'Manhae Foundation awarded the World Fellowship of Buddhists'
Saturday, 10 August 2013
Manhae Foundation is the organization for sustainable world peace and inter-religious understanding and co-operation under Jogye Order of the Korean Buddhism, has announced on 4 March B.E. 2556 (2013) that the World Fellowship of Buddhists (WFB) is awarded 2013 Manhae Grand Peace Prize in consideration of the WFB is the non-profit organization that emphasizes not only Buddhist dissemination, but also provides assistance to people who suffers from natural diaster, under severe poverty, in need of education, and other settings where humanitarian relief is needed. The prize is usually given to an individual who has merit and activity for the world peace movement.
Thus, the WFB is the first organization awarded such prize. The awarding ceremony is held on 11 August B.E. 2556 (2013) at the Manhae Foundation located outside of Seoul City, the Republic of Korea.
Our world today is the community of different beliefs, religions and traditions. However, all religions teachings encourage people to be good and refrain from evil deeds. We believe that all religions can lead us to sustainable peace, help us to end world conflict and make our world be a peaceful society which people can live together with trust, loving and kindness so as to bring peace to family, society and then the whole world. \n\n\nManhae Foundation, Republic of Korea awarded the WFB with Manhae Grand Peace Prize made us realize that there are so many things we Buddhist should do more to make the world a better place to live in.
The prize shows that we are not alone who strives for peaceful life. Moreover, there are so many persons and organizations who share this path and have the same persistence with the hope for world peace by non-violence mean.\n\n\nThe prestigious award expresses recognition of the WFB’s role and determination in peace and humanitarian assistance which is derived from perseverance and commitment of all WFB Regional Centres, its networking organization and the Headquarters. The prize cherishes our spirit to act more and do more to bring peace to the world and better way of living regardless religions and beliefs. We, the WFB, will strive with endeavor we possess according to the Teaching of the Lord Buddha.
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