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Speeches

This is the concept within Hinduism that there are many contradictory paths to God and we recognize that just as each person or individual is unique, so also his or her efforts to reach the Almighty are unique.

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London, England - In a presentation to the Global Peace Festival-UK Focus Group on Multiculturalism and Community Cohesion, Ted Cantle, British author and 30-year veteran of public service, stated that many minorities are amongst the most disadvantaged sectors of a community and still experience prejudice and unequal life chances.

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Buddhism is nonviolence. nonviolence of body, nonviolence of speech, nonviolence of mind. More than just nonviolence, however, Buddhism seeks to actively create the conditions for compassion to flourish and suffering to end.

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It is only through acquisition of the true meaning of Islam that we are able to understand the significance of human rights and dignity. And, as Hazrat Salaheddin Ali Nader Angha has stated, "The true meaning of peace refers to the inner freedom and spiritual elevation of each individual."

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Keynote Address given by Dr. Hyun Jin Moon at the Global Peace Festival in London, United Kingdom, November 22, 2008

Honored guests from around the world, ladies and gentlemen. Welcome to the Global Peace Festival in Europe, celebrated here today in beautiful London, England! It is a privilege to be here at this exciting time when we all have new hope for peace. Over the past two to three weeks, the eyes of the world have been focused on the results and aftermath of the presidential elections in the United States, hoping to witness the beginning of a new era and new policies that can bring about peace and prosperity for all people.

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As a chairman of the European Union Task Force for Intercultural Dialogue, I have been working very closely with the 27 countries of the European Union during the past three to four years. I can confirm that the European Union has achieved three major things in the past three to four years.

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I think my real hope is that the dialogue now will not only be interfaith but multidisciplinary. I’ve been very concerned that we don’t just have religious leaders talking about peace, which I guess most of them are in favor of, but that we actually engage with people who have to make practical decisions.

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Since the collapse of the Soviet Union, conflicts are no longer on ideological grounds but are basically — or supposedly — about religious differences. Therefore, if we want to bring peace to this world in our time, religious harmony is crucial. We must understand that all religions are different expressions of the same human desire to attain the absolute.

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Address to the Global Peace Festival, Tokyo, Japan by Hon. Jose de Venecia, Jr., Chairman, CDI-Asia Pacific

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Keynote Address given by Dr Hyun Jin Moon, Chairman, Global Peace Festival at the Global Peace Festival in Tokyo, Japan, November 15, 2008

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When the Global Peace Festival was supported by eight ministries of the government and other agencies, it opened the eyes of many people. I feel that with the support of the government we can accomplish a lot in what we do next. We had 2,500 young people coming for community service at one time, and they are asking, what next? Where are we going to have our next project? When will it be? This means that we have created interest in peace-building in many levels of society.

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Address at the Global Peace Festival, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, October 19, 2008
It is a great honor and pleasure to be with you today to celebrate a vision of everlasting peace. Your being here this evening in such numbers is a clear sign that the Global Peace Festival is indeed bringing a new breath of hope to a world yearning for an end to the cycle of war, conflict and poverty!

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