New World Encyclopedia Project was commissioned by Reverend Chung Hwan Kwak, Chairman and President of the Universal Peace Federation/Interreligious and International Federation for World Peace.
The official launch date of the project was May 1, 2005 and the first phase of this project is scheduled to conclude February, 2008.
It is with sincere gratitude that we offer special acknowledgment and praise for the visionary undertaking known as Wikipedia. Its desire to make knowledge available to everyone through the open source public license, its pathbreaking software development, and its burgeoning content play indispensable roles in the New World Encyclopedia Project.
Additionally, we acknowledge the pioneering work of Dr. Andrew Wilson who oversaw this project from 1991-1995. Much of Dr. Wilson's original research continues to inform the 2005 Project Initiative.