Global Peace Foundation Supports World Interfaith Harmony Week 3-9 February, 2014

Recognizing the “imperative need for dialogue among different faiths and religions to enhance mutual understanding, harmony and cooperation among people,” the UN General Assembly adopted a resolution in 2010 designating the first week of February as World Interfaith Harmony Week. The Global Peace Foundation supports the United Nations in its efforts to engage the world’s…

Dr. Hyun Jin Moon, Founder of the Global Peace Foundation Address at Global Peace Convention 2013

Dr. Hyun Jin Moon, Chairman of the Global Peace Foundation calls for interfaith cooperation for peace at the Global Peace Convention 2013 themed “Unity in Diversity: Building Social Cohesion for Sustainable Peace Through Universal Aspirations, Principles, and Values” Your excellencies, honored guests, ladies and gentlemen, it is both an honor and a greatpleasure for me…

Preconvention Forum Emphasizes Faith Leadership, Shared Values in Building Social Cohesion

“As an officially Muslim state which protects the rights of all people to practice their religion freely, Malaysia is positioned to have a strong positive role in the rest of the Muslim world,” said James Patton, executive vice president of the International Center for Religion and Diplomacy at a forum, “Faith Leadership for the Greater…

Global Peace Convention 2013 Calls for Interfaith Cooperation to Mitigate Conflict and Advance Social Cohesion

The 2013 Global Peace Convention kicked off in Kuala Lumpur on December 6 with a call from GPF chairman Dr. Hyun Jin Moon for the establishment of a faith-based Peace Council at the United Nations as a major initiative to meet the global challenge of identity-based conflict. “Today, religious identities are regional in scope and…

An Interview with Dr H. Marsudi Syuhud, General Secretary of Nahdlatul Ulama (NU): On Indonesia’s Diversity and Interfaith Experience

The Global Peace Festival (GPF) Malaysia recently interviewed with Dr. H. Marsudi Syuhud, fondly known as Pak Marsudi, on his view about Indonesia’s diversity and interfaith experience. He is currently the General Secretary of Nahdlatul Ulama (NU), the largest Muslim organisation in Indonesia, and is an influential force in Indonesia’s peaceful coexistence among its Muslim-majority,…