World Harmony Organization launched in San Francisco
www.chinaview.cn 2007-01-21 05:27:09
LOS ANGELES, Jan. 20 (Xinhua) -- The World Harmony Organization(WHO) was launched in San Francisco on Saturday, with a call on all countries to promote world peace based on harmony.
WHO, a non-profit and non-governmental organization and the first of its kind in the world, is dedicated to the pursuit of World Harmony Renaissance study and research, the organization said in a press release.
"Harmony belongs to the world. The best social system for any country is its own harmony system for sustainable development," said the release.
It said the organization was formed on the basis of the harmony theory proclaimed by the Chinese leaders in 2006.
"A major social harmony renaissance movement is taking place in China today after the 2002 announcement of the scientific concept," said the release.
"We declare our theory 'World Harmony Renaissance' is the breakthrough mankind is waiting for the next level of accomplishment. When our common values rise above the current international conflicts through world harmony renaissance our accomplishments both scientific and cultural will soar."
"World religions and major human philosophies as we all know were developed about 2500 years ago," said Dr. Francis C. W. Fung,an American researcher who founded the organization.
"European Renaissance and Enlightenment period brought the second burst of human creative energy," Fung said. "We believe 'World Harmony Renaissance' will launch the third phase of human innovation and creativeness to herald a more harmonious and better world."
At its launch meeting, the organization will hold major global cultural events in San Francisco to advocate world harmony renaissance. It also plans future events which include World Harmony Renaissance Symposium, World Harmony Renaissance Calligraphy Contest, World Harmony Renaissance cultural performances, according to Fung, author of the China Harmony Renaissance - What the World Must Know.
He said for those who do not understand China's peaceful development, it is time to learn China's harmony renaissance. Special attention is given to Sino-American relations over the past 50 years.
"We believe 'World Harmony Renaissance' is hope for a more understanding world," he said.
Editor: Luan Shanglin