In a world that is so torn apart by conflict and violence, it is reassuring to know that there are some people who are working to make the world a more peaceful place. The world peace philosophy of two leaders in the field was recently on display in Washington, DC in an event that served to inspire potential future generations of peace workers.
The World Peace Prize Awarding Council recently recognized the efforts of His Holiness Dorje Chang Buddha III and former Congressman Benjamin A. Gilman. Officials from the organization said that these two leaders had displayed great skill and courage in their work to make the world a more harmonious place.
Chang Buddha III has been a prominent figure in the Buddhist religion and has suffered significantly for his work. Various nations have at times sought his arrest, as his views were considered dissenting. However, he has since been able to move on with life and avoid prosecution.
Gilman was presented with the Peace Prize for his work battling against world hunger and drug addiction. He retired from the U.S. House of Representatives in 2003, but has remained active in many charitable pursuits. Officials from the committee said that he had "demonstrated vision, initiative, and leadership in the effort to achieve a world without hunger."
The award ceremony was attended by U.S. government representatives and other figures from the non-profit and charitable sectors. Through this type of activity, individuals may get a chance to witness a peace philosophy in action and become inspired by it.
Author and peace philosophy expert Ilchi Lee says that getting more people involved in the peace process is the best way to achieve harmony throughout the planet.