The 2017 Global Peace Convention held in Manila, Philippines gathered thousands of leaders from around the world with diverse ethnic, religious, and political backgrounds to address pressing global issues, specifically that of the challenge facing the Korean peninsula.

Global Peace Foundation Chairman Dr. Hyun Jin Preston Moon described the significance of acknowledging shared values and a united identity under the Korean mantra “Hongik Ingan,” a country living for the welfare of the entire world, as a cornerstone for uniting the peninsula once again. “Any global perspective or approach based solely on political or economic considerations is inherently limited and insufficient,” Dr. Moon said. “What is required is a simple, clear vision that encapsulates the essence of our common humanity.”

Read more on the 2017 Global Peace Convention from The Korean Times.