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Asia Today: Efforts to Establish Peace on the Korean Peninsula

Asia Today: Efforts to Establish Peace on the Korean Peninsula

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).

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Thousands gather in Seoul to support Korean unification – The Korea Times

Thousands gather in Seoul to support Korean unification – The Korea Times

For Koreans, October 3 marks “Gaecheon Jeol,” the founding day of the Korean nation nearly 5,000 years ago. As part of commemorations of Foundation Day in 2023, 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 Festa at Yeouido Park in Seoul, Korea on October 3.

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Dr. Hyun Jin Preston Moon’s Keynote Address at the International Forum on One Korea 2023

Dr. Hyun Jin Preston Moon’s Keynote Address at the International Forum on One Korea 2023

Dr. Hyun Jin Preston Moon delivered the keynote address at the International Forum on One Korea held in Seoul, Korea, on October 2, 2023. The forum convened international and local experts, policymakers, journalists, and civil society leaders under the theme, “Free and Unified Korea: A Catalyst for Regional and Global Peace and Development.”

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Children from S.M.I.L.E Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam Learning Center Explore National Science Centre, New Delhi

Children from S.M.I.L.E Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam Learning Center Explore National Science Centre, New Delhi

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.

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