Salient. Victoria University Student Newspaper. Vol 35 no. 2. 8th March 1972
[Letter from the Working Movement for People Peace to Salient Vol 35 No. 2. 8th March 1972]
H.E. Mr Nixon, President of USA Government
H.E. Mr Kossyguine, Premier of URSS Govt.
H.E. Mr Mao-Trach-Dong, President of the China Popular Republic.
The Vietnam War has prolonged more than 25 years ago, having caused how many of deaths and mournings. The poverty war, diseases and illiterature ones had and have acted severely in our whole Country. The Oriental moral laws and religious regulations have been treaded, overturned, and exhausted by the infiltration of the Occidental material civilization waves influences.
By the Foreigners policy, our Vietnamese People is going closely to destruction hole. The West and the East don't yet understand together, because we haven't yet Love!
By this reason, being Clergymen, on behalf of all Religions and all Vietnamese people classes, we have the honour to call to your Conscience and your Pity Mercy!
Do you want your country be ravaged by the war, or your people be painful by hostilities? Surely no! why were you so merciless to aid money, ammunitions and guns; for our compatriots of the two North and South Regions be reciprocally killed? In face, you have called to Peace for Vietnam, but in your heart, you have tried to prolong the war for your interests over the sweat blood and tears of your Human Fellows!?!?
The Vietnamese People don't ask you for help for anything, but beg you to allow us Love only! The Vietnamese National Spirit is immortal, our more four thousands of history years had proved this point. So that, what do you wait to order not yet the entire withdrawal of your forces and your Advisors out of Vietnam to give back to the People Self-Decision Rights to our people, for we resolve the Vietnamese Peace by a moderate and intimate policy?
If you aren't sincere to stop in time the Vietnam war, but to let it spread out everywhere for becoming at last the World War III, at that time, or you sure that your Super-Powers should live in peace and security.
The World End Day isn't far, once the Nuclear Arm stock of the Super-Powers be exploded on same time in the coming World War III.
The last time, the Vietnamese People ardently beg you and Mr. the Chiefs of all Governments in the world to will have the common agreement for Giving Back Peace to Vietnam.
With our thanks for your Human Pity Mercy. we remain, dear Sirs.
Very Respectfully Yours.
Working Movement For People Peace
World Salvation Religion The Superior Friar,
Nguyen Van Su
An Quang Buddhism Clergyman
Reverend Thich Lieu Minh
Vn Luu Son Ky Huong Religion The Pontiff,
Rev Nguyen Tan Dat
Reverend Father Le Quang Oanh