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Biñan City, Laguna - Man Hee Lee, the South Korean religious leader who advocates world peace, conducted on Friday a seminar on peace efforts at the St. Augustine College Auditorium, here.Lee, who established the "Shinchonji Church of Jesus, is a well-known leader of the South Korean Peace Activists.Speaking before an audience of 2,000, Lee said world peace could be achieved by encouraging world leaders and heads of other religious organizations to sign an international law based on the Bible.The man who claim he was able to meet Jesus personally, was accompanied and assisted by the members of his religious organization,In his visits to countries around the world, Lee shares the events in the Book of Revelation and teaches the key to ending global wars.He particularly mobilizes the youth as instruments in achieving world peace and enjoins world leaders to obey the teachings of the Bible.
“Peace cannot be kept by force; it can only be achieved by understanding.” ― Albert EinsteinThese immortal words of one of history’s greatest minds are embodied by the actions of world renowned peace activist, Man Hee Lee. With the help of the Philippines’ Nationwide Association of Pastors, Mr. Lee, along with his Korean Christian organization, Shin Chon Ji, held a bible seminar and world peace seminar at the auditorium of the College of San Agustin in Biñan, Laguna.Mr. Lee was invited by different churches in the local areas of Laguna and Cavite to hold a bible seminar for their local church groups. A World Without War is what he envisions and advocates through political support, preaching God’s words and mobilizing the youth.I attended the seminar with two other friends, namely Kiko Tawagon and Maddie Laconico who helped me with coverage. Upon entering the auditorium, we were met with loud, heartfelt worship singing. Everyone was on their feet praising, clapping and proclaiming God’s glory.Local pastors and churches near the area of the school lent a helping hand in making this event possible, assisting with registration, maintaining order, and guiding all the attendees.Mr. Lee is a visionary who dreams of a world rid of the terrors of war. He has been travelling to different countries and locations, from South Africa, to Germany, to Papua New Guinea, to New York, and beyond. Mr. Lee, with the Korean Christian organization, Shin Chon Ji, has been meeting with these countries’ religious leaders and heads of state to appeal to them to support his cause in eradicating wars and ending their support for such violent causes.His actions were first ignited by his own experiences as a young soldier on the front lines of the war between North and South Korea. He believes that young students shouldn’t be sent to fight wars and be robbed of their chance at making the most of their youth. Preaching about God’s word and the fulfillment of God’s promise to His people, Mr. Lee hopes to ignite the conscience of people in the hope that they too would be inspired to become involved in his campaign for world peace.According to Mr. Lee, he has been advocating his Christian seminars and peace efforts for quite a long time now. He has inspired 130 international youth groups in certain countries in the declaration of peace and revolution to be forwarded to the United Nations. To help further his causes for ending the turmoil in states that are in a state of war, these youth groups and several more supporters from other countries try to motivate presidents and politicians to drop the guns and sing for peace.Mr. Sungh acted as the English translator for Mr. Lee’s talk that was entirely in Korean. After the seminar, he gave the attendees a few more words about the peace campaign that their organization is pioneering. Along with his concluding statements, on behalf of their organization, he also gave his heartfelt thanks to all the local pastors and churches who helped in the success of the seminar.The seminar was finally concluded with a worship song with a dance number performed by some members of the Christ is Lord church. A solemn prayer and a round of photo ops later, the press and media partners were invited for a press conference.It was my first time participating in a press conference. It was a little nerve-wracking for me because there were cameras and recorders all around, including those from Korean print media partners. I had prepared my questions for Mr. Lee beforehand, which he answered with much substantial information and with much gusto.Mr. Lee’s bible and world peace seminar was an evening of inspiring words, stirring actions of praise and contemplative meditation. Hopefully, his efforts and the efforts of all the other peace messengers he inspired will not be made in vain. As they appeal to the world and as John Lennon so rightfully sings it, “All we are saying, is give peace a chance.”
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 SeminarJune 14, 2013, 6:00pm~10:00pmFree to the publicFor more information please contact:Joseph Suhng, Media RelationsPhone: 09173900784 (Philippines)Email: [email protected] An International Call for Peace: Renowned South Korean Peace Activist to Speak in the Philippines