Inauguration Ceremony of Peace Committee
On February 17th, influential people gathered. They are law experts, religious leaders, youth and women groups, education experts, and journalists of Fiji. Why? The inauguration ceremony of Fiji Peace Steering Committee was held. How great is it? It is trustworthy because it was hosted by an International NGO, Heavenly Culture, World Peace, Restoration of Light (HWPL). One participant said “From today’s meeting, I feel like we are really moving forward. We had a lot of feedback today from people who know how to do peace activities.”
“Though we are living in the multi-cultural and multi-relation society but I think ‘tolerance’ is still a bit not well known by most people. So, it will take time and I will try my best to give my contribution in any way to help the HWPL team so that we all move toward to our mission which is to achieve world peace.” – Mr. Bhagirati Bhan, a representative from University of South Pacific (USP) Hindu Society
Fiji Peace Steering Committee
At the event, interfaith dialogue meeting was also held under the topic ‘Discrimination in the name of religion’ celebrating the World Interfaith Harmony Week (WIHW) designated by the UN. Father Peter Parlad Kumar, a priest of Anglican Archdiocese of Fiji, who was appointed as Chairperson of Fiji Peace Steering Committee, said “Scriptures of each religion prohibit religious discrimination and discriminations caused by religions in the world are contrary to the teachings of each religious scripture. That’s why they should be eradicated for world peace.” It is time to discuss the direction of future improvement of peace activities in Fiji.
Why HWPL : Practical move
- 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’
#LegislatePeace Campaign in Everywhere
HWPL‘s Legislate Peace Campaign is spreading out around the globe. How many? 630 events being held in 176 countries with over 1 million participants. #LegislatePeace The purpose of HWPL is to end WAR. Maybe you can think it is not possible. Is it so naive? Is it an unattainable ideal? But the walking of HWPL makes us to believe. We get a hope. I can have the faith that we can do it!
“630 events 176 countries 1 million participants”
170 branches 151 Advisory Council 506 Publicity Ambassadors
705,000 ‘Legislate Peace Campaign’ Signatures
“When the light of heaven shines in the hearts of people, it becomes the light that never fades away.”