Sunhak Peace Prize

Members of Sunhak Peace Prize Committee
Members of Sunhak Peace Prize Committee
Dr.Il-Sik Hong
Dr.Il-Sik Hong, Chairman of the Sunhak Peace Prize Committee

The Sunhak Peace Prize

The Sunhak Peace Prize was founded by Dr. Hak Ja Han Moon, the wife of the late Rev. Sun Myung Moon. This award reflects her profound hope of continuing the legacy left by her husband, who dedicated his entire life to promoting a realm of peace, prosperity and coexistence in which people can thrive as “one family under God.” He lived by the motto “walking in the shoes of a servant with the heart of a parent, shedding sweat for earth, tears for humankind and blood for heaven.”

The peaceful world that humankind longs for can only be built upon a comprehensive foundation of peace among nations and peace among religions. Beginning with protecting family values and the sanctity of marriage and with cultivating mature human character, peace is grounded in individuals and families and expanded throughout the globe.

Reconciliation, coexistence and cooperation between diverse groups of people, representing differing values and interests, as well as care for the environment are all key ingredients of the peace envisioned by Rev. and Mrs. Moon. Moreover, peace is the highest and ultimate value sought by people throughout history. Many righteous and capable individuals have dedicated themselves and sacrificed their lives for this noble ideal.

The Sunhak Peace Prize recognizes individuals who have dedicated themselves for the cause of peace and honors them for their work, thereby lighting a beacon of hope that can shine upon each person on earth who yearns for a world of peace.

The award ceremony is held on July 17 by the lunar calendar, which marks the anniversary of Rev. Sun Myung Moon’s passing, in order to honor, bestow and perpetuate his legacy.


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