Our hope is to lift up those worthy of praise for their sincere efforts to help others and improve the world and to encourage them to share the light of hope to all the peoples of the world who pray for world peace.
The Sunhak Peace Prize was founded by Dr. Hak Ja Han Moon, the wife of the late Rev. Sun Myung Moon.
This award reflects her profound hope of continuing the legacy left by her husband who dedicated his entire life toward realizing world peace,
prosperity and coexistence, where humankind thrives as “One Family Under God.”
The peaceful world envisioned by humankind can only be built upon an all-encompassing foundation where peace among nations exists politically, militarily and religiously, and is realized by protecting family values, the sanctity of marriage, and the value of filial piety through the maturity of human character. Reconciliation, coexistence and cooperation between diverse groups of people, representing differing social values and interests, as well as preservation and good management of the environment, are all key ingredients for the world of peace envisioned by Rev. and Mrs. Moon.
Indeed, peace is the highest and ultimate value and desire that has been sought ceaselessly by humankind throughout history.
Through awarding the Sunhak Peace Prize, we wish to recognize individuals who have willingly sacrificed themselves for peace, and praise them for their works, thereby lighting the beacon of hope that will shine upon each and every person on earth who yearns for world peace.
The award ceremony for the Sunhak Peace Prize is held biennially in Seoul, Korea, in order to honor, bequeath and perpetuate the substantial legacy of Rev. Sun Myung Moon.
Vision and Mission
Making the World Better for Future Generations
The Sunhak Peace Prize was established to help resolve worldwide suffering, conflict, poverty and threats to the environment by promoting a comprehensive, future-oriented vision of peace.
Sustainable peace in the 21st century can only be accomplished by resolving the tensions and conflicts we find throughout the world by developing a global culture of mutual respect and cooperation.
Based on the Founder’s vision of “One Family Under God,” the Sunhak Peace Prize encourages all people to dedicate themselves to achieving a peaceful world by resolving to exercise dialogue and cooperation over conflict and competition.
- Responsibility of the
current generation toward
- Future generations refer not only to our own physical descendants
but also to all future generations to come. Since all the decisions made
by the current generation will either positively or negatively affect them,
we must take responsibility for our actions.
- Humankind is one universal
family consisting of successive
- The Sunhak Peace Prize sees humankind as a community of love connected
by consecutive generations. Therefore, as parents care for their children
with unconditional love, those living today should create an environment of peace
for future generations. Until now, discussions concerning the ethics of peace have been confined to current problems. However, the concept of peace underlying the Sunhak Peace Prize is based on the reciprocity between current and future generations.
Tenets of PeaceThe Sunhak Peace Prize advocates the following objectives.
Outline and History
The Sunhak Peace Prize, which pursues the creation of peace for the future generations of the global community, was established to heal the suffering and destruction that exist around the world, and build an all-encompassing, future-oriented vision of peace.
|Official Name||Korean : 선학평화상 / English: Sunhak Peace Prize|
|Frequency of Award||Biennially|
|Laureate||An individual or an organization that contributed to world peace|
|Prize Amount||$1,000,000 (USD)|
|Medal||Medal (pure gold 187.5g)|
The emblem for the Sunhak Peace Prize consists of the image of a person representing humanity, the image of a dove representing peace, the image of the globe representing global harmony, and the image of a hand representing humanity’s extensive yearning for a world filled with peace and happiness. The sphere with twelve rays expanding outward symbolizes the sun and signifies humankind’s peace and harmony centering on true love.
02.05Sunhak Peace Prize Award Ceremony
10.05Sunhak Peace Prize Laureate Announcement
02.09Sunhak Peace Prize Award Ceremony
11.22Sunhak Peace Prize Laureate Announcement
02.03Sunhak Peace Prize Award Ceremony
11.29Sunhak Peace Prize Laureate Announcement
11.23~25Sunhak Peace Prize Initiative
in India · Nepal
8.28Sunhak Peace Prize Award Ceremony
6.8Sunhak Peace Prize Laureate Announcement
08.11Inauguration of the Sunhak Peace Prize Committee
02.20Dr. Hak Ja Han Moon proposes the establishment of the Sunhak Peace Prize