Something I picked up at last week's boring boring boring fun fun fun disco disco disco in Seoul.
Interesting that after the WPI at the the top, it's all Mannam, Mannam, Mannam after that. And "causes supported by Mannan" - I wonder if their honorary chairman's "church" falls under that category?
And this just in from one of my top informants. Interesting that Shinchonji is finally mentioned, albeit the once:
This September in Seoul, be part of a joint event that aims at inspiring and sharing a combined vision for peace and love across the globe.
A unique display of precious cultures, sporting events, international peace parades, and artistic performances from the co-hosts alongside the exotic cultural food booths and peace activity booths mark this as a definite highlight in Korea's international calendar.
MANNAM, as the main supporters and the proud co-hosts of the World Peace Initiative invite you to join us, on Sunday, September 16th for an all day festival that will mark the official launch of this project world wide. The World Peace Initiative, has already taken flight in the form of awareness campaigns in over 15 major cities internationally.
Come along and receive your World Peace Festival T-shirt at the doors as well as a free lunchbox, kindly provided by one of the World Peace Initiative sponsors.
We are a group of individuals and organizations working together to show the world that peace is possible and we aim to promote a worldview that holds life as its highest value. Why will we succeed? ... because we will not stop.
See you there!
HIGHLIGHTS of Main Arena Schedule:
- Welcoming from the Chairman of Shinchonji and the Chairwoman of MANNAM
- National Anthem of the Republic of Korea
- Moment of silence for fallen soldiers
- Athletes' Parade
- Card section performance by Shinchonji
- Introduction of the VIPs
- Unveiling of the World Peace Initiative Peace Monument
- Mass Performance
- Chasaan farmer’s folk band (100 performers)
- Skydiving performance
- Special performance of world traditional cultures
- Guards and military music performance
- Cheer team performance
- MANNAM Korea: mass-game
- World Peace Initiative parade
- Various cultural performances throughout difference locations on the field representing various cultures and nations.
- Final match of men and women’s soccer
- Final match of basketball
- Final match of foot-volleyball
- Tug of war (8 players/50 players) match
- Finals of track and field events
- Lantern Performance
- Laser Show