[Segye Times] “Make country clean”… 100,000 Believers Participated to Clean Environment
Shincheonji Church's National 'Volunteer Day' Event
- “Make country clean”… 100,000 Believers Participated to Clean Environment
A street in front of Hongik University of Seoul, believers of 'Shincheonji Church of Jesus The Temple of the Tabernacle of the Testimony'(Shincheonji Church of Jesus) were busy to pick trashes all over the street. Same thing happened at Itaewon in Seoul, Ilsan Lake Park in Gyeonggi province, Gwanganri Beach in Busan and Gap brook in Daejon. 'The 1st Nation Unification Peace Marathon' was held near Gwangju station, Gwangju. It was held by Shincheonji Volunteer Group. Campaign to reduce micro dust was held at Jeonju Sports Complex intersection and Garyeon Square intersection.
[These events were held by Shincheonji Church of Jesus in one day, April 7th, across the country.
Although the events were all different, but the correspondent of Shincheonji introduced them
as "We held the events to enlighten responsibility as members of local society by ourselves".]
April 7th was 'All Believers' Volunteer Day' of Shincheonji Church of Jesus. It is appointed to give meaning of everyone of the church volunteers for local society and implement sharing for neighbors on the same day and time. That day about 100,000 people simultaneously volunteered in 40 cities across the country. Shincheonji carried out cleaning environment campaign for Hongik University street and Itaewon where were usually filled with trashes after weekend's evening, Joongrangcheon of Seoul and the Seoul Grand Park of Gwachoen city which were crowded with sightseers of spring flower festival in Seoul and Gyeonggi area. Believers cleaned up riverside road of Hadan, Saha-gu and Millak Waterfront Park in Busan. Incheon's volunteer group cleaned Yonghyeon tidal channel and Hakik retarding basin that usually had foul smell. Moreover, trashes of Mt.Apsan in Daegu, Yoodeung brook and Daejeon brook in Daejeon, Mangsahng beach and Gyeongpodae in Gangreung were fully swept. "The air is refreshing after volunteers' clean up," Millak-dong's vendor, Ms. Gahng (65years, female) who watched volunteers' activity commented. "It's so clean, good riddance to cigarette butts".
Marathon held on the same day to spread message of 'Unification must come true' in advance of the inter-Korean summit on April 27th. It was boomed with approximate 2000 athletes, 7000 volunteers and 3000 citizens. 'Make healthy Jeonju without worries about micro dust' campaign that was held in Jeonju had activities informing 'Reducing Idle Speed' 'Implementation of 2-day rotation system' 'Using Public Transport'.
The events of the day were held under the title of 'Like Dream(The pronunciation also means 'giving' in Korean)', which is one of Shincheonji Volunteer Group's slogan of this year 'Dream Project'. The Dream Project's purpose is lest marginalized neighbors lose hope of life and dream, and it is pushed forward with 6 main initiatives.
The correspondent of Shincheonji Church of Jesus stated "We have been proceeding 'Pink Lunch Packs' for marginalized class of society and 'Patriotism and Peace' to inform importance of history and peace" and "Many kinds of volunteer activities will be performed to carry out love of Jesus and to expand sharing culture".
** The article is published at the Segye Times - www.segye.com/newsView/20180410004268