efore participating in the Universal Peace Federation conferences in 2005 and 2006, my impression was that resolving conflicts and disputes between groups within societies or between nations, ethic groups, minorities or religious sects, is a duty that falls merely on governments or governmental organizations. This impression had been formed as I performed my duties and daily activities as an officer of the Jordan Armed Forces and as part of my work as chairman of the Jordanian military liaison office which was established after the signing of the peace treaty between Jordan and Israel in 1994.
At the Universal Peace Federation conferences, I met people who have committed themselves, through their jobs and private endeavor, to resolving disputes and disagreements on all levels. I realized that the work that I had done through my government service and what I am doing now through my small center is minimal in scale and effort and is incomparable to that which is being done by people whom I met during these recent meetings. I have full respect and appreciation for these people because I see in them the hope and the future for our world which is feuding over materialistic values.
The meetings assembled participants from 148 countries with different religious and racial backgrounds united by one common goal that all believe in, which is living in peace without any kind of segregation, and peacefully resolving conflicts without resorting to violence and wars.
The experience which I gained by participating in those meetings will most certainly help me in my work and efforts in resolving conflicts and disputes, using approaches that were used in other parts of the world such as Indonesia, Palestine, Iraq, Burundi, the Congo and many other places.
I feel great sympathy, appreciation and esteem for all of Father Moon’s activities in the world. These feelings grew stronger when I became more acquainted with his special human qualities, no less notable than his unique qualities as a leader. His difficult decisions about political processes that developed in years past on the Korean peninsula are a clear testimony to his special ability.
As a Jordanian citizen who is aware of the political and geo-strategic problems in the world, I would like to express my admiration for Father Moon’s decisions regarding the peace process between the two Koreas. His active interventions promoting a peace agreement between the two parts of Korea and his determination to achieve comprehensive peace are admirable. I am sure that he will continue to contribute to the creation of a better world, with different qualities and abilities that will ensure socioeconomic growth throughout the world.
Having studied the history of the various leaders of the world, I can confidently say that Father Moon has a great influence in the world and particularly on geo-strategic and geopolitical changes that promise a better future for all of us and for our children.
Father Moon has imparted various approaches, perceptions and understandings regarding the future of the whole world and thereby created an infrastructure for changing the face of the world. Any peace-desiring human being who upholds human dignity and the sanctity of life as supreme and sanctified values will be grateful to Father Moon for many years to come.
As one who is closely involved in the peace process in the Middle East, I have no doubt that the process is irreversible. When influential leaders like Father Moon understand that peace must be achieved in a fair, true and honest manner, everybody will then recognize the immediate need for peace in the world. There is not a Muslim, Christian, Jew or any other human being who does not know, deep inside, that it is the duty of an enlightened and cultured society to create a true home for the refugee, and for everyone in our society, and I believe that this is what will happen.
Allow me to mention some additional points to help clarify my concern for the peace process and its results, just as I hope and pray to see leaders who govern well with all of their personal ability, intelligence, wisdom, sensitivity and extraordinary courage.
I write this to thank Father Moon for everything he has done for society and, more than everything else, for the whole world. In his own way and with his special personality, he has imparted to us all new aspects of the significance of basic values in the life of every human being, and they serve as foundation stones on which the lives of our children and the following generations will develop and grow. His wonderful sensitivity is expressed in every event, but the most important, and in my eyes the most difficult undertaking, was his speaking tour to 120 cities in 2005. These visits illuminated his image and his personality and revealed his qualities as a human being and as a leader. The world community will never forget this, and the world cannot ignore it.
I pray to the Lord to sustain Father Moon’s health and grant a long life for him, his family, his society in Korea and the enlightened society throughout the world. May the Creator bless him with a long life, happiness and health so that he will continue to lead these processes which are essential to all of humanity.
He is, for us, a symbol and testimony of understanding, sensitivity, wisdom and courage, characteristics which have led to impressive achievements and will help him accomplish even more wonderful things for the world in the future.