Reasons for Establishment
Since 2005, Master Chin Kung has organized and attended large events and conferences such as World Peace Convention, Religious Cohesion, Birth of the Buddha and etc. at UNESCO. These activities have made positive influences on many countries; restored UNESCO ambassador’s confidence in ethics, moral and Karma; produced positive power to change the world. Nine Ambassadors and representatives from UNESCO visited Toowoomba, peace and harmony model city in Multi-culture, Australia in March 2017. They felt deeply that the idea of religious cohesion in interfaith promoted and practiced by Master Chin Kung over seventeen years could indeed bring peace and harmony to the society.
In July 2017, in order to support the educational ideas of “advance religious cohesion, revive religious education, promote culture and traditions” advocated by the Master and promote and communicate them within UNESCO, the ambassadors initiated the motion of establishing a interfaith office for the Master, so that his ideas will be spread and practiced in more places around the world. It is reviewed and authorized by UNESCO and is named as “Association of Master Chin Kung’s Friends at UNESCO”.
Permanent Honorary President: Master Chin Kung
Executive Vice President: Venerable Shi Wu Shin (Executive Vice President of Pure Land Learning College Association, Australia)
First President: H.E. Mr. Ahmed Sayyad, Ambassador of Yemen to UNESCO
General Secretary: Mr. Ny Toky Andriamanjato
Deputy GeneralSecretary: Mr. Chen Jun-an Bill
Treasurer: Madam Catherine Thiounn (Senior Secretary of former UNESCO President of general conference)
Chief of Staff: FeiFei He
September 25, 2017, in front of room 528 at the glass building Bonvin in UNESCO, distinguished guests from many places of the world witnessed the historic moment of the unveiling and ribbon cutting ceremony in great joy.
As believed by Master Chin Kung, religious cohesion is the starting point of world peace. The establishment of the Association of Master Chin Kung’s Friends at UNESCO demonstrates the recognition of UNESCO to Master Chin Kung’s idea of religious cohesion. It also shows UNESCO’s hope and expectation of realizing this idea. This concrete big step will be helpful in realizing world peace and bring a stream of positive new energy into the present world.
▲ September 25, 2017, Master Chin Kung, Permanent Honorary President of Association of Master Chin Kung’s Friends at UNESCO, unveils the opening of the Office of Association of Master Chin Kung’s Friends at UNESCO with H.E. Mr. Ahmed Sayyad, Ambassador of Yemen to UNESCO.
▲ Unveiling and ribbon cutting ceremony of “Association of Master Chin Kung’s Friends at UNESCO”. Several current ambassadors and representatives to UNESCO participated in the ceremony, cutting ribbons with Master Chin Kung. (From left: ambassador from Yemen, ambassador from Serbia, Master Chin Kung, ambassador from the United Arab Emirates, ambassador of Iran, ambassador of Nigeria, General Secretary of Association of Master Chin Kung’s Friends of UNESCO and his wife)
▲ Official opening of Association of Master Chin Kung’s Friends at UNESCO. It symbolizes the ideas promoted by Master Chin Kung: “religion returned to education, mutual learning of religions, religious cohesion, revival of culture and traditions” will be spread and practiced in more places in the world so as to correct the morals and people’s hearts, advance world peace and stability. (Mr. Chen Jun-an Bill, Deputy General Secretary of Association of Master Chin Kung’s Friends at UNESCO)