SUNHAK Peace Prize Founder Introduction
Hello. This blog is about the SUNHAK Peace Prize, the ‘prize for all peace loving global citizens.’
In this posting, we'd like to introduce to you the founder who created the SUNHAK Peace Prize.
In his autobiography, the founder explains, "I am a controversial person. The mere mention of my name causes trouble in the world. I never sought money or fame but have spent my life speaking only of peace. The world, though has associated many different phrases with my name, rejected me, and thrown stones at me. Many are not interested in knowing what I say or what I do. They only oppose me."
Would you be curious as to who the founder of the SUNHAK Peace Prize might be? Well, now we'll let you know.
Rev. Sun Myung Moon (1920~2012, born in Jeong-ju, North Pyeong-an Province)
Dr. Hak Ja Han Moon (1943~Present, born in An-ju, South Pyeong-an Province)
“I have dedicated my entire life to creating a world of peace. Peace means to connect people of different ways of thinking, different races, and different languages. When I ate food, I ate for the sake of world peace; and when I drank water, I drank for the sake of world peace. At times, steep mountains and large oceans blocked my way, but I kept running holding high the banner of peace – up steep mountains and across the seas, with no regard for day or night. It has not been easy to live for the sake of peace, but this was the only thing that could bring me happiness.”
- from : "As a Peace - Loving Global Citizen"
- by : Rev. Sun Myung Moon
Rev. Sun Myung Moon and Dr. Hak Ja Han Moon, the True Parents, True Teachers and True Owners, lived their lives for the realization of 'world peace through ideal families.' They toured the world, transcending nationality, race, religion and culture, proclaimed 'one global family' as their vision of peace, and centering on religion, made great efforts to realize peace through various fields such as politics, economy, education, media, arts, family, women’s rights and youth, etc.
Honorary Degrees and Merits
1975 USA, Ricker College Honorary Doctorate of Law
1984 Argentina, La Plata Catholic University Honorary Doctorate of Law
1985 USA, Shaw Divinity School Honorary Doctorate of Divinity
USA, Bernadean University Honorary Doctorate of Law
USA, Florida Bible Graduate School of Theology Honorary Doctorate of Theology
World Knights 'Knight Cross Medal for Cultural Service'
1986 Awarded with the Brazilian 'Cross of Merit for Public Culture'
1987 Association for the Unity of Latin America (AULA) 'Star of Freedom and Unification' Medal
1989 Korean Culture Enhancement Society ‘The First Spirit Culture Award’
1990 USA (New Jersey), Bloomfield University Honorary Doctorate of Humanities
1991 India, International Unification Foundation ’1991 Unification Award’
1995 USA, Bridgeport University Honorary Doctorate of Humanities
1999 Mexico, International Law Society Highest Decoration 'Color of Honor'
2000 Russia, Uvavolta University Honorary Doctorate of Philosophy
Kyrgyzstan, National Teacher's College Honorary Doctorate of Philosophy
Brazil, Research Educational University Honorary Doctorate of Anthropology
IIFWP 2000 General Assembly Universal Peace Award
2001 USA, Unification Theological Seminary Honorary Doctorateof Theology
2002 Sun Moon University Honorary Doctorate of Theology, Honorary Doctorate of
2006 Venezuela, Santa Maria University Honorary Doctorate of Cultural
Grand Order of Cosmic Peace awarded from leaders in various countries
Kyrgyzstan National Academy of Sciences Honorary Doctorate of Linguistics