Peace is Coming!!! HWPL : 2nd Annual Commemoration of WARP Summit

Do you know what September 18th is?

 

A STEP TOWARDS PEACE Peace is Coming!!! HWPL : 2nd Annual Commemoration of WARP Summit

It seems like nothing happened to us. Really? is that so?

Ta da!

Yeah, It’s my friend’s birthday. 🙂 HAHAHA I’m just kidding.

A STEP TOWARDS PEACE Peace is Coming!!! HWPL : 2nd Annual Commemoration of WARP Summit

It’s a 2nd Annual Commemoration of WARP Summit!!!! It’s our peace festival.

 

How many people are there?

 

A STEP TOWARDS PEACE Peace is Coming!!! HWPL : 2nd Annual Commemoration of WARP Summit

Foreign eminent persons from various circles

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

Overview

Title 2nd Annual Commemoration of September 18th WARP Summit
Theme To advocate for the implementation of international law on the cessation of war and world peace
Date 17 September 2016 (SAT), 09:00-20:00 / 18 September (SUN), 14:00-20:00 / 19 September (MON), 10:00-20:00
Venue Seoul
Host Heavenly Culture, World Peace, Restoration of Light (HWPL)
Organizers International Peace Youth Group (IPYG) and International Women’s Peace Group (IWPG)
Sponsors Seoul Metropolitan Government

A STEP TOWARDS PEACE Peace is Coming!!! HWPL : 2nd Annual Commemoration of WARP Summit

 

I think 2nd Annual Commemoration of September 18th WARP Summit largely can be divided into three part.

  • First. Conferences and Forums.
  • Second. “PEACE March”-themed world parade and traditional cultural performances.
  • Third. “War and Peace “ cards section performances.

First. Conferences and Forums.

 

A STEP TOWARDS PEACE Peace is Coming!!! HWPL : 2nd Annual Commemoration of WARP Summit

  • Session 1
    Advocacy Forum for the Declaration of Peace and Cessation of War
  • Session 2
    International Religious Leaders Conference
  • Session 3
    The 4th HWPL International Law Peace Committee Meeting
  • Session 4
    Press Conference for the 2nd Annual Commemoration of the September 18th WARP Summit
  • Session 5
    Media Forum for Advocacy of the Declaration of Peace and Cessation of War
  • Session 6                                                                         Conference for the Implementation of the Declaration of Peace and Cessation of War
  • Session 7                                                                             2016 IWPG Network Forum

 

A STEP TOWARDS PEACE Peace is Coming!!! HWPL : 2nd Annual Commemoration of WARP Summit   They always make an effort to achieve peace. They go deep into the Action plan(s) based on common ground of understanding and practicality of the DPCW to create “tangible results at a national level”. They are really longing for peace. But in fact, we have to thank them. I was deeply touched by their cordiality.

Why do they want peace more then us?

We are One. We are not different. Do you agree? I agree!!! We want ‘peace’. We don’t want to see my friends and family dying. Who want to? But we turned a blind eye to people dying. Who died? Our friends!!! So many young lives were sacrificed in the war.

What’re they getting out of this war?

A STEP TOWARDS PEACE Peace is Coming!!! HWPL : 2nd Annual Commemoration of WARP Summit

 

Second. “PEACE March”-themed world parade and traditional cultural performances.

A STEP TOWARDS PEACE Peace is Coming!!! HWPL : 2nd Annual Commemoration of WARP Summit

There are so many cultures. I feel like ‘The world come in my mind’. It’s so beautiful and amazing. I can’t imagine how hard they try.

Why? I think they are very culturally advanced.

 

A STEP TOWARDS PEACE Peace is Coming!!! HWPL : 2nd Annual Commemoration of WARP Summit

This is really must be watched. Only someone who are on the spot can feel vividly. This picture is so colorful, isn’t it? It is my favorite picture.   

 

A STEP TOWARDS PEACE Peace is Coming!!! HWPL : 2nd Annual Commemoration of WARP Summit

Lastly after light glows in the dark, international law expert, all over the incumbent ministers, religious leaders, leaders of women and youth groups begin to parade.

Messengers of peace yell out a cheer!!!!  

Someone say “Please give us peace… help us..” “We believe in you guys” 

 

A STEP TOWARDS PEACE Peace is Coming!!! HWPL : 2nd Annual Commemoration of WARP Summit

Everybody joins hands and dances around. There are no authoritative adults. They are becoming one in the name of “peace”. 

I feel like “Peace is really really coming”

 

Third. “War and Peace “ cards section performances.

About 12,000 HWPL members make this picturesque scenery. 12,000 people seem small as numbers. But Look closely and you will find how hard they try. 

Someone must say “How much money you need to move them?” I was curious about that too. If you are sitting over there, Can you put up with it? The sun grew blazing as the day wore on.

A STEP TOWARDS PEACE Peace is Coming!!! HWPL : 2nd Annual Commemoration of WARP Summit

We are so free but that HWPL members can’t move. We eat our snack but that HWPL members can’t eat anything. We can see this beautiful performance but that HWPL members only see their back of card. 

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They move like that only for peace.

How many people could “move like that”?

A STEP TOWARDS PEACE Peace is Coming!!! HWPL : 2nd Annual Commemoration of WARP Summit

“There is no path to peace. Peace is the path.” (Mahatma Gandhi)

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See you. Peace is coming 🙂

HWPL has no Borders!! Three HWPL Peace Community

HWPL has no Borders!!!!!!!!

 

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You already know well about HWPL. But I’ll let you know more.

HWPL transcends culture, religion, ideology, and boundaries.

WHY? Because they want to achieve PEACEFUL HARMONY!!!

 

HWPL is actively interacting with world leaders and many nations.

HWPL don’t do it alone. HWPL has three sincere friends.

Who are they? 

 

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There are HWPL International Law Peace CommitteeAdvisory Council / Publicity Ambassadors and HWPL Peace Advocacy Committee.

 

HWPL International Law Peace Committee

 

It is comprised of renowned international law experts from 15 countries. Its goal is achieving peace through establishing a legally binding instrument compatible with the Declaration of Peace and Cessation of War (DPCW).
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This law has 10 articles. These GIF images are incredible. It is a simple but effective medium. I want you to see it. 🙂

This law do so many things. There are prosecution of act of violence, disposal of destructive weapons, and role of religions in conflict resolution.

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The committee members are men of learning and experience. So they continue to provide their expertise and insights.

It go into operation to develop DPCW into an enforceable law and motivate global citizens. So there are are many citizens to support and advocate for HWPL‘s Peace Law Initiative.

 

HWPL Advisory Council / Publicity Ambassadors

 

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HWPL Advisory Council consists of distinguished world leaders. They provides advisory opinion and analysis on initiatives of HWPL in their respective fields of profession.
HWPL Publicity Ambassadors are well-known personalities. They make a promise to actively build awareness and directly engage in publicizing HWPL’s peace activities through on and offline platforms.
The surprising thing is that The Publicity Ambassadors meet regularly to discuss ways to support HWPL’s vision.

How?

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Holding promotional events, Educating the public, Covering HWPL’s news on media, Utilizing their networks etc.

 

HWPL Peace Advocacy Committee

HWPL Peace Advocacy Committee consists of active members of the International Women’s Peace Group (IWPG) and the International Peace Youth Group (IPYG).

What do they do?

The goal of this committee is to promote and participate in the development process of turning the Declaration of Peace and Cessation of War (DPCW) into an enforceable law.

Is it special?

The committee is in a unique position to urge their respective nations to recognize and adopt the principles of DPCW. This internal pressure from the Peace Advocacy Committee would create and promote a lasting culture of peace – including creating awareness-raising activities, commemorations, and initiatives that engage the public consciousness with peace.

“To sensational peace summit which everyone participates in. I invite you all.”

NEXT :  Real Results in Realizing World Peace

Official Page : http://hwpl.kr/

See you 🙂

HWPL : Heavenly Culture, World Peace, Restoration of Light

 HWPL : Heavenly Culture, World Peace, Restoration of Light

 

A STEP TOWARDS PEACE HWPL : Heavenly Culture, World Peace, Restoration of Light

Introduction

It is founded in 2012. Heavenly Culture, World Peace, Restoration of Light (HWPL) is a non-profit, non-governmental organization. Its purpose is achieving world peace and the cessation of war. HWPL has 70 branches in Korea and another 100 branches around the world. HWPL is working in conjunction with the International Women’s Peace Group (IWPG) and the International Peace Youth Group (IPYG).

Do you know how many people are there? Hold on to your hat!

A STEP TOWARDS PEACE HWPL : Heavenly Culture, World Peace, Restoration of Light

IWPG has 97 branches around 40 other nations!!! IPYG  has 2.4 million people in 96 nations!!!

The Purpose of the Establishment

: “Achieving World Peace as an inheritance to our future generations”

A STEP TOWARDS PEACE HWPL : Heavenly Culture, World Peace, Restoration of Light

Its purpose is achieving world peace and the cessation of war.

How do we achieve it?

HWPL‘s SOLUTIONS are  ‘International Law for Peace and Cessation of War‘ and ‘Alliance of Religions‘.

It has come into its own as the greatest groundbreaking and substantive solutions of peace.

Vision

: “Practical approach & international peace initiatives in legal, social and religious aspects”

HWPL is committed to practical approach to world peace.

HWPL is committed to the cessation of war.

How could they do that?

 

It is the establishment of international peace initiatives in legal, social and religious aspects.

It is the establishment of an enforceable law compatible with the*Declaration of Peace and Cessation of War (DPCW) and *the World Alliance of Religions’ Peace (WARP) offices.

A STEP TOWARDS PEACE HWPL : Heavenly Culture, World Peace, Restoration of Light

But also International Women’s Peace Group (IWPG) and International Peace Youth Group (IPYG) play a significant role in peace building and conflict resolution as active proponents of peace.

When HWPL‘s vision is fully achieved, wars will no longer have a place on our Earth and A Culture of Peace will finally spread to all corners of the globe.

What is Heavenly Culture?

Heavenly Culture? Have you ever heard  Heavenly Culture before?

To live according to a Heavenly culture is to live according to the principles and values of heaven, a place that gives light, rain and air without boundaries.

A STEP TOWARDS PEACE HWPL : Heavenly Culture, World Peace, Restoration of Light

It is also to live according to the Creator, who is the foundation of all creation.

HWPL’s core values are Peace and Respect for life.

HWPL is engaging communities all over the world with a spirit of Love and Harmony.

A STEP TOWARDS PEACE HWPL : Heavenly Culture, World Peace, Restoration of Light

It is hard. I know that. But It is worth as much as difficult.

Do you believe peace is possible?

Someone says “It is impossible because there are always people who are greedy and selfish”. Also other man says “It is possible because there are always people who are warm altruist“.

A STEP TOWARDS PEACE HWPL : Heavenly Culture, World Peace, Restoration of Light

I don’t think who is correct.

I can’t think who is correct.

But I can think HWPL’s SOLUTIONS are very practical approach.

It looks like PEACE is really possible.

What do you think? 🙂

“To sensational peace summit which everyone participates in. I invite you all.”

Official Page : http://hwpl.kr/about/hwpl

The Nobel Peace Prize 1993 Nelson Mandela #3

Nobel Peace Prizes List

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The Nobel Peace Prize 1994

Yasser Arafat, Shimon Peres and Yitzhak Rabin

“for their efforts to create peace in the Middle East”

The Nobel Peace Prize 1993

Nelson Mandela and Frederik Willem de Klerk

“for their work for the peaceful termination of the apartheid regime, and for laying the foundations for a new democratic South Africa”

The Nobel Peace Prize 1992

Rigoberta Menchú Tum

“in recognition of her work for social justice and ethno-cultural reconciliation based on respect for the rights of indigenous peoples”

The Nobel Peace Prize 1991

Aung San Suu Kyi

“for her non-violent struggle for democracy and human rights”(www.nobelprize.org)

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Do you know Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela?

He is very famous person. Why? You already know the reason.

He is the first black president by a vote.

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Do you know that? He was in prison for a long time. How long?

26 years!!!!! It’s surprising!!!!

It’s sad.. And I have mixed feelings.

Why did he go to jail? Hmm… It’s mixed.

in 1961 Mandela, Sisulu, and Slovo co-founded Umkhonto we Sizwe (“Spear of the Nation”, abbreviated MK). Becoming chairman of the militant group, Mandela gained ideas from Marxist literature on guerilla warfare by Mao and Che Guevara as well as from the military theorist Carl von Clausewitz.(Wikipedia)

So he was captured in 1962. He gave his final testimony  in court. It is called Rivonia Trial Speech in 1964.

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I have fought against white domination, and I have fought against black domination. I have cherished the ideal of a democratic and free society in which all persons will live together in harmony and with equal opportunities. It is an ideal which I hope to live for and to see realised. But if it needs be, it is an ideal for which I am prepared to die.” 

After 30 years later his inauguration took place in Pretoria on 1994.

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“We understand it still that there is no easy road to freedom. We know it well that none of us acting alone can achieve success. We must therefore act together as a united people, for national reconciliation, for nation building, for the birth of a new world. Let there be justice for allLet there be peace for all. Let there be work, bread, water and salt for all. Let each know that for each the body, the mind and the soul have been freed to fulfill themselves. Never, never and never again shall it be that this beautiful land will again experience the oppression of one by another and suffer the indignity of being the skunk of the world.” – Inaugural Speech in 1994

Now you read this essay…

What do you feel…?

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Your feeling is the most important thing for your sake. It is the most important thing that I think!!

 

I don’t know much about politics. I don’t know much about ideology.

So I can’t make a judgement that Nelson Mandela is good or bad.

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The purpose of this essay is just to share the enlightenment.

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“What counts in life is not the mere fact that we have lived. It is what difference we have made to the lives of others that will determine the significance of the life we lead.”

– Nelson Mandela

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Prize Laureates

2015 National Dialogue Quartet
2014 Kailash Satyarthi and Malala Yousafzai
2013 Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW)
2012 The European Union (EU)
2011 Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Leymah Gbowee and Tawakkol Karman
2010 Liu Xiaobo
2009 Barack H. Obama

(nobelpeaceprize.org)

This time I want to introduce Malala Yousafzai.

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Do you know her? Hang on to your hats!!

She is just only 17 years old in 2014. She is the youngest Nobel peace prize winner.

Why she is so influential?

On the afternoon of 9 October 2012, Yousafzai boarded her school bus in the northwest Pakistani district of Swat.

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A gunman asked for her by name, then pointed a pistol at her and fired three shots. One bullet hit the left side of Yousafzai‘s forehead, travelled under her skin through the length of her face, and went into her shoulder. 

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In the days immediately following the attack, she remained unconscious and in critical condition.(From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia)

But She recovered her health!!! It’s a miracle.

Her walk started at 11-12 years old. Yousafzai wrote a blog at that time to  change the world.

The world was in an uproar over this assassination.

It is a opportunity for her to change the world.

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The 2013, 2014 and 2015 issues of Time magazine featured Yousafzai as one of “The 100 Most Influential People in the World”

In July 2013, she spoke at the headquarters of the United Nations to call for worldwide access to education

In February 2014, she was nominated for the World Children’s Prize in Sweden.

Later in 2014, Yousafzai was announced as the co-recipient of the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize, along with Kailash Satyarthi(From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia)

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For her “Nobel peace prize is a beginning, not an end “

One little girl changes the world even now.

“One child, one teacher, one book, one pen can change the world.”

–  Malala Yousafzai

Question : Effort vs Luck. Agree or disagree?

Question : Success is due only to hard work. Luck does not make a person successful. Agree or disagree?

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I agree. But on the other hand I disagree.

I really want to say that ‘It is not their fault whatever they agree or disagree’.

It is different from point of views.

A STEP TOWARDS PEACE Question : Effort vs Luck. Agree or disagree?

People can divide somethings into ‘What I can control’ and ‘What I can’t control’.

Someone who think succeed is because of hard work only just pay attention to ‘What I can control’.

Someone who think It is not only just pay attention to ‘What I can’t control’.

But I admit that its standard is different among people.

A STEP TOWARDS PEACE Question : Effort vs Luck. Agree or disagree?

Do you have an experience that shakes your standard?

Honestly, I try something out to achive peace. But I can’t believe really peaceful world is realized.

A STEP TOWARDS PEACE Question : Effort vs Luck. Agree or disagree?

See that HWPL , IPYG and IWPG’s peace march!!

People whoever have two eyes and one head must say It is impossible.

It is because people pay attention to ‘What I can’t control’

People who make the impossible possible.

A STEP TOWARDS PEACE Question : Effort vs Luck. Agree or disagree?

HWPL(Heavenly Culture, World Peace, Restoration of Light).

A STEP TOWARDS PEACE Question : Effort vs Luck. Agree or disagree?

Nothing is impossible to a willing heart. (proverb)

The Nobel Peace Prize 2009 Barack H. Obama #1

Nobel Peace Prize 2009

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President Barack Obama speaks at Cairo University in Cairo, Thursday, June 4, 2009. In his speech, President Obama called for a ‘new beginning between the United States and Muslims’, declaring that ‘this cycle of suspicion and discord must end’.
Official White House Photo by Chuck Kennedy

Field : arms control and disarmament, world organizing

The Nobel Committee lauded Obama for his “extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and cooperation between peoples”

He is 44th President of the United States of America.

Obama had emphasized dialogue and cooperation across national, ethnic, religious and political dividing lines.

Anyone can shout such things. But the reason why winners are great is  that It is very difficult to do something more than words.

So I want to pay attention to his childhood story.

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Do you know ‘Dreams From My Father?

It is his autobiography. He wrote it when the first black editor in chief of “Harvard Law Review”.

It is hard to summarize his youth. But his childhood is struggles as a young adult to reconcile social perceptions of his multiracial heritage.

 

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The most important his concern was ‘who he was’.

I think there is a lot I can learn from him.

Now I know it’s up to me. 🙂

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Democratic presidential hopeful Sen. Barack Obama D-Ill., makes remarks to his supporters after his victory in the Democratic Iowa caucus Thursday, Jan. 3, 2008, in Des Moines, Iowa. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

 

“Now is the time for all of us to take our share of responsibility for a global response to global challenges”