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Global Peace Convention 2017: Global Peace Awards

The Global Peace Foundation conferred awards to leaders in wide-ranging areas of impact who have significantly promoted peace, advanced models good governance, fostered an ethic of public service, and demonstrated a willingness to transcend boundaries of religion, ethnicity, and nationality in advancing the ideal of One Family under God.

The awards were presented on March 1 at a gala banquet at the Marriott Hotel and Conference Center in Manila on Day 2 of the 2017 Global Peace Convention, “Moral and Innovative Leadership: New Models for Peace and Development.” Leaders from more than 40 nations are participating in sessions on Interfaith Peacebuilding, Korean Unification, Transforming Education, Youth Leadership and Service, the Role of Business in Peacebuilding and Women’s Leadership Culture.

In a congratulatory message, GPF Chairman Dr. Hyun Jin Moon explained that the awards were established because to realize the dream of One Family under God “you need to have models, individuals who embody those ideals in their respective fields. So from the beginning the awards gala was set to highlight individual achievement and that reflect the values we are talking about at this Convention.” Conferring these awards he said entailed a responsibility to set a precedent of living for others and building a global family within their respective fields.