Thursday, May 23, 2024

[HWPL] HWPL's DPCW Event in Congo!

                                         

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[HWPL] HWPL's DPCW Event in Congo!


Chairman ManHee Lee is the head representative of the global peace organization HWPL (Heavenly Culture, World Peace, Restoration of Light), which is striving for the enactment and implementation of the international peace law 'Declaration of Peace and Cessation of War (DPCW)'. The  DPCW is a legal instrument comprised of 10 articles and 38 clauses that can end wars and hostilities throughout the world. HWPL is also spreading a culture of peace and implementing peace education.

Chairman ManHee Lee experienced the cruelty and tragedy of war as a veteran of the Korean War. This is one of the reasons why he founded a global peace campaign as the head of HWPL. He has traveled the globe more than 35 times to meet and persuade politicians, legal experts, journalists, professors, peace activists, civil organization leaders, heads of tribes and others to unite them for the work of peace. The significant fruits borne out of his hard work are the World Alliance of Religions' Peace (WARP) Summit and HWPL Peace Committee. The DPCW was drafted and finalised by the HWPL Peace Committee.

How, you may wonder, do I know this? About 10 years ago, when I had just been discharged from military service, I came to know HWPL and Chairman ManHee Lee while researching the topic of civil conflicts to satisfy my curiosity in ongoing global issues. At that time, the island of Mindanao in the Philippines was suffering from a major civil conflict that lasted more than 40 years, and Chairman ManHee Lee and HWPL resolved this conflict through non-violent means.

Chairman Lee brought an end to the conflict in Mindanao by holding a peace talk between the warring Catholic and Islamic groups. Before the talk, HWPL and Chairman ManHee Lee held a Peace Walk to spread the culture of peace in Mindanao with the many locals who had gathered out of a desire for peace.

Chairman ManHee Lee's pressing appeal today is that humanity unites for sustainable peace in order to pass on the legacy of peace to future generations worldwide. He doesn't just talk peace, but has worked tirelessly for it through practical peace campaigns for over a decade.

I decided to become a supporter of HWPL and Chairman ManHee Lee's peace initiatives because I also desire a world of peace for all posterity.

Today I'd like to introduce an article regarding HWPL's International Religious Peace Academy :)


HWPL Held the 8th Annual Commemoration of the Declaration of Peace and Cessation of War in the Democratic Republic of the Congo


On March 14, 2024, HWPL held the 8th Annual Commemoration of the Declaration of Peace and Cessation of War (DPCW) in Masina, Democratic Republic of the Congo. The ceremony began with congratulatory remarks by Alexandre Cilambu Mbuyi, assistant to the Deputy Minister of Transport of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. It was broadcast live by major media outlets, including RTNC, the largest national broadcaster in the country.

Since proclaiming the DPCW in 2016, HWPL has held a commemorative ceremony every year to promote the institutionalization of peace. This 8th-anniversary ceremony held in the Democratic Republic of the Congo was an opportunity for HWPL, a peace organization, to introduce the DPCW to civil society organizations and gain support for peace work.

Seraphine Kilubu Kutuna, Deputy Minister of Transport in the Democratic Republic of Congo, provided a special venue for the ceremony and helped to host the event. The Congo Peace Group (CPG), an NGO headed by Deputy Minister Kutuna, is a large organization with approximately 100,000 members. It was a meaningful event that included executives and members of CPG organizations to create a cooperative relationship with HWPL in future peace activities.


In particular, while watching the video of ‘HWPL’s 8th Annual Commemoration of the Declaration of Peace and Cessation of War’ in Korea, civil society members who attended were moved and applauded HWPL’s peace activities since the DPCW was enacted. Next, they watched videos of HWPL’s peace activities in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Those in attendance expressed their gratitude to HWPL members who have sincerely worked to bring peace to the country..

During the ceremony, a congratulatory message from Deputy Transport Minister Seraphine Kilubu Kutuna was delivered on her behalf by her research assistant, Alexandre Cilambu Mbuyi. Having attended 2023 September 18th HWPL World Peace Summit, he introduced HWPL by saying, “I saw that HWPL is the only peace NGO in the world that works with practical answers to the cessation of war and achieving peace, not just words.” He also encouraged CPG group members to actively participate by becoming members of HWPL and taking the next step toward achieving peace.

The broadcast and media outlets of the Democratic Republic of the Congo quickly reported the news of HWPL’s peace activities to more people so that citizens can achieve global peace together. At the end of the event, all attendees decided to become messengers of peace by signing up as members of HWPL. Hopefully, more news of peace works and activities will be delivered from the Democratic Republic of the Congo in the future.




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Wednesday, May 22, 2024

[HWPL] HWPL's 2nd International Religious Peace Academy

                                        

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[HWPL] HWPL's 2nd International Religious Peace Academy


Chairman ManHee Lee is the head representative of the global peace organization HWPL (Heavenly Culture, World Peace, Restoration of Light), which is striving for the enactment and implementation of the international peace law 'Declaration of Peace and Cessation of War (DPCW)'. The  DPCW is a legal instrument comprised of 10 articles and 38 clauses that can end wars and hostilities throughout the world. HWPL is also spreading a culture of peace and implementing peace education.

Chairman ManHee Lee experienced the cruelty and tragedy of war as a veteran of the Korean War. This is one of the reasons why he founded a global peace campaign as the head of HWPL. He has traveled the globe more than 35 times to meet and persuade politicians, legal experts, journalists, professors, peace activists, civil organization leaders, heads of tribes and others to unite them for the work of peace. The significant fruits borne out of his hard work are the World Alliance of Religions' Peace (WARP) Summit and HWPL Peace Committee. The DPCW was drafted and finalised by the HWPL Peace Committee.

How, you may wonder, do I know this? About 10 years ago, when I had just been discharged from military service, I came to know HWPL and Chairman ManHee Lee while researching the topic of civil conflicts to satisfy my curiosity in ongoing global issues. At that time, the island of Mindanao in the Philippines was suffering from a major civil conflict that lasted more than 40 years, and Chairman ManHee Lee and HWPL resolved this conflict through non-violent means.

Chairman Lee brought an end to the conflict in Mindanao by holding a peace talk between the warring Catholic and Islamic groups. Before the talk, HWPL and Chairman ManHee Lee held a Peace Walk to spread the culture of peace in Mindanao with the many locals who had gathered out of a desire for peace.

Chairman ManHee Lee's pressing appeal today is that humanity unites for sustainable peace in order to pass on the legacy of peace to future generations worldwide. He doesn't just talk peace, but has worked tirelessly for it through practical peace campaigns for over a decade.

I decided to become a supporter of HWPL and Chairman ManHee Lee's peace initiatives because I also desire a world of peace for all posterity.

Today I'd like to introduce an article regarding HWPL's International Religious Peace Academy :)


The Second HWPL International Religious Peace Academy

The Second HWPL International Religious Peace Academy (IRPA) held lectures on March 2nd and 9th, with 1,456 religious leaders from 96 countries in attendance.

The IRPA lectures were divided into sessions for Korean and international audiences. The Korean sessions covered Buddhism, Protestantism, Confucianism, Anglicanism, and Islam, while the international sessions included Buddhism, Protestantism, Hinduism, Islam, and Sikhism. These lectures, based on respective religious scriptures, were held over multiple sessions to accommodate different time zones and reach a wider audience.

Similar to last year’s IRPA lectures, each 15-minute lecture discussed common topics. Week 1 focused on “About Creation the Beginning of All Things,” while Week 2 centered on “About Birth, Aging, Illness, & Death.”

Online attendees

‘The creation of all things and birth, old age, illness, and death that is, where do people go when they are born, grow old, get sick, and die?’ is a topic that every person of religion is curious about. Religious leaders from diverse backgrounds attended the lectures to explore such questions while learning to understand the different religious teachings, thus seeking common ground. Many of the participating religious leaders also applied for follow-up lectures on other religions in which they were interested in.

Unlike the online-only First IRPA, the Second IRPA included offline gatherings suggested by participants. Some of the participating religious leaders offered their places of worship as a space to attend the lectures together and discuss the topics, thus fostering camaraderie.

The positive responses from attendees underscores the success of the second IRPA:

“It seems like all religious leaders are trying to reach the top of the mountain. Although they are going their separate ways, they seem to be coming together as one to reach the top. It is a program with a very good purpose. I was happy to attend (the lectures).”

– Lee In-sook, Zen Buddhism monk, South Korea

“It’s so great and (I’m) happy to know everyone, all of you from all over the world. Within two weeks I learned a lot from other religions as well, and I saw that there are so many things that are very new and it promotes that all religions can be common one and get closer to each other. Also, that is the lesson for me for my own religion. And I’m Buddhist. So learning about other religions will help me to have more knowledge. And also, it will help me to see others in (their) own religion as well. And I want to say thank you to all of you.

Religion direct humans to good things, and if we spread good things to our congregation members, that is awesome.”

– Nguyễn Trường Thuận, Hoang Phap Temple, Vietnam


HWPL plans to continue hosting IRPA lectures that focus on diverse religious perspectives, so that many can experience interreligious harmony and gain a deeper level of respect for people of different religious backgrounds.

For more information on IRPA lecturers and lecture videos, visit the official IRPA website (Korean: http://krpa.hwpl.kr/, International: http://irpa.hwpl.kr/).

Photo taken in Madagascar

Photo taken in Madagascar




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Sunday, May 19, 2024

[HWPL] HWPL's Peace Educators 2024 Gathering

                                       

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[HWPL] HWPL's Peace Educators 2024 Gathering


Chairman ManHee Lee is the head representative of the global peace organization HWPL (Heavenly Culture, World Peace, Restoration of Light), which is striving for the enactment and implementation of the international peace law 'Declaration of Peace and Cessation of War (DPCW)'. The  DPCW is a legal instrument comprised of 10 articles and 38 clauses that can end wars and hostilities throughout the world. HWPL is also spreading a culture of peace and implementing peace education.

Chairman ManHee Lee experienced the cruelty and tragedy of war as a veteran of the Korean War. This is one of the reasons why he founded a global peace campaign as the head of HWPL. He has traveled the globe more than 35 times to meet and persuade politicians, legal experts, journalists, professors, peace activists, civil organization leaders, heads of tribes and others to unite them for the work of peace. The significant fruits borne out of his hard work are the World Alliance of Religions' Peace (WARP) Summit and HWPL Peace Committee. The DPCW was drafted and finalised by the HWPL Peace Committee.

How, you may wonder, do I know this? About 10 years ago, when I had just been discharged from military service, I came to know HWPL and Chairman ManHee Lee while researching the topic of civil conflicts to satisfy my curiosity in ongoing global issues. At that time, the island of Mindanao in the Philippines was suffering from a major civil conflict that lasted more than 40 years, and Chairman ManHee Lee and HWPL resolved this conflict through non-violent means.

Chairman Lee brought an end to the conflict in Mindanao by holding a peace talk between the warring Catholic and Islamic groups. Before the talk, HWPL and Chairman ManHee Lee held a Peace Walk to spread the culture of peace in Mindanao with the many locals who had gathered out of a desire for peace.

Chairman ManHee Lee's pressing appeal today is that humanity unites for sustainable peace in order to pass on the legacy of peace to future generations worldwide. He doesn't just talk peace, but has worked tirelessly for it through practical peace campaigns for over a decade.

I decided to become a supporter of HWPL and Chairman ManHee Lee's peace initiatives because I also desire a world of peace for all posterity.

Today I'd like to introduce an article regarding HWPL's Peace Education :)


HWPL Peace Educator's 2024 Gathering


On February 17th, the “2024 HWPL Peace Educators New Year’s Gathering” was held, organized by the HWPL HQ Peace Education Department. A total of 303 HWPL peace educators from 55 countries attended this event.

HWPL is dedicated to training educators worldwide as peace educators, appointing those who have received peace education training as peace educators, and actively implementing HWPL peace education. Currently, 1,704 educators from 65 countries are actively working as peace educators.

The New Year’s Gathering was an opportunity for peace educators from around the world to share their experiences in peace education and address the challenges they have faced. Through discussions and exchanges, educators once again reaffirmed their commitment to diligently fulfill the mission of spreading a culture of peace through the Peace Educator’s Pledge Ceremony, solidifying their sense of duty.

The participating educators pledged to take the lead in promoting a culture of peace in 2024 and committed to developing specific plans for peace education activities. Additionally, HWPL awarded the Peace Educator Certificate as a token of gratitude to 50 educators dedicated to peace education.

Otgonbayar Oidov, the Director of the Lifelong Education Center in the Orkhon province of Mongolia, expressed his desire to move forward with peace education and said, “After seeing it being actively promoted in other countries, I felt a desire to spread peace education in the area for which I am responsible.”

Marija Janković, an ESL English teacher at Hugo Badalić Elementary School in Croatia, expressed her astonishment, saying, “It is wonderful to hear the experiences of other teachers or representatives from different countries and discover how similar we truly are, and how much we all desire the same thing—peace. All these testimonies only confirm to me that we have a very important role, which is to educate the young generation about peace and promote peace. My current role as a peace educator is to promote peace, live in peace, and teach young people the importance of peace.”

HWPL will continue to vigorously conduct peace educator trainings in 2024, targeting educators worldwide, and devote its efforts to spreading a culture of peace through peace education.


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Thursday, May 16, 2024

[HWPL] HWPL's Blood Donation in Uganda

                                      

[HWPL]

[HWPL] HWPL's Blood Donation in Uganda


Chairman ManHee Lee is the head representative of the global peace organization HWPL (Heavenly Culture, World Peace, Restoration of Light), which is striving for the enactment and implementation of the international peace law 'Declaration of Peace and Cessation of War (DPCW)'. The  DPCW is a legal instrument comprised of 10 articles and 38 clauses that can end wars and hostilities throughout the world. HWPL is also spreading a culture of peace and implementing peace education.

Chairman ManHee Lee experienced the cruelty and tragedy of war as a veteran of the Korean War. This is one of the reasons why he founded a global peace campaign as the head of HWPL. He has traveled the globe more than 35 times to meet and persuade politicians, legal experts, journalists, professors, peace activists, civil organization leaders, heads of tribes and others to unite them for the work of peace. The significant fruits borne out of his hard work are the World Alliance of Religions' Peace (WARP) Summit and HWPL Peace Committee. The DPCW was drafted and finalised by the HWPL Peace Committee.

How, you may wonder, do I know this? About 10 years ago, when I had just been discharged from military service, I came to know HWPL and Chairman ManHee Lee while researching the topic of civil conflicts to satisfy my curiosity in ongoing global issues. At that time, the island of Mindanao in the Philippines was suffering from a major civil conflict that lasted more than 40 years, and Chairman ManHee Lee and HWPL resolved this conflict through non-violent means.

Chairman Lee brought an end to the conflict in Mindanao by holding a peace talk between the warring Catholic and Islamic groups. Before the talk, HWPL and Chairman ManHee Lee held a Peace Walk to spread the culture of peace in Mindanao with the many locals who had gathered out of a desire for peace.

Chairman ManHee Lee's pressing appeal today is that humanity unites for sustainable peace in order to pass on the legacy of peace to future generations worldwide. He doesn't just talk peace, but has worked tirelessly for it through practical peace campaigns for over a decade.

I decided to become a supporter of HWPL and Chairman ManHee Lee's peace initiatives because I also desire a world of peace for all posterity.

Today I'd like to introduce an article regarding HWPL's Religious Peace Youth Camp :)


Life-sharing Blood Donation Volunteer Activities Conducted at HWPL Uganda Branch  


On March 24th, a volunteer activity was conducted in Nansana, Uganda, called “Instruments to save lives: Peace and Blood Donation.” This event was hosted by HWPL Uganda Branch and the Uganda Blood Transfusion Service (UBTS). 786 Branch members from HWPL participated in donating blood.

According to the statistics of the World Health Organization (WHO), it is recommended that a country have blood equivalent to 1% of the population. However, Uganda has difficulty in supplying blood due to the lack of information about blood donation. In addition, many have the tendency to avoid donating blood due to the cultural and religious issues occurring in Uganda.

The HWPL Uganda branch has continued life-sharing blood donation volunteer work since 2023 until now and announced that they will not stop blood donation service in the future in order to help stabilize the blood supply in the local community.


On the day of the event, the number of HWPL members who came to participate exceeded the number of blood donation seats available, resulting in the blood donation being divided into two sessions in the morning and afternoon. It was noteworthy that everyone waited in an orderly manner despite the long wait. A UBTS official who co-hosted the event said, “I was moved by the sight of young people knowing the preciousness of life and donating blood. We need to nurture young people who know and practice peace, and we must focus on education.”

An official message from the HWPL Uganda branch says, “We would like to express our gratitude to the members who waited and actively participated in blood donation despite the long waiting time due to the large number of participants. We will continue to carry out various peace activities in addition to blood donation in the spirit of peace.”



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Tuesday, May 14, 2024

[IPYG] IPYG's Introduction into YEPC (Youth Empowerment Peace Class)

                   

[IPYG]

[IPYG] IPYG's Introduction into YEPC (Youth Empowerment Peace Class)


Chairman ManHee Lee is the head representative of the global peace organization HWPL (Heavenly Culture, World Peace, Restoration of Light), which is striving for the enactment and implementation of the international peace law 'Declaration of Peace and Cessation of War (DPCW)'. The  DPCW is a legal instrument comprised of 10 articles and 38 clauses that can end wars and hostilities throughout the world. HWPL is also spreading a culture of peace and implementing peace education.

Chairman ManHee Lee experienced the cruelty and tragedy of war as a veteran of the Korean War. This is one of the reasons why he founded a global peace campaign as the head of HWPL. He has traveled the globe more than 35 times to meet and persuade politicians, legal experts, journalists, professors, peace activists, civil organization leaders, heads of tribes and others to unite them for the work of peace. The significant fruits borne out of his hard work are the World Alliance of Religions' Peace (WARP) Summit and HWPL Peace Committee. The DPCW was drafted and finalised by the HWPL Peace Committee.

How, you may wonder, do I know this? About 10 years ago, when I had just been discharged from military service, I came to know HWPL and Chairman ManHee Lee while researching the topic of civil conflicts to satisfy my curiosity in ongoing global issues. At that time, the island of Mindanao in the Philippines was suffering from a major civil conflict that lasted more than 40 years, and Chairman ManHee Lee and HWPL resolved this conflict through non-violent means.

Chairman Lee brought an end to the conflict in Mindanao by holding a peace talk between the warring Catholic and Islamic groups. Before the talk, HWPL and Chairman ManHee Lee held a Peace Walk to spread the culture of peace in Mindanao with the many locals who had gathered out of a desire for peace.

Chairman ManHee Lee's pressing appeal today is that humanity unites for sustainable peace in order to pass on the legacy of peace to future generations worldwide. He doesn't just talk peace, but has worked tirelessly for it through practical peace campaigns for over a decade.

I decided to become a supporter of HWPL and Chairman ManHee Lee's peace initiatives because I also desire a world of peace for all posterity.

Today I'd like to introduce an article regarding IPYG's (International Peace Youth Group, the youth affiliate of HWPL) YEPC (Youth Empowerment Peace Class) :)


Announcement for the 2024 IPYG Youth Empowerment Peace Class (YEPC)

‘Power of Youth, Go Beyond’

IPYG brings together youth from 119 countries with diverse backgrounds and cultures. Serving as a global intersection for young people around the world, IPYG operates the informal education program called the Youth Empowerment Peace Class (YEPC), which is aimed at enhancing capabilities through cross-cultural exchanges.

Since 2020, YEPC has been providing education related to the issues that youth are currently facing, with youth from 57 countries participating. Through YEPC, participants broaden their knowledge in various fields and recognize the importance of the role of youth in achieving a sustainable future and peace.

Following the education, participants have the opportunity to engage in peace activities, showcasing the unique energy, creativity, and capabilities of youth. Through this program, participants expand their impact and create positive changes in both their personal lives and surroundings.


Participants in the 3rd YEPC term, which took place last year, shared their impressions of being able to cultivate peace in their lives through practical education on youth-related issues.

“YEPC lectures were many things that applied to me. The courses were a boost to my understanding in life and all that is around me and to be positive. I will surely share this knowledge within my community and of course with my family and my friends.”

– Olivia Vosarewa Tawake, ARUKA Fiji, Fiji


“From today’s lesson I’ve learned that, as youth, we have a big role to play for the betterment of ourselves and our community at large.”

– Black Willard, National Muslim Student Association, Malawi


“IPYG has promoted youth education. It has given hope to many young people who do not have access to proper education. It was a time of quality learning.”

– A student from Afghanistan


“The common message of the education was that it is okay to make mistakes and that you should love and support yourself. I really liked it. I am so grateful to IPYG for providing such a meaningful education.”

– A student from Zambia


“The most memorable thing was that there’s a way to express one’s feelings without hurting others through non-violent communication.”

– Miselina Mayavachela, United Nations Youth Association Mulungushi University Zambia



IPYG actively reflected the opinions of the participants and prepared the 2024 YEPC with education contents that will help youth overcome complex and challenging problems. For its 4th term (which began in April), YEPC offers courses on the leadership of a global citizen for sustainable peace, practical knowledge related to youth health, and insights into various world religions and cultures.

‘The Power of Youth,’ a leadership course, educates youth about the background of the birth of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights as a practical model for the Declaration of Peace and Cessation of War (DPCW). It also explores the evolving nature of wars and provides information about the solutions presented by the DPCW, along with ways to participate in peace activities.

‘Youth Health Education’ is a course that provides practical knowledge and educates individuals on trauma and First Aid methods for various situations that may occur during outdoor activities.

Lastly, the ‘Religion and Peace Education’ course aims to promote respect for diversity and cultural exchange. Participants gain an understanding of various perspectives and attitudes toward life through ‘Birth, Aging, Sickness and Death’ in different religions. Furthermore, there is time to discuss ways to resolve unnecessary misunderstandings and spread a culture of peace.

For its 4th term, YEPC will run for approximately two months (April to June 2024). Anyone who is affiliated with IPYG can take the YEPC courses. Registration can be done through the IPYG coordinator in your region.

 

Inquiry: IPYG HQ (info@ipyg.org),  https://www.hwpl.kr/language/en/ipyg-yepc/

*IPYG Youth Empowerment Peace Class (YEPC) contributes to achieving UNESCO’s goal of “Lifelong Learning” and providing global youth with quality education, which is one of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).”



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