Posted By: October 28, 2013


Chosen For World Peace Prize Awarding Council CAPITOL HILL. Sept.19,2013_— Fr. Sean Mc Manus, president of the Capitol Hill-based Irish National Caucus has been chosen to serve on the World Peace Awarding Council (WPPAC). The Council consists of twelve international and interfaith members.“ This was totally unforeseen and unexpected,” explained the Irish-born priest. “I was really surprised to receive the invitation to serve from Dr. Han Min Su, Co-Founder and Executive Judge, in South Korea. Naturally, I am deeply honored and humbly grateful. Doubly so, because my dear friend former Congressman Lester Wolff (D-NY) is the Chief Judge. And in 2011, another dear friend, former Congressman Ben Gilman (R-NY) was presented with the World Peace Prize. Both of these splendid Jewish-Americans did wonderful work for human rights, justice and peace in Ireland. I shall be eternally grateful to both.” In its Mission Statement , the WPPAC states : “World Peace  Prize  is  an  initiative   to  promote   world  peace  and inter-religious   understanding.   It is awarded  periodically   to  individuals who have contributed  to the causes of world peace by preventing  regional conflicts  or  world  war;  by  settling  the  disputes  of  political,  diplomatic and economic  matters;  by developing  new inventions  to minimize  threats and confusions  within mankind.  World Peace Prize operates according  to the core spirit of advancing peace, justice and inter-religious  collaborations.” The World Peace Prize is a prestigious award presented by the World Peace Corps Mission, an international Evangelical missionary organization. It was established in 1989 by the late  former Congressman Robert L. Leggett ( D-NY) and Dr. Han Min Su. The  other Judges on the Council are: Rev. Dr. Han Min Su, Christian, South Korea; Honorable Lester Wolff, Jewish, USA; Dr. Suzi  Leggett, Catholic, USA; Dr. Carlito S. Puno,  Christian, Philippines; Dr. Shiu Loon Kong, Confucian, China; Former Ambassador, Dr. Bhupatary M. Oza, Hindu, India; Former Ambassador, Dr. Asher Naim, Jewish, Israel; Former Ambassador, Dr. Mohamed A. Cholkamy, Muslim, Egypt; Dr. Epharaim Isaac, Jewish, USA; Honorable Peter Lewis, former Speaker of the South Australian House of Assembly, Christian, Australia; Former Navy Commander, De. Gennady P. Turmov, Russian Orthodox, Russia. Barbara Flaherty: Appointed World Peace Roving Ambassador CAPITOL Hill. Thursday, September 5, 2013 --The Executive Vice President of the Capitol Hill-based Irish National Caucus, 

Barbara J. Flaherty, has been appointed Roving Ambassador for Peace by the World Peace Corps Mission.     The World Peace Corps Mission is an international Evangelical missionary organization, headquartered in South Korea, and led by Dr. Han Min Su, the world-renowned evangelical-peace leader.     Ms. Flaherty said: “I told Dr. Han Min Su that I accepted this great honor with deep gratitude and with all due humility. I see it as an extension of the work I have been privileged to do with Fr. Sean Mc Manus over all these years.”     Fr. Mc Manus was last week appointed as one of the twelve international and inter-faith Judges on the World Peace Prize Awarding Council.     Both Ms. Flaherty and Fr. Mc Manus
 will travel to South Korea in November to be sworn in at the World Peace Ceremony.  
 Succeeds former Congressman Lester Wolff
Seoul. South Korea. Thursday, October 24, 2013 --- The President of the Capitol Hill-based Irish National Caucus who travelled to Seoul to be sworn- in as one of twelve Judges on the World Peace Prize Awarding Council has, instead, been sworn-in as the Chief Judge.
This followed the resignation of out-going Chief Judge, 94-four-year-old former Congressman Lester Wolff who did not travel to Seoul.

Fr. Mc Manus said: ” I have very big shoes to fill. Lester is a legend for his life-long commitment to equality, justice and peace”. Reverend Dr.Han Min Su — the Seoul-based Founder and Master Planner of the World Peace Prize entities — was effusive in his praise of Mr. Wolff: ” Only Fr. Mc Manus would be able to replace Lester. All of us are deeply grateful to Lester for his wonderful contributions. We wish him every blessing and he will always in our prayers.” Barbara J. Flaherty — who was sworn -in as both Roving Ambassador for Peace and Executive Vice President — said: “It is a profound honor to be associated with Dr. Han in his splendid World Peace Mission. We in Washington will everything in our power to advance Dr. Han’s magnificent vision.”

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Rev. Dr. Han Min Su
Christian Evangelist and World Peace Leader
CAPTIOL HILL. Sunday, October 27, 2013 — Fr. Sean Mc Manus — President of the Capitol Hill -based Irish National Caucus — has returned from Seoul where he was sworn in as a Judge on the World Peace Prize Awarding Council (WPPAC)
Here he speaks of his experience of meeting The Founder of WPPAC — the renowned and eminent Dr. Han Min Su:
” It was a huge honor. Dr. Han is a most impressive Christian Evangelist and peace leader. He has dedicated his life to The Gospel of Peace, and has shown inspiring determination. He is an exemplar of grace under pressure, because needless to say his task is not an easy one — the path to peace never is.
Dr. Han treated me with wonderful graciousness. It will be my honor to represent him in Washington. Our Office will liaise directly with his Office in Seoul.”




Dr. Han Min Su,Dr. kong, Fr. Sean, Barbara, Asher Naim and friend

KOREA at ceremony

Presented with flowers before speech

Fr. Sean’s Speech:

God bless America and South Korea. God save Ireland. And may God grant His peace to our troubled world. Each of us must pray for peace but we must also WORK FOR JUSTICE because without justice there is no peace. And without forgiveness there is no hope. We must, in the words of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., ” hew out of the mountain of despair the precious stone of hope.” This year the Catholic Church is celebrating the 50 th. Anniversary of Pacem in Terris (Peace on Earth) the important Encyclical by Blessed Pope John XXIII. In that Encyclical, the Pope likens peace to a house built on four pillars: Truth, Justice, Freedom and Love. We must build the House of World Peace on these four pillars. I am most pleased to be here, and to meet the lovely people of South Korea. I am deeply and humbly grateful to Reverend Dr. Han Min Su — and to all involved — for selecting me to be Chief Judge on the World Peace Prize Awarding Council. I look forward to serving Dr. Han in this role; to providing him with a presence and representation in Washington, DC, with the help of my esteemed and excellent colleague, Barbara J. Flaherty, Roving Ambassador for Peace. May God’s peace be upon us all.

Barbara’s Speech:

It is with great pleasure and humility that I accept this position as Roving Ambassador for Peace. I have the honor and privilege of working with newly appointed Chief Judge Fr. Sean McManus at the Irish National Caucus, and I see my appointment as an extension of working for peace and Justice in Ireland.  I have great admiration for Dr. Han and his outstanding efforts to spread the Gospel of Peace throughout the world. The road to peace is a difficult one as Dr. Han knows. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. said, “Human progress is neither automatic nor inevitable … Every step toward the goal of justice requires sacrifice, suffering and struggle; the tireless exertions and passionate concern of dedicated individuals.” Pope Paul VI summed it up perfectly when he said, “If you want justice, work for peace.” So today I take great inspiration to be surrounded by people all committed to justice and peace. This is surely God’s work on earth. Let us, therefore, make God’s work our own. The vision of world peace must be our vision. Justice everywhere must be our vision. Full equality for all God’s children must be our passion. I will continue to work for justice and peace, and as I do, I ask the help of Almighty God and the assistance of all of you to perform my duties as Roving Ambassador for Peace with dedication and diligence. Thank you and may God richly bless all of you.