My Heart leaps up when I behold
A rainbow in the sky:
So was it when my life began;
So be it now I am a man
So be it when I shall grow old,
Or let me die!
The Child is father of the Man;
And I could wish my days to be
Bound each to by natural piety.
All That Is Gold Does Not Glitter – J. R. R. Tolkien
All that is gold does not glitter,
Not all those who wander are lost
The old that is strong does not wither,
Deep roots are not reached by frost.
From the ashes a fire shall be woken,
A light from the shadows shall spring;
Renewed shall be blade that was broken, The crownless again shall be king.
On 22 May 2017, after Ariana Grande sang the last song, a bomb exploded at the exit. 23 adults and children were killed and 116 were injured. The attacker was identified as 22-year-old British Muslim. One third of victims are parents waiting for their child. I have a dream that child didn’t weep aloud, when reporting their missing parents to the police. 8-year-old girl among 12 children was killed. I have a dream that the happiness of children, who were meeting idols, wasn’t trampled by stupidness of adults.
It was our fault and our responsibility
Martin Luther King’s I have a dream speech August 28 1963
(…)In a sense we’ve come to our nation’s Capital to cash a check. When the architects of our republic wrote the magnificent words of the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence, they were signing a promissory note to which every American was to fall heir.
This note was a promise that all men, yes, black men as well as white men, would be guaranteed the unalienable rights of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.
It is obvious today that America has defaulted on this promissory note insofar as her citizens of color are concerned. Instead of honoring this sacred obligation, America has given the Negro people a bad check; a check which has come back marked “insufficient funds.”
But we refuse to believe that the bank of justice is bankrupt.(…)
Now is the time to make real the promises of democracy. (…) Now is the time to make justice a reality for all of God’s children.
It would be fatal for the nation to overlook the urgency of the moment. (…) We must forever conduct our struggle on the high plane of dignity and discipline. We must not allow our creative protest to degenerate into physical violence. (…) We cannot walk alone.
And as we walk, (…) There are those who are asking the devotees of civil rights, “When will you be satisfied?”
(…) No, no, we are not satisfied, and we will not be satisfied until justice rolls down like waters and righteousness like a mighty stream. (…) Let us not wallow in the valley of despair.
(…) I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: “We hold these truths to be self-evident; that all men are created equal.”
I have a dream that one day on the red hills of Georgia the sons of former slaves and the sons of former slave owners will be able to sit down together at the table of brotherhood.
I have a dream that one day even the state of Mississippi, a state sweltering with the heat of injustice, sweltering with the heat of oppression, will be transformed into an oasis of freedom and justice.
I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.
I have a dream today.
I have a dream that one day down in Alabama, with its vicious racists, with its governor having his lips dripping with the words of interposition and nullification, that one day right down in Alabama little black boys and black girls will be able to join hands with little white boys and white girls as sisters and brothers.
I have a dream today.
I have a dream that one day every valley shall be exhalted, every hill and mountain shall be made low, the rough places will be made plain, and the crooked places will be made straight, and the glory of the Lord shall be revealed, and all flesh shall see it together.
This is our hope. This is the faith that I will go back to the South with. With this faith we will be able to hew out of the mountain of despair a stone of hope. With this faith we will be able to transform the jangling discords of our nation into a beautiful symphony of brotherhood.
With this faith we will be able to work together, to pray together, to struggle together, to go to jail together, to stand up for freedom together, knowing that we will be free one day.
This will be the day when all of God’s children will be able to sing with new meaning, “My country ’tis of thee, sweet land of liberty, of thee I sing. Land where my fathers died, land of the Pilgrims’ pride, from every mountainside, let freedom ring.”
And if America is to be a great nation, this must become true.
So let freedom ring from the prodigious hilltops of New Hampshire. Let freedom ring from the mighty mountains of New York. Let freedom ring from the heightening Alleghenies of Pennsylvania.
Let freedom ring from the snow-capped Rockies of Colorado. Let freedom ring from the curvaceous slopes of California. But not only that; let freedom ring from the Stone Mountain of Georgia. Let freedom ring from Lookout Mountain of Tennessee.
Let freedom ring from every hill and molehill of Mississippi. From every mountainside, let freedom ring.
And when this happens, and when we allow freedom ring, when we let it ring from every village and every hamlet, from every state and every city, we will be able to speed up that day when all of God’s children, black men and white men, Jews and gentiles, Protestants and Catholics, will be able to join hands and sing in the words of the old Negro spiritual,
“Free at last! Free at last! Thank God Almighty, we are free at last!”
Ariana Grande will host a charity concert for the victims of Manchester terror attack, joined by Coldplay, Justin Bieber, Katy perry and Pharrell williams. Its name of concert is the “One Love Manchester”
Grande said in social media:
“There is nothing I or anyone can do to take away the pain you (her fans) are feeling or to make this better.
However, I extend my hand and heart and everything I possibly can give to you and yours, should you want or need my help in any way.”
“We will not quit or operate in fear. We won’t let this divide us. We won’t let hate win.” – Ariana Grande
25 May, 2017 4th Annual Commemoration of the Declaration of World Peace! Many peoples were gathered in the world for peace walk. It was more than 300,000 people. We are passionate and powerful! It’s so funny and touching. Very Hot but we became One! There is no one who don’t know why we walk. We cry out for peace! Each of us has a different story. Our stories are heartbreaking in our own lives. But we have one dream! one voice and one movement!
Cessation of War for future generations!
You Can See it now-now
Another tragedy : Absence of empathy
We can easily see the horrors of war. You can’t overemphasize the tragedy of war. But it is no use that if you didn’t feel deep down in the heart. It is another tragedy! The absence of empathy. I hate just words, just a pity. Of course I’m very thankful for cheerful words but I just want to change their future actually. It’s maybe our future that my children will live in, aren’t you? You need to feel more.
This cardsection of IPYG is a story about ending of war. You can think about one more time. It not only posed problems of war but also suggested Solutions. My friend Kes was in tears
Check it yourself. you can feel
Feel in the flesh
Is it a naive desire? Nope
If you can’t believe us, you can see works. I didn’t these works but just I am interested in HWPL‘s walk. Its practical and substantive approach for peace is really attractive. Many things happened in 4 years.
In 2013, The Declaration of World Peace was proclaimed.
In 14 March, 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).
‘Legislate Peace Campaign‘ was active to present DPCW to the United Nations.(campaign page) Now 300,000 people is moving fast. For Peace! Finally, they call on world leaders and governments to develop and enforce a law based on the principles of the DPCW. They are passionate and strong.
Let us Legislate Peace. Sign Your Support.
World peace and restoration has begun at the same time this declaration is proclaimed.
Thank you. – Chairman of HWPL
Wow It’s a very hot day but my heart is cool. Now that I have had their say, It’s like cold water. I Did you havelunchwell? I’m full!!! Although I didn’t eat a lot of rice, this impression is really feeding my soul. Did you listen passionate shouts? We are one!!!!! Cry out for Peace!!! The energy in the field here is amazing!!! I want to be with you.
HWPL chair man : Man-hee Lee
If the current international law is perfect, we didn’t legislate an international law. All young men want peace, not war. Everyone should agree this international law proposed in the UN.
Not bring peace to someone who stand still. We have to make peace. If incumbent presidents aren’t doing works of peace, future generations would have a bone to pick with presidents. In Peace! We Are One!
Religion should be one and country, global village should also be one!
IWPG director : Nam-hee Kim
Nothing can stop the orders of the sky and it is the hope of mankind. I come here everything behind because Solution of Peace is here! Mothers are hope for peace! If you believe in a can-do attitude, you can do it!
IPYG manager : Du-hyun Kim
Bad leadership stop change, but also start a war and violence. Youth is awakening! If we work together, we can make a better world. Although a stumbling block is here, we have a hope! We count on Lee’s leadership! Youth!!! has your hope!!!
What day is tomorrow? The day I sleep late? Nope. Tomorrow is 25 May! It is 4th Annual Commemoration of the Declaration of World Peace. It started by HWPL(Heavenly Culture, World Peace, Restoration of Light) with IPYG & IWPG. HWPL is working in conjunction with the International Women’s Peace Group (IWPG) and the International Peace Youth Group (IPYG). Their mission is achieving world peace and the cessation of war. Why do we do that?
Why do we Gather?
Why do we achieve world peace and the cessation of war?
As you know, Crowds gather for vigil in Manchester’s albert square on 23 May, 2017. Many crowds are angry and sorrowful. Terror, attacks and war are everywhere in the world. It is happening right now when just we can’t see, hear and can’t think about this catastrophe. It is real. It is not fantasy and a movie. Now, millions of peoplearedyingfromlackoffood, shelterandmedicalaid. They can be our mother, father and my sisters. Are you angry? But movement is more important than just anger. We have to do more than just talk. How can we achieve? How can? What can we do? It is important.
How can we achieve?
HWPL‘s SOLUTIONS are ‘International Law for Peace and Cessation of War‘ and ‘Alliance of Religions‘.
HWPL Advisory Council consists of distinguished world leaders. HWPL Publicity Ambassadors are well-known personalities. They make a promise to participate in publicizing.
HWPL Peace Advocacy Committee
It consists of active members of the International Women’s Peace Group (IWPG) and the International Peace Youth Group (IPYG). 200,000 people will gather tomorrow in the world! You and I! Peace is Here! Peace is possible if you come with us.
Let’s go peace walk with 200,000 !
Peace is up to you 🙂 Good luck!
25 May, 2017 4th Annual Commemoration of the Declaration of World Peace & Peace Walk
HWPL is working in conjunction with the International Women’s Peace Group (IWPG) and the International Peace Youth Group (IPYG). Let’s walk with me!
25 May, 2013 Proclamation of the Declaration of World Peace & Peace Walk
Declaration is over here. I findanewmeaningeachtime, whenever I read it. The existence of Declaration itself deeply touched me. Peace has begun!
24 March, 2014 Sign private peace treaty in Mindanao Island, Philippines
Peace treaty is between Roman Catholic and Muslim in Mindanao Island, Philippines. It’s a real. Mindanao civil war for 40 years and 140,000 died. How do they make peace? He prayed to God before to go Mindanao. He said “I won’t go if God don’t accompany me.” He called all the political leaders, religious leaders and citizens together in one place.
“Raise your hands!! If you want peace!!”, he shouted. Everyone raised their hands!!!! So two leader of Catholic and Muslim signed the peace agreement.
Itgavemethechills. 40 years of Catholic and Muslim religious war was over.
18 September, 2014 The World Alliance of Religions’ Peace (WARP) Summit in Korea
25 May, 2015 The 2nd Annual Commemoration of the Declaration of World Peace in Mindanao, Philippines
18 September, 2015 The 1st Annual Commemoration of the WARP Summit
January, 2016 The Commemoration of the Signing of the Mindanao Peace Agreement
After 2 years, 10,000 people are in line to greet the HWPL, they established ‘HWPL Day‘ on March 14th and they erected the monument.
“Man Hee Lee, brought a powerful message that adds to the power to achieve peace that we hope and desire. It means HWPL and MILF are partner for peace.” – MILF chairman of Al-Hajj Murad Ebrahim
14 March, 2016 The Proclamation Ceremony of the Declaration of Peace and Cessation of War(DPCW)
They godeepintothe Action plan(s) based on common ground of understanding and practicality of the DPCW to create “tangible results at a national level”
18 September, 2016 The 2nd Annual Commemoration of the WARP Summit
Foreign eminentpersonsfromvariouscircles : about 1,000
“international law expert, all over the incumbent ministers, religious leaders, leaders of women and youth groups, the press”
HWPL members : about 100,000
This WARP(World Alliance of Religions’ Peace) summit goes into operation to develop DPCW into an enforceable law and motivate global citizens. There are are many citizens to support and advocate for HWPL‘s Peace Law Initiative.
25 May, 2017 4th Annual Commemoration of the Declaration of World Peace & Peace Walk!!!
According to the Libyan authorities and Italy (local time) Wednesday, 20, 2,900 refugees were drifting in the coast of Libya. Italy, Libyan coast guard saved them. But the joy and sorrow is mixed. Italy coast guard saved 2,300 and Libyan coast guard saved 580. 2,300 refugees were delivered to the port of Italy but 580 were delivered to Libya. According to United Nations refugee agency (unhcr), 46,000 people arrived in Italy this year. It was 86% of 55,000 refugees who set foot in Europe. It’s so sad story. When is peace coming? The people are worn out! They are inert and lethargic.
However, there are people constantly trying to achieve peace.
Already Peace has begun!
2013 Peace walk : Proclamation of the Declaration of World Peace
The Heavens and the Earth formed by the hands of the Creator have been given to humanity as an inheritance. In all the universe, life in its vast splendour exists only on our world. The life that grows on the earth is sustained from above – by light, by the rain, and by the air they provide unconditionally to all living beings. We have received the precious gift of life from above, let us give glory to heaven, and live in peace on earth. This is the truest teaching of heaven.
With this eternal gift – the grace and life we have received – are we entitled to fight, kill and destroy one another? We cannot claim to desire peace and continue to provoke one another, causing conflict for the sake of valuing our own national interests above those of others. This will only take the lives of the youth, wasting them in the futility of war. This is not a legacy we can leave to future generations.
Of what use is a young life, born in our day and age, if it is thrown away in this manner – thrown away without having had a chance to bloom? What price can compensate for the loss of a life? Do these young souls have another chance at life? As emissaries of World Peace; as people who are working towards the restoration of humanity through a new and heavenly culture, we declare the following:
We call on all youth to unite in an effort to stop wars and pursue the restoration of peace by agreeing not to fight one another. For World Peace to become a reality, this is the duty of all youth, everywhere.
The only way to stop the fighting and pointless, tragic deaths, is to stop fighting. Nobody can ask for anything greater than this, and know that your efforts – the efforts of the young people of the world today in pursuit of peace – will remain as a never fading light of life for all future generations.
Furthermore, we call on every person, every man, woman, and child in the world, to pick up the mantle of peace. In whatever way you can, we ask that you work to further the cause of world peace and restoration, making it a reality in your direct environments.
Lastly, we call on the media to report responsibly and promote a message of peace to the world.
World peace and restoration has begun at the same time this declaration is proclaimed.
Pocahontas “Colors of the Wind”(Korean Ver) – 오연준(10 years old)
The only people can think.
Please do not say that.
Even tree, rock and small birds
can feel the world
Don’t try to ignore others
with different appearance.
You opened your mind wide,
and the world’s looking beautiful.
Do you know what is the wolf cry
to the blue corn moon trying to say?
Do you know the sound of deep forest
and the color of the wind?
That beautiful color of the wind…
How high will a sycamore grow?
If you cut it down then you’ll never know.
Different skin color, is not important.
We need that eye which
can see light the wind showing
If we see the beautiful colored world, we can be one!
How beautiful lyrics are!
His voice really touch my heart, aren’t you? So I find other things.
Like two eagles soar as one upon the river of the wind with the promise of forever, we will take the past and learn how to begin. – Pocahontas(Disney)
Thelegendof Indian girl Pocahontas
Surprisingly it is not just legend. It is a real story. Pocahontas (born Matoaka, known as Amonute, c. 1596–1617) was a Native American(Indian girl). There is a famous anecdote. Pocahontas placed her head upon the Englishman John Smith‘s head in 1607 when her father raised his war club to execute him. When she died, she was just 21 years old. Her story has been romanticized over the years. So Walt Disney Pictures produced Pocahontas (Disney) in 1955.
Pocahontas “Colors of the Wind”
You think I’m an ignorant savage And you’ve been so many places; I guess it must be so But still I cannot see, if the savage one is me How can there be so much that you don’t know?
You don’t know…
You think you own whatever land you land on
The earth is just a dead thing you can claim
But I know every rock and tree and creature
Has a life, has a spirit, has a name.
You think the only people who are people
Are the people who look and think like you But if you walk the footsteps of a stranger
You’ll learn things you never knew you never knew
Have you ever heard the wolf cry to the blue corn moon
Or asked the grinning bobcat why he grinned
Can you sing with all the voices of the mountain
Can you paint with all the colors of the wind?(x2)
Come run the hidden pine trails of the forest
ome taste the sun-sweet berries of the earth
Come roll in all the riches all around you
And for once never wonder what they’re worth
The rainstorm and the river are my brothers
The heron and the otter are my friends And we are all connected to each other
In a circle in a hoop that never ends
How high will a sycamore grow?
If you cut it down then you’ll never know And you’ll never hear the wolf cry to the blue corn moon For whether we are white or copper skinned
We need to sing with all the voices of the mountain
We need to paint with all the colors of the wind
You can own the earth and still
All you’ll own is earth until You can paint with all the colors of the wind
If you walk the footsteps of a stranger, you’ll learn things you never knew you never knew. – Pocahontas(Disney)
The history of warfare was written, but the history of peace has never been written. Do you agree? We realized then how precious peace is only after losing. “True peace, it is a matter when war broke out elsewhere” In this way, peace was sometimes identified as a coordinate concept of war. This was the history of peace. But now,Peace Walk is busy writingnew chapters every day. Aren’t you curious? I’m very curious. So I find it!
HWPL : History of Peace Walk
♣ 25 May.2013 : Proclamation of the Declaration of World Peace
Proclamation of the Declaration of World Peace at the World Peace Gate in Seoul Olympic Park
♣ 25 May.2014 : 1st Annual Commemoration of the Declaration of World Peace
1st Annual Commemoration of the Declaration of World Peace, UN Memorial Cemetery, Busan, South Korea
♣ 25 May.2015 : 2nd Annual Commemoration of the Declaration of World Peace
The 2nd Annual Commemoration of the Declaration of World Peace in Mindanao, Philippines It was 18th World Peace Tour – the establishment of ‘HWPL Day’ and the ‘Mindanao Peace Monument’ in Mindanao
♣ 25 May.2016 : 3rd Annual Commemoration of the Declaration of World Peace and the Peace Walk
Hosted the 3rd Annual Commemoration of the Declaration of World Peace and the Peace Walk at the World Peace Gate in Seoul Olympic Park
Can you hear this sound?
I’m very impressed with their ‘shout for peace‘. I missed their voices. I think they will really achieve ‘Peace’. Really I feel ‘Peace is already complete’ with them. So I missed it. This time, I want to watch ‘Peace Festival’. Don’t do they something? 🙂
World peace and restoration has begun at the same time this declaration is proclaimed!!! – by ‘Proclamation of the Declaration of World Peace’
It’s two months of anti-government protests in José Martí Square of Caracas, the capital of Venezuela. Police fired tear gas and masked youths threw petrol bombs. Anger, hatred, resentment, discord, crash, lackofunderstanding…It stands to reason that we are all suffocated even when we think about it. It may be exactly same to Venezuelan violinist.
However, the day was different.
Violin melody came from somewhere. The roar of the tear gas and shouts of protesters ‘It’s dangerous!!!’ mingled in a violin melody. It was an extraordinary landscape. A young man of Venezuela(Venezuelan violinist) with helmet bearingthenational flags wasplaying the violin. He didn’t seem to mind that or anything. He was only focus on the violin melody. He didn’t have any weapon and protection equipment. It gives a strong impression to me.
It was on air by CNN.
What is the meaning?
On May 3, the 18 year-old Venezuelan violinist and member of the Simon Bolivar Youth Orchestra was shot dead during an anti-government demonstration. His name is Armando Cañizales. He said, “I fought for my country” and participated in demonstration. Cañizales was in El Sistemamusiceducationprogram for low-income youth inVenezuela. So of course, his funeral was full with weeping young musicians when Venezuelan flags were flapping.
This mournful violin melody maybe means anotherexpression of protest for Armando Cañizales.