“In order to meet the threat of global religious conflict, a new type of interfaith movement must appear, much like the civil rights movement of the 1960s which addressed the injustices suffered by African-Americans through an appeal to universal principles and values. This era should be one where people of every faith come together on the foundation of such principles and values in a new Great Spiritual Awakening.
The promise that America makes to its citizens through the First Amendment, particularly freedom of religion, which is the foundation for freedom of conscience, must be extended to all the world’s peoples through such an interfaith movement. On that common foundation, people of faith must stand together to uphold those principles and resist the violent appeal of religious extremism.”
Dr. Hyun Jin P. Moon, founder of the Global Peace Foundation
Read full speech: Opening Plenary, Global Peace Convention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA, November 30, 2012