Marathon, a Symbol of Peace
The Incheon branch of the HWPL said about 600 HWPL members participated in the 19th Incheon International Harf Marathon held at Incheon Munhak Stadium on March 31.
The purpose of the HWPL Incheon branch’s participation in the marathon is to urge Incheon citizens to join “Legislate Peace Campaign” to promote the culture of peace, an end to the war.
“The only solution to achieving a world of peace without war is the establishment of a binding international law at the United Nations General Assembly in September this year,” a HWPL official said. “We expect all citizens to recognize the importance of peace and join the call for international legislation.”
What are the criteria for the answer to peace that you have found in the scripture?
The Incheon branch of the HWPL said they held 11th “Mansu, Juan WARP Office” on March 8 at the seminar room of HWPL WARP Office located in Bupyeong, Incheon.
The HWPL WARP office is an inter-religious dialogue group established to resolve wars and conflicts taking place around the world, and aims to promote interreligious harmony and peace by increasing understanding of other religions’ scriptures by participating in the forum.
A panel of the Chondoist, Buddhist and Christian churches participated in the discussion to discuss the rationale for believing their respective scriptures and when and how peace through religious harmony was promised in each scripture.
As religious leaders who propagate peace, which is the essence of religion, they felt a great sense of mission and promised to do their part for peace, and vowed to recognize the value of the discussion session of the HWPL WARP Office and to continue to attend.
Since the WARP Summit in 2014, HWPL operated the WARP Office for interreligious harmony in 170 countries around the world, with 3,000 religious leaders, including Islam, Christianity, Buddhism, Hinduism and Sikhism. In addition, they are trying to pursue harmony within the church through the “Square of religious dialogue“.