HWPL carries out its Peace Education Initiative, which is formed through the Values of Peace based on the ‘Sanctity of Life’, ‘Loyalty and Filial Piety’, and ‘Co-Existence and Sustainability’. Its purpose is to cultivate and train children and students to become true citizens of peace. In order to solve the issues of extreme violence, persistent conflicts and disharmony, education is essential. The opportunity is given to adequately learn these values of peace. Can you feel the necessity of ‘Peace Education‘? In in-depth discussion, you can realize the spreading of a culture of peace in accordance with Article 10 of the DPCW through these education. Last September, these education specialists held several meetings and actual education demonstrations to assist in establishing HWPL Peace Academies worldwide and provide the educational contents for the peace education curriculum.
Spreading a Culture of Peace
At the 4th HWPL International Law Peace Committee meeting, which was held during the 2nd Annual Commemoration of the WARP Summit last year, a large number of participants came from groups working in the field of education including Ministers of Education Departments worldwide, who attended the Session for the Ministers and Education Specialists for Spreading a Culture of Peace as described in the Declaration of Peace and Cessation of War (DPCW).
They discussed ways to devise education mechanisms for the purpose of the implementation and development of peace as a cultural asset, which is clearly emphasized in the Declaration, stating that the culture of peace is must be acquired, safeguarded and transmitted from generation to generation.
The 15th IAVE Asia Pacific Regional Volunteer Conference & Youth Volunteer Conference was held at Malaysia, on 22 November 2017. The title is that ‘Power of Volunteerism: What have you changed?’. This conference was hosted by Yayasan Salam Malaysia, the biggest volunteer NGO in this area and attended by 610 people from 32 countries. The Youth Conference was inspired by one summit. They discussed for peace in session, the Region-Specific Discussion for the Implementation of the Declaration of Peace and Cessation of War (DPCW). This peaceful summit is ‘3rd Annual Commemoration of the WARP Summit 2017′ held in September. At that time, nine Malaysian delegation members discussed action plans under the title of “Establishing Collaborative Governance for Peace“.
The International Association for Volunteer Effort (IAVE) is an international NGO for volunteerism, founded in 1970. IAVE advocates interaction between the governments of each country and civil society.
Peace Education: The Spirit of Ownership for Humankind
HWPL delivered a keynote speech during the opening ceremony of the IAVE conference. One project director of the HWPL said, “The fact that we are the owner of our community, country and furthermore the human society that we belong to…this ownership is the very foundation of volunteerism. What values are sowed in young peoples’ hearts decides our future. Thus, peace education is the most powerful way to inherit the legacy of peace to the future generations for them to obtain this sense of ownership” I think we need many friends who are man of action. But I should look back me first. That’s why peace education is needed.
“Make peace, create peace, be the example of peace. We need peace in the world.” – Pope Francis
IPYG Youth Empowerment Game
It is a role-play game. You can become decision-makerswho have the mission of building a peaceful society. You must achieve peace.
“Politicians ought to promote social integration on the basis of peace and love for humankind. This becomes strong leadership.”
“Religious leaders must become as living textbooks of peace education since they are spiritual leaders who guide 80% of the world’s population.”
“Youth must realize their values and unite with other youths as the main players that are leading society.”
Wafa Aimi, a student of international law at USIM, said “The invention of a legal framework and all these initiatives will give a big impact in order to foster peace at both national and international levels. The DPCW would be a plausible check and balance instrument to limit the inherent rights for a state to resort to a war consonant with other considerations. These are the catalysts of positive changes and it will eventually show its path for developing peace processes in our world. The international community needs a wide-ranging legal approach that can guide and help the citizens, irrespective of their ethnicities, nationalities and religions.
“Although challenges are inevitable in the form of ethnic hatred and religious conflict…but as quoted from HWPL Chairman’s speech at 3rd WARP Summit 2017, “This precious and indispensable gift was bestowed upon the human race as a legacy from heaven. Who must protect our world? It is us, the family of the global village. Neither wealth nor power can be passed down as a heritage if we fail to stop wars. Mankind and our Earth will share a fatal destiny.” I hope that more youth become powerful ‘peace messengers‘.
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Educationis a powerful and effective source of human development, as specified in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Have you ever experienced the power of education? Have you ever seen their changes? Or have you ever experienced your changes? Education is closelyrelated to change. What should the Education do? In order to protect and further enhance the priceless legacy of peace from great wars and consequent sacrifices, education must guide students to understand values such as human dignity, equal opportunity, democracy, etc.
Article 10 Spreading a culture of peace
The students who received peace education from HWPL are creating this place into a world of peace as “messengers of peace”. The HWPL Peace Academy teaches Peaceof Mind based on dignity of Life. It is the best education that every human being is more valuable than the whole universe, isn’t it? How great DPCWParade is!
“HWPL’s peace education ensures that the youth acquire knowledge and skills needed for the promotion of a culture of peace and non-violence.”
Peace Education of HWPL
117 schools from 8 different countries (as of July 2016) voluntarily became HWPL Peace Academies. The designated Peace Academies announce the Statement of Resolution and their future plans to incorporate peace education into their curriculum. It will teach about HWPL’s peace initiatives. HWPL’s comprehensive approach to education allows teachers and students to embrace the values of human rights, intercultural and interreligious understanding, and tolerance. It is really needed for global leaders who want to reconcile. Whether you get the peace education or not makes fundamental difference. It depends on you.
In Fiji, the hibiscus is blooming at children’s hands. The hibiscus is the national flower of Fiji. Fiji is an island country in Melanesia. Fiji’s main attractions to tourists are white sandy beachesand aesthetically pleasing islands with all-year-round tropical weather. In peace education, children of Fiji stick flowers on the picture of the tank which symbolize war and conflict. Why? They wished for achieving peace in the world. Children don’t know nothing. They know it clearly. Maybe they know it better thanus, adults. “Peace is goodand war is bad.”Very simple. Maybe, we don’t need other things, social, economic and political issues, complex and chronic problems. We must keep our children’s heart.
“I think peace is having tolerance, respect and love each other. By loving each other and respecting each other we can find how we can stop fighting in the classroom too.” – Salemba, one of the students.
Peace education : DPCW Article 10
It is the reason why children can study peace. Heavenly Culture, World Peace, Restoration of Light (HWPL), an international NGO under the UN ECOSOC and UN DPI, held a peace event “Blooming Flowers of Cessation of War in Fiji” on October 24th at Yat Sen primary school of Suva in Fiji. This lesson really helps children and students understand each other. All of these things is from DPCW, which is an international law to cease the war. Article 10 of DPCW is “Spread a Culture of Peace” Recognizing the global threats posed by nuclear, HWPL International Law Peace Committee suggested the DCPW (Declaration of Peace and Cessation of War) on March 14, 2016.
“This was a step forwardto create peace enviroment among students. Teachers, we, have to use positive ways to create or maintain peace environmentin the classroom. I think peace activities hosted by HWPL like today is beneficial for students. We need to givethem reminding every now and then.” – Mrs. Chandra, a teacher of Yat sen primary school
WARP Summit 2017 : Road to Peace
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 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’! Since then, 705,000 signatures in more than 170 countries
HWPL DPCW‘s 10 Articles and 38 Clauses Parade, which consists of the key principles stated in the DPCW, expresses how the world of peace has come. Despite the long history of humanity, a perfect peace hasn’t yet to come. When tens of thousand people come together with a common goal, that goal beginsto achieve. And I believe what is happening here is in this place.
World peace and restoration has begun at the same time this declaration is proclaimed. Thank you. – Chairman ofHWPL
Article 10 Spreading a culture of peace
The students who received peace education from HWPL are creating this place into a world of peace as “messengers of peace”. The HWPL Peace Academy teaches Peace of Mind based on dignity of Life. It is the best education that every human being is more valuable than the whole universe, isn’t it? How great DPCW Parade is!
Article 3 Friendly Relations and the Prohibition of Acts of Aggression
IPYG : Passionate young peace movements
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 of IPYG are accepted by good examples of world peace movements. They are really passionate. One of the key activities is IPYG world Peace Walk held 25 May every year around the world. DPCW Parade!
Article 4 Right to Self-defence
IWPG : Representing 3.6 billion women
Yellow is a signature color of IWPG. It represents Womenembrace 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!
You cannot help but be affected by the world around you. But people are unaware of it. Things that you are thinking now are not yours. If you are born in other country or to other parents, you are the same? Nope. You can’t choose. But you can choose now! Not blame for! Just let’s talk together. Choice requires responsibility. In fact, my heart was heavy. Sometimes I am angry at my senseofpowerlessness. But if you know more about our education, you can have the power! Watch this Ted video. Ken Robinson : “Bring on the learning revolution!” Why? I want to say about ‘Peace education‘.
Peace education : Abraham Lincoln
Why peace? Ken Robinson told a anecdote of Abraham Lincoln.in December 1862, he cry out “disenthrall” at the second annual meeting of Congress. January 1, 1863 he issued the Emancipation Proclamation that frees all slaves. They count down together. The revolution brought many changes. That’s what I want to say ‘Peace education’. Lincoln followed peace. So, it is powerfuland it can be achieved. If we really want a learning revolution, we need peace education. It can teach ‘Love‘ and can ‘wake‘ you up. Peace is up to you. Please, don’t conform to your routine.