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 Korea on 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.
HWPL Peace Education Quotes #1
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 Khun described 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 Philippines established 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
HWPL Chairman 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.