This tweet is mine. I often look for news of peace, of which HWPL stands out and I frequently tweets. Have you ever wondered what is HWPL?
First of all, HWPL is considered the most powerful and practical international NGO. Their short-term achievements are truly remarkable. That’s because HWPL risked his life.
Why? How can? Let’s find out.
What is HWPL?
Heavenly Culture, World Peace, Restoration of Light (HWPL) means to achieve world peace through heavenly culture and restore light. With the purpose of restoring the global community that has been suffering due to wars and conflicts, HWPL wants to go beyond the barriers of culture, religion and beliefs, to respect the core values of peace and life. All individuals, as the messengers of peace, are working together to make a world of SDGs and DPCW.
HWPL, the host of this event, is a peace NGO in Special Consultative Status with the UN ECOSOC and associated with the Seoul Metropolitan Government and the UN DGC. For the purpose of ceasing all wars and creating a peaceful world as a legacy for future generations, HWPL is building a global peace network. This network includes the HWPL International Law Peace Committee made up of international law experts, 192 members of the HWPL Peace Advisory Council made up of political and community leaders, and 556 HWPL Publicity Ambassadors made up of religious leaders and experts in education and media.
Also, HWPL is cooperating with the International Women’s Peace Group (IWPG) and the International Peace Youth Group (IPYG), which has about 830 youth groups around the world as its affiliates, to lead civil society’s support and participation in building global peace. They are gathering the support of the civil society. 1.8 billion Youth and 3.7 billion Women are the main character.
“When the light of heaven shines in the hearts of people, it becomes the light that never fades away.” – HWPL
On March 14, 2019, all young men and women send peace letters to world leaders. It is the “Peace Letter” Campaign. In less than a year, 165,782 Peace Letters are sent to 193 Current Presidents of member nations of the United Nations. The main content is that “If you really love the country and the people, please support the DPCW, the definite answer to peace. I hope you’re not remembered as the president who wanted a war for future generations. Please write back.”
Campaigns are being held in 83 cities around the world, including South Korea, the United States, Germany, Britain, Australia, South Africa and Turkey. On March 14, 2019, 3rd Annual Commemoration of the Declaration of Peace and Cessation of War (DPCW) is being held now. Peace letters, which were collected through the campaign, will be delivered to heads of 193 countries at the same time today.
An official of HWPL said “HWPL has informed former & incumbent leaders of all countries of the DPCW through HWPL 1st~30th world peace tours. This campaign means that experts and civil society will take joint action to focus on the passage of DPCW as a resolution to the General Assembly of the United Nations.”
She emphasized “It is a Key Point.”
Press Conference for the 3rd Annual Commemoration of the Declaration of Peace and Cessation of War (DPCW)
“10 Articles and 38 Clauses of the DPCW: A Step Towards International Law for Peace in the Korean Peninsula and the World”
At the 14th of March, 2019 2:15pm (GMT+9), HWPL has shared the results of its previous activities to bring the DPCW to the United Nations and the status of international support for the DPCW.
The Messenger of Peace with Light “I saw the Light from him!”
During the HWPL World Peace Tour, there were often people who recognized at a glance that Chairman Man Hee Lee was the messenger of peace. Let me tell you the story of those who came to see the light.
1. During the HWPL 9th World Peace Tour in April 2014, the Chairman Lee and Peace Mission stepped off the plane to pick up their luggage, and a couple came and told them to take a picture of him. When asked “why?”, they said “I saw a big light on you, so I wanted to celebrate it because it’s mysterious.” The couple were religious leaders who led 300 churches in Mexico. The couple is currently working as HWPL ambassadors, currently, 556 HWPL ambassadors are working for peace, which also affected the spreading the culture of peace in Mexico.
2. During the HWPL 9th World Peace Tour, Brazilian lawyers and doctors came to take pictures with the Chairman Man Hee Lee. They first saw him at a seminar two days ago, and he was seen as a light among many religious leaders. They said “Two days ago, you appeared to be a light in the middle of religious leaders at the seminar. It’s like a dream to meet again.” Among them, women joined the IWPG right there.
3. During the HWPL 14th World Peace Tour, a rabbi met in New York also begged the Peace Mission to take a picture with him, saying he saw the light. And he promised to come to the 918 WARP Summit.
4. When HWPL went to a former European president’s house on a visit, they saw his wife at home very surprised and asked her why, and she said “There was no human being seen and a large image of light came in” when the Peace Mission entered.
This happens frequently during Man Hee Lee’s peace tour. This is another way for the Messenger of Peace to inform the people light of the “God is with him” and to continue the meeting that Heaven has been arranged.
Reference: “True Story” Book of HWPL
Comparative Study on religious Scriptures
The WARP Office continued its steps to achieve harmony and peace with local religious leaders in the Philippines, Australia and Cambodia. For peace between religions, the WARP Office is now actively engaged in exchanges around scriptures in different countries, and is receiving favorable reviews as it creates an understanding ground for other religions. Recently, they have voiced their opinions on the ban on religious discrimination and the elimination of coercive conversion.
Participants of the forum said “In order to build peace between religions, we must find the most trustworthy scriptures and truths through the comparative study on religious scriptures, and in order to achieve this, we must continue to have conversations between religions.”
“This is the answer to the peace of religion.”
One president of the Islam society, who participated in the debate, “We should find and study the most reliable religious scriptures for peace between religions. We should try to accept them wholeheartedly, even if the scriptures are not his own religious scriptures.”
The WARP Office is currently held in 219 regions in 128 countries and is urging unity among religions. HWPL said “It is regrettable that religion is becoming an occasion for international conflicts. The comparative study on religious scriptures is a way to overcome differences in religion and find core values of mankind.”
Peace Message for the Implementation of Peaceful Religions
Date: At the 22nd of Feb., 2019 08:00 (GMT+7)
Here, I wrote a posting about Cambodia’s history. Cambodia is a country with a lot of pain and suffering. The “Killing Fields” (Khmer: វាលពិឃាត) is where collectively more than a million people were killed and buried by the Khmer Rouge regime, during its rule of the country from 1975 to 1979, immediately after the end of the Cambodian Civil War.
Great Supreme Patriarch Tep Vong
He made an impressive speech. Even at many years of age, his desire to devote himself to the peace movement was like Gandhi. Many young people must respect him. He said “As a Supreme Patriarch, on behalf of the Cambodian Council of Religious Affairs, we welcome the visit of the Chairman Man Hee Lee. He is one of the most famous people in the world, who has brought together all the leaders of religion, state, education and law to create cooperation, and to bring peace to this time and to the future. Cambodia is a Southeast Asian country with many wars and sorrows the world has never seen.
But on January 7, 1979, the Democratic Kampuchea, Pol Pot‘s government, was collapsed. On 1998, the Prime Minister Hun Sen and the Cambodian People’s Party completely ended the civil war that was taking place in the Cambodian kingdom. So since 1998, Cambodia has had peace, and Cambodia has had many opportunities to develop its economy.
Cambodia has never had a religious conflict. According to Article 43 of the Cambodian Constitution, every Cambodian citizen has the right to follow the religion he or she wants. With the support of the government, all religions in the kingdom of Cambodia are holding religious meetings and communicating. For example, on February 6, 2019, the HWPL Religious Youth Peace Campwas organized in cooperation with IPYG.
I have been active in peace with Cambodian people for 40 years since 1979. I am currently engaged in peace activities, and I want to do peace activities in the future as long as my health permits. In order for future generations to live in a time of peace, we must work together to educate future generations to live in peace. Through this cooperation, I hope that we can end war and conflict in this world and that our future generations will live in peace forever.
Lastly, I hope that the four blessings of Buddha will be yours, Chairman Man Hee Lee, all distinguished guests and ladies. The 4 blessings are Life, beauty, happiness and power. Thank you.”
Chairman Man Hee Lee Peace Quotes
In particular, the Chairman Man Hee Lee of HWPL emphasized “Religion should do good and give hope to the world, but today’s religion is causing many wars and conflicts. Aren’t they doing worse than nonreligious people? That’s why the religious world must look for “the Truth“. All religious leaders around the world should participate in comparative study and discussions on religious scriptures. Religion will be one under the most reliable scriptures.”
His speech will be addressed in the next posting. The Chairman Lee is the messenger of peace with the answer to peace, and he spoke with all his heart. Despite his old age, he is risking his life for peace. That’s why he is supported by 1.6 billion Young people and 3.7 billion Women.
Mr.Man Hee Lee, the chairman of HWPL, and the peace mission spread peace throughout the world with the answer to peace in the eastern country of Korea.
Starting in 2012, and continuing his world peace tour until now in 2018, the Chairman Man Hee Lee has toured 70 countries in a total of 29 times. The messenger of peace went to anywhere, such as war zones where bullets flew in and out or places where armed rebels, if they needed peace. How can he work so passionately? Because he said “In this time, I am convinced that making peace is what heaven had commanded me, and that I can achieve peace.”
All expenses were covered with HWPL’s money, without anyone’s support. The steps he has taken so far are enough to believe that the Messenger of Peace will end all wars and achieve world peace. The Chairman Man Hee Lee’s journey around the globe is revolutionary and important, but it is too vast to record all of it, so I will only give you a glimpse of the unusual.
Now, he is now on the HWPL 30th World Peace Tour. The peace mission is heading for Cambodia beyond the Philippines and Australia.
Here comes the Messenger of Peace with the Answer of Peace!
HWPL is warmly welcomed wherever it goes. On the day the envoys arrive in each country, the airport is packed with young people and local residents who voluntarily gather after hearing the news of HWPL’s visit. Because everyone in the world is hungry for a dream “Peace” that has never been achieved in the history of the global village.
So many young people follow the Chairman Man Hee Lee as the ‘Father of Peace.’ And from the moment when HWPL comes to the moment when if flies to another, governments accord them the treatment of a national guest to show their support for the HWPL’s peace activities.
What is the Answer to Peace? DPCW!
Only proclaimed three years ago, more than 700,000 citizens from 176 countries signed autographs to support the DPCW. And more than 500 DPCW supporting events were held in more than 74 countries. The DPCW, loved by national support and young people around the world, is moving toward a resolution by the United Nations General Assembly. As a developing country, Southeast Asia is now facing a lot of difficulties in joining the developed world. It is essential that peace be achieved for development. Peace enables us to achieve sustainable goals.
The 10 Articles and 38 Clauses of the DPCW will actually achieve world peace. If all of leaders of all Southeast Asian countries show their support for the DPCW to the heads of state and officials, world peace will be achieved soon. And on March 14, All Youth’ll send handwritten peace letters to leaders around the world to ask you to support the DPCW, We can change not only Southeast Asia but the whole world.
Mr. Man Hee Lee, the Chairman of HWPL, strongly said “I’m here today to ask you very strongly. In order for us to live in peace, we believe that all the people of today’s globe must make efforts for peace. I don’t think it’s a matter of waiting for someone to bring it. Wouldn’t it be better to make peace than any power or substance and leave a legacy for future generations? But what has changed? Has peace been achieved? Each day, the war got worse, the conflict got worse, and the global community was threatened. Do you still just watch it?
But now it was different. The sky is not just looking at the human race. Give the answer to peace, and make peace. The answer is the 10 Articles and 38 Clauses of the DPCW. I want to ask all the politicians and intellectuals around the world. If anyone thinks this doesn’t end the war, you must said “This cannot end the war because of this problem, so let’s discuss together.” Isn’t it so? If there is an answer to be able to end the war and you are not interested in it, would it be real politics? What are you waiting for? It’s like you’re waiting for a war.
I has traveled around the globe a few times. But there was no one who was against peace. And there was no one who liked war. Isn’t that what every family in the world wants? So what do the leaders of each country want? Shouldn’t we do what the people want? All the students and young people in each country will stand up more and more.
No amount of power or money is enough for your children to live well. The conditions for a well-being are to create a world of peace without war and to leave a legacy, which is what we have to do today. You have more knowledge and experience than me. I think you can do it. I sincerely hope that you will do so. Thank you.”
On the 918 WARP Summit, Ms. Hyun Sook Yoon, IWPG Chairwoman, said “In the world of the 21st century, people across the continent are able to meet people on the other side of the globe in just a few hours. In addition, with the development of information and communication, a large amount of information can be delivered in real time through the internet. However, in this world of convenience, we are constantly exposed to heartaches such as wars, terrorism, abuse of human rights, and news of sad deaths of beloved children throughout the world.
The noble maternal instincts that women have can protect children from the front lines of war. It is the most powerful force and answer to peace that can lead mankind into a world of peace. Because half of the world’s population are women with the potential of peace, if we become one, mankind can turn into a peaceful world without war.”
IWPG is working to make sure that all children and women have the right values through peace education. I believe that there is no change as fast as education. IWPG is taking the answer to peace suggested by HWPL, the “Declaration of Peace and Cessation of War (DPCW)”, and is actively spreading a culture of peace in diverse ways such as implementing peace education and training peace educators.
“We have cooperation agreements with schools around the world and are working to establishing peace schools and education. We have launched the “10 Million Signature Campaign for Urging for a Peace Agreement for the Cessation of War on the Korean Peninsula” for peace on the Korean peninsula and currently it is being achieved as written on the “Declaration of Unification”.
In order to end the global war and make a world of peace, ourselves first have to know this declaration of peace. We must inform my neighbors, and let the nations and the presidents know and participate. I hope that 3.7 billion women around the world will be the protagonist of peace with us. Let us all become the messengers of peace and realize world peace together.”
Man Hee Lee Peace Quotes
The Chairman Man Hee Lee of HWPL gave a special request to those in attendance stating, “The strength of one person, is only that one person’s strength. But if we come together for this work of peace, then it will become a great power. Everyone woman living in the global village should become one through the common objective and shout together with a common voice. You should write letters to former and current presidents. We need to write not only to our president but to those all over the world.”
He then continued, “Also you should tell not only the people of your own countries but the people from other countries as well about the method of becoming one together with the women of the IWPG. Two is more powerful than one, but if there are many it will never be broken. Since the goal is peace, nothing is more precious and important than the work of making the world of peace that can be left as a legacy for future generations. I believe in the women’s group and the youth group.”
Harmony, Communication, and Peace with the 3.7 Billion Women in the World
On the 18th of Feb, 2019, IWPG World Peace Conference in Australia was held in order to inspire a sense of duty as a women leader to achieve world peace, and to recognize its role as a messenger of peace. IWPG shared the initiatives and activities of IWPG over the past year and presented the main directions for 2019.
People who contributed to work of peace were motivated for peace by being presented the Plaques of Appreciation Ceremony. First ladies were inspired their mission to realize peace through the inauguration ceremony of the “IWPG Peace Network of First Ladies”.
IWPG Chairwoman strongly emphasized “IWPG consists of more than 100 branches and 240 affiliated organizations. The Peace Mission with HWPL and IPYG is currently on the 30th World Peace Tour and everyone wanted.
Even now, there are children and young people who are dying of war. Also in the midst of the war, women’s human rights are being violated. Should we just sit back and let it go? Young people and women all over the world should be brave enough to talk about inconvenient truths, and institutional support is also needed to prevent war. If war is a problem, there should be an answer to it. IWPG found the answer in DPCW.
When one changes one’s mind, culture changes and civilization changes. Let us awaken all to the culture of peace. We are all messengers of peace.”
IPYG and IWPG are the two wings of HWPL. HWPL is the international peace organization, a group of people who love the global community. We have come together in the noble cause of peace. Political leaders signed the agreement to propose the enactment of international law for the cessation of wars and word peace. After that, DPCW was enacted and it is to be the icon of solution of peace to prevent conflicts and disputes. And religious leaders signed the world alliance of religions agreement. For children, leaders of future, HWPL Peace Education is implemented to know the values of peace. We are leading the future to achieve the common goal of peace.
Mr.Man Hee Lee, the Chairman of HWPL, emphasized “Why is it necessary to draw up a new law? If the existing laws were already complete, it would be unnecessary to draft a new one. But since it is impossible to put an end to wars of this world with the existing laws, I ask you to develop an international legal instrument that can stand as law forever.”
Thus, a new international law has been created that has supplemented the weaknesses of current international law. In 2017, the central american parliament passed a resolution in support of the DPCW. UN permanent representatives of 145 countires recognize the need for the DPCW. In Africa, HWPL and the Pan-African Parliament (PAP) signed MOU. Seychelles, Eswatini, and Comoros expressed support for the DPCW at the NATIONAL LEVEL.
Also, HWPL and the International Centre for Black Sea-Baltic Studies and Consensus Practices (Centre BBS) signed MOU. HWPL and the Institute for Advancced Studies in Levant Culture and Civilization (ISACCL) signed MOU.
Empower youth to advocate peace through “Peace Letter”
More citizens as well as youth and women’s organizations are showing support for the DPCW to help national leaders implement this declaration and advocate its adoption in the UN. Youth members read the “Peace Letter” to urge national leaders to realize peace through the DPCW and delivered it directly to around 200 leaders from each country that were in attendance.
Why Youth? Because we can stop those innocent people, especially youth from losing their lives in the futility of war. Who can compensate for one’s life? We don’t want to die. We want to love. We want to sing and dance. Our future is not expendable. If we continue to be victims of war, the pain will not be able to be healed in any way.
One member said “As youth, we are the future leaders, we are dynamic, innovative, and full of energy. So, what we do is going to reflect all these characters that we have in us. In order to support the Declaration of Peace and Cessation of War, we will need to do what’s best for the youth in our country.”
So far, 170,000 peace letters collected
Obviously, the role of world leaders is a great part to the implementation of the DPCW. However, it is the youth’s role to urge leaders. Youth have the power to move their leaders’ minds. Chairman Lee of HWPL is running with the answer to peace from above. If the answer to world peace is DPCW, 10 Articles and 38 Clauses, the answer to the peace movement of youth is the peace letter. I hope that the youth in this place will also urge their leaders to become peace messengers so that the DPCW can be implemented and developed into a legally binding document.
2019 Youth Peace Conference
Youth Make Tomorrow : Unity & Harmony
On the 18th of Feb, 2019, the “2019 Youth Peace Conference” recalled the role and influence of young people in the world peace and the power of Unity and Harmony, highlighting that each youth should become messenger of peace.
Writing and delivering the Peace Letter activities have reached even to the heads of each state. Youth participants are anticipating it to further advance advocacy activities of young people.
A single individual is weak. But if all the youth of the world unite as one, no one would be able to break them apart. I saw joy and our future in their faces.
The Chairman Man Hee Lee strongly emphasized “We want peace, no matter who we are. While traveling around the globe for a long time, meeting many people, everyone wanted peace. So peace must be achieved.
It will be recorded in the eternal history of future generations. Let’s join in this work of peace and become the messengers of peace. Young people will no longer be victims of war, but protect themselves, and women will also protect children. When we all have one heart, peace will be achieved. Let’s all be the messengers of peace. I wanted to make this request to you, all Youth.
Write a letter to the president of your country and the president of another country and send him a message to make the world a peaceful place together. All men are supposed to be admitted because they have the same mind. If everyone admits it, peace will come to this land. During the 29thworld peace tour, all the lawmakers in Africa supported it. The same was true of Europe. Every place wants peace. In times like this, let’s make peace by writing handwritten letters. Heaven will also help all the people of this land.
What will you leave as an inheritance in future generations? Property? Power? Let’s all leave peace as a legacy. We are one. WE ARE ONE!”
A religion has its role that should spread love and peace. But Destorying individuals and families with powerful authorities is our reality. Furthermore, it induces conflict between religions and countries. Religious people are doing violence and oppression in the name of God and making the global future darker. If we want true peace now, we must stop.
Man Hee Lee, Chairman of HWPL, emphasized “There’s nothing more shameful than knowing that the majority of wars are caused by religion. And not only that, but should fighting and taking people away by force and beating them be happening? This is not a religion. In order to achieve peace, even our religion should become one.” The Chairman Man Hee Lee strongly proclaimed religions must become one in order to achieve peace for humanity.
Religious leaders are not people with little influence. Every word of them is powerful. Religion and ideology are the key reasons for world wars. Once religious leaders have a good heart, the world is at peace. But if religious leaders take the wrong mind, who can take responsibility for the deaths of those countless people?
What is the Answer to Peace?
First, Declaration of Peace and Cessation of War (DPCW)
Do you think peace can be achieved? When we are making a living, spending my personal time, there are people who risked their lives for peace. They are the messengers of peace of HWPL. Especially, despite being over 80 years old, the chairman Man Hee Lee is ahead of all others in work of peace. This is why he is called “the Father of Peace” and why he is supported by 1.6 billion Youth and 3.7 billion Women.
To prohibit the discrimination between nations and religions, HWPL proposed great peace plan called the DPCW. It is a powerful bill that prevents war caused by religion. The Declaration of Peace and Cessation of War (DPCW) has articles to be able to end the war. Article 8 – “Freedom of religion”, Article 9 – “Religion, ethnic identity and peace” and Article 10 – “Spreading a culture of peace” are examples. For this reason, Religious groups are strongly urging for the DPCW legislation.
Second, HWPL WARP Office
At HWPL’s WARP Office, approximately 20 religions and 2,410 people attended. They find the right path for religion through Scripture Comparision and Confirmation.
The chairman Man Hee Lee emphasized “There will only be fighting if there are two or three, or hundreds of religions. But if the scriptures become one then so do the religions. In order for us to be born anew and to become one, we need to know some things that are wrong in our own religion, and to grasp reality.” HWPL is to eradicate social problems caused by religion. Establish international cooperation and solidarity.
He continued “Anyone who received the order of God will have a purpose. We have been running around the world with the answer given from above. At this point, we must work to become one in God as promised. When we come with an answer that can achieve peace, and if everyone is working together by becoming one, it will be done.”
What happened all over the world?
There are numerous religious problems in the world. As you can attest, you can see from the story of Nadia Murad, the winner of the 2018 Nobel Peace Prize. She is a victim of Coercive Conversion to ISIS. Also in South Korea, two people were killed by coercive conversion. Religious leaders who support world peace strongly criticized this incident. In particular, peace activists around the world protested for the 27-year-old Gu Ji-in who suffocated of coercive conversion in January 2018. Foreign media such as The New York Times and the Washington Times also helped the victims like Ms.Gu.
One religious leader said “Unfortunately at times as an advocator of one religion, we start enforcing our beliefs on others. These actions are a violation of basic human rights and must be stopped!”
Another religious leader emphasized “Recently, very recently, one young lady was killed by a hard attack while she was taught by a preacher who converted her religion by compulsion. It is too bad that this accident happened among Christians who spread the spirit, just as the spirit of love. First, religions should respect and love one another, then this whole humanity will become one.”
Religious Leaders Peace Conference, Sydney 2019
Religious World Without Discrimination, Religious Leaders Becoming one
Peace has always been a distant future for us. However, if religious people all over the world become one, “Peace” will become reality. Let us all work together with the mission of peace. “WE ARE ONE! WE ARE ONE! WE ARE ONE!”
HWPL is committed to bringing world peace and cessation of war. HWPL has 3 PEACE INITIATIVES: Law for Peace, Alliance of Religions and Peace Education. The HWPL WARP Office is made to achieve ‘Alliance of Religions.’ It has 218 Offices in 126 Countries (As of August 2017)
HWPL’s interfaith peace communication solely promotes the alliance of religions through discussions based on scriptures to prevent conflicts caused by misunderstandings. The WARP Office sets an example for discussions on the search for a trustworthy scripture for the realization of religious peace in the world.
Outstanding participants consisted of Religious leaders from around the world held scripture comparison meetings and affirmed the solidarity in peace, and engaged in the session with greater interests and responsibility.
This meeting was also broadcasted live online to encourage greater participation and enlightenment from the religious leaders who are active participants at the scripture comparison meetings.
He said “It simply because we need each other’s side. That’s why we accept each other as completing our own view. So together we are stronger than any storm. But none of us alone can reflect the whole reality. We join together. Let us add one light on the existing light and we become more enlightened to go ahead with real involvement to achieve peace through love and justice.”
Why do we deal with Religions?
It is simple. Because Religion is responsible for 80 percent of the world’s wars. For more information, please read the postings below.
HWPL 30th World Peace Tour
Although everyone wants peace, it is not easy to work for peace. But even in his old age, Mr.Man Hee Lee, chairman of HWPL, is risking his life for peace. On this HWPL 30 30th World Peace Tour, he is working on a tight schedule and shouting peace for every second. Why does he work like this?
This is because of his promise with politicians and religious leaders in 2014. They swore before heaven and before all the people of the world. At the WARP Summit, the world’s political leaders recognized the need for an international legal instrument that ensures peace and they promised to cooperate. Religious leaders also promised to become one according to the teachings of God and contribute to peace. As a token of their promise, they signed the Agreement to Propose the Enactment of International Law for the Cessation of Wars and World Peace and the World Alliance of Religions Agreement.
So DPCW, sophisticated international new law aligned with UN Charter and SDGs, was declared on March 14, 2015. (If you want to know more about DPCW) And according to agreement, the WARP Office was established. It is the dedication of world’s top religious leaders. As a citizen who loves peace, I really appreciate their efforts.
World alliance of Religions’ Peace Office “Dialogue of Scriptures”
“Finding the Most trustworthy scripture and the Truth”
At the 16th of Feb, 2019 10:00am (GMT+8), HWPL Philippine‘s WARP office finished successfully. Religious leaders from Islam, Hinduism, Christanity have gathered here for topic ‘Finding the Most trustworthy scripture and the Truth’
On 16th, HWPL which is the world’s largest organization held World Alliance of Religions’ Peace Office(under as WARP Office) at Estancia Resort hotel in Philippine. Through 30th World Peace Tour, HWPL have gathered the religious leaders with hopes of peace to discuss the topic; Finding the Most trustworthy scripture and the Truth. The representative religious leaders of Isam, Hinduism, Christanity in Philippine and 150 religions attended at WARP Office.
It was Cape Town at which the wind of peace is blowing. The Cape Town is called the affectionate ‘Mother City’. They have ‘Ubuntu‘ in their hearts.
The Former President Nelson Mandela explained Ubuntu as follows:
“A traveler through a country would stop at a village and he didn’t have to ask for food or for water. Once he stops, the people give him food and attend him. That is one aspect of Ubuntu, but it will have various aspects. Ubuntu does not mean that people should not enrich themselves. The question therefore is: Are you going to do so in order to enable the community around you to be able to improve?”
Nelson Mandela International Day 2018
Ubuntu is a Nguni Bantu term meaning “humanity”. It is often translated as “I am because we are,” and also “humanity towards others”, but is often used in a more philosophical sense to mean “the belief in a universal bond of sharing that connects all humanity”. Since the transition to democracy in South Africa with the Nelson Mandela presidency in 1994, the term has become more widely known outside of Southern Africa.
António Guterres said, “Nelson Mandela was a towering global advocate for justice and equality. He continues to inspire the world through his example of courage and compassion. Nelson Mandela was held captive for many years. But he never became a prisoner of his past. Instead, he poured his energy into reconciliation and his vision of a peaceful, multi-ethnic, democratic South Africa.
On this day marking the centennial of his birth, we commemorate Nelson Mandela’s lifetime of service. Rarely has one person in history done so much to stir people’s dreams and move them to action. That struggle for equality, dignity and justice continues. Madiba’s legacy shows the way.”
The DPCW provides direction so we can do it. Article 10 ‘Spreading the culture of peace’ of DPCW is already being done. The International Peace Youth Group (IPYG) is providing a new direction to turn Cape Town into a city of peace. The Gugulethu NY116 Sports Field was taken over by gangs and many people have been afraid of gang violence. But through the efforts of many people, the field was revamped with a peace mural then cleaned up again. In the city where the campaign is being held, the crime rate has dropped. Starting with this, it’s spreading across parts of South Africa.
The IPYG is one of the two wings of HWPL and they are working with the Youth for world peace. With 851 organizations from 111 countries around the world, peace is being realized, especially in Africa with 238 groups from 28 countries. You already know, Africa has had a lot of difficulties in history. But now, with such heroic presidents as Nelson Mandela and also abundant resources and the number of young people who make up more than 60 percent of the population, the Africa shows a lot of possibilities to the world. And based on that possibility, Africa is becoming so powerful that the world can’t ignore more and more. But there are still gaps in the way to develop like that. I want to ask you a question to explain it.
Have you ever heard of the expression ‘lawless zone‘? The dictionary said simply an area without laws. But when applied in our real lives and in movies and in other media, the lawless zone is not just an area without law, but a life-threatening environment where violence, conflict and suffering are a lot and basic human right is not protected. From that, we can see how much pain can be caused by lawlessness and you can see how important the law is. The development of Africa is already on the way, but in order to leap further, the law of peace must be established in this society. The law of peace must be needed to realize such long-term plans as the Agenda 2063. Therefore the law of peace is the most important and fundamental. So, what is the law of peace?
HWPL is proposing the Declaration of Peace and Cessation of War(DPCW) as a resolution for establishing a legally binding law for peace that can fundamentally prevent war and conflict
Why is the DPCW answer to peace?
I’m sure you all know. This is 10 Articles and 38 Clauses of the DPCW that the chairman Man hee Lee created. Let me briefly explain why 10 Articles and 38 Clauses of DPCW is the law of peace and why it is the answer to peace. The DPCW consists of 10 articles. Articles 1 to 5 is talking about preventing conflict. In order to prevent conflict, they made each other friendly and unwilling to fight. And we’re making laws to make sure that there’s no weapons or troops needed for war. It also has a clause that maintains borders so that countries do not invade other countries.
Articles 6 to 7 have a complete system of resolution in case of conflict. There is a strong law that can resolve the dispute through the International Court of Justice and the UN Security Council following the order of the international community.
Articles 8 to 9can solve religious conflicts, which are the largest percentage of all disputes. It also includes solving ethnic conflicts. Article 10 ‘Spreading the culture of peace’ emphasizes the ‘Peace education’ to leave this settled dispute as an eternal legacy for future generations.
In conclusion, the DPCW is the ultimate solution of peace that can prevent conflicts, if it happens, resolve it and leave this world peace as a eternal legacy for future generations.
What can we do for us?
So what do we do for peace? We’re working to bring the DPCW to the United Nations. And it needs the support of presidents in each country to be passed. So you can ask “What can I do?.” I’m going to give you a strong statement. Each country is made up of citizens and the president must listen to them. I really want to ask you. If you acknowledge that this is indeed the answer to peace, please be sure to support and urge your President to pass the DPCW to the United Nations. Then, this DPCW could be established as a real international law, which is the answer to peace. Therefore, this Africa will be remembered around the world as the leading continent to support the law of peace for the first time. Then, Africa with the sound foundation for peace, and South Africa, as well, will be the most advanced country in the world.
All Africans support the DPCW
So now not only we’re ready to bring DPCW to the United Nations. But also HWPL came to Africa and achieved a lot. When the chairman Man hee Lee visited the Pan African Parliament (PAP), the representative of PAP signed the MOU with HWPL. And He also supported the DPCW on behalf of the pan-African Parliament (PAP). This means that every country in Africa will support the DPCW. Also, two countries send documents that they would support the DPCW on a national level. I don’t know how much you recognize it, but it’s a huge result!!! And what I’d like to focus on the most is that the Chairman Man hee Lee declared, in 2013, we created an international law and the presidents should sign here. And then, the war will be eliminated all over the world. That’s how it really works. So it is another evidence that not only DPCW but also the reality, where what the chairman lee said comes true, are the answer to peace.
The wind of peace is blowing all the world
So I ask you again, but please urge your presidents to support this DPCW. Please write letters to presidents, promote it online & media and support the DPCW! And I hope that you will encourage not only your country, but also the presidents of Africa and the rest of the world through the Internet and the media. The Chairman Man hee Lee is right here now. Our representative of HWPL is the messenger of peace who is making the actual result of peace. In 2014, he risked his life to go the area where many people died for 40 years in the bloody conflict in Mindanao. So he met with representatives of the two religions to resolve the religious conflict that was at the cor of this civil war, and he drew a peace treaty. The Chairman Man hee Lee also created this DPCW, the answer to the war, with 21 international law experts, and now he is actually working on international legislation, urging the world and the United Nations. In a moment, our representative will come up here and introduce you to the answers of this peace. Please open your ears and remember his words in your mind and be sure to encourage your leaders.
And here we have a lot of young people coming. I really want to say something to young people. I will speak English so that these young people can hear it in person.
“Someone asked me. A young South African man said, I want to convey my opinion to the President of South Africa. But I don’t think the president will listen to me. So I answered. And I’m going to tell you this because it applies to us. One person and One voice is weak. But if we come together, we’re stronger than anyone. Please remember. You’re not alone.We’re one.”
I’ll shout before finishing. We Are One!!! Thank you very much.
African Leaders of Peace Summit
– Urge DPCW
Time : UTC 8:00-9:30, 13 August 2018 YouTube :bit.ly/2OtLPkA (Only Korean)
– Plenary 1: Current and Former Presidents, Ministers
What is the role of the leaders of Africa? They got together to think about this. I was impressed that One Former President always shouted for peace during his presidency and the country’s civil war ended. When I listen to the leaders’s stories, I think they are really great. They have not given up yet and want peace. There is no one who does not care about his country’s people. I am grateful that people like them are leaders. The Chairman Man hee Lee asked, “People who are gathered here, is there any want who want war?.”
No one answered. The Chairman Lee continued that “War sacrifices many lives and destroys many buildings. If there is anyone who wants war, please raise your hand.” No one raised their hands. The Chairman Man hee Lee shouted, “When there’s war, who is the one who is fighting in front of battle line that is the youth. We are born in the same world, same generation, but their lives cannot blossom, but their lives are lost in the battle.”
What can compensate for their lives?
Who can compensate for youth’s lives
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! Many peace awards were given, but peace was achieved?
“When the light of heaven shines in the hearts of people, it becomes the light that never fades away.” – HWPL
The Chairman Man hee Lee & HWPL
has the Solution of PEACE
I thought I needed to hear him in more detail. The Chairman Lee continued “However, politics and laws could not compensate for the lives there was lost. Should we continue on this painful war? No matter how much money you spent builds your own house, if there is war, your building, your house will be broke down. God is peace. And we need to follow his will and achieve the world of peace. What religion talking about is peace. And the world of peace is salvation. This peace is not a matter of individual. It is the matter of the people in the earth. Therefore we need to become messengers of peace who achieve peace.”
Why HWPL? Why chairman Man hee Lee?
– peace biography of the Chairman Man Hee Lee
What is the Solution of sustaining peace? HWPL identifies the root cause of the conflict and provides a solution to peace. People stuck together to make a world without war. Mindanao, who had suffered 40 years of civil war, signed the peace agreement of HWPL and it ended years of conflict and brought peace to various places of Mindanao. The results were possible because everyone joined the peace movement in unison.
The world is debating, practicing, and witnessing peace. The WARP Summitis widely known as the International Peace Festival, which has practical consequences. As a non-governmental peace organization, bringing people from various nations and all walks of life together is an astonishing feat. Participants say TheWARP Summitis a unique event that supports humanity and peace spirit. The way in which we organize and coordinate events systematically is highly valued compared to other international events. Anyone who comes to this festival can fully experience the culture of heaven. In particular, the IPYG Card Section Performance, which 12,126 IPYGyouth created, impressed various races and cultures and brought peace to the mind. The WARP Summit is becoming a world peace festival and giving the divided Korean Peninsula a new name of the nation of peace.
On September 18, 2014, two historic vows were made while the world watched, which developed into a major peace campaign of the HWPL. Leaders from various fields have fulfilled their mission and made up their minds to achieve it in this era. The noble cause t end war and keep peace for future generations is now a concrete goal before us. The WARP Summit is held to create a clear solution to achieve peace and sets a new standard for peace.
We are creating a new order for the world. In order to fundamentally resolve international conflicts and crises, we have developed our work in a more specific and professional direction. The HWPL international law peace committee was founded to discuss ways to achieve peace through international law. It is composed of legal experts of different nationalities. After three formal committee meetings, the DPCW was drafted. On March 14, 2016, 10 articles and 38 clauses of the Declaration of Peace and Cessation of War (DPCW) was declared. Currently, there is a worldwide campaign to introduce the DPCW to the United Nations. The new international peace law, that the world is creating together, will change the history of mankind.
HWPL world alliance of religions’ peace(WARP)office
Religion is returning to its original role in restoring peace. The WARP Office was established to resolve conflicts and misunderstandings among religious groups. The Chairman Man hee Lee’s clear religious guidelines lead religious people in the right direction today.
The Chairman Man hee Lee said, “If religions are in harmony with each other, there will be no reason to fight. To achieve harmony among religions, people of religion should examine and compare their scriptures to find the truth and become one in that truth. People of religion are responsible for leading people of the world in the right path.”
In the WARP Office, leaders from various religious groups gather to discuss religion and the Bible. It is being held in major cities around the world. The purpose of this comparative study of religious scriptures is to return religion to its original role and become one religion according to the creator’s will. The WARP Office promotes understanding and harmony among many religions in the world for the peace of mankind.
We are building lasting peace for future generations. Now we need education for peace. A proper education can change our future. Our children must learn the valuable values of creating a happy future for themselves and protecting it.
One law expert said, “We must educate all humanity to instill in them a love of peace so that our youth will no longer be sacrificed in war. For this purpose, we hereby resolve to participate in the peace work of HWPL as an HWPL Peace Academy and to become messengers of peace who educate about the peace movement.”
The number of HWPL Peace Academy is increasing worldwide and Peace Teachers are are teaching students about the peace movement and peace spirit of the HWPL. Through this education, children will grow into peace leaders.
The world recognizes and remembers of HWPL. All the prizes are lasting memorial to HWPL‘s contribution to mankind. The peace prize that we really want is a actual peace on Earth.
HWPL Day is now a peace holiday enjoyed by everyone. The day of the HWPL is being announced all over the world.
HWPL DAY January 24
Mindanao Peace Agreement Day
HWPL DAY May 25
Declaration of World Peace Day
HWPL DAY September 18
World Alliance of Religions Day
A monument was erected to commemorate the day when they promised to end peace and war in the WARP summit. Many are volunteering to build the monument in their own country and testifying about the evidence of peace. The world is becoming a family beyond nationality, race, and religion.
We are walking hand in hand toward a new era of peace. We are HWPL
African Leaders of Peace Summit
– Plenary 1: Current and Former Presidents, Ministers
Time : UTC 8:00-10:00, 10 August 2018 YouTube : bit.ly/2AURIW4 (Only Korean)
What is the world like now? Jungle? Heartless modern society? Of course, it is. But I heard there are people who pray for the world. In fact, I have been having a hard time these days. In the news, murders, accidents, and crimes are never stopped, and What if I become a target of crime? Whenever I think of this, I pray. Today I saw this YouTube clip, when this fear was coming. What were they doing? They were praising. Also they danced and danced. They danced for themselves. Don’t care others, and It seemed happy to get together. The dance with beat was very natural. It was not fancy. But The Liveliness of Africa!!! They shared the prayer points, joined hands and prayed together.
I want to deal with the condemnation of the world at #2
The Whole WORLD does NOT FORGIVE
In 2007, the late Mrs. Kim was beaten with hammer by her husband. In 2017, the late Ms. Gu was choked by blocking her mouth and nose at 5:40 p.m. on December 30. After two major incidents, there is a group that is not taking any responsibility! It is the Christian Council of Korea (CCK) that aggravated coercive conversion program that violated human rights such as murder, violence, kidnapping and confinement. Coercive conversion is not a religious issue, but a serious historical crime that destroys the human spirit.
There is widespread condemnation of the human rights abuses of coercive conversion program all over the world. Ms. Gu’s death resounded through the world. The 221 U.S. media outlets including NBC, Columbia Broadcasting System (CBS), and ABC has reported extensively on the human rights issue under the title of ‘South Korea: The Olympic Games Amid Large-Scale Human Rights Protests.’ In Korea alone, there were countless protests and 120,000citizens from each cities participated nationwide for human rights. Religious groups and politicians from all over the world hold rally voluntarily to denounce the coercive religious conversion program of the CCK. And U.N. headquarters and Washington condemn it as an act of giving religion a bad name. Korea’s dark truth was covered in about 600 reports in 41 countries.
Philippines HWPL Religious Forum
on 26 January 2018
One High Priest said, “Recently, very recently, one young lady was killed by a hard attack while she was taught by a preacher who converted her religion by compulsion. My condolence please accept on this tragic loss of the young lady. It is too bad that this accident happened among Christians who spread the spirit, just as the spirit of love. First, religions should respect and love one another, then this whole humanity will become one.”
He got angry and said, “Who are these people? Are these people pure for their religion? They are religiously violent and extremists. Moreover, they are not preaching about Jesus, they are not taking anything about the Bible. They are just extremists.”
UN Advocacy for the enactment of a law against coercive conversion programs on 30 May 2018
One priest said, “Thus, it is very important to protect freedom of religion for peaceful societies as there is no religion that promotes the conversion of religion using violence, and therefore, there is no justification for this kind of practice.”
One expert pointed out that “We must remember that religious and political extremists are a threat to individual liberty and democracy even in the 21st century.”
HWPL‘s World Alliance of Religions’ Peace Office, Washington D.C. on 2 June 2018
One religious leader said, “Organizations such as the CCK deceive people into kidnapping their loved ones in an attempt to coercively convert them to Presbyterian doctrines. These acts are violations of basic human rights and must be stopped.”
One director said, “Religious freedom is a human right and no one should be forced to change their faith against their will. There is no doubt about that.”
“No one shall be subject to coercion which would impair his freedom to have or to adopt a religion or belief of his choice.”
– International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, Article 18 paragraph 2
The Ultimate Solution is DPCW
Man-hee Lee, the chairman of HWPL, cried out that “No one should be forced to kill within religion. This issue can not stay dull. This is an act of killing religion. I do not think so. Shouldn’t those who identify themselves as religious learn and teach the will of the heavens? I do not believe that a religion of such high-level should do something this shameful.
Actually, 80 percent of the wars that panicked the world in fear are religious wars. Despite international efforts to promote religious freedom, religious discrimination are still on the rise around the world. To solve these problems, a strong international law is needed to eradicate religious discrimination and ensure religious freedom. So Man-hee Lee has appointed 21 law professionals and made international law committee.
They drafted the Declaration of Peace and Cessation of War (DPCW) 10 articles and 38 clauses. Man-hee Lee, the powerful leader, cried out “If we follow this, there’s no way for the war to break out in this world. So this drafted DPCW is presented to UN and it is waiting.”
The Solution for Sustaining Peace is to Implement itto the Letter.
Peace Letter to Presidents
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 all presidents sign for the DPCW! The wind of peace is already blowing all over the world. “World peace and restoration has begun at the same time this declaration is proclaimed.” – chairman Man-hee Lee in the Declaration of World Peace on 2013. If 4,600,000young people (IPYG) cry out for peace, what do you think will happen next? There will be an enormous wind. The chairman Man hee Lee said, “This is what God wants, and he called himself peace. Therefore this must happen, right? This is a work of God, this is a work of Jesus and this is a work of all the people of the world.” The Africa will be saved!
“So don’t just send letters to the president of your country, but send it to the head of many nations, so that they might sign for the DPCW!” – chairman Man-hee Lee
PRAYER for PEACE & RELIGIOUS FREEDOM: Uniting Against Coercive Conversion
Time : UTC 15:00-17:30, 9 August 2018 YouTube Live :bit.ly/2KEcqZV (Only Korean)