims, a US-based youth org that still yields some interesting details about the organisation of the event and in particular how closely attendees were monitored and followed by SCJ cultists from the moment they cleared customs at Incheon airport. And how that was easily swallowed by some attendees.

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The World Alliance of Religions: Peace Summit (WARP) Summit was held in Seoul, South Korea on September 17-19th, 2014. This summit was organized by Heavenly Culture World Peace Restoration of Light (HWPL), a non-profit, non-governmental international organization founded by Mr. Man Hee Lee that has a mission of creating positive and lasting change internationally through uniting communities from around the world. Young Muslims was invited to this summit due to its membership with International Peace Youth Group (IPYG), the youth department of HWPL.

In this summit, various religions and political leaders from across the globe were present for the purpose of understanding the conflicts in today’s world and working towards achieving world peace. Anees Rehman, YM National Coordinator and Saad Ahmed, YM National Shura Member, attended the event and had the opportunity to meet youth from across the globe that were essentially doing the same work as YM but in their own respective countries, cities and communities. We were honored to meet influential political leaders at this summit such as the Muslim Former Prime Minister of Bosnia Herzegovina, Haris Silajdzic.

He began his speech with the greeting of salaam and spoke passionately about the conflicts in the Muslim world today, especially in Gaza. This event started on Wednesday with a grand opening ceremony at the Seoul Olympic Stadium where we were greeted with 100,000 people, culture performances and a wonderful theatrical firework show.

On Thursday, we attended workshops where different religious and political leaders spoke about the brutal consequences of wars/conflicts. One thing we learned after that day is that even though Allah (SWT) has created human beings with different ideas/religions but at the end of the day, everyone hopes to attain peace. Besides the spectacular galore of this event, we were amazed by the people in South Korea. As we stepped out of the airport, we were greeted with tremendous amounts of joy by the Korean volunteers of IPYG. We were assigned a volunteer who told us his name phonetically sounded like “Woo-Ry”.  He took care of our luggage and made sure we were transported comfortably to our place of residence. Throughout our visit, we were greeted with all the people with smiles and annyeonghaseyo (formal greeting in Korea). The hospitability, character and kindness of these people is incomparable. Even though they were not Muslim, We felt as though these people had read stories of the sahabas (companions) and embodied their character.

We were constantly asked if we needed anything during our stay. These people put us as the priority – made sure we ate before them and slept before them. Also, we were always accompanied by a Korean translator when it came to communication with the locals. We learned about the Korean culture/customs and even picked up some Korean phrases – camsamneda means thank you. YM is also honored to first and foremost, Allah (SWT) that He had given us the opportunity to attend this event and receive a “Certificate of Appreciation” from the organizers of the event.  We are thankful to the organizers and volunteers of HWPL and IPYG for all their hard work and hospitality. Our religion begins with salaam (peace) and this is something that we, as Muslims, should definitely strive towards. In today’s age of conflict and wars, we have to work towards opportunities where we discuss solutions with other faiths, religions and political leaders on achieving this goal.


October 28, 2014, 07:02:12 PM
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Another account, also positive:
http://www.jhufas.org/blog/2014/10/4/fas-abroad-seoul

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"On September 15-18, I was honored to go to an international leadership conference in South Korea. Leaders from around the world met together at this summit in order to explore avenues to prevent warfare. Speakers include state leaders from Russia, Chile, Argentina, and Switzerland, for example. I was able to participate in small discussions with Vice Prime Minister of Russia, Alexander Rutsoky, specifically discussing on how religious and ethnic differences tend to spark violence in Eastern Europe. All in all, it was a memorable trip for me, and one that I would never forget."