– On June 18, India, Who will lead India’s next 20 years?-
5th Annual Commemoration of the Declaration of World Peace(DPCW) was carried out in India. ‘Peace, the unique value of humanity’ was held on June 18 in India. In this event, the representatives of civic groups gave addresses referring to the necessity of improvement of awareness of peace and solutions of conflicts for Humanity India. And around 150 participants wrote supporting letters for the implementation of the international law for peace.
Dr. M U Dua, President of All India Human Rights Association, said, “Wars and conflicts have broken out because of interest and pursuit of profit, and we cannot stand further sacrifice from them. Lots of people in India pay attention to the efforts put on peace. Who will lead India’s next 20 years? It’s you. Let’s become one with HWPL, IPYG, and IWPG which work with the solutions for peace, protect ourselves from wars and conflicts, and leave culture of peace as legacy for future generations.”
If leaders have love for the world, nations, and people, they must come together to work for the establishment of international law for peace
Humanity India : DPCW is carried out
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 HWPLInternational Law Peace Committee(more info). It was called DPCW(Declaration of Peace and Cessation of War). (DPCW is here)
Now ‘Legislate peace campaign’
“Now 630 events 176 countries1 million participants”
Citizens have the power to urge political leaders to establish peace in our times
Humanity India : Solution of Peace
Responding to the necessity of establishing a legal framework to eradicate disputes or armed conflicts, HWPL proposed the ‘Declaration of Peace and Cessation of War (DPCW)’ which embodies the value of the ‘Declaration of World Peace’, as a solution of World Peace. Volunteers and citizens from various countries including the U.S, Sri Lanka, India, China, France as well as Afghanistan and Palestine, the disputed areas, gathered for activities such as peace walk, peace letter writing, and signing campaign for international law for peace.
“Many leaders in many parts of the world showed their support for peaceful unification of Korea. We received ‘peace letters‘ that support the idea from students and youth in the countries we visited. By liquidating the past of pointing guns to kill each other, Korea should stand as a country of peace. I am certain that, as all humanity desires peace, the Korean Peninsula and globe will indeed see peace,” said Chairman Man Hee Lee of HWPL.
As growing attention by the inter-Korean summit, the wind of peace is blowing all over the world. It is to be followed by the highly anticipated North Korea-US summit. In Sweden, there is also peace movement by Korean international NGO. On May 14, the Religious Leaders Conference was held with participants from Buddhism, Christianity, Islam and Hinduism. Its purpose is to discuss the further development of inter-religious dialogues for peace-building.
It can be “bridge-builders of peace”
“Everything that religious leaders discuss at the WARP Office must clearly be based on what is written in the scripture, which needs to be comprehensively analyzed and studied for the true alliance of religions. We have to gather all religious scriptures and work to define a trustworthy scripture with a legitimate standard. The word is invisible, but it does a lot of work. Scriptures play a significant role in the alliance of religions,” said Chairman Lee.
WARP Office All over the world
It started from “World Alliance of Religions’ Peace (WARP) Offices”, with 218 locations in 124 countries. HWPL has carried out this peace project to find the role of religion in peace-building through comparative studies on scriptures. There was a lot of talk and lot solutions came up. As one of solutions, HWPL is currently hosting Religious Youth Peace Camps globally as a means of developing interfaith reconciliation, so young people can experience peace as a common value permeated in all religions. Starting with Cambodia in April of last year, the camp was later held in India, Lithuania, Myanmar, and the Netherlands to assist the youth in learning about the culture and spirit of different religions.
Korean Youth thanks to Swedish People
Organized by the International Peace Youth Group (IPYG) affiliated with HWPL, the “Positive Change for Tomorrow” was held at the Nobel Museum on May 15. It is to recall the history of peaceful exchanges between Korea and Sweden, from the time when the Swedish Red Cross Field Hospital was dispatched during the 1950s Korean War to the Neutral Nations Supervisory Commission (NNSC) in 2018.
Prof. Carl-Henrik Heldin, Chairman of the Nobel Museum in Stockholm delivered the congratulatory message, “It is Nobel‘s spirit that makes the advancement of mankind’s skills in science, literature and medicine contributes to a better world. Sweden and Korea, and further the vision of IPYG working for peace are synonymous with the spirit of Nobel. I hope that this event will be a great opportunity to bring peace on the Korean peninsula.”
Mr. Man Hee Lee of HWPL expressed his gratitude to these Swedish efforts and noted that Sweden as a neutral country and the Republic of Korea as a ceasefire country should cooperate more for the sake of peace in the world. “Who can bring about peace while we stand still? By putting an end to war, a world of peace can be established. It is our responsibility to establish a world of peace as a legacy for future generations, which is the very task of every one of our global family members.”
28th WORLD PEACE TOUR of HWPL is blowing the wind of peace all over the world. The bright light is settled down in New York. Its title is ‘Conflicts There Affect Us Here’ and subtitle is that ‘Revitalizing the ‘City of Dreams’ Through the Strength of Diversity’. New York City Leaders and Civil Society are gathering for reunification of Korea and peaceful settlement in Yemen. It was hosted by HWPL, IPYG, IWPG, and the Yemeni American Association(YAA) at Columbia University. Governmental and UN officials, international organizations and civil groups are on the panel.
Reunification of Korea
The Korean peninsula is divided for 65 years for the Korean War. As the international community is paying keen attention to the establishment of peace on the Korean Peninsula like the 2018 inter-Korean summit and the Korea-U.S. summit, HWPL has called for the realization of peace on the Korean Peninsula based on the civil society’s network, including youth and women throughout the world. HWPL hoped that this event can be a platform for dialogue and mutual understanding between different cultural groups.
28 years have passed since Yemen was unified. So what’s the problem? However, there are still constant threats to the peace that has been achieved. So the civil society from Korea and Yemen will come together in New York City. The Yemeni American Association is a nonprofit organization dedicated to serving over 50,000 Yemeni American in the U.S. The conclusion that they came up with was ‘cooperation of all sectors‘ for peace. They emphasized that a united civil society is the key ingredient of a better, more accepting world.
During the event, the attendees have the opportunity to fill out letters for the longing of peace and end of war to each respective heads of state. It is a collaboration with IPYG. Young people, from 84 cities in 50 countries, write peace letters to presidents of each country. How long? Until the president writes signature at DPCW! Most predominantly, letters will be collected and sent to the head of state of South Korea, Yemen, Mali and Senegal. I don’t think we have much time left. Because peace is likely to be achieved too soon. HWPL & YAA show the world that peace is not limited to national boundaries but true peace lies within the heart of each individual, each community.
In wikipedia, a peace walk or peace march, sometimes referred to as a peace pilgrimage, is a form of nonviolent action where a person or groups of people march a set distance to raise awareness of particular issues important to the walkers. Why do we walk? We can do case studies.
March 1930, Salt March
– Mahatma Gandhi
Thousands set out to town Dandi on the Arabian Sea in order to resist British Salt policies. More than 80,000 people were arrested and beaten but they prompted international outcry against British policy and captured the world’s attention.
“There is no path to peace. peace is the path.” – Mahatma Gandhi
August 1963, March on Washington
– “I Have A Dream”, Martin Luther King Jr.
Millions gathered to draw attention to inequalities faced by African Americans after emancipation. This walk helped to create national understanding of racial injustice,Civil Rights Act of 1964.
July 2014, Europe’s first Peace Walk Route
Started on 28 July in Vienna, Austria and ending 23 days later in Trieste, Italy, the 550km walk was officially created to commemorate the 100th anniversary of World War I.
India Peace Walk to ban violence
Women do not remain silent in talking and walking to prevent violent extremism. So peace walks and educational activities were held in New Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai, and Hyderabad, India.
“When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace.” – Jimmi Hendrix
South Sudan, for peaceful nation
Kapuki Senior Secondary School located in Juba, the capital city of South Sudan, hosted Peace Walk, in which 5,000 people participated.
Sunge Emmanuel said “We, youths, shall tell the future generations on how we transformed the warring nations into peaceful nations”
Romania, We can be the Change
Romanian citizens gathered to participate in the event in Cluj-Napoca, the second most populous city. Radu Alexandru, President of OSUT, said “I am proud to be a Romanian as from its origin this people had a vision for peace. This may not be written on a stone or anywhere, but if you look in our history you will see it. In our genes peace is written”
Join us. It is the easiest way to achieve peace!
[D-4] 5th Annual Commemoration of the Declaration of World Peace
If not me, who? If not now, when?
Realizing World Peace! Everything is up to us!
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. I’m here!!! 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!
How can we achieve?
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).
HWPL‘s SOLUTIONS are ‘International Law for Peace and Cessation of War‘ and ‘Alliance of Religions‘.
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.”
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“
Yellow is a signature color ofIWPG. It represents Women embrace the world to achieve peace. Treating a cheerful world with love, not hatred and with tolerance, not fight! this is a message of IWPG. Representing 3.6 billion women around the world, the IWPG urges for the implementation of the DPCW to protect the lives of the children as well as the world. The IWPG‘s running campaigns to create peaceful world for all children are are going well. Please support! DPCW Parade!
“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“
IWPG : Leave a world of peace as legacy
IWPG, and organization of international womenleaders, is carrying out peace activities to leave a world of peace as a legacy for the future generations.
Chairwoman, the founder of the IWPG, is awakening the women around the world that they havethe keyto make peace a reality.
Chairwomantext of a speech
Imagining the world without war, it’s like utopia that causes excitement within our hearts. We have gathered here to make what we do most, the reality with our own hands. This is because we have clear solution to peace. You play the main role for cessation of war and world peace. This will become greatest achievement left for the future generation.
For long time, world has been struggling from war. As long as there are wars, we can’t expect peace for mankind.
HWPL Peaceful Day
We have clear way of hope. 10 articles and 38 clauses of declaration of world peace and cessation of war is the answer that has been integrated to all the peace activities. I’m sure that even in the future, there will not be more certain answer for peace. the existing international law is build that minimizes the damages due to wars and had been limited in terms of not being able to prevent wars. However, DPCW is truly an answer for peace that is able to solve full causes of war.
Since the declaration was made, IWPG along with members around the world was holding peace campaign and advocacy campaigns. Continuously along with UN women’s groups. We have been working for implementation of international law.
Just as there is the role of father and the role of mother in a household, there is a point of task given to people for each sector in order to make world peace in reality. In particular, for those who wants peace, being heartof a mother becomes a lifeline that can achieve world peace. The moment the women become into tremendous power possessing is the moment they become mother.
Ordinary people’s ordinary peace
Half of the world population is women. Chairman Lee believes the strength of women. And, we all able to achieve our objective.
If women uniteand bring wars to an end, we are able to bring legacy of peace to the future generation. This is true role of women who must take on as mother of this earth. I hope more women participate in an international society and let us gather support for the implementation of international law. All the women are here.
Please, jointhe advocacy campaigns for the implementation of international law. So we don’t have to be embarrassed to hold the tile of a mother. We have the strength to lead all mankind to world peace. Let us all achieve peace together. And leave world peace as a legacy for the future generations.
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