First UN International Day of Conscience Observed Online -Speech
April 5, 2020 marks the first UN International Day of Conscience. Amidst the COVID-19 outbreak, observing the day is especially meaningful as conscience is the key to peace and the solution to the problems we face.
For people in all parts of the world to join it for a virtual observance of the day on April 5, the Federation of World Peace and Love (FOWPAL) broadcast a program on Youtube and FB for 45 consecutive hours, from one of the earliest time zones to the latest one.
In response to COVID-19, Dr. Hong, Tao-Tze, President of FOWPAL, stresses in the program that our well-being is highly correlated with our conscience. “Conscience brings real health, and both are what we need badly right now.” He extends his appreciation to international organizations, governments, NGOs, researchers, and healthcare professionals for their painstaking efforts in saving lives. He encourages everyone to “pray for ourselves, for our families, and for the world with the positive energy of conscience.”