One Million Global Rally of Hope on August 9th. Featuring Universal Peace Federation’s co-Founder, Dr. Hak Ja Han Moon, Senegal President, H.E. Macky Sall and Former UN Secretary General, H.E. Ban Ki-moon. This can be viewed on Sunday, August 9, 2020, 01:40 a.m. (BST or GMT+1) from many locations including the website on the picture and the Facebook page of UPF UK. There will be a repeat at 3 pm (BST or GMT +1) for those who could not see the programme at the earlier time.
Entitled, ‘Realization of a World of Interdependence, Mutual Prosperity and Universal Values’, 1.5 million participants are expected to join worldwide the August 9 online Rally of Hope calling for ‘Peace, Reconciliation and Mutual Prosperity’. The online Rally of Hope is sponsored by the Universal Peace Federation (UPF) and allied groups.
World leaders will join a virtual rally to address global challenges such as COVID-19, environmental degradation, poverty, ethnic and racial discord, offering their vision and recommendations for a hopeful future for all people, as one universal family.
Featuring former UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon; Hon. Newt Gingrich, former Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives; H.E. Macky Sall, President of Senegal; H.E. Hun Sen, Prime Minister of Cambodia, Hon. Brigi Rafini, Prime Minister of Niger; Hon. Chuichi Date, former President of the House of Councillors of Japan; Rev. Paula White, spiritual adviser to President Donald Trump; as well as leaders from Oceania, Europe and South America. UPF co-Founder Dr. Hak Ja Han will offer a special keynote message of hope to humanity.
The late Rev. Dr. Sun Myung Moon (d. 2012) and his wife, Dr. Hak Ja Han Moon, have spoken for decades about the vital need humanity to live together harmoniously, as one family under God. They have advocated and supported the philosophy of interdependence, mutual prosperity and universal values — a worldview that calls all of us to live together cooperatively, respecting each other’s dignity and value, and working together toward a common goal of a unified world of peace.
The main speakers for this interreligious, interracial and global rally will be offering their recommendations as to how we can move beyond not only the current Covid 19 crisis, but also the many other challenges we face as one human family, finding the way forward to bring an end to extreme poverty, overcoming inequality and discrimination, reviving multilateral institutions, and strengthening solidarity and cooperation among people of every race, religion, nationality, culture and political ideology.
“The goal of this Rally of Hope (and further rallies) is to set a cornerstone for the realization of a world of proactive international and interreligious collaboration” said Dr. Thomas G. Walsh, Chair, Universal Peace Federation.
Universal Peace Federation’s co-Founder Dr. Hak Ja Han Moon, will be giving a keynote address alongside several other current and former world leaders such as former UN Secretary-General and Chairman of the National Council on Climate and Air Quality in Korea Ban Ki-moon, H.E. Macky Sall, President of Senegal, the Hon. Brigi Rafini, Prime Minister of Niger and the Hon. Newt Gingrich, former speaker of the United States House of Representatives. Despite humanity’s best efforts to establish a world of lasting peace, our world still struggles with conflicts over territory and resources, religious and racial discord, the collapse of family values, climate change and other challenges. The current COVID-19 pandemic has been extremely disruptive, often exacerbating tensions both domestically and internationally, while at the same time its economic impact has been disastrous. As governments have struggled to respond, they have often been forced to choose between their citizens’ health or economic survival.
The late Rev. Dr. Sun Myung Moon (d. 2012) and his wife Dr. Hak Ja Han Moon have spoken for decades about the vital need humanity to live together harmoniously, as one family under God. They have advocated and supported the philosophy of interdependence, mutual prosperity and universal values — a worldview that calls all of us to live together cooperatively, respecting each other’s dignity and value, and working together toward a common goal of a unified world of peace. To emphasize these values — and thus address the problems facing our world in the 21st century — the Universal Peace Federation and its partners will be hosting a One Million Rally of Hope for the Realization of a Heavenly Unified World of Interdependence, Mutual Prosperity and Universal Values on August 9, 2020. The August 9 rally is the first of a series of these online “Rallies of Hope” to be held monthly through December 2020.
The August 9 event, sponsored by the Universal Peace Federation, will be convened in cooperation with the International Summit Council for Peace (ISCP) and the International Association of Parliamentarians for Peace (IAPP). Subsequent events will be held in cooperation with the Interreligious Association for Peace and Development (IAPD), the International Media Association for Peace (IMAP), the International Association for Peace and Economic Development (IAED), and the International Association of Academicians for Peace (IAAP). The One Million Rallies of Hope for the Realization of a Heavenly Unified World of Interdependence, Mutual Prosperity and Universal Values will thus bring together significant leaders from the fields of politics, religion, the media, economics and business, academia, other fields, and will thus serve as a platform for harmony and cooperation.