Master Lu was invited to attend the UN-supported summit on global peace at the United Nations headquarters in New York on 24 March 2014.The summit is aimed to provide a road map for a culture of peace as conflict prevention and mediation.
In appreciation for Master Lu’s dedication, outstanding leadership and service to the promotion of education for the culture of peace, the UN-supported summit awards Master Lu with the title of “Ambassador of Peace Education”. The award is presented by Emil Constantinescu, the former president of Romania, and Joana, the executive director of International Strategic Alliance Committee.
It was a further recognition of Master Lu’s contribution to the world peace, followed by the World Peace Award (Buddhism) at the UK-based The Unity of Faiths Foundation, the British Community Honors Award at the House of Lords, United Kingdom in 2012 and the Award for Exceptional Contribution and Peace Advocacy to the Global Community in Berlin, Germany in 2013.
Parliamentarians, religious leaders, and academic leaders from 23 countries gathered together to discuss how and why the culture of peace is required as a foundation to resolve conflicts in the Middle East, Africa, and Asia Pacific. Participants include representatives from UNESCO, Global Peace Initiative of Woman, the European Parliament, Yale University, religious leaders from different faiths, politicians, and members of parliaments who have been making efforts to promote world peace.
As the founder of Guan Yin Citta, and the Ambassador for World Peace, Master Lu shared his view about how ideas from both Buddhism and traditional Chinese culture can help prevent conflicts. If we are willing to put these ideas into practice, would peace will certainly be within our reach!