Peace Conference of Religious Leaders for Reunification of Korea

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For Reunification of Korea

  What the era is it now? North Korea is constantly threatening with nuclear weapons, and there are still wars everywhere around the world. Someone’s family dies, and those who survive are screaming. On November 25th, 1,200 social representatives gathered at the “1st Peace Conference of Religious Leaders in Southeastern and Southwestern Regions for the Reunification of Korea” Their purpose is to discuss spreading a culture of peace and preparing action plans for the peaceful unification of the two Koreas in Daegu Metropolitan City, South Korea. Although peaceful events are considered to be a good cause, it is easy to criticize them for being only symbolic. But No need to worry!

Practical and substantial HWPL

  It is because HWPL which hosted this conference has been evaluated as a practical and substantial peace group. It is understandable even though you know a little bit about their movements. Chairman of Heavenly Culture, World Peace, Restoration of Light (HWPL) which is under the UN ECOSOC and the organizer of this conference gave a message. Chairman Lee proposed the formation of a civil society network at the global level, as well as the legalization of the 10 Articles and 38 Clauses of the Declaration of Peace and Cessation of War (DPCW) and the World Alliance of Religions’ Peace Offices(WARP Office).

We are one nation and one people. Why is it that we cannot step on our own land? I also cordially ask all citizens to become peace messengers to achieve international peace as a whole.” – Chairman Lee

Social & Religious leaders cry out

At the conference, Gi Woong Son, President of the Korea Institute for National Unification, advised that we should open the eyes and ears of the people in North Korea with the values of freedom, democracy, human rights and welfare. Emphasizing the role of civil society, he said “Consistent efforts for reaching North Koreans through humanitarian approaches including religion, culture, art, sports and the environment should be carried out. These areas can avoid transferability of capital misused for military capabilities of the North.

 Ven. Bup Ryun, chief priest at Kumdang Temple, pointed out that religious leaders are responsible for leading the work of peace and that one way of engaging in such a task is through HWPL’s World Alliance of Religions’ Peace (WARP) Offices which promote the collective peacebuilding efforts by religions. “Now is the time religious leaders stand at the front for peace, a long-cherished wish of all humanity. The wall blocking religions will collapse as a result of our efforts of understanding based on a comparative study of religious scriptures.

HWPL : Road to Peace

  • In May 25, 2013 The Declaration of World Peace was proclaimed.
  • In Sep 16-19, 2014 World Alliance of Religions’ Peace (WARP) Summit
  • ln Sep 18-19, 2015 Convention on the Renunciation and Cessation of War and International Armed Conflicts
  • In Nov 12-13, 2015 Committee meeting convenes to draft the Declaration of Peace and Cessation of War
  • In March 14, 2016 New international law was proclaimed by HWPL International Law Peace Committee(more info). It was called DPCW(Declaration of Peace and Cessation of War). (DPCW is here)
Now ‘Legislate peace campaign! Since then, 705,000 signatures in more than 170 countries

Peace is up to you :0 Good luck!

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Medical services for Foreigner need “Emotional support”

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Medical services in Korea

  I heard some good news from home country. 1,000 foreigners attend and get medical treatment and counseling at the sites of medical services conducted at a total of 25 districts. For them, a total of 250, medical team such as doctors, oriental medical doctors, dentists, pharmacists, nurses, physical therapists and preliminary medical staffs such as  college students went into service and volunteer interpreters and 2,000 staffs participated. Most of them who receive the services are legal foreign workers, but some day workers failed to sign up for health insurance. It means they can’t get proper treatment for medical bills.


Those who live from hand to mouth can’t afford to go for hospital, if they are not seriously ill.


Meaning of Medical services

  Workers at the factory also spoke their mind that it was difficult to visit hospitals because of tight working hours and language barriers. I feel sorry that we can not solve all these problems at once. The medical team provided counseling and medical checkup such as blood sugar, blood pressure, body composition and physical therapy. Foreign workers suffered from musculoskeletal system disease a lot because most of them are doing physical labor. Last year, they discovered colon cancer as treating a worker from Bangladesh. I hope that the service which have good intentions is not transient. Of course, I am very thankful for their services.

Attention and emotional support

A chimney with fire inside

 What foreign workers who have been discriminated due to their country and race need most is attention and emotional support. The volunteers are also counseling them to have healthy thoughts and minds, not only doing medical services. The medical team leader said, “Many foreign workers are doing simple labor. So their health has deteriorated often for lack of proper treatment. They are deeply wounded by national or racial discrimination. We need a lot of attention to respect their rights to live and human rights.” I suggest cultural performance to be able to melt down the heart. It can amuse them.

The art of medicine consists in amusing the patient while nature cures the disease” – Voltaire

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Is it possible Aspirin treat Cancer?

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The willow tree & Aspirin

  The poor soul sat sighing by a sycamore tree, sing all a green willow: Her hand on her bosom, her head on her knee, sing willow, willow, willow. (William Shakespeare) The willow tree! You maybe know its health effect. It is known for at least 2,400 years ago. Aspirin, also known as acetylsalicylic acid (ASA), is a medication used to treat pain, fever, or inflammation. It is a sort of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID).

Aspirin action of mechanism

Aspirin inhibits COX-1&2. COX(Cyclooxygenase) makes ‘Arachidonic acid’ become ‘Prostaglandin(PG)’. PG  induces ultimately your fever.  It plays a role in pain, fever, swelling. If aspirin inhibits COX, we can’t produce PG. So it works. Anti-inflammation is not the only effect of Aspirin. It also helps cardiovascular disorders. Why? It related COX-1&2. COX-1 makes TXA2(thromboxane A2) and COX-2 makes PGI2(Prostacyclin). TXA2 activates platelets to aggregate and induces vasoconstriction. But Prostacyclin is a thrombolytic vasodilator. Is it in collision with? Nope. Low dose of Aspirin only inhibits COX-1. So it can be helpful.

Aspirin in cancer prevention

  There are many studies that Aspirin is effective against cancer. Is it a cure-all? But for a decade, they didn’t know how it worked. On 1 January 2017, Researchers from Oregon Health & Science University and Oregon State University found that Aspirin doesn’t affect cancer cell, but affect plateletOwen McCarty said “During their transit in the blood, circulating tumor cells interact with platelets, which spur tumor cell survival by activating oncoproteins such as c-MYC. The inhibition of platelets with aspirin therapy reduces this signaling between platelets and tumor cells, thus indirectly reducing tumor cell growth.”

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Peace Education of HWPL

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Priceless legacy of peace

  Education is a powerful and effective source of human development, as specified in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Have you ever experienced the power of education? Have you ever seen their changes? Or have you ever experienced your changes? Education is closely related to change. What should the Education do? In order to protect and further enhance the priceless legacy of peace from great wars and consequent sacrifices, education must guide students to understand values such as human dignity, equal opportunity, democracy, etc.

Article 10 Spreading a culture of peace

Peace Academy

The students who received peace education from HWPL are creating this place into a world of peace as “messengers of peace”. The HWPL Peace Academy teaches Peace of Mind based on dignity of Life. It is the best education that every human being is more valuable than the whole universe, isn’t it? How great DPCW Parade is!

HWPL’s peace education ensures that the youth acquire knowledge and skills needed for the promotion of a culture of peace and non-violence.”

Peace Education of HWPL

  117 schools from 8 different countries (as of July 2016) voluntarily became HWPL Peace Academies. The designated Peace Academies announce the Statement of Resolution and their future plans to incorporate peace education into their curriculum. It will teach about HWPL’s peace initiatives. HWPL’s comprehensive approach to education allows teachers and students to embrace the values of human rights, intercultural and interreligious understanding, and tolerance. It is really needed for global leaders who want to reconcile. Whether you get the peace education or not makes fundamental difference. It depends on you.

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Profound questions at the crossroads of life and death

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At the crossroads of life and death

“It would be better to live long~ But this year, our old man is dead. I should be dead~” One grandmother, terminally ill with lung cancer(Stage 4) said. I’m a medical student. Since doctors stood at the crossroads of life and death, It seems to think more about ‘death‘. Anyone, who are sentenced to death by disease, has no choice but to sob deeply. Frankly, the death is difficult to deal well with for whoever. When I stay at patient’s room, I can see all kinds of religions, Buddhism, Catholicism, Protestantism, Hinduism, Muslim, Atheism, Irreligion. They are so in fear of death. But I’m helpless. I can’t help them. I only can prolong their life for a few year. Everything is because of ‘Ignorance‘.

Beware of false knowledge

  The reason we are enveloped by fear for death is ‘Ignorance‘. Not only we didn’t know death well, but also we didn’t really think about it. You can think “What can I do if everything I believed is wrong?” or you want to believe you’re right. But you must keep in mind “Beware of false knowledge. It is more dangerous than ignorance.“, George Bernard Shaw said. If you know exactly, the truth shall make you free. (John 8:32) You can feel relieved. In the Christian world now, everyone knew that ‘If people die, immediately they live in heaven or hell forever.’ Have you ever have a question? If so, what should our ancestors who died before the spread of the Christian faith do? It is so unfair. Is it God unfair? Nope. Maybe, I’m wrong.

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Peace education : Blooming Flowers of Cessation of War in Fiji

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What a beautiful peace day!

In Fiji, the hibiscus is blooming at children’s hands. The hibiscus is the national flower of Fiji. Fiji is an island country in Melanesia. Fiji’s main attractions to tourists are white sandy beaches and aesthetically pleasing islands with all-year-round tropical weather. In peace education, children of Fiji stick flowers on the picture of the tank which symbolize war and conflict. Why? They wished for achieving peace in the world. Children don’t know nothing. They know it clearly. Maybe they know it better than us, adults. “Peace is good and war is bad.” Very simple. Maybe, we don’t need other things, social, economic and political issues, complex and chronic problems. We must keep our children’s heart.

  I think peace is having tolerance, respect and love each other. By loving each other and respecting each other we can find how we can stop fighting in the classroom too.– Salemba, one of the students.

Peace education : DPCW Article 10

  It is the reason why children can study peace. Heavenly Culture, World Peace, Restoration of Light (HWPL), an international NGO under the UN ECOSOC and UN DPI, held a peace event “Blooming Flowers of Cessation of War in Fiji” on October 24th at Yat Sen primary school of Suva in Fiji. This lesson really helps children and students understand each other.  All of these things is from DPCW, which is an international law to cease the war. Article 10 of DPCW is “Spread a Culture of Peace” Recognizing the global threats posed by nuclear, HWPL International Law Peace Committee suggested the DCPW (Declaration of Peace and Cessation of War) on March 14, 2016.

This was a step forward to create peace enviroment among students. Teachers, we, have to use positive ways to create or maintain peace environment in the classroom. I think peace activities hosted by HWPL like today is beneficial for students. We need to give them reminding every now and then.” – Mrs. Chandra, a teacher of Yat sen primary school

WARP Summit 2017 : Road to Peace

  • In May 25, 2013 The Declaration of World Peace was proclaimed.
  • In Sep 16-19, 2014 World Alliance of Religions’ Peace (WARP) Summit
  • ln Sep 18-19, 2015 Convention on the Renunciation and Cessation of War and International Armed Conflicts
  • In Nov 12-13, 2015 Committee meeting convenes to draft the Declaration of Peace and Cessation of War
  • In March 14, 2016 New international law was proclaimed by HWPL International Law Peace Committee(more info). It was called DPCW(Declaration of Peace and Cessation of War). (DPCW is here)
Now ‘Legislate peace campaign’! Since then, 705,000 signatures in more than 170 countries

Peace is up to you :0 Good luck!

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Where does our garbage go?

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Our Environment

It is a Korean environment advertisement. It is a parody of Star Wars, “I am your father”. This ad, created by the Ministry of Environment, was awarded two gold medals in Korea`s top three Advertising Festival. Have you ever been thought about the environment? I did a survey to my friends. When you think of environment, what first comes to your mind? 70% of my friends think of garbage can.  In my case, loads of trash catch my eye. I’m not the kind of person who takes care of our environment. I take this opportunity to find out ‘the journey of garbage‘.

The future will either be green or not at all.” – Bob Brown

Where does our garbage go?

  Aren’t you curious about that? I only saw garbage trucks and sanitation workers. Thank you very much for them. How cold it is! It’s so freezing! At dawn, They work hard. If we don’t throw in the garbage, they have to pick up one by one. If workers forgot to pick up, neighboring residents file a civil complaint. They are not full-time civil servants. It was very sorrowful. It breaks my heart. Where does our garbage go? Garbage is carried to a waste disposal site. Who is coming here, in the morning? Mothers should separate the garbage hand by hand. That’s a lot of hard work of the people. I am so grateful. If we understand these people more, we can be happier.

Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.” – Margaret Mead

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Counseling learning Quotes

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Counseling learning

  What is counseling? It is a professional guidance of the individual by utilizing psychological methods especially in collecting case history data, using various techniques of the personal interview, and testing interests and aptitudes.(Merriam-Webster) Key point is two. First, It is not temporary. It is a continuing and in-depth process. Second, It makes you positive changes. If  you don’t change at all, It is like that you don’t get a counseling. It is very difficult but valuable thing. Have you ever been got a counseling? I do. Frankly, I like it a lot and I want to learn counseling more. Next time, I will post  more information.

Counseling learning Quotes

Don’t let mental blocks control you. Set yourself free. Confront your fear and turn the mental blocks into building blocks.
― Roopleen, Words to inspire the winner in YOU

Courage doesn’t happen when you have all the answers. It happens when you are ready to face the questions you have been avoiding your whole life.
― Shannon L. Alder

All children should be taught to unconditionally accept, approve, admire, appreciate, forgive, trust, and ultimately, love their own person.
― Asa Don Brown

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Good advertising tips “David Ogilvy”

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Father of advertising : David Ogilvy

Who is David Ogilvy? He is known as the father of advertising. Wandering about library, I read his book, ‘Confessions of An Advertising Man’. I am very interested in advertising. When I saw the flow of advertising world, he made a giant leap for advertising. First, he set up basic principles about ‘What is Good advertising tips?’. Second is the research. These rules is not based on just Ogilvy’s feelings. Thoroughly it is based on research which Ogilvy’s company did. His company is the Ogilvy & Mather. He is famous for the prime mover in the company’s rise to international success. Third, I think his values make it possible. I will say more about Third & his quotes.

Good advertising tips : Life Values

   Values denote the degree of importance of some thing or action(wiki). It is closely related with his Life. Different from his late success, he drop out of Oxford University. When he was a sophomore, his father’s business was badly hit. How long do he have part-time jobs? He had not a good career up to 39. 39!!! Chef, stove seller, researcher of Gallup. When he was 39, he decided to go ‘advertising world’. Because he think it is interesting. Surprisingly, he started to succeed fast! Why? His experience makes it possible. He learned leadership from one chief. He learned the need to research from Gallup. These make difference. Next, his quotes will show you his values.

David Ogilvy’s quotes

If each of us hires people who are smaller than we are, we shall become a company of dwarfs. But if each of us hires people who are bigger than we are, we shall become a company of giants

Hard work, says the Scottish proverb, never killed a man. People die of boredom and disease. There is nothing like an occasional all-night push to enliven morale – provided you are part of the push. Never leave the bridge in a storm.

Set yourself to becoming the best-informed person in the agency on the account to which you are assigned. If, for example, it is a gasoline account, read books on oil geology and the production of petroleum products. Read the trade journals in the field. Spend Saturday mornings in service stations, talking to motorists. Visit your client’s refineries and research laboratories. At the end of your first year, you will know more about the oil business than your boss, and be ready to succeed him. Most

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How to write well : Ernest Hemingway

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Ernest Hemingway

Who is Ernest Hemingway? He is famous for manly style. We already know ‘The Old Man and the Sea’, his most popular work. So he earned him a Pulitzer Prize in 1953, and in 1954 Hemingway won the Nobel Prize for Literature “for his mastery of the art of narrative”. Hemingway called his style the Iceberg Theory: the facts float above water. The supporting structure and symbolism operate out of sight. Hemingway believed the writer could describe one thing though an entirely different thing occurs below the surface. More surprisingly, About 70 percent of the sentences are childlike simple sentences. He made no pretence.

All you have to do is write one true sentence. Write the truest sentence that you know.” – Hemingway

How to write well

  In the spring of 1934, Arnold Samuelson who is feeling discouraged over his writing go to find his mentor, Ernest Hemingway. He was impressed by the 22-year-old’s seriousness and dedication. In a 1935 article for Esquire magazine, Hemingway shared some of this advice.

1. “Always stop when you’re going good”

“How much should you write in a day?” Hemingway answered.

“The best way is always to stop when you are going good and when you know what will happen next. If you do that every day when you are writing a novel you will never be stuck. That is the most valuable thing I can tell you so try to remember it.”

2. “Block out negative thoughts”

How can writers stop themselves from worrying about whether they can maintain the creativity?

Once you are into the novel it is as cowardly to worry about whether you can go on to the next day as to worry about having to go into inevitable action. You have to go on. So there is no sense to worry… As soon as you start to think about it stop it. Think about something else. You have to learn that to write a novel. The hard part about a novel is to finish it.

3. “Study the greats”

Hemingway gave Samuelson a long list of books to read and told.

[A writer] should have read everything so that he knows what he has to beat… The only people for a serious writer to compete with are the dead that he knows are good. It is like a miler running against the clock rather than simply trying to beat whoever is in the race with him. Unless he runs against time he will never know what he is capable of attaining.

4. “Sharpen your observational skills’

I think you already have heard many times. He said “Watch what happens today.” If we get into a fish see exact it is that everyone does. If you get a kick out of it while he is jumping remember back until you see exactly what the action was that gave you that emotion. Whether it was the rising of the line from the water and the way it tightened like a fiddle string until drops started from it, or the way he smashed and threw water when he jumped.

…Then write it down making it clear so the reader will see it too and have the same feeling you had. Thatʼs a five finger exercise.

5. “Practice empathy”

He said, “Then get in somebody elseʼs head for a change. If I bawl you out try to figure out what Iʼm thinking about as well as how you feel about it. If Carlos curses Juan think what both their sides of it are. Donʼt just think who is right…As a man you know who is right and who is wrong… As a writer you should not judge. You should understand…Listen now. When people talk listen completely. Donʼt be thinking what youʼre going to say. Most people never listen.

Write the best story that you can and write it as straight as you can.” –Hemingway

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