「世界和平獎評審委員會」聲明 / Statement From the World Peace Prize Awarding Council
 

「世界和平獎評審委員會」聲明

2011-06-27 14:06 美通社【美通社/華盛頓】

華盛頓, 2011年6月27日 /美通社/ --

「世界和平獎評審委員會」於2011年6月14日在美國國會金廳舉行了隆重的頒獎儀式,向2010年「世界和平獎最高榮譽獎」得主:世界佛教領袖第三世多杰羌佛、前美國國會「眾議院外交委員會」主席本傑明.格爾曼的致敬。該慶典由「世界和平獎」創辦人韓敏洙先生主持。蒞臨的嘉賓有多位國會議員及來自世界各地的貴賓。其中包括美國「參議院撥款委員會」委員馬克.可克先生;前國會參議員史蒂夫.司明先生;「眾議院國際事務委員會」主席綺蓮那.樂斯.雷提寧女士;「眾議院監督及政府改革委員會」主席達雷爾.以薩先生;「眾議院司法委員會」委員史蒂夫.查博先生;「眾議院國土安全事務委員會」委員希拉.傑克遜.李女士;「眾議院交通運輸及鐵路小組委員會」主席的歌蓮.佈朗女士等。他們皆稱讚各獲獎人的卓越成就,為世界和平及教化作出努力,實至名歸。「世界和平獎」多年來持續地表揚為建立及維護和平作出努力的人士。

鑒於日前「世界和平獎評審委員會」收到不同機構和個人的言論,他們在不了解真實情況的前提下,發表了一些錯誤的意見,為此,本會特在此作一聲明。

本會創辦人韓敏洙先生,是一位韓國基督教領袖,一生以佈道和道德為立身之根本,為了世界的和平發展、人類的友善仁愛,不遺餘力,無論是在韓國,還是在世界各地,韓敏洙先生都備受尊重,是一位道德仁愛的宗教領袖。

「世界和平獎評審委員會」主席萊斯特.沃爾夫先生,是一位資深的政治家,終生致力於世界的和平和穩定,尤其是對亞洲地區的和平發展,作出了極大的貢獻。1978年與鄧小平會談,奠定中美建交的原則和基礎;並同時保證了台灣海峽兩岸的和平和發展。他是美國的《台灣關係法》的起草人。沃爾夫先生曾參與剷除金三角的毒品,幫助當地的人民提升生活水平。1979年,他曾在國會修正白宮發起的《對外援助法案》,導致以色列與阿拉伯國家恢複和平談判,為中東地區的穩定也作出了貢獻。

資深評審人蘇茜‧萊格特女士,長期從事政治事務,在美國國會工作,曾任前國會議長辦公室參謀長。她的丈夫,前國會眾議員羅伯特‧萊格特,是本會的創辦人之一,也曾出任眾議院「軍事服務委員會」、「財務委員會」,並且是「眾議院巴拿馬地區商船及漁業委員會」主席。為人大公無私,高風亮節,忠誠美國,一生支持維護美國人民幸福。

「世界和平獎最高榮譽獎」得主第三世多杰羌佛,是全球佛教各大教派公認的歷史上佛教最高領袖。超過60位著名法王、攝政王、大仁波且們,包括十七世噶瑪巴的上師都牧曲傑法王、嘉察攝政國師、夏瑪巴攝政王,達賴喇嘛的上師楚西法王、達龍哲珠法王、秋吉崔欽法王等;以及佛教界佛法上更高地位的虹身法獨掌人多珠欽‧土登成利華桑波法王、寧瑪派第三任總教主貝諾法王、西藏當今第一大聖德阿秋法王、覺囊派總法王吉美多吉法王等等,都先後認證、附議、祝賀第三世多杰羌佛在佛教的最崇高地位。第三世多杰羌佛是幾千年來獲得認證最多的頂首大活佛。

第三世多杰羌佛曾在過去,曾承受長期的宗教和政治迫害,遭受極大的困苦。國際刑警組織甚至收到一個成員國的要求,發出通緝令逮捕他。幾年後該成員國又主動向「國際刑警組織」要求撤除對第三世多杰羌佛的通緝令。「國際刑警組織」經過長期的調查,得出正確結論,於2008年10月的第七十二屆「國際刑警組織文件控制委員會」大會上,撤除了該通緝令及整個案件。「國際刑警組織」並且發出正式通知文件,說明有關第三世多杰羌佛的逮捕令已正式撤除,並已通知所有「國際刑警組織」成員國。

儘管第三世多杰羌佛早就拿到了「國際刑警組織」的通知書,但無論任何人怎麼誹謗他,他從來沒有拿出這些文件來證明他是清白的。本會評定委員會發現這事之後,曾問過他為什麼不把這對你非常好的鐵證文件拿出來駁斥社會上的謠言。他說,我要做的事是:眾生的一切造業罪過由我承擔,我種的一切善業功德全給你們。拿出來清白了我,誹謗我的人就不清白了,他們的罪業誰承擔?

第三世多杰羌佛獲得 「世界和平獎最高榮譽獎」,是實至名歸。他展示了無私的高尚氣節,是眾人的道德模範。他體驗了推動和平的精神,就是在面對逆境時,實踐和平需要無比決心、忍辱、善良、利人及堅持。

2010年「世界和平獎最高榮譽獎」的另一位得獎者本傑明.格爾曼先生,長期擔任美國「眾議院外交事務委員會」主席,他一生致力於為維護人權而努力:救援飢餓的人,為打擊濫用和販運麻醉品鬥爭。他並在「交換囚犯計劃」上取得重大成就。曾成功從東德、莫桑比克、古巴等地,拯救美國公民從獲自由。格爾曼先生在美國國會服務15任,共30年。在此以前,曾出任紐約州議會眾議員六年,及紐約司法部助理總檢察長。國會在任期間,他曾出任國會註聯合國大使級代表;後來出任「烏克蘭飢荒委員會」副主席,以及「戰俘委員會」副主席等。格爾曼先生一生獲獎無數,包括美國總統傑出成就證書,表揚他「持續的目標、倡議和領導才能,讓我們邁向一個沒有飢餓的世界。」到現時為止,格爾曼先生依然每年獲「美國安全委員會」頒發「和平力量」獎。

「世界和平獎評審委員會」的工作,一貫本著推進和平、平等、宗教間的合作為原則。評審委員會由創辦人韓敏洙先生領導,成員包括評審主席,前美國「眾議院亞洲事務委員會」主席萊斯特‧沃爾夫先生;前美國國會議長辦公室參謀長蘇茜‧萊格特女士;前以色列註聯合國大使亞薩.柰先生;前印度大使佈帕翠.奧扎先生;前「南澳洲議會」議長彼得.劉易斯先生;前「聯合國教科文組織」顧問江紹倫博士;俄羅斯退役將軍根納季.特莫先生。

促進和平是非常艱鉅而且吃力不討好的工作,在前線的人,往往成為眾矢之的,備受各種黑暗勢力的攻擊,破壞他們的努力。這正是「世界和平獎」成立的原因,維護遭受謾罵誣衊的和平戰士,肯定這些善良而無私的人和他們的宗旨,鼓勵他們持續為和平努力。

世界和平獎評審委員會

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Statement From the World Peace Prize Awarding Council

WASHINGTON, June 25, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The World Peace Prize Awarding Council held a grand award ceremony on June 14, 2011 in the Gold Room at the U.S. Capitol to express our respect for the recipients of the 2010 World Peace Prize: H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III, prominent leader of Buddhism in the world; Hon. Benjamin A. Gilman, former Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee. The ceremony, chaired by Dr. Han Min Su, founder of the World Peace Prize Awarding Council, was graced by the presence of Senator Mark Kirk, member of the Senate Committee on Appropriations; former Senator Steve Symms; Congresswoman Illeana Ros-Lehtinen, Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee of the United States Congress; Congressman Darrell Issa, Chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform; Congressman Steve Chabot, member of the U.S. House Committee on Judiciary; and Congresswoman Sheila Jackson-Lee, member of the Committee on Homeland Security; Congresswoman Corrine Brown, Chairwoman of the Transportation Subcommittee on Railroads. They all commented on the great achievements of the awardees, who have contributed tremendously to peace and enlightenment for humanity. This event, awarded for the 2010 recognition to those deserving recipients, is part of a continuing program by the World Peace Corps Mission to recognize the outstanding work of individuals who make major contributions for the establishment and maintenance of peace.

In view of some recent comments that the World Peace Prize Awarding Council has received from individuals and groups, expressing their misconceptions and misunderstanding. Our Council hereby issues this statement.

The co-founder of the World Peace Prize Awarding Council, Dr. Han Min Su, is a Christian leader from South Korea. The foundation of his entire life has been to preach Christianity and morality. He has spared no efforts in advancing world peace and furthering friendship and love among humankind. Wherever he goes, he is well respected within the international community as a minster of high moral character, a kind-hearted leader promoting inter-religious collaboration and world peace.

The Chief Judge of the World Peace Prize Awarding Council, Hon. Lester Wolff, is an experienced and distinguished statesman who has worked hard his entire life for world peace. His contributions to peace and development in Asian countries are especially remarkable. He is the author of the United States Congress "Taiwan Relations Act." In 1978, he met with Deng Xiao-Ping, the Father of Modern China, and laid down the principles and foundation for diplomatic relations between the United States and China. At the same time, he successfully assured peace and development for both sides of the Taiwan Straits. He also introduced amendments to the White House sponsored Foreign Assistance Act of 1979 to restore the initiative for direct peace talks between Israel and the Arab States.

Dr. Suzi P. Leggett has been involved with politics and has worked in Congress over a long period of time. She has been the Chief of Staff of a former Speaker of the House. Her husband, the late Hon. Robert Leggett, was the co-founder of the World Peace Corps Mission, a legislator of great fairness, impartiality, and integrity. While in Congress, he served on the House Armed Services Committee and Budget Committee, and was Chairman of the Panama Canal Zone House Merchant Marine and Fishery Committee and co-chairman of the National Security Task Force.

H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III, recipient of the 2010 World Peace Prize Top Honor Prize recipient, was recognized by more than 50 eminent dharma kings, regent dharma kings, and great rinpoches from major Buddhist sects around the world: H.H. Dharma King Dumu Qujie, the Root Master of the 17th Karmapa; H.E. Goshir Gyaltsab, a regent dharma king and national master; H.E. Sharmapa, a regent dharma king; H.H. Dharma King Trulshik, H.H. Taklung Tsetrul, and H.E. Chogye Trichen, all three of whom are Masters of the Dalai Lama; H.H. Dharma King Dodrupchen Thupten Trinle Palzang, H.H. Dharma King Penor, H.H. Dharma King Achuk, H.H. Dharma King Jigme Dorje, amongst others. H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III is the most widely recognized leader in the history of Buddhism.

In the past decade, H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha has suffered greatly for withstanding long-term persecution for his religious activities. A member country of the Interpol has once requested the Interpol to issue a warrant for His arrest. The request was subsequently withdrawn voluntarily by this member country after some years. Upon thorough investigation, in October of 2008, the 72nd session of the Commission for the Control of Interpol's Files withdrew the arrest warrant and the entire case against H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III. Interpol also issued a document stating in definite terms that the arrest warrant against H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III has been cancelled and all of its member countries have been notified of the cancellation. 

Although H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III long ago received official notification of the withdrawal of the arrest warrant and the removal of the entire case, He has never shown such documents to prove His innocence. Regardless of the slander He has endured, H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III did not disclose such ironclad evidence. When the World Peace Prize Awarding Council found out, and asked H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III about this, He responded by saying that what He must do is bear all of the karmic offenses committed by living beings and give to living beings all of the good karma and merit that He has planted. He said that if He proved His innocence by showing those documents, then those who slandered Him would no longer be seen as innocent. Who, He asked, will bear their karmic offenses?

His Holiness Dorje Chang Buddha III is more than deserving of the Top Honor Prize as He exemplifies the nobility of selflessness; a model of morality for all to emulate. He also demonstrated how peace is often attained by determination, humility and the perseverance to advance its cause in the face of adversity.

Hon. Benjamin A. Gilman, also recipient of the World Peace Prize Top Honor Prize, is a distinguished statesman who served as Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee for a long period of time. He is a life-long champion of human rights: fighting world hunger, narcotic abuse and trafficking. He has made many successful efforts to bring about "prisoner exchanges" which resulted in freedom of American citizens in East Germany, Mozambique, Cuba and several other countries. Congressman Gilman served 15 terms, a total of 30 years in the U.S. Congress. Prior to that, he served 6 years in the New York State Legislature as Assemblyman, and several years as Assistant Attorney General in the New York State Department of Law. While in Congress, he served as Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee and as Congressional delegate to the United Nations with title of Ambassador, and later the Ukrainian Famine Commission and Vice Chairman of the Committee on POW's. Mr. Gilman has been a recipient of numerous honors including the President's Certificate of Outstanding Achievement "for continued, demonstrated vision, initiative, and leadership in the effort to achieve a world without hunger" and has annually received the "Peace Through Strength" Award presented by the American Security Council.

The World Peace Prize Awarding Council operates according to the core spirit of advancing peace and justice and inter-religious collaborations. The Council is led by co-founder and executive judge Dr. Han Min Su with esteemed members including Chief Judge Hon. Lester Wolff, former Chairman of the United States Congress Asian Affairs Committee; Dr. Suzi P. Leggett, advisor to one of the former Speaker of the United States Congress; Hon Asher Naim, former Israeli Ambassador to the United Nations; Hon. Bhupatry M. Oza, former Ambassador of India; Hon. Peter Lewis, former Speaker of the South Australian House of Assembly; Dr. Kong Shiu-Loon, former advisor to the UNESCO; General Gennady P. Turmov, retired General of Russia.

Preaching and promoting peace is an arduous and sometimes thankless task. Those in the vanguard continue to become targets of others who lurk in the darkness to attack the peacemaker and attempt to undermine their efforts. That is why we established the World Peace Prize, to encourage continuing efforts towards peace and to defend the Peacemaker against scurrilous diatribes that put into question the motivation of well meaning and dedicated individuals.

SOURCE World Peace Prize Awarding Council
 


  

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