|Title||[Segye Times] International Association of Youth and Students for Peace’s “Hope for Korea, Vision Rally for the Harmonious Unification of the Nation”|
“Removing the barbed wires of division… let’s step up on the pedals of peace”
Association of Youth and Students, Vision Rally / 65 nations, over 3,000 gather at the DMZ
“Let us gather the dreams of harmony of the Korean Peninsula” / Minister of Unification Yong-Pyo Hong’s congratulatory message
“A peaceful world, the youth will design…”
The Family Federation for World Peace and Unification held the “Hope! Korea! Youth and Students Vision Rally for Harmonious Unification” at the Peace World Park and DMZ region in Imjingak, Paju-si, Gyeonggi-do on June 3. Youth from various nations who attended the workshop are riding bikes, and praying for the reunification of North and South Korea, as well as for peace on the Korean Peninsula.
The International Association of Youth and Students for Peace (IAYSP, with International President Hyeon-yeong Lee) held the “Hope! Korea! Youth and Students Vision Rally for Harmonious Unification” under the topic, “Peace designer, drawing the peace of the Korean Peninsula” at the Peace World Park and DMZ region in Imjingak, Paju-si, Gyeonggi-do on June 3.
With North Korea’s continuing nuclear missile provocations, this event was held with the goal of overcoming the tensions and conflicts surrounding the Korean Peninsula together, with youth standing at the forefront. This event, which was organized to advance both national harmony and social integration in preparation for an era of a unified North and South Korea, is part of a series of “Hope for Korea! Vision Rallies for the Harmonious Unification of the Nation” that have been carried out throughout the five main regions of the nation recently by the Family Federation for World Peace and Unification (FFWPU). Held as an event with youth and students as the focus, these youth, who are the future of a unified Korea, emphasized a message of peace with an ardent desire and hope for unification at Imjingak, which symbolizes the pain of the division of North and South Korea.
IAYSP President Hyeon-Yeong Lee emphasized in the keynote address, “Our cherished hope is for us to be able to live in a peaceful world, a peaceful nation in which North and South Korea has become one. This hope cannot be realized through political power or some ideological force. Rather, it can only be realized through true love that lives for the sake of others… Today, IAYSP is dreaming of the day these barbed wires of division will be removed. Through our prayers, our Peace Road, with the dream of removing those barbed wires, let us create a force through the dreams of the three thousand youth and students gathered here to alleviate the immense pain and tears from division, and realize a miraculous dream of happiness.”
Minister of Unification Yong-Pyo Hong gave the following words of encouragement during the congratulatory remarks. “I hope that the youth and students’ passion and vigor for peace will spread throughout the entire Korean Peninsula and the entire world, and the day of the peaceful unification of North and South Korea will come as soon as possible.”
In addition to Minister Lee, FFWPU-Korea President Kyeung-Seuk Ryu, FFWPU Founder’s Chief Secretary Won-Ju Jeong, Collegiate Association for the Research of Principles Korea President Sang-Pil Moon, Unification Korea Federation President Gwang-Seok Song and international students from 65 nations including Korea, Japan, the United States, Russia, Ukraine, Czech Republic, the U.K., France, Italy, China, Burkina Faso and the People’s Republic of Congo, were also in attendance. The number of youth and student members gathered totaled to more than 3,000..... [See the original story]