UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres stated, “An unprecedented volume of landmines and unexploded weapons contaminates rural and urban war zones, maiming and killing innocent civilians long after conflict has ended. Mine action is vital.” To bring attention to this issue the General Assembly of the United Nations established the 4th of April as International Mine Awareness Day. It is estimated that approximately 110 million landmines still remain in the ground in various countries around the world.
“Advancing Protection, Peace and Development”
These landmines clearly show the lasting effects of war that continue to cause damage and loss of life even after the active conflicts have ceased. Articles 1 through 3 of the Declaration of Peace and Cessation of War (DPCW) address the prohibition of acts of aggression and the banning of weapons of war. According to Article 2 Clause 3 of the DPCW “States should take measures to ensure that existing weapons of mass destruction, weapons capable of causing widespread and unnecessary suffering and weapons incompatible with international humanitarian law are gradually dismantled or destroyed.”
World Interfaith Harmony Week is a UN resolution for a worldwide week of interfaith harmony. It was proposed in 2010 by King Abdullah II and Prince Ghazi bin Muhammad of Jordan. The World Interfaith Harmony Week falls in the first week of February of every year and aims to promote harmony between all people regardless of their faith. Personally, I think the aims and ends of everything are really so cool. When it looks different from reality, I feel skeptical and helpless. On the other hand, I’m relieved to know there are others who strive to make the world better place without a stop. What should I choose? I have to fight.
“It is essential to resist forces of division that spread misunderstanding and mistrust especially among peoples of different religions. The fact is, humanity everywhere is bound together, not only by mutual interests, but by shared commandments to love God and neighbor. What we are proposing is a special week, during which the world’s people, in their own places of worship, could express the teachings of their own faith about tolerance, respect for the other and peace.” – King Abdullah
HWPL Religious Youth Peace Camp in Iraq
“Let us achieve peace by understanding each religion”
HWPL shares the mutual goalwith the UN to promote harmony and understanding between all people regardless of their religion. So it has operated the World Alliance of Religion’s Peace (WARP) Offices and HWPL Religious Youth Peace Camp. The WARP Office meetings is the series of interfaith dialogue based on each scripture(more info). The HWPL Religious Youth Peace Camp was held for the first time in the Middle East in line with the UN Harmony Week on 7 February, 2018. The title is “Let us achieve peace by understanding each religion”. The camp was co-hosted by HWPL and the President and Dean of Halabja University in Iraq. About 200 attendees including religious leaders coming from Christianity, Islam, and KaKai, and university representatives gathered at the Halabja University. In Gwangju city of Korea, 90 members of the International Peace Youth Group (IPYG) participated in the camp through Skype. I’m looking forward to the future of these youth. 🙂
“I think this camp is a true way to spread peace andreligious coexistence and educate students and young people to know what religious coexistence is and how to apply. I hope this project may be extended to hold camps and other meetings. We at Halabja University are very eager to do this” – Dr. Nariman Abdulla Ali, Dean of College of Human Sciences
2nd Annual Commemoration of the Declaration of Peace and Cessation of War (DPCW)
“A Call for Building a World of Peace and Realizing Justice“
On March 14, 2018, I sat at a quiet cafe and watched ‘2nd DPCW’ live broadcast in Australia. The sky was so clear today. Maybe you don’t know, now I’m studying abroad in Australia. I’m from Korea. Unlike Korea, here seems to be more relaxing. ‘Did I come this far and learn all the things to learn?’ ‘Why am I here?’ On these thoughts, I heard the news from HWPL. Today is the 2nd Annual Commemoration of the DPCW. I know a lot of peace groups, but I don’t believe any one. Because they are only saying about peace, not moving. But I can’t help putting my trust in HWPL. We can know them by their walking.
HWPL has two Engines
HWPL‘s two Solutions to end WAR are DPCW & WARP. As you know, DPCW is the Declaration of Peace and Cessation of War. WARP is the World Alliance of Religions’ Peace offices. In short, WARP Office. There are, of course, IPYG&IWPG who supports everything. In the previous post, we looked at DPCW. This time, we will look at WARPOffice thoroughly.
“We’ve called heaven and earth as witnesses to WARP Summit. In front of God and people in the world, we made an agreement to declare international law and unite religions. Also, the heads of organizations from each country made an agreement to urge implementation.”
– chairman Lee of HWPL
Where did the War take place?
Wars of mankind : total 14,513 times.
Reason of War: 80% Religious war
Victims of War : 3.7 billion
Nobel Peace prize rewarded : 124 times
How long should we wait? We can’t stand it anymore. It is so hard and painful. My family and friends are dying. Who can compensate you for their death? To Whom? What can you do? Money never can pay it back. Nothing can repay this!
The2ndAnnual Commemoration of theDPCW “126 events in 108 cities of 62 countries Worldwide”
• KEYWORDS of 2nd Annual Commemoration “Building a World of Peace” HWPL’s mission is to bring wars not to a temporary halt but to a complete end, and to create sustainable peace in the current generation. For this goal, HWPL is working through a global peace network to advocate the DPCW, promote religious harmony and prevent interfaith conflicts, and spread a culture of peace through education, press, and civil society, all in accordance with the principles set out in the DPCW.
Justice is the ultimate ideal of law and essential condition for peaceful coexistence. Through the DPCW, HWPLaims to establish an international legal instrument that contains provisions concerning international cooperation, respect for international law, freedom of religion, and spreading of a culture of peace, as the basis for building a world of peace.
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. This event has led to HWPL gaining an international reputation.
2016 Nobel Peace Prize : Why is peace agreement rejected?
The Norwegian Nobel Committee said the award should also be seen as a tribute to the Colombian people who, despite great hardships and abuses, have not given up hope of a just peace, and to all the parties who have contributed to the peace process. This tribute is paid, not least, to the representatives of the countless victims of the civil war.(nobelprize.org)
But it was before the referendum. The result?
Yes! 49.78% No! 50.21%
Vvoterturnout was 37%. Dissenting votesis 57,000 more than vote yes. Let’s see the same situation.
Colombia civil war for 52 years220,000 died
Mindanao civil war for 40 years140,000 died
But after two years, what happened in the Mindanao?
25 May, 2015 The 2nd Annual Commemoration of the Declaration of World Peace in Mindanao, Philippines
January, 2016 The Commemoration of the Signing of the Mindanao Peace Agreement in MILF
MILF(Moro Islamic Liberation Front) is the rebel forces. Can you believe it? 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. It is the fruits of HWPLwhich show possibility of peace beyond politics and religions.
“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
Cohesive WARP OFFICE
World alliance of religions and peace(WARP) Office is founded to achieve Article 8 of DPCW, ‘Freedom of Religion’. Religious leaders should take the lead in fostering harmony among religions through the WARP Offices established in various parts of the world. The alliance of religions is the earnest hope of all humanity. It is called by an ‘Innovative Approach‘ to Religious Dialogue. The key point is ‘Scriptural texts‘ of each religion. The WARP Office aim to prevent the conflicts caused by religious misunderstandings. They are marching to peace teaching each scripture of religion. In the short three years, the WARP Offices have seen rapid expansion with 218 offices now operating in 126 countries. I believe they can really achieve peace. 🙂
What day is it? Drum roll sound~~ 1st Annual Peace Forum of Declaration of International Law! On March 14, 2016, the declaration for the achivement of world peace in this era was proclaimed. It’s a international law. The objective of this law is to remove war in the world without exception. Many influential people are gathered to celebrate this day.
The chairman of HWPL said “We have the answerto achieve Peace” When I heard it first, I can’t understand what it means. Do you? HWPL is working with IPYG and IWPG. IPYG is a group of young people. IWPG is a group of mother. There are really a lot of people. I can’t understand why these two huge group follow HWPL. What a surprising is that leader of IWPG said the same thing. It is that “HWPL has the answer.”
Legislate Peace Campaign : DPCW
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! and I can too. The HWPL’s Solutions is establishing of international law aiming to construct a world of peace. It is famous for substantial and practical way to achieve peace. 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
“630 events 176 countries 1 million participants”
“When the light of heaven shines in the hearts of people, it becomes the light that never fades away.”
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! and I can too. The HWPL‘s Solutions is establishing of international law aiming to construct a world of peace. It is famous for substantialand practicalway to achieve peace. 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
“When the light of heaven shines in the hearts of people, it becomes the light that never fades away.”
HWPL’s another Solution is the World Alliance of Religions’ Peace(WARP) offices. The war that caused by religion is 80 percent of all. The religious leaders have to more love people. So, we must make the religion one thing. How? We can find the most reliable religion by comparison between scriptures of each religion. The HWPL is an really influential group.
KOSOVO – A Professorof International Law at the University of Prishtina in Kosovo introduced the principles of the DPCWto the university students, the future leadersof Kosovo, Albania and Macedonia, who then gave their signatures of support.
ZAMBIA – At the Safe World Trust School in Zambia, in the presence of journalists, religious leaders, and other important societal figures,participants discussed the current peace activities in Zambia and expressed their support for the DPCW.
NEPAL – Students at Narayani English Public Higher Secondary School in Nepal recognized the peace work of HWPL and IPYG and painted their ideas and thoughts regarding peace.
MONGOLIA – In Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia Khishigsuren Saranbolor artists and members of IPYGpainted murals together at the Ulaanbaatar 31st kindergarten with the hope of peace. #LegislatePeace
IPYG has been working with approximately 846 youth organizations in 111 countries around the world (as of October 2017). It is a good example of the Youth Empowerment. How much faster do they run? They participated in more than 200 activities and events in 44 countries for peace. How long? ‘Just in this year!‘ They show a great power. The reasons for that are eager for peace and youth. In particular, IPYG hosted the Peace Walk, which has been an annual event since 2013. They created a movement to promote the true culture of peace. It is based on Article 10 of the DPCW.
“For World Peace to become a reality, this is the duty of all youth,everywhere.“
IPYG Youth Empowerment Workshop
The IPYG Youth Empowerment Workshop was held for the first time. It was founded in accordance with the spirit of the Declaration of World Peace. The 2018 Youth Empowerment Workshop is an event many are looking forward to grow young people into peace leaders. What is the role of the youth? Owners of the future! They protect their future and leave sustainable peace as a legacy for future generations. I think it is very important to nurture of the youth to become leaders of the peace movement with a sense of ownership in regard to the future.
“WE YOUTHS, SHARE the love given from above. GATHERas one. PRODUCE works of true peace.”
IPYG, a group of young leaders, devoted their youth to achieving world peace. IPYG youth, with the vision of world peace, like shining stars, becomes the model of the world peace movement. The members ofIPYG are accepted by good examples of world peace movements. They are really passionate. One of the key activities is IPYG world Peace Walkheld 25 May every year around the world. DPCWParade!
“Ordinary people’s ordinary peace“
The IPYG, an organization of international youthleaders, is carrying out peace activities to protect the future of the earth by becoming messengers of peace.
“If there is we cannot do, and we don’t do it. That’s not the way it should be. Let us become one heart. And, the objective will surely be achieved. – representative of IPYG“
IPYG : We Youths, Become One Heart
“IPYG youth around the world are united in one purpose-to share in the love and life granted from heaven through peace projects and campaigns”
“For World Peace to become a reality, this is the duty of all youth, everywhere.” – IPYG
Text of a speech in 3rdWARP 2017
“We have grown and developed in many ways. More than anything, we have been working advocacy campaigns so that the declaration of world peace and cessation of wars will become legally binding and it will truly bring all wars to an end.
We have been able to produce good results and you will be able to confirm this through the various sessions that had begun today. Our objectiveis world peace where there are no more wars. Until this objective is achieved, we must allfollow the leadership of chairman Lee of HWPL and go forthone direction.
If there is we cannot do, and we don’t do it. That’s not the way it should be. Let us become one heart. And, the objective will surely be achieved.” – representative of IPYG
“Immediatelyand very quickly, we have to work on for every nation and leader to sign up international law to implement and the declaration of 10 articles and 38 clauses. So distinguished guests, you already have an answer. Now, we need to takean action to it – chairman of HWPL“
In May 25, 2013 The Declaration of World Peace was proclaimed.
In Sep 16-19, 2014 World Alliance of Religions’ Peace (WARP) Summit
In 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’
A World Leader : HWPL’s Solution
Now the world today, we need to make sure that we establish world peace without war. So we can leave that world peace to the generations afterwards.
We were traveling around different places around the world. This work of peace was spoken up everywhere we went to, going to colleges and doing the work of peace even in Mindanao. There was also political leaders in Mindanaowho came and met me also in Manila to ask to do this work of peace.
The earth is so vast and so big. Up to today, there wasn’t an answer for the work of peace thou. Furthermore, the only grew was the weapons of that massive destruction. So, this is why we as a family of this world and peace former and current presidents, law enforcement, regular citizen and religious leaders made an agreement in front of gate of peace came to 3rd WARP Summit in order to achieve peace and declare international law. this is very implementation.
We’ve called heaven and earth as witnesses to WARP Summit. In front of God and people in the world, we made an agreementto declare international law and unite religions. Also, the heads of organizations from each country made an agreement to urge implementation.
10 articles and 38 clauses has to cease wars across the globe and make peace. If you think these articles cannot make cessation of war, you must have alternative. If not, it has to be implemented right away.
People who raise the children must not lie.
We sent this declaration to all different countries saying if we do this way, there will be cessation of war. There could be peace said out of accomplish. What other reason do we need?
If this document is approved and okayed, within UN and general assembly, they probably vote on it. And when they vote on it, 1/3 of them are okayed, it can be adopted.
Immediately and very quickly, we have to work on for every nation and leader to sign up international law to implement and the declaration of 10 articles and 38 clauses. We all need to work together. While everybody else is working bled out, and you are being selfish, Is this equitable? It’s not somebody’s personal matter. No matter what, regardless knowledge and power, the urgent matter is cessation of war and world peace. If we hand down peaceful world without wars to our future generations, that would be the best present for them. So distinguished guests, you already have an answer. Now, we need to take an action to it. – chairman of HWPL
How is your everyday? My daily is boring, aren’t you? It is a series of wars. Sometimes, I want just go with the flow. At times I want to be me, not a destiny. Everyone say ‘I love peace’. But there is no one who is a man of action for peace. I’m not saying “To be a great person”. Peace is no somewhere. Peace is here. We are peace. “Ordinary people’s ordinary peace” Peace Quotes will give us a peaceful day.
“Ordinary people’s ordinary peace”
“Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.
“Peace is a daily, a weekly, a monthly process, gradually changing opinions, slowly eroding old barriers, quietly building new structures.” – John F. Kenned
“If you want to end the war then Instead of sending guns, send books. Instead of sending tanks, send pens. Instead of sending soldiers, send teachers.” – Malala Yousafzai (17 year-old Noble Peace Laureate)
HWPL World Leaders : Peace Quotes
3rd WARP Summit 2017 was held on September 18. It is peaceful HWPLday. You maybe feel a little better, aren’t you? Their slogan is “Together for peace as messengers of peace” World Leaders are different. Their level is high. I get to know they are highly educated. I really thank for them. They said “We’ve calledheaven and earth as witnesses. In front of God and people in the world, we made an agreement to declare international law and unite religions.” Peacewill be achieved with these leaders. Isn‘t thatright?
HWPL Peaceful Day! Together for Peace!
“Immediately and very quickly, we have to work on for every nation and leader to sign up international law to implement and the declaration of 10 articles and 38 clauses. So distinguished guests, you already have an answer. Now, we need to take an action to it – chairman of HWPL“
“Let us all achieve peace together. And Leave world peace as a legacy for the future generations. This is true role of women. – chairwoman of IWPG“
“If there is we cannot do, and we don’t do it. That’s not the way it should be. Let us become one heart. And, the objective will surelybe achieved. – representative of IPYG“