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As of Tuesday, May 20, 2008, the death toll from last week's devastating
earthquake in southwest China's Sichuan Province was 40,075 nationwide,
according to the Information Office of the State Council.

Another 247,645 people were injured in the 8.0-magnitude quake that jolted
southwestern Sichuan Province last Monday.

At a press conference earlier Tuesday, the information office also said that
32,361 people were missing as of Tuesday at noon.

According to the Ministry of Civil Affairs, about 5.36 million buildings had been
confirmed destroyed and more than 21 million were damaged in the earthquake
as of Monday evening.

The quake affected 434 counties in 10 provinces and municipalities, the ministry
said in a statement issued Tuesday.

This is a natural calamity of major proportion and the biggest earth quake to hit
China in decades. The rescuing efforts by the Chinese and international teams
are most commendable. China has declared three days of mourning for the
victims. The world’s condolence is pouring in. Fund raising efforts to help the
victims are gathering momentum. The requirement for reconstruction is
staggering. The healing process to comfort all victims affected is most pressing.
The unity and reconciliation to focus on recovering must be timely. There is no
greater healing than Harmony Renaissance to unite China under this crisis.


Earth quakes are nature’s way of releasing unequal stress built up under the
earth crust. This is nature’s way of restoring balance. As devastating as earth
quakes can cause human sufferings, stress imbalance must be restored. This is
nature’s way. The universe is eternal because reaching harmony is the order of
nature. The necessity to restore harmony in human world is no different. It is
under the greatest distress and disharmony that we will understand the need for
harmony. That is why practicing harmony can be most healing for victims and for
all those with heartfelt concerns and sympathy. Harmony Faith and teaching is
China’s cultural heritage. As a unity force for conflict resolution harmony has
been neglected. There is no greater faith for healing. We are calling for

Harmony Renaissance to unite China and to promote healing. Time is of the


It is most urgent to build a Harmony Renaissance Plaza for unity and healing as
reconstruction starts. There must be a collective effort to rally the people. The
hurt and suffering is too great without a memorial of substantial scale where all
can go to seek comfort and solace. A Harmony Renaissance gate can be built
leading to the Plaza with monument, pavilion, garden and hotel. A Harmony
Renaissance University can also eventually be established under the auspicious
of the United Nations. Walking through the gate shall signify entering into the
world of Harmony Renaissance where people can pray, think and discuss
harmony for healing.

The central theme of the Harmony Renaissance Plaza shall be based on the
Twelve Virtues of Harmony Renaissance as guide. The pavilion and garden are
places where people rest, take refreshments and contemplate the Twelve Virtues
of Harmony Renaissance to keep peace with nature. The Harmony Renaissance
University can research and advocate harmony culture so the world can be more
harmonious under United Nations. The importance of unity in diversity will be
proven indispensable through the first Harmony Renaissance Plaza in Sichuan.
More plaza of international design can be repeated worldwide to support the
inevitable tide of Harmony Renaissance. The United Nations will be part of the
team to organize competitions of international Harmony Renaissance Plaza
designs to include, gate, monument, pavilion and garden. High tech display
designs for the Twelve Virtues of Harmony Renaissance are also in place.


Harmony is the most common value of mankind. All ancient cultural heritages
include harmony faith. Twentieth century history has been dominated by
Western ideals of Freedom, Liberty and Democracy. These ideals revolutionized
the relations between citizens and their governments. These changes resulted in
today’s modern Western government systems. Harmony is an ancient ideal of
more than two thousand years old. It is a system of beliefs that include all
relations between individuals, within oneself, within the family, citizen and
government, between nations and down to between human and nature. As an all
inclusive faith for conflict resolution, harmony belief has been neglected for over
two centuries. The modern society in its departure from harmony faith tends to
be very materialistic. Evolution by the survival of the fittest has been inordinately

Today’s conflicted world of religious and ideological confrontations calls for the
revival of harmony faith. World Harmony Organization is dedicated to the pursuit
of Harmony Renaissance. Our mission is to work with United Nations to support
a modern harmony culture that can begin to harmonize relations between nations
as well as between man and nature. There is no higher faith healing than
Harmony Renaissance. Harmony Renaissance reconciles all faiths,
religions and ideologies, when it is upheld by the international community
as a New World Order.

Harmony is the order of nature and the operating principle of the universe.
Harmony Faith as the order of universe is proclaimed in our Harmony
Renaissance Preamble and Declaration. This is delivered as a speech at the
April 25, 2008, Spring of U.N. Festival. Further disclosure of Harmony Faith is
also attached in the article titled “Harmony Faith, Order of the Universe”.

Harmony Renaissance is the inevitable tide humans are waiting to bring us to the
next level of accomplishment after European Renaissance. To participate in this
second wave of dynamic harmony movement the twelve virtues of Harmony
Renaissance are presented here. They are: TOLERANCE, ACCEPTANCE,
CONSERVATION. The last two being actions we now must collectively take
urgently to harmonize with nature in order to avoid catastrophe on earth.

We propose that United Nations every year organize an international artists

contest for the best combination of poetry and art to extol the twelve Harmony
Renaissance virtues. The selected first ten submissions will be published
worldwide as that year’s calendars for world distribution. This will become an
important tradition for mankind to start each year with harmony inspirations. So
Harmony Renaissance and the 12 virtues of harmony will live in the hearts
of mankind. We can also proclaim the first month of each year as Harmony
Renaissance month to advocate the twelve virtues of harmony culture.


May 20, 2008