A year before Japanese annexation in 1909, “Ketcheonil,” was established to celebrate the founding of the Korean nation nearly 5,000 years ago. Today, it is celebrated in both North and South Korea. As part of commemorations of Foundation Day in 2023, Action for Korea United (AKU) led by the Global Peace Foundation hosted an International Forum on One Korea on October 2, 2023 in Seoul, Korea. This was followed by a Korea United Festival at Yeouido Park in Seoul, Korea.
Asia Today published a special covering the events (here in Korean).
Global Peace Foundation (GPF) has worked since 2009 to build models of peacebuilding around the world. This means connecting people across race, nationality, religion, and social divides to recognize shared values and invest in a future together. This is what it means to really embody the vision of One Family under God. A project by GPF India called the SMILE program demonstrates this peacebuilding model. By providing a platform for youth to break past traditional identities of religion and caste, the program helps them affirm their common humanity through education and engaging group activities.
For years, the Global Peace Foundation (GPF) has helped transform lives in Malaysia’s rural farming communities. GPF’s development and service model provides education and support to empower local people to become innovative leaders who become part of the solution for their communities, not victims of their circumstances. The following article from GPF tells the story of how volunteers and GPF staff have helped inspire villagers to improve their quality of life and provide much-needed resources for their communities.
Parents play a vital role in their families as educators and leaders in raising children to live a life that embodies One
Family under God. Global Peace Foundation highlighted this during Children’s Day celebrations in Nigeria.