International Peace Youth Group for World Peace and Restoration
For Immediate Release
Contact: Amy Nguyen, Public Relations, 714-584-5114
27,000 Youth call for peace in International Peace Walk
SEOUL, South Korea – In one of the largest international demonstrations, over 100 youth organizations from over 50 different nations, including youth leaders from United States, Portugal, Greece, Morocco, Kazakhstan, Jordan, Belarus and Columbia and 27,000 local Korean citizens marched for peace in the International Youth Walk for World Peace and Restoration.
Hosted by the International Peace Youth Group for World Peace and Restoration, the 1.5km course was divided into seven sections, ending at the Seoul Olympic Park, representing the world’s seven continents and the Republic of Korea – the place where world peace is being fulfilled.
During the event, a declaration of peace was read by Mr. Man Hee Lee, the Chairman of the Heavenly Culture, World Peace, and the Restoration of Light. His address comprised a request to nations to join in the signing of an international agreement to end all wars, an exhortation for the youth of the world to unite in making a stand for peace, and for all people to become more aware of the daily requirements of peace. He also appealed to journalists and members of the media to broadcast the event in an effort to encourage all members of society to stand together for peace.
“I’m proud to marching in this peace walk on behalf of the sacrifice they made for our country, and ultimately this world” said Shannon Turk, from the United States who is visiting S. Korea. Similarly, Dol Anastasiya from Belarus who is the representative of Youth Peace Group of Belarus said, “I wish the people of the world would love and be aware of peace like we do. The people of the world must realize that peace is needed not only in the Korean peninsula but also in Belarus and the whole world”, said Atif Javaid from the United Kingdom said, “it is a wakeup call for world leaders, the public does not want war but wants to become one family and we are taking action to make it come true”.
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