The Chairman Man Hee Lee Quotes #11

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Chairman Man Hee Lee of HWPL has traveled around the world 30 times and visited more than 100 countries in the last seven years for cessation of war and world peace. [Photo: HWPL]

Senior reporters with a high position at the newspaper office came and asked questions about his ” Peace Scenario.”

Q. What is the significance of the peace work that you have done so far for cessation of war and world peace?

The Chairman Man Hee Lee of HWPL said “More people died from starvation than from combat injuries during the Korean War. Many people struggled to live, eating anything from dirt to gunpowder in bullets. When could they ever take off their blood-stained military uniforms?”

“To do so, war had to come to an end. Wars must never happen again. Peace is not just a matter of one individual or one country. It matters to all people of the world, so everyone in the world must support this work of peace. I invite everyone to become messengers of peace, transcending the borders of nationality, ethnicity and religion.”

Q. Could you comment on the Peace Letter Campaign that HWPL is engaging in together with many youth, women and social organizations around the world?

The Chairman Lee said “If heads of state truly love their citizens and their countries, they will not be able to ignore the will of the people. Young people are sacrificed in the frontlines of war without getting a chance to blossom. Has anyone compensated for their sacrifices? Now the youths are saying they will protect themselves. Women are saying they will not send their children to battlefields. Their Peace Letters will certainly move the world.”

Q. What could be a path forward for peace education?

He answered “Someone once offered to award me a peace prize, but I rejected the offer. Instead of receiving the peace prize, I made a book that contains all the peace work that we have done so far and distributed the book in libraries around the world, so that the future generations can know about this work of peace. I believe that this is a true peace education that we need.”

“No one has yet been able to achieve cessation of war and realize world peace, and this work may seem impossible even in the future. However, this is a work that needs to be done by someone for all mankind, and maybe the DPCW, which is about to be introduced in the UN General Assembly, could be the last hope we have.”

I was most impressed with his last words. I don’t want to miss this chance, which may be the last hope. It’s not just for me, it is for all of us. Since IPYG Peace Letter Campaign has already become an international campaign involving 200,000 people, I’d like to keep trying to write peace letters.
Let’s write together. 🙂

Reference:
http://hwpl.kr/en/news/view/190509394/0/HWPLSpecialEditionTheBeginningofChangetowardsPeace

Peace is up to you :0 Good luck!

Peace Letter from a Samoan Australian youth

This is part of the IPYG Peace Letter Campaign.

About 200,000 handwritten peace letters have already been sent to incumbent presidents from 193 countries with U.N. membership. Already, young people from all over the world are rising to call for supporting the DPCW.

No one can stop the huge flow.

Peace Letter from Fa’alia

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I can’t write down the full text of her letter here, but I’m only going to introduce some.

“When people ask the question ‘What is Samoa like?’, the first word that comes to my mind is “peaceful”. However, peace was not always part of the history of Samoa. Samoa has faced many wars and conflicts throughout its history. These wars and conflicts, like many others, resulted in the loss of life, excruciating pain, social instability and the loss of security.”

According to the 2016 Australian census, there are a total of 75,755 Australians with Samoan ancestry. Usually, Samoans we know are the strongest. But in the history of Samoa, there was so much pain and sadness.

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Samoan warriors loyal to Prince Tanu marching through Apia, Samoa in March of 1899 during the Second Samoan Civil War. American sailors and marines are also depicted. / Wikimedia Commons

Let me give you an example. In the Second Samoan Civil War (1898–1899), two leaders fought, so they became two countries, two peoples. What makes the situation worse is foreign intervention. DPCW is blocking this completely. Tanumafili I with United States and United Kingdom vs Mata’afa with Germany.

Let’s hear more about this young man who knows the pain of war better than anyone else.

“As an Australian-Samoan youth and as a member of all the youth of this world, I have a duty to stand up and protect the youth of our nation, the youth of Australia and the youth of the world. This is a duty that prevents me from standing by idly and not taking action. I have a duty to help bring hope and peace to our world.”

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This is not only his duty. Will you wish others to do it? This is our job, our role and our duty. We must do it. Young people of the world, let’s join them.

Honorable Prime Minister, we humbly ask that you take on this role as part of the forefront of the movement in the Oceanic and Pacific region by providing your support for World Peace and the solution to peace that the DPCW contains. We ask for your support for the DPCW to become a legally binding document in the United Nations in order that it may bring about the peace that our world desperately longs for.

Please become a leader that helps pave the way for peace for all future generations.

Sincerely Yours,
Fa’alia.

Reference:
http://hwpl.kr/en/news/view/190503392/0/PeaceLetterfromanAustralianSamoanyouth

Peace is up to you :0 Good luck!