The Manhae Grand Prize
2015, The 19th Manhae Prize Awards
In 1997, the Society for Propagation and Practice of Manhae's Thoughts established the Manhae Prize in memory of the Reverend Manhae (Han Young-un, 1879-1944) who dedicated his life to his country and people. The aim of the prize is to help honor and disseminate the works of those individuals and groups who most exemplify the principals and noble aims of the Reverend Manhae. 2015 marks the 19th year of the Manhae Prize which is awarded by the Committee on Celebration of Manhae.
Born during the turbulent times of latter era Joseon Dynasty, Reverend Manhae was a true renaissance man and a great hero at a time when Korea was most in need of them. Grounded in the ideas of peace and equality, he carried out was committed to the cause of national independence from Japan during the colonial period. Furthermore, he strived to realize the ideas of peace and life through his commitment to equality and freedom, based on the spirit of progress and unity. His love extended not only to his country and her people, but to all living beings.
The most valuable thing in the world is a noble mind that respects and loves all the living beings in the world. Reverend Manhae's idealized vision of love was one that would enable all living beings to enjoy lives endowed with freedom, quality, and peace that would in turn bring this great love into full bloom. His life and works stand to this day as a shining example of justice and morality whose enlightened thinking helped illuminate the right path towards peace and happiness.
In memory of his life and ideals, the Manhae Society has established a prize in each of the following categories: Peace, Practice, Literature. It is the Society's hope that the Manhae prize will serve to inspire people to follow his example and work to attain his noble mind. The Society extends an invitation to any interested party to become involved in the Manhae Prize.
The Manhae Festival Promotion Committee