December 11, 2009
Mongolians Rally at Global Peace Festival with Hyun Jin Moon
In a dramatic display of national pride and unity, the citizens of Mongolia expressed a commitment to peace and prosperity at the Global Peace Festival (GPF) in Ulaanbaatar. Just weeks after disputed elections brought the nation to the brink of civil war, Sukhbaatar Square was once again filled with huge crowds. This time, however, they sang and danced for peace.
The Festival marked the culmination of several days of activities including a cit-wide service effort, a youth arts competition, speaking, dancing and song contests, and an International Leadership Conference that drew delegates from Europe and Asia.
“Mongolia, Eurasia and the whole world need a new vision of peace for the 21st Century,” said keynote speaker and GPF founder Dr. Hyun Jin Moon. “Unlike the secular thinking of our recent past, it should be a spiritual vision, rooted in universal values. Although territorial, ethnic and national divisions, and broken economic and social ties all provoke instability, uncertainty and violence, the nations and peoples of this region need a new peace initiative based upon our common values. That vision, of one family under God, is the clarion call of our age.”