Kyung Hee Leader in Restoring Humanity

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Following is a message from Dr. Choue Young-seek, founder-chancller of Kyung Hee University.--ED. (A message from chancellor)

A half century has passed since Kyung Hee University, a leader in the cause of promoting our shared humanity, democracy, and internationalization was established to pursue the ``The Creation of a Civilized World,'' using a philosophy of ``Democratization of School, Democratization of Ideas, and Democratization of Living.''

This first half century acts as a source of pride to alumni and alumnae as well as to faculty, for the University has contributed greatly to the progress of mankind and the nation, by educating bright young minds thirsting to contribute to the creation of a brighter future for all mankind.

``The Movement for Better Living,'' which was initiated by the University in the 1960's has been adapted as the ``Saemaeul Movement'' by the Korean government and has acted as a force in reinstilling spirituality into modern life. In the 1970's, the Movement spread just as the ``MRA Movement'' at Oxford University had done in earlier years, blossoming onto the global stage.

It bore the torch of the University's message to the world, shining the light of the possibility of developing an ``Oughtopia,'' a society as it ought to be, as humans have sought since man first tread upon the the planet.

This world-in-possibility holds the promise of caring for both modern the material needs and the beauty of the human soul, bringing the human race fulfillment and enrichment. …