The name HWPL has many meanings. Many people’s desperation, tears, pain, and desperation are embedded in the name.
For some it’s the object of ridicule, for others it’s the light of hope. I’d like to introduce that intense light this time.
The 7th peace tour of the HWPL (Chairman Man-hee Lee) lasted 18 days from October 30 to November 16, 2013, and had 39 large and small schedules. There were days when they had seven schedules in one day. It was a murderous schedule. Among them, there was a notable move, so it was a visit to the Meredith Victory and a meeting with the Mayan people, which is now scattered.
The chairman Lee, who also participated in the 625 Korean War as a student, hosted a peace seminar with 50 heads of youth organizations, 500 young people, 100 VIPs and 50 broadcasting media.
"Should young people die in war without ever blooming? What can you do to compensate for death? Can you make them live again?"
“Not only Guatemala but also many Latin American countries desperately want peace,” Minister Carlos Enrique Batzin Chojoj, representative of one of the 22 Mayan tribes, said in a meeting with Lee. “I want to work hard with you for world peace.” After the talks, Lee and Carlos Baiqin signed a peace treaty. It was the first peace treaty in the history of the Mayan people. The Mayan 22 tribes number 12 million.
Later, he visited the village of Chuarrancho, where the Mayan people live, as well as talks with the Mayan tribal leaders. Many people came out in traditional clothes and welcomed them.
During 7th peace tour, Man-hee Lee met with four former and current presidents, Guatemala’s 32nd President Álvaro Enrique Arzú Yrigoyen, Costa Rica’s 46th President Laura Chinchilla Miranda, Nicaragua’s 53rd President Enrique José Bolaños Geyer, and Colombia’s 56th President Ernesto Samper Pizano.
People around me all support the Declaration of Peace and Cessation of War (DPCW). They are surprised that there is such an innovative and practical international law.
There are two reasons that I and my friends agree on. One is that 21 prominent international law experts have created the law, and because they recognize it. And it is because former and incumbent presidents and ambassadors praise it as a perfectly balanced document.
The Other is the power of HWPL. The problem with existing international law is that it is not “legally binding.” So HWPL emphasized “Civil Society”, to complement this. HWPL works for peace with IPYG, which represents 1.8 billion young people, and IWPG, which represents 3.7 billion women. So they are supported by citizens around the world.
Not only do we, but there are people who have answered this question.
Religious Leaders “Why Do We Need DPCW?”
On 16th of May, 35 leaders of Hinduism, Buddhism, Protestantism, Islam, and Abrahamic religions from Berlin answered. Their answers were amazing, and they really had a lot to learn. The leader was not a leader for no reason. Their views were closely related to reality, and every word was persuasive. I’d like to introduce the most impressive speech among them.
Monk Phramaha Monchai Saitanaporn, from Wat Phra Dhammakaya Berlin, said “all religions speak of peace, but unfortunately religion has become one the causes for the greatest conflicts in human history. However, these conflicts along with ethnic issues are difficult to find a common ground for agreement and resolution.
For example, the Israeli-Palestinian war lasted for more than 70 years, the Kashmir war for more than 70 years, the civil war in Syria continued for more than 6 years, and there are places still currently at war.
Regarding one of the examples mentioned earlier, if Israel and Palestine were to meet once or twice every year to have talks, then how would things have resulted? Also for Kashmir, if forums were frequently held once a year between the two religions (Hinduism and Islam) to communicate together, then how would things have resulted? Would armed conflict continue as they are now?
Just last month, on February 15, there was a bomb terror in the Kashmir region resulting in the death of 46 police officers. Due to this, the Indian and Pakistani people in that area had to live in fear. There is no sure guarantee that such tragedies won’t happen again, and there is no assurance that conflicts would end in the next year.
Article 8 of the DPCW contains provisions to deal with these things. Like so, the DPCW contains the necessarily legal provisions to cut off religious conflicts, protect the freedom of religion, and encourage inter-religious dialogues. To put these rules into application, HWPL is operating and managing WARP Offices as a platform of dialogue and exchange. I, too, am frequently participating in the WARP Office since February 2017 and interacting with various people of religion. DPCW Article 9 states that if such disputes are prevented but are not resolved and continue to be caused by religion, then strong legal actions will be taken against them.
Regarding the bomb terror in Kashmir earlier, if there are attacks but no proper action is taken, then conflicts would continue and more innocent lives will be taken. However, if legal measures like search and seizure of weapons and surveillance over terrorist groups are taken, then the use of armed force can be eliminated from conflicts. Instead of giving up or ignoring the issue when conflicts arise, we need a legal device that can deal with them in order to make peace. Through this, the role of true religion can be practiced and the entire world can work together for that goal. That is why the DPCW is needed.”
On May 25th, the “6th Annual Commemoration of the Declaration of World Peace and Peace Walk” was held in around 126 locations in 77 countries around the world, including Australia, China, Germany, India, Russia, South Africa, the Philippines, and United States of America. The theme is the “The World’s Call for Peace, Urging Support for the Declaration of Peace and Cessation of War (DPCW)”.
525 Peace Walk and 918 WARP Summit is the core where the power of the citizens is gathered. In addition, the letters and signatures of support for the DPCW, which were collected from approximately 1.3 million citizens, have been sent to their respective President or Prime Minister in 192 countries with the expectation of a response from these heads of state.
This huge wave will engulf the world, and soon the united voice will be unstoppable.
My friend sent me this picture by message. The weather is so nice!
What day is it today? Do you know?
Today is the day!!!
There must be a lot of people working on this event. HWPL is famous for doing an orderly event. They gather on a large scale, and it’s clean with little leftover garbage.
It started six years ago in Seoul with 30,000 young people, and has been spreading around the world, and I can’t imagine how much bigger it would have been this year. It is said to be held in more than 70 cities around the world, and I wonder how many young people and citizens there will be.
In this posting, we will look at how many citizens support the DPCW and HWPL as a celebration before the event begins. You’re gonna be surprised.
The World’s Call for Peace, Urging Support for the Declaration of Peace and Cessation of War
Indeed, hundreds of thousands of young people and citizens in many cities around the world support the DPCW.
6th Annual Commemoration of the Declaration of World Peace and the Peace Walk
Date: May, 25th, 2019 10:30(GMT+9)
I hope to see you Live on YouTube. The flow of peace led by HWPL is so fast that you can barely keep up with it, if you try. Should we wait for someone else to do it for us? Let’s make peace ourselves!
Peace Education Development Forum
for Global Advancement
Looking into a Future of Peace through Peace Education
Four countries have pledged to introduce ‘Peace Education’ in their countries. Guatemala, Cambodia, Sri Lanka, and Iraq signed an Agreement with Heavenly Culture, World Peace, Restoration of Light (HWPL). Officials of the four countries signed the Peace Education Agreement at the HWPL Peace Summit held in Incheon, South Koreaon September 17, 2018. Many influential global educators and policymakers gathered to discuss for a future.
The theme of the discussion was “Looking into a Future of Peace through Peace Education.” The Peace Education Project, which is one of the core initiatives of HWPL, was initially proposed as a groundbreaking way to achieve the realization of Article 10, “Spreading a Culture of Peace”, of the Declaration of Peace and Cessation of War (DPCW).
Also, HWPL and the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport of the Kingdom of Cambodia signed a memorandum of agreement (MOA) to execute peace education nationwide in Cambodia.
Makassar based Universitas Islam Negeri Alauddin Dean Dr Barsihannor Zuhri said “Effective strategy is needed to reduce the violence that often involves students in various educational institutions. One of them is teaching the importance of the ‘love of peace’ from an early age.”
Cambodia Education Ministry Under-Secretary of State Dr Rachana Khundescribed the HWPL Peace Education as ‘an important part of Global Citizenship Education.’
“Our Ministry requests the assistance of HWPL in writing books on Peace Education, its teaching methodology, training peace educators and planning activities to spread the culture of peace in the in Cambodia’s education sector.”
HWPL Peace Education Quotes #2
In conclusion, HWPL introduced Peace Education to promote the culture of peace. Thus far, about 165 educational institutions in 12 countries, including the United States, India, Israel, Indonesia, and the Philippines have reportedly offering the Programme.
In January, the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) in the Philippinesestablished a cooperative relationship with HWPL to integrate Peace Education into the Curriculum of State Universities and Colleges.
CHED Commissioner Dr Ronald Adamat signed the Agreement, saying that it was a major achievement for HWPL. “Students would learn to uphold the principle of ‘Unity in Diversity’ and embrace the differences amongst people. They will be equipped with knowledge, skills, attitudes, and values in conflict resolution and peace work and be further encouraged to work for the cessation of wars, hostilities, and disunity.”
HWPL Peace Education Quotes #3
HWPLChairman Man Hee Lee stressed the mission of global families to implement peace education: “This world is not only for adults but also for young children. War and conflict should no longer occur for children who are born in the future. There is a saying, “If the water above is pure, the water below will be pure”. Everyone in the global village should become a messenger of peace. Then our children will see the peaceful environment and learn from it naturally. If we walk all the way to peace together, the children who are born will also walk along the path of peace together, and peace will automatically be passed down as a legacy to future generations. There is no use in passing down a world of conflict.”
He also added, “Everyone has biological parents, but those who create their hearts are educators. I sincerely plea for educators to take the lead in creating a world of peace,” enlightening the educators who conduct peace education.
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.
The Walking of HWPL : Substantial
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’
“Now 630 events 176 countries 1 million participants”
#LegislatePeace Campaign in Everywhere
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. #LegislatePeaceThe 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 can get a hope. I can have the faith that they can do it!
“When the light of heaven shines in the hearts of people, it becomes the light that never fades away.”
Do you know what happens next?
Adoption of the DPCW in International Organizations
The Central American Parliament(Diputados del Parlamento Centroamericano, PARLACEN), with 6 member-states, has now completed theofficial process of approval for the Declaration of Peace and Cessation of War(DPCW) after a year of discussion in the Commission of Peace, Public Security and Human Rights. It is an amazing achievement!!! I supported their walk. I want to make world where peace is everywhere.
The resolution includes the following,
“It is intended that the Central American Parliament raise the flag of peace among the entire international community, taking this message to all governments, international organizations, civil society, political parties and others.
Based on what was considered above and the legal basis invoked, the Commission of Peace, Public Security and Human Rights issues favorable report with amendments to the initiative AP / 1278-278 / 2016 the “DECLARATION OF PEACE AND CESSATION OF WAR“.
In the DPCW promoted by HWPL on March 14, 2016, the respect of human rights and international law is fundamentally promoted, especially the role of the states in relation to the promotion of Peace, Justice and Freedom.”
PARLACENXHWPL : Collaboration
The Central American Parliament(PARLACEN) will do a substantial and active support growing for the Declaration of Peace and Cessation of War (DPCW). It could not have been approved, if it wasn’t for Hon. Deputy Paula Lorena Rodriguez Lima. Who is she? She is a current Representative of Guatemala in PARLACEN. She had sincere and honest heart for peace and inspired each of the 120congressmenand congresswomen!!!!
Exclusive Interview with
Hon. Deputy Paula Lorena Rodriguez Lima
She said “I’ve had the advantage of being here now for the3rdtime in Korea [for theWARP Summit]. All the things I observed were positive things. I observed all the religions here included within the organizations.
More than that, I was able to see all of the youth volunteers areintelligent youthwith strong intellectual capacity. As a matter of fact, it [HWPL] is a noble organization whose only purpose is to search peace.
In all the months, Iaspired to convincethe deputies. During these 14 months I had to talk to every single one of congressmen and women to offer an explanation, the benefits, advantages, and the nobility of this declaration. And then it was finally approved.At last, it was approved.”