The need for answer of peace
One day, Lawyers, education experts, religious leaders, youth and women’s groups, and journalists in Indonesia gathered. For what? Peace building. There were so many attempts to achieve peace. As a matter of fact, It is already a huge one. By this alone, Indonesia is a great country. However, attempts are frustrated. Still, men have fought and killed each other. Now we really need the answer of peace.
The Bar Association of Indonesia
Heavenly Culture, World Peace, Restoration of Light (HWPL), an international NGO affiliated with the UN ECOSOC, held events from January 27 to 30 to raise awareness of peace building in Indonesia. The Bar Association of Indonesia, Himpunan Advokat Pengacara Indonesia (HAPI), discussed the ways to develop the Declaration of Peace and Cessation of War (DPCW) drafted by HWPL to establish an international law for peace as a legally binding document at both national and international levels.
On this, Head of the HAPI, Mrs. Dr. Hj. Elza Syarief said, “The DPCW contains provisions that essentially stop the war-like activities. So the enactment of the DPCW is a definite answer to the end of the war and achievement of peace.”
Legislate Peace Campaign in Indonesia
In order to seek applicability of the DPCW in Indonesia, HWPL has been promoting the ‘Legislate Peace Campaign’. So 3,000 youth and women gathered at Bundaran HI in Jakarta to call for the implementation of the DPCW through the public participation in peace building.
HWPL Peace Academy MOU
11 schools in Indonesia
140 schools around the world
On the 29th, “HWPL Peace Academy MOU Signing Ceremony with Universitas Islam Negeri (UIN) Syarif Hidayatullah Jakarta” was held to implement the practical peace education for youth. The MOU of peace education with HWPL has been signed by 11 schools in Indonesia. Currently, 140 schools around the world including the Philippines, Israel, and India have been designated as HWPL Peace Academies to introduce peace education for students. As well as, 220 Indonesian religious leaders attended the ‘HWPL Indonesian Religious Leaders Conference‘.
“There will be no more chaos or war when everyone is willing to share the message of peace throughout the world. We can take this initiative by educating our children early on the importance of tolerance and harmonious life.” – Mr. Mulyadi Liang, Head of Education of MATAKIN