Maui resident joins peace conference in South Korea
Maui resident Christopher Pae was among more than 200,000 attendees from 30 different countries on Sept. 18 to attend an international peace conference in South Korea.
With a banner that read “Last destination of peace, Pyongyang!,” a festival parade train resembling an old Dorasan station was cheered on by thousands across the packed Hwaseong Sports Complex stadium in Gyeonggi Province.
The festival parade was the highlight of the third annual Commemoration of the World Alliance of Religions’ Peace Summit.
“Introducing peace to our education systems, culture, arts and economy is how we are building sustainable peace into the structure of our future,” said Pae, the Maui branch volunteer.
This movement of “peace governance” is how citizens have the power of peace in their hands, according to a news release.
Coming at a time when an increase of nuclear bomb and missile tests by North Korea has strained diplomatic relations and threatened international security, the annual WARP Summit sought new ways to implement peace-building based on its main resolution, the Declaration of Peace and Cessation of War.