1st National Peace Convention : peace quotes

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In the Philippines, the 1st National Peace Convention was held on January 25, 2023 with the theme, “Peace Builds One Nation, One Future: Peace is Here”, attended by over 1,500 peace advocates.

The project was spearheaded by the Rotary Club of Manila Metro (RCMM), in collaboration with a South Korea-based organization, Heavenly Culture, World Peace, Restoration of Light (HWPL).

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Dr. Ronald Adamat, Commissioner of the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) and Founding Chairman of Volunteer Individuals for Peace (VIP), spearheaded the event.

“We want peace to reign in our country. We want peace to be the language everyone of us will speak and every Filipino and every foreigner will understand. Today, let’s declare peace as a pandemic. Infect people not to rest in peace but to live in peace,” said Dr. Adamat.

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Bishop Justice Raoul Victorino (Ret.), Dean of the Philippine Christian University-College of Law and Chairman of Peace and Conflict Prevention and Resolution from the Rotary Club of Manila Metro, said, “These monuments are not just pieces of adorned stones. Monuments serve as a constant reminder of our efforts and our commitment to reach world peace.”

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In attendance also is HWPL Chairman Lee Man-hee from South Korea who is visiting the Philippines for the 11th time. He said, “As I have toured the world 32 times and talked about the cessation of war as we have to leave a land of peace as a legacy for the future generation, and this country, the Philippines, is showing this. Let’s do everything we can to do the work of peace.”

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“Peacebuilding in Mindanao after conflict is becoming known worldwide. This is the case of transforming death into life for peace. Starting with Mindanao and the Philippines, when we unite in love, peace will come to our world. For this reason, everyone in the Philippines has to become one and work together as messengers of peace,” said Chairman Lee.

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Manila Vice Mayor John Marvin Nieto expressed his support for peace-building, “The city government of Manila is advocating peaceful resolution in every concern of our citizens… We are one with you in promoting peace. Without peace, we will never attain the levels of trust, cooperation and inclusiveness which are essential for all of us… Let peace reign in our society.”

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The five resolutions were consolidated during the second Plenary Session to call for President Bongbong Marcos to proclaim January 24 as ‘National Peace Day’ or “Truce Day”.

I am grateful that there are still people doing the work of peace. Even if it’s hard and difficult, I hope you don’t lose your strength and keep going. 🙂

1st National Peace Convention Plenary 1
1st National Peace Convention Plenary 2

Reference:
Philippine Star – Peace advocates attend the unveiling of the Peace Monument at the Plaza Asuncion in Manila on Tuesday.
https://bit.ly/3wBf4db

[D-Day] 1st National Peace Convention in the Philippines

1st National Peace Convention Plenary 1 – 10:00AM (GMT +8)

Date and Youtube Link: Jan. 25, 2023
Plenary 1 – 10:00AM (GMT +8)
https://bit.ly/3HrCqbg
Plenary 2 – 14:00PM (GMT +8)
https://bit.ly/3WzQMus

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Mindanao is geographically home to 13 ethnic groups.
The Mindanao conflict dates back 40 years.
The conflict arises in the Philippines when Moro people are reduced to a minority.

Many people suffered from prolonged conflicts between Moro and Christians in southern Mindanao. So the Moros formed a group for independence in southern Mindanao. That’s how the Moro-Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) was created.

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There were 120,000 casualties in Mindanao over 50 years. After 20 years of negotiations with the Philippine government, the civil war ended.
Motive for that was the Civil Peace Agreement on January 24, 2014.

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To commemorate this, they built a peace memorial inside the MILF, designated January 24 as Peace Day, and continued to attend the Peaceful Conference of HWPL.

The process of continuing the ongoing and practical efforts for peace was not easy, but they really tried hard to make it. In the process, they thanked HWPL and Chairman Man-hee Lee for leading the world peace movement.

1st National Peace Convention Plenary 2 – 14:00PM (GMT +8)

The Chairman Lee said, “We are transcending borders, races, and religions for the end of war and peace in the global village. Just as the light, rain and air in the sky give life to many people, we are trying to make peace happen to everyone.”

“We are a family of peace born in this era and making peace. Do you want conflict or peace?”

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There was a special event in Cotabato City, where the third peace memorial was erected. One of the combatants returned the weapon, melted it, made a globe, and decorated it on the monument.

Most of the former fighters said they would farm or run small businesses. They are looking forward to spending more time with their families and moving away from the familiar fights.

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In each session of the 1st National Peace Convention, there will be speeches followed by an open forum to produce a resolution from each sector group.

These resolutions will be consolidated into one which will be presented to the President during the second plenary session.

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The event is organized and spearheaded by the Volunteer Individuals for Peace (VIP), a local peace organization chaired by Dr. Ronald Adamat, Commissioner of the Commission on Higher Education (CHED).

Through the partnership of VIP and CHED with HWPL, the introduction of peace education at the national level and collaboration of peace activities at the international level have been pursued.

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I am sure that today’s event will be of great help in achieving peace in the Philippines. We’re going to join the music festival!

I hope you can participate in the scene of peace and develop your sensitivity to peace.

Peace is up to you :0 Good luck!

1st National Peace Convention Press Conference in the Philippines

1st National Peace Convention Press Conference
Date : Jan. 25, 2023, 09:00AM (GMT+8)
Youtube : https://youtu.be/VRr9QrLBHAE

The first National Peace Convention is set to take place on January 25, 2023 (Wednesday) at the Philippine International Convention Center (PICC).

More than 1,000 participants are expected to attend from different sectors including lawmakers, university presidents and educators, youth and women leaders, media, religious leaders, and civil society organizations.

The 92-year-old HWPL Chairman will be coming to the Philippines in commemoration of the 9th Anniversary of the January 24 HWPL Peace Day.

What is HWPL Peace Day? The Peace Day has been celebrated annually to commemorate a civilian-led peace agreement signed at General Santos City in 2014 to boost reconciliation among the local communities.

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This peace convention aims to establish a roadmap towards the attainment of national unity through peace in consonance with the Marcos Administration’s agenda.

Through this event, a resolution will be presented to President Bongbong Marcos for a possible declaration of National Peace Day – a special working holiday.

The chairpersons of the two host organizations will give speeches during the first plenary session to present the milestones achieved for peace-building at the national and international levels, as well as their plans. Vice President is also invited to speak at this session.

1st National Peace Convention Plenary 1
Date : Jan. 25, 2023, 10:00AM (GMT+8)
Youtube URL : https://youtu.be/nup8NVp6lwc

1st National Peace Convention Plenary 2
Date : Jan. 25, 2023, 02:00PM (GMT+8)
Youtube URL : https://youtu.be/ZObm3hg3E-Q

In the afternoon, parallel sessions will take place for five sector groups: academe and youth, religious leaders, lawmakers and non-government organizations, media, and women leaders.

Do you really want peace? Join the scene of peace!

Peace is up to you :0 Good luck!

8th 918 HWPL World Peace Summit: peace as an Institution

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In fact, I’ve been thinking about this for a long time.

Why should we seek peace?
Human nature is often far from peace..

Nevertheless, why should we not give up..? Why should it be?

In fact, I expressed it as a long time, but the moment to think about it is very short. It’s a really short moment.. Do you know the answer?

Nevertheless, would we say it’s a value that we should keep?
Is it a key value that a person can remain a person?

That’s true. There are quite a few people who have given up as human beings. Who can determine human qualifications?
Does the standard value exist?

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I think a lot of things are connected. The agony of peace coincides with spiritual anguish, and our lives are connected to those of people on the other side of the world.

So I love that shout. “We Are One!!”
And I like people who risk their lives to keep the peace even if they don’t gain anything. I love them.

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But I’m busy with a lot of work to make ends meet. So on the other hand, I’m sorry, but I’m trying to help them somehow.
So I write like this. How do you live? I’m curious.

Below is a video that I really want to introduce to you. If you want to feel the culture of peace, please watch it. 🙂

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8th Anniversary of the September 18th HWPL World Peace Summit

Subtitle: Peace as an Institution: A Foundation for Sustainable Development
Date: September, 18th, 2022
Replay: https://bit.ly/3RRyqUx
#918WorldPeaceSummit #DPCW

On September 18th, the 8th Anniversary of the September 18th HWPL World Peace Summit was held online with the theme of ‘Peace as an Institution: A Foundation for Sustainable Development’.

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HWPL has proposed peace as an institution to resolve the above global threats. The main goal is to weave the values of peace into our social fabric, allowing mutual respect, harmony, cooperation, and co-prosperity.

HWPL’s vision for peace as an institution goes beyond temporary measures to cease conflict actions and pursues peace incorporated into laws, values, and cultures.

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Regarding the cause of peacebuilding at the global level, Chairman Man Hee Lee of HWPL said, “The global village has suffered from the unexpected COVID-19 that has hit every country. People are not alone in the midst of difficulties.”

“We live in the same global village, and we are neighbors and families. Each one of us is the one who are obliged to make our world a better place to live. And shouldn’t we pass on our good world to our descendants?”

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Mr. Chung Young-min, General Director of the IPYG emphasized the role of youth as the main player of international action for peace by saying that education programs for 1,500 global youth in 59 countries are hosted to “protect the basic rights of youth around the world so that everyone can live a happy life without being left behind.”

I want you to play an important role in peace.

Peace is up to you :0 Good luck!

How will the world change if peace becomes a culture?

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What is culture? What happens if peace becomes a culture? I feel about the power of culture these days.

Obviously this was a difficult task, but if it is based on people’s common understanding that it is natural, it is done easily. It’s so amazing.

No business, no school, no friends around the students seem to be able to escape the influence of culture. The power of culture from small to large is powerful.

In this reality, there is an international peace organization in Korea that leads the change so that the global village may be imbued with a culture of peace, named Heavenly Culture, World Peace, and Restoration of Light (HWPL).

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As a veteran, HWPL Chairman Man Hee Lee witnessed the horrors of the Korean War and presented answers for peace and life in the world of conflict and death. Urging everyone in the world to become one in peace, he always shouts ‘We Are One!’.

The representative achievement of the peace steps he and HWPL have made is the fruit of contributing to peace in Mindanao, the Philippines, ending its 50-year history of conflict.

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Mindanao peace agreement

Mindanao was the site of the largest armed conflict in Southeast Asia.

Armed groups have been formed since the 1960s due to accumulated political, economic, and cultural discrimination and contradictions since the colonial period of Spain and the United States.

The MILF, which has been based in Mindanao, was the largest armed force in Southeast Asia as well as the Philippines. In the 2010s, the Philippine government declared an all-out war with the MILF, which resulted in 120,000 casualties.

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with Moro Islamic Liberation Front(MILF)

The Mindanao conflict clearly shows the crisis faced by the global community of the spread of conflict based on ethnic/religious identity that emerged in the 21st century.

Mindanao’s peace was a matter of direct connection to global security issues beyond the Philippines and Southeast Asia.

Efforts were made to resolve the dispute after it caused massive casualties. It’s the Mindanao peace agreement.

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International private organizations, along with the governments of Japan, Saudi Arabia, Turkey and the United Kingdom, supported the peace agreement, including Malaysia, the mediator of the official peace agreement between the government and the MILF.

In addition to the official process, international organizations such as the European Union, Organization of the Islamic Cooperation and various private organizations have begun to establish peace by supporting it and providing humanitarian aid.

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If you want to know how the effort that sowed for peace lasted, look forward to Part II. 🙂

Peace is up to you :0 Good luck!

[9th HWPL] 525 Peace Walk is a huge, unstoppable flow

Is peace close to us? Isn’t it just words?

I think peace is the highest thing a man can do. Why do people start a war? I think it’s because of selfishness. It’s about falling into a sweet swamp. The swamp people don’t care about others at all.

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Isn’t it hard for us to make ends meet? Why should we care about people who don’t even know their faces? Here is the answer.

HWPL’s 9th Annual Commemoration of the Declaration of World Peace will be held online on 25 May 2022.

On 25 May 2013, not only was HWPL established, but Chairman Man Hee Lee drafted and proclaimed the Declaration of World Peace. The declaration embodies basic principles to build a peaceful world, and seeks to guarantee peace through legal instruments such as international law.

The annual commemoration was planned to remember the spirit instilled in the Declaration of World Peace proclaimed before the World Peace Gate in Seoul, South Korea, on 25 May 2013, and the meaning behind the civil society-led Peace Walks held worldwide.

The world today is seeking ways to promote the institutionalization of peace to safeguard lives and ensure safety from the threats of daily conflicts and war.

International organizations such as the UN, the AU, and the EU are widening research on normative guidelines to peacefully address current conflicts.


HWPL’s 9th Annual Commemoration of the Declaration of World Peace

Institutionalizing Peace: Realizing the Collective Will for Peace


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This year, HWPL has proposed the institutionalization of peace as a process to establish stable and sustainable peace through the collective will for peace. The collective will to create a world free of war comes from the individuals and groups who engage in the concerted efforts for peace that transcends national borders.

The 9th Annual Commemoration of the Declaration of World Peace will provide the proof that having citizens continue to march on is the engine for us to get closer to peace even amid the crisis of illnesses and wars.

To this end, various peace projects HWPL is carrying out together with diverse partners will be explained as cases of realizing the collective will and institutionalizing peace.

PROGRAM TIMETABLE

  1. Opening
  2. Congratulatory Messages
  3. Progress Report, Commemorative Speech by IPYG General Director
  4. Peace Journalist Report
  5. Forming and Putting into Action a Common Spirit for Religious Harmony & Peace
  6. Fostering Citizens of Peace for the Institutionalization of Peace: HWPL Peace Education in India Using Metaverse
  7. Peace can be Realized by Action
  8. Commemorative Address
    • Chairwoman of International Women’s Peace Group (IWPG)
    • Chairman of Heavenly Culture, World Peace, Restoration of Light (HWPL)
  9. Closing

If anyone has read this article and watched the HWPL video, I salute you. You are enough to be a messenger of peace. 🙂

Peace is up to you :0 Good luck!

[Replay] HWPL’s 8th Peace Walk

HWPL’s 8th Annual Commemoration of the Declaration of World Peace

Subtitle: Citizen-Led Peacebuilding Initiative for Global Coexistence and Harmony

Date: May, 25th, 2021


The replay I missed so much came out on YouTube! I think we can turn on the subtitles!

I’m always grateful when I watch videos of HWPL. Because I feel so relieved that there are still people in the world who shout for peace.

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On May 25, 2021, HWPL’s 8th Annual Commemoration of the Declaration of World Peace was held online and attended by 3,000 people from 150 countries around the world.

There have been many peace walking events, and May 25 was a truly meaningful peace festival.

I’ve walked with them before, too. It’s different from Santiago’s pilgrimage, but it’s the same. Why do people walk? I think it’s to find the answer. HWPL peace walking has a clear answer!

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This year’s event aimed to discuss a citizen-led peace movement and cooperation to promote coexistence and harmony in the global community, and to overcome global challenges that stem from hatred, conflicts, misunderstanding, and lack of communication in this current pandemic era.

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The event commemorated the Declaration of World Peace, proclaimed on May 25th in 2013. From this peace initiative, HWPL says that millions of global citizens for 8 years have participated in promoting peace projects.

These projects are locally fitted to creating a favorable environment of peace, including education, relief, and forums to offer public policies to meet the needs of the community.

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Chairperson Pacale Isho Warda of Hammurabi Human Rights Organization(HHRO) in Iraq, who was appointed as Minister of Migration and Displacement by the UN from 2004 to 2005, introduced a legislation project of law that prevents violence against women and children in cooperation with IWPG.

Women and children are too prone to be victims of war. Especially these days, there are a lot of crimes, so I’m worried. What’s wrong with the world?

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Ven. Ashin Htavara, General Secretary of All Burmese Monks Representative Committee in Norway, who went through the Saffron Revolution in 2007, stated that 3 HWPL Peace Libraries were established in Payapon, Myanmar and that a fourth library is currently being prepared.

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He is a strong leader. He is a 625 veteran and is now approaching 90. But he is busier than anyone else for peace. Out of common sense, he’s really doing his best day by day. I admire him.

That’s all for the photo review. It’s best to see for yourself!

Peace is up to you :0 Good luck!

A tremendous online roar of peace! We are one!

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On May 25, 2021, HWPL’s 8th Annual Commemoration of the Declaration of World Peace was held online and attended by around 3,000 people from 150 countries around the world.

The event is held annually by an international peace NGO named Heavenly Culture, World Peace, Restoration of Light (HWPL) in association with its affiliated groups, International Peace Youth Group (IPYG) and International Women’s Peace Group (IWPG).

It couldn’t be opened last year due to Corona, but I’m so grateful that it’s reopened this time. As expected, COVID-19 cannot stop the flow of peace.

The Declaration of World Peace was proclaimed on May 25th in 2013. From this peace initiative, millions of global citizens for 8 years have participated in promoting peace projects.

There are too many to list, but the HWPL is the most substantial and powerful peace organisation I know. The scariest power is that people serve only peace for nothing. Are there people like this around you? I’m sure he’s a nice guy.

What is at the heart of this event?

  • the cooperation of each state to establish international law for peace
  • the role of the media in contribution to sharing information of peace
  • the active peace movement of youth and women

Why youth and women? They were the biggest victims of the war. But that’s why they’re trying to be the greatest actors for peace.

Chairwoman Pascale Isho Warda of Hammurabi Human Rights Organization(HHRO) in Iraq, who was appointed as Minister of Migration and Displacement by the UN from 2004 to 2005, introduced a legislation project of law that prevents violence against women and children in cooperation with IWPG.

Regarding the importance of peace activities through education, she said, “We need to learn the mechanism of guiding everyone to become a tool of peace, strengthening from daily life, and sometimes throughout the simplest matter of life, starting with personal peace with oneself, in the family, and with others.”

Ven. Ashin Htavara, General Secretary of All Burmese Monks Representative Committee in Norway, who went through the Saffron Revolution in 2007, stated that 3 HWPL Peace Libraries were established in Payapon, Myanmar and that a fourth library is currently being prepared.

“There are too few libraries for children in Myanmar. I wanted to give hope to these little children. In the future, the library will conduct peace education, peace activities, and peace campaigns, and we will do everything that can help achieve peace,” he said.

Is there a possibility of peace in the future?

No one knows about it. But the only thing I can be sure of is that it goes our way. One might be skeptical of us as naive people. But I believe in the power of words and writings. I believe in the power of thought. We will be just as we thought.

Do you know a miracle in Maowusu(毛鳥素) desert? It is a story about a woman(Yin Yuzhen, 殷玉眞) who has worked for decades to create dozens of kilometers of forest in the desert.

Twenty years old, she did not give in. She woke up at 3 a.m., went to a seedling farm 19 kilometers away, bought seedlings and grass seeds, and when grass grew, the hard labor of planting trees on them. It became her daily routine for 20 years.

Let us all leave peace as a legacy of future generations.

“It is we in this day who have to do all the necessary things to make peace and prevent our globe from being destroyed. War does not end with words, but it comes to an end with our practical actions. I believe that this can be achieved since no one in our global village is not willing to see peace,” highlighted Chairman Man Hee Lee of HWPL.

Peace is up to you :0 Good luck!

Myanmar Crisis: How can we help?

Myanmar Crisis TIMELINE (death toll)

February 1: The military detains Aung San Suu Kyi, President Win Myint and other senior figures from the ruling National League for Democracy (NLD) in an early morning raid.

A military coup was successful, and at the same time, all the Internet was blocked across Myanmar, and soldiers are deployed on the roads.

February 7 to 17: But the citizens soon took to the streets, and they fought really hard. Already aware of democratization, they could not stop the demonstration. It’s not just them, it’s their future. About 100,000 people gathered in Yangon on February 17.

Starting with water cannons, tear gas, rubber bullets, and even real bullets, two people were shot. One of them died a few days later.

February 19: Mya Thwate Thwate Khaing, the young woman shot in the head in Naypyidaw, dies from her wounds.

February 28: At least 18 people killed as police fire on protesters, the UN human rights office says.

March 3: At least 38 people killed in bloodiest crackdown, UN says.

March 26: The Assistance Association for Political Prisoners (AAPP), a human rights organization in Myanmar (Burma), said the cumulative death toll was 328.

March 27 Armed Forces Day: Myanmar NOW, a local media outlet, said 114 citizens died in one day on the 27th. That means the total number of deaths is over 450.

more detailed info about TIMELINE
https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2021/2/23/timeline-of-events-in-myanmar-since-february-1-coup

Human rights violations become more violent

It’s getting bolder and more serious. There are so many on YouTube. It shows how military and police officers treat citizens. It is so sad..

“The cruelty of Myanmar’s military and police yesterday was a different dimension than what we’ve seen,” the BBC said. “It’s painful to count the number of deaths, especially for children.”

According to local media in Myanmar, more than 20 children have died in the two months since the military coup.

Also, citizens who did not participate in the demonstration were shot dead by military and police.

“A drinking water delivery man and a passerby were shot to death in the head and stomach,” said a nurse working in Yangon.

How can we help?

Myanmar nun Sister Ann Rose Nu Tawng knelt down and begged them.

“I knelt down… begging them not to shoot and torture the children, but to shoot me and kill me instead,” she told AFP.

The one nun raised a great deal of courage around the world. The Pope also mentioned her. Many people have been rooting for Myanmar since the crisis began.

The HWPL issued a statement and appealed to the world.

“We, Heavenly Culture, World Peace, Restoration of Light (HWPL), express deep concern over the situation in Myanmar, which has caused casualties and posed grave threats to human rights.”

“Human life must not be disregarded in any circumstances. No conflict of interest can justify violence against civilians, and no interest of any group can prevail over human life.”

“HWPL, along with our members all over the globe are deeply concerned about the harm caused to civilians by the escalating violence in Myanmar. International attention is focused on Myanmar, and history will remember these moments.”

Reference:
https://www.hwpl.kr/en/news/view/210316507/0/HWPLStatementonHumanRightsCrisisinMyanmar

The HWPL is the most notable and powerful peace organization in recent years, with hundreds of thousands of members from more than 100 countries.

It is not possible by one’s own strength. Let’s all be one and support.

Peace is up to you 🙂 Good luck!

How Pope Francis reacts to COVID-19

A STEP TOWARDS PEACE How Pope Francis reacts to COVID-19 WE ARE ONE Vida Nueva Un plan para resucitar the antibodies of solidarity Pope Francis novel coronavirus Manheelee IMF HWPL Great Lockdown Gita Gopinath COVID-19

On April 17, Pope Francis shares his vision for Covid-19 aftermath in an exclusive meditation for Vida Nueva, the Spanish religious weekly, titled “Un plan para resucitar” which translates as “A plan to resurrect.”

What he said about the current situation is, “If there’s one thing we’ve been able to learn in all this time, it’s that no one is saved alone. Borders are falling, walls are crumbling and all fundamentalist discourses are dissolving before an almost imperceptible presence that shows the fragility of which we are made.”

The situation is worse than we thought. “The Great Lockdown is the worst economic downturn since the Great Depression, and far worse than the Global Financial Crisis [of 2008],” International Monetary Fund (IMF) Chief Economist Gita Gopinath said on the 14th of April.

Is there any way to overcome this situation? In such a crisis situation, the ability of the state or company to deal with the crisis is revealed.
In fact, we usually only think this way, but there’s actually one more.
It’s each one of us.

Francis wrote that the only way to conquer the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is through “the antibodies of solidarity.” This antibody “will break all the fanaticism in which we had immersed ourselves and will allow us to feel ourselves to be the creators and protagonists of a common history and, thus, to respond jointly to so many ills that afflict millions of brothers around the world.”

Also he wrote, “If we act as one people, even in the face of the other epidemics that lie waiting for us, we can have a real impact.” I thought it was very similar to Man-hee Lee, the chairman of HWPL, who always shouted “We Are One!” His influence is powerful.

I think people who change the world think the same. All that remains now seems to be for us to practice those words. We can be cool enough. 🙂

Reference: https://cruxnow.com/covid-19/2020/04/pope-francis-hopes-after-pandemic-humanity-has-antibodies-of-justice-charity/

Peace is up to you :0 Good luck!