S. RES. 614
IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES
December 12, 2012
Mr. Menendez (for himself and Ms. Snowe) submitted the following resolution; which was considered and agreed to
Celebrating the World Peace Corps Mission and the World Peace Prize.
Whereas the World Peace Corps Mission is an international organization that operates according to the core spirit of advancing peace, justice, and inter-religious collaborations;
Whereas the World Peace Prize is a prestigious award presented by the World Peace Corps Mission that celebrates individuals who have contributed tremendously to peace and enlightenment for humanity;
Whereas past recipients of the World Peace Prize include President Ronald Reagan of the United States, President Abdurrahman Wahid of Indonesia, and President Nakamura of Palau;
Whereas in 2010, the World Peace Prize Awarding Council recognized His Holiness Dorje Chang Buddha III (referred to in this preamble as H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III) for his devotion to an immensely wide scope of humanitarian activities directed at individuals from different communities throughout the world;
Whereas H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III has received numerous awards, including the United States Presidential Gold Award, which the Chairman of the President’s Advisory Commission on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders presented on behalf of President George W. Bush to H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III for the outstanding contributions of H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III to the arts, medicine, ethics, Buddhism, spiritual leadership, and United States society; and
Whereas in 2010, the World Peace Prize Awarding Council also recognized the Honorable Benjamin A. Gilman for being a life-long champion of human rights who has fought world hunger, narcotics abuse, and narcotics trafficking: Now, therefore, be it
That the Senate—
commends the World Peace Corps Mission for advancing peace, justice, and inter-religious collaborations; and
celebrates the World Peace Award and the recipients of the World Peace Award.