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Peace King

1 Peace King
2 Published By
3 Preface
4 Crown of Glory
5 Introduction
6 THE MAN AND HIS WORK
  6.1 Dr. L.M Singhvi
  6.2 H.E. Sir James Mancham
  6.3 H.E. Kenneth D. Kaunda
  6.4 Rt. Hon. Bishop Abel T. Muzorewa
  6.5 H.E. Abdurrahman Wahid
  6.6 H.E. Aziz Sidky
  6.7 Rt. Hon. Sir Edward Heath [1916-2005]
  6.8 H.E. Stanislaw Shushkevich
  6.9 H.E. Kessai H. Note
  6.10 H.E. Eduard Shevardnadze
  6.11 Hon. Alexander M. Haig, Jr.
  6.12 H.E. Rodrigo Carazo
  6.13 H.E. Mohammad Karim Khalili
  6.14 H.E. Rahim Husseinov
  6.15 Rev. Lauri Oinonen
  6.16 H.E. Annette Hsiu-lien Lu
  6.17 Sir Peter Tapsell
  6.18 Rt. Hon. Sir Lloyd Erskine Sandiford
  6.19 H.E. Mario Echandi
  6.20 H.E. Francisco Morales Bermudez
  6.21 H.E. Ochirbat Punsalmaa
  6.22 Rev. Walter Fauntroy
  6.23 Hon. Matt Salmon
  6.24 Rt. Hon. Hamilton Green
  6.25 Rt. Hon. Sher Bahadur Deuba
  6.26 Hon. Jose De Venecia, Jr.
7 A VISION FOR PEACE
8 THE SPIRITUAL LEADER
9 Photographs
10 List of Contributors

H.E. Mohammad Karim Khalili

Vice President, Islamic Republic of Afghanistan

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fter nearly three decades of bloody war and conflict in Afghanistan, we are entering a new phase of social, economic and political life, which is opening a new chapter in the history of Afghanistan. Peace is the best gift of God for people who have suffered for such a long period, and peace is the sign of hope. The people of Afghanistan believe that peace and security are as important for life as air and food. It is extremely important to consolidate all efforts that advance peace and stability at national, regional and global levels; therefore, we will not spare any effort to promote peace and coexistence through dialogue among the different cultures, religions and peoples of our globe.

After the Taliban and Alqaeda terrorist networks that controlled most parts of Afghanistan were toppled by U.S. and coalition military operations supported by the people of Afghanistan, we have made significant progress under new leadership, with the assistance and support of the international community. We have succeeded in establishing the foundations of a legitimate system based on democratic principles with a strong commitment to human rights and tolerance but without undermining our religious and traditional values. Today much progress can be observed in different social, economic and cultural spheres in Afghanistan. Yet we still face many challenges for our nationís development. Our young democracy needs complete stability, which requires consistent support and cooperation of the international community to prevent the recycling of conflict.

Thus, we need to pay specific attention to strengthening moral and spiritual values in order to prevent the spread of immorality on our planet. Countries and communities now have the status of a global family, and the prosperity of the members of this family are closely interlinked. Ensuring peace and living in an atmosphere of mutual understanding and respect are keys for solving many problems. The solution to these problems depends on rooting out the cause of inequality in a way that is fair and acceptable for all and helps to bridge the gaps on the global, regional and national levels.

Diverse geographic, racial, linguistic, social, cultural, religious and political views should not be allowed to be abused and result in hatred, conflict, terror and the expansion of extremism. Fairness, tolerance and overcoming the causes of inequality and injustice are the key issues to be tackled in promoting durable peace on our planet.

Peacemakers who have provided leadership towards the realization of this cause have been respected and appreciated. Dr. Moon is one of the most respected figures of our time who has played a magnificent role and made a remarkable contribution in the movement towards the realization of universal peace. I believe that the principles and views of Dr. Moon, which are based on spiritual insight, have succeeded in institutionalizing the idea of universal peace not only in the minds of individuals but also in society. This has been an effective movement to reinforce the dialogue of universal peace.

He focuses on promoting and strengthening family values as the basis of a peaceful society and world. His emphasis on true love and actions of kindness even to the enemy has borne fruit and helped eliminate violence and hatred. Thus, the principles that Dr. Moon advocates are paving the way for dialogue and understanding among the religions and races of the world.

 

6 THE MAN AND HIS WORK

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