Global Peace Foundation Founder and Chairman Dr. Hyun Jin P. Moon interviewed with The Korea Times during convenings in Seoul for the International Forum on One Korea held on October 2, 2023. The following is an excerpt from an interview conducted by Nam Hyun-woo.
“Everyone knows how hyper-partisan and hyper-divided South Korea is … but I can tell you one thing. Regardless of if you are on the liberal side or the conservative side, whether you’re Christian or Buddhist, whatever your background is, there is one thing that brings Koreans together — the Korean identity, rooted in the Hongik Ingan ideal,” Moon said.
“What do you think it’s going to bring North and South Koreans together? It’s going to be their Korean identity.”
Along with the civil unification movements among Koreans, Moon also noted that unification cannot be done by Koreans alone. He said his foundation’s Global Peace Leadership Conference in India in April was also part of hopes to convince Indians to use relations with Pyongyang to influence North Koreans.