Saturday, July 2, 2022

[HWPL] Levant Culture and Civilization Centre in Europe Signs Memorandum of Understanding with HWPL “HWPL is an Example of Solidarity for Peace”

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[HWPL] Levant Culture and Civilization Centre in Europe Signs Memorandum of Understanding with HWPL “HWPL is an Example of Solidarity for Peace”


Memorandum of understanding between Levant Culture and Civilization Centre and HWPL on September 20th, 2018

After the 'Lecture Concert for Peaceful Reunification of the Korean Peninsula' on that day, Chairman Lee from the HWPL and former President Emil from the Levant Cultural and Civilization Centre signed an MOU

Former Romanian President Emil Constantinescu, who served as the 3rd president of Romania, expressed the impression he received from Man-hee Lee, Chairman of Heavenly Culture World Peace and Restoration of Light (HWPL) in an interview with this magazine as following.

"HWPL is an example of solidarity for peace"

This evaluation, which shows a deep sense of trust, was also well reflected in the MOU signed by HWPL with the The Institute for Advanced Studies in Levant Culture and Civilization Centre of Excellence of the World Academy of Art & Science (ISACCL hereafter), which was headed by former President Emile Constantinescu. The signing of the MOU was included in the program schedule to commemorate the 4th anniversary of the WARP Summit on September 20th, 2018. The MOU signing ceremony was held after the ‘Lecture Concert for Hope for Peace and Reunification on the Korean Peninsula’ held at the Daeyang Hall of Sejong University in Seoul.

What is eye-catching in this MOU is that both sides promised free-for-all cooperation for peace. And this promise is being fulfilled.

First, regarding the purpose of the MOU, both sides said, “Cooperate as partners for 'progress and achieve world peace', and each (human and material) resources and authority, information, affiliated or affiliated institutions, networks, various events and measures, we must make every effort to achieve this purpose, using all other necessary resources.” In effect, the two organizations are almost as promising as cooperation in all fields.

In particular, the scope of cooperation was specifically enumerated.

First, the ISACCL decided to do its best and cooperate with Romanian schools, universities, other public and private educational institutions, and educational departments and institutions affiliated with the research institute to install and open classes or curriculum for HWPL's 'Peace Education Program'. In this regard, HWPL decided to cooperate and support the institute with its best efforts to prepare educational materials, expertise, and program guidelines for this program.

The memorandum of understanding between HWPL and the ISACCL contains the promise that both organizations will do their best to support human and material resources in order to achieve the goal of “progress and achievement of world peace.” Chairman Lee (left) and former President Emile Constantinescu posed for a commemorative photo after signing the Memorandum of Understanding

Next, HWPL promised to do its best to cooperate so that the research materials, data, information, reports, publications or achievements of the ISACCL can be reflected or utilized in HWPL's programs or programs of HWPL affiliates such as the International Youth Peace Group. The ISACCL decided to provide HWPL with all useful materials necessary to achieve the purpose of the MOU, including data, expertise, (human and material) resources, and cooperate and support it.

In addition, both party agree to invite each other to their respective major conferences, forums, symposiums, seminars, workshops, meetings, events, ceremonies or other events as necessary or beneficial to the achievement of the objectives of the Memorandum of Understanding or at the request of the other party.

In addition, the ISACCL decided to make every effort to invite Chairman Lee and his representatives of HWPL to events in which the ISACCL itself or former President Emile Constantinescu personally participates. In addition, HWPL Chairman Lee and his representatives pledged to provide an opportunity to give speeches on peace, express opinions, share information, and discuss HWPL peace activities, and to support and cooperate.

Such an MOU with full support and support would not have been possible without the strong trust of both sides.

HWPL Chairman Man-hee Lee delivers congratulatory remarks at the ‘Lecture Concert for Peaceful Reunification of the Korean Peninsula’ held at the Daeyang Hall of Sejong University in Seoul on September 20th, 2018. The ‘Lecture Concert for Peaceful Reunification of the Korean Peninsula’ was proposed to Romanian 3rd President Emil Constantinescu when Chairman Lee visited Romania on his 27th peace tour, and former President Emil gladly accepted it.

Former President Emil Constantinescu is the 3rd President of Romania, serving as an advisor to HWPL and serving as the president of the ISACCL. He met Chairman Lee for the first time at an ICD (Institute for Cultural Diplomacy) event held in Berlin in 2014.

In an interview with this magazine, former President Emile recalled the time they met and said, “I first learned about the noble goal of HWPL at that time,” he said. He continued, “HWPL is an example of solidarity for peace. Romania also showed some solidarity after the collapse of the communist system, but in the end they all split up depending on interests. We often overlook the fact that the outcome depends on who gets involved and with what motive.”

Emil Constantinescu, the 3rd President of Romania, gave a lecture on the experience of Romania's transition from communism to liberal democracy.

Afterwards, former President Emil participated in the HWPL peace event led by Chairman Lee. In particular, during the conversation held during the 27th peace tour in 2018, the two people made a special promise. Chairman Lee suggested that former President Emil to share the wisdom of Romania's transition from communism to liberal democracy with young Koreans, and President Emil Constantinescu readily agreed. The promise was fulfilled. As promised, on September 20th 2018, the Peace Unification Lecture Concert on the Korean Peninsula was held in Korea, and at this event, HWPL and the ISACCL signed an MOU promising continuous cooperation.

Afterwards, during the 31st Peace Tour on April 2nd 2019, the ‘Levant Initiative for World Peace’ seminar was held with the presence of the HWPL Peace Delegation.

At this seminar, held under the theme of ‘Formation of a meeting point for cultural diplomacy and the role of international organizations to create a peaceful society,’ HWPL introduced the ‘Global Declaration of Peace and Cessation of War (DPCW 10 Articles 38 Clauses)’ and the Peace Letter campaign. In addition, through Chairman Lee's presentation, influential figures from 25 Eastern European countries in attendance made a history of writing a letter of support for the DPCW.



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Wednesday, June 29, 2022

[HWPL] The Pan-African Parliament signs Memorandum of Understanding with HWPL: "We agree on a project to end war and achieve peace”

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[HWPL] The Pan-African Parliament signs Memorandum of Understanding with HWPL: "We agree on a project to end war and achieve peace”


Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) signed between the Pan-African Parliament (PAP) and HWPL in South Africa on August 9, 2018

Heavenly Culture, World Peace, Restoration of Light (HWPL, Chairman Man-Hee Lee) conducted its 29th peace tour in Africa over 11 days from August 8 to 18, 2018. On August 9, HWPL held a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) signing ceremony with the Pan-African Parliament (PAP) at the PAP Headquarters Chairman's Office in Johannesburg, South Africa.

The MOU was written to achieve the common goal of ceasing wars and achieving peace through collaboration between HWPL and the PAP.

Members of the Pan-African Committee of the Pan-African Parliament (PAP) watch a peace tour video of Heavenly Culture, World Peace, Restoration of Light (HWPL) in Johannesburg, South Africa on August 9, 2018

During the MOU ceremony, PAP Chairman Roger Nkodo Dang said, “Because the Pan-African Parliament is an assembly of the entire African continent, Chairman Lee's words will be delivered to all 55 countries in Africa. We have to present something helpful and tangible. Chairman Lee can provide answers for the African people.”

He also introduced HWPL and Chairman Lee at the PAP conference, saying, “Africa is facing many challenges, challenges for peace. Chairman Lee’s work and experience will be of great help in building peace in Africa. There are Africans who want to hear from Chairman Lee.”

According to the MOU, the common goal of the PAP and HWPL is to promote a culture of peace, security, and stability among all peoples, including women and youth. Accordingly, the two groups agreed to collaborate on projects that can effectively bring peace and end wars for posterity.

HWPL Chairman Man-hee Lee signs an MOU with PAP Chairman Roger Nkodo Dang at an MOU ceremony held during the Pan-African Committee meeting of the Pan-African Parliament (PAP) in Johannesburg, South Africa on August 9, 2018

The projects proposed by HWPL through the Memorandum of Understanding are ▲Peace education ▲Peace monument installation ▲Invitation of religious leaders, women and youth to help run the WARP Office ▲Activities to support the implementation of the Declaration of Peace and Cessation of War (DPCW) and its provisions worldwide ▲Projects by International Peace Youth Group (IPYG) and International Women's Peace Group (IWPG).

Both groups agreed to support the other's efforts for peace, but more importantly, they agreed to work together with the common goal of ensuring that these individual efforts remain united for one purpose.

The relationship between HWPL and the PAP dates back to August 2016, when the HWPL South Africa branch attended the Annual Conference of Speakers of African Parliaments, convened by the PAP, as an observer. At that time, the Speaker of the Malagasy Assembly Jean Max Rakotomamonjy invited HWPL officials to the Parliament of Madagascar. HWPL thereafter invited Chairman Rakotomamonjy to the 2nd Annual Commemoration of the WARP Summit, which strengthened ties with PAP officials.

A commemorative photo of Chairman Man-hee Lee (second from left) at the PAP headquarters in Johannesburg, South Africa, where he appointed Chairman Roger Nkodo Dang (center), the Speaker of the Malagasy Assembly Jean Max Rakotomamonjy (first from left) and others as HWPL advisory committee members.

Following the 2nd Annual Commemoration of the WARP Summit, HWPL was introduced to PAP First Vice Chairman Stephen Julius Masele by PAP Chairman Roger Nkodo Daeng, and a relationship with PAP International Relations Committee members and the Secretariat became active.

Meanwhile, in August 2018, the news that HWPL Chairman Man-hee Lee and his peace delegation would visit South Africa reached Chairman Rakotomamonjy and PAP Chairman Roger Nkodo Dang. Chairman Man-hee Lee's visit led to the signing of the MOU between PAP and HWPL.

HWPL Chairman Man-hee Lee speaks at the 2018 Addis Ababa Summit on “International Cooperation for Sustainable Peace”, attended by a number of African dignitaries and high-ranking officials from political and legal circles in the Middle East, that was held at the headquarters of the African Union (AU) in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on August 16, 2018.

On August 9th 2018, the PAP delivered an official letter of support for the 10 articles and 38 clauses of HWPL's Declaration of Peace and Cessation of War (DPCW). The PAP's support for the DPCW is equivalent to the combined support of 55 African countries.

Following Chairman Man-hee Lee's peace tour in Africa, PAP Chairman Roger Nkodo Dang dispatched PAP officials to the 5th Annual Commemoration of the WARP Summit held in Korea in September 2018. The participation of PAP officials led to deeper alliances forged with HWPL's peace mission.



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Saturday, June 25, 2022

[HWPL] HWPL Presents Practical Peace for the End of War and Conflict in Mindanao, Philippines

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[HWPL] HWPL Presents Practical Peace for the End of War and Conflict in Mindanao, Philippines


This year marks the 72nd anniversary of the outbreak of the Korean War. A terrible war, which is on the scale of the world war, devastated the country and caused millions of casualties. The war has forced Korean Peninsula to spend decades in confrontation and tension up until now. In the peninsula, which is divided in two, young people are still holding guns and aiming at each other. Moreover, as the recent war in Ukraine has had a big impact on the daily lives of the Republic of Korea, which is on the other side of the globe, people are once again feeling the need for peace.

Analysis of past Israeli-Palestinian and northeastern African conflicts mentions in many cases that knowing the cause of the conflict is a very important factor, and that the approach of ethnic-religious elements is inevitable for conflict resolution and sustainable peace. Also, the need for a peaceful process has been further raised as Russia's recent blockade of grain exports has been criticized as a criminal act that incites food shortages in countries such as Africa and the Middle East.

In a statement by the UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process, "I call on political, religious and community leaders to reject violence and speak up against those who try to inflame the situation. We must all work toward restoring hope and the prospect of a political resolution to this conflict." As mentioned, the voices of leaders play an important role in achieving peace. As can be seen in the Eritrean-Ethiopian case, international organizations such as the African Union provide a better opportunity to mediate the peace process in conflict zone, and the leader's decision could lead to the end of the war.

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). 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.

Mindanao was a region of the largest armed conflict in Southeast Asia. The Mindanao conflict clearly shows the crisis, faced by the global community, of rampant conflicts 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. 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. Nonetheless, the signing of a peace treaty never ended the conflict. Mindanao's peace demonstrated the need for a fundamental and long-term approach across politics, economy, society, and culture to prevent a recurrence of war. Hence, HWPL, based in South Korea, began a journey of peace to Mindanao which is directly linked to world peace. The civic peace agreement mediated by the HWPL was Mindanao's declaration of permanent peace. Since then, HWPL and all involved, including local politics, religion, and civil society, have been cooperating for peace.

Regarding the achievements made in Mindanao since 2013, when the civil-level peace agreement was signed, Man Hee Lee, Chairman of HWPL, consistently says, "It’s what God did" and "God accompanied us," not personal achievements. With mysterious and miraculous powers leading to the cooperation of the global community, he always emphasizes, "Let all the global community become advocates of peace and leave peace as a legacy of future generations." The possibility of peace emphasized by the HWPL will come as a reality when people of the world decide to join and become one in peace. Global family members of peace wish this process will pave a way for the world to become a global village filled with news of peace rather than war, as “We are One” resonates around the world.

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[HWPL] PEACE AS CULTURE! HWPL’S ANSWER TO PEACE THAT RENEWS THE FUTURE OF THE GLOBAL VILLAGE

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[HWPL] PEACE AS CULTURE! HWPL’S ANSWER TO PEACE THAT RENEWS THE FUTURE OF THE GLOBAL VILLAGE




HWPL Presents Practical Peace for Ending War and Conflict in Mindanao, Philippines

HWPL urges people of the world to have the mindset of ‘We are One’ to become one in peace!

HWPL, a Korean peace organisation that promotes peace

The world has made efforts to resolve conflicts and establish peace, but in recent decades, there has been a major change in the origins of conflicts. After the end of the Cold War, ethnic and religious identities emerged as a major source of conflict. Ethnic and religious conflicts have increased significantly, accounting for more than 80% of conflicts that occur worldwide. The emergence of this new conflict structure requires a new approach. Although the entities that can cause conflict have expanded to groups and individuals beyond the state, it also means that the entities that can resolve conflicts can also be expanded to the private level of organisations and individuals rather than just the state. In this world, anyone can take action to realise global peace.

Mindanao was once the site of the largest armed conflict in Southeast Asia. Due to the political, economic, and cultural discrimination and contradictions that accumulated since the colonial period of Spain and the United States, armed groups formed and fought since the 1960s. The Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF), which had been active in Mindanao as a base, was the largest armed group in Southeast Asia and the Philippines. In the 2010s, the Philippine government declared an all-out war with the MILF, which resulted in 120,000 casualties. The conflict in Mindanao clearly shows the crisis facing the global village, and the proliferation of conflicts based on ethnic/religious identities that emerged in the 21st century. Peace in Mindanao was a problem directly related to security issues not only in the Philippines, but in Southeast Asia and the world at large.

Following these casualties, the Mindanao Peace Process emerged. The peace process was supported by international non-governmental organisations along with the governments of Japan, Saudi Arabia, Turkey and the UK, as well as Malaysia, the mediator of the official government-MILF peace agreement. In addition to the official process, international organisations such as the European Union and Islamic Cooperation Organisation and various private organisations supported peace and provided humanitarian aid to establish peace. The conflict did not end by simply signing a peace treaty. Peace in Mindanao showed the need for a fundamental and long-term approach across politics, economics, society and culture to prevent a recurrence of war. HWPL, headquartered in the Republic of Korea, started this journey of peace in Mindanao.

Mindanao Peace Declaration, HWPL Mindanao Peace Agreement

Efforts for peace in Mindanao, which had not even been attempted at the Korean government level, began in the private sector. In 2013, Man-Hee Lee, the Chairman of HWPL, visited Mindanao, where tensions were rampant due to military clashes. Chairman Lee visited many nations to build international solidarity for peace on the Korean Peninsula and around the world, and to appeal for cooperation and support. It was a new approach at the private level to conclude a peace agreement between Mindanao’s local leaders and non-governmental organisations.

At the time of the agreement, Chairman Lee asked the attendees, “Do you want peace or war?” and when all the participants raised their hands that they wanted peace, he said, “Then, please sign the peace agreement,” and greeted the Catholic-Muslims who attended the site. He called on them to stop conflict and do their best in reconciliation and cooperation for the sake of peace. After signing the agreement, two leaders representing local Islam and Catholicism, government and private sector, politics and religion joined hands. This was the declaration of the beginning of the path to peace in Mindanao, and it was the signal to enter a world where religions and countries can become one in peace. January 24 is now the anniversary of the peace agreement in Mindanao, and is celebrated with festivals and events to commemorate peace.

Peace as an institution and culture – the foundation stone for long-term peace

The civil peace agreement mediated by HWPL was a declaration for a permanent peace in Mindanao. After that, HWPL and all relevant parties, including local political and religious groups, and civil society, began to cooperate for peace. At the regional level, from 2019 to 2020, major cities in Mindanao, such as Kotabato City and Davao City, have resolved to support and implement the Declaration of Peace and Cessation of War (DPCW) announced by HWPL. It is the political base of the president and current vice president, Sarah Duterte. The DPCW aims to spread the culture of peace and the basic principles for the prohibition, prevention, and resolution of conflicts and wars, and was written jointly by HWPL and international law experts. The DPCW has been developed and functions as an international legal document with legal, institutional and normative functions by international organisations, central and local governments, and civil society.


In addition, along with civil society organisations, we are continuing a peace awareness campaign in which citizens participate and build a peace monument. The peace monument is a symbol of peace that reminds us of the spirit of coexistence and respect in our daily lives. Examples include Camp Dharapanan of Sultan Kudarat, a former military base for militants, and a peace monument built in the Purok Tongkie area of Kotabato City, where armed conflicts between Muslims, Christians and indigenous peoples were frequent in the past. As fighters returned to their daily lives one after another due to the implementation of the peace agreement between the government and armed groups, they melted their weapons and erected a monument as a symbol of the transition to a world of peace.

At the national level, efforts are being made to establish peace through cooperation with central government departments in the field of education. HWPL has been implementing peace education at the international level, as suggested by the United Nations and UNESCO, to students and citizens in the Philippines, starting with the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with 70 educational institutions in Mindanao in February 2016. Education focusing on character development in line with the era of peace is a recent international educational trend. Recently, HWPL’s peace education has been evaluated as being more systemised than UNESCO’s civil education, which was recently introduced on a pilot basis by some local governments in Korea. .

In the Philippines in 2018, an MOU was signed with the Higher Education Commission (CHED), an organisation under the direct control of the president, in cooperation with the Ministry of Education, to develop curriculum and expand peace education nationwide. Through this cooperation, 2,551 teachers from 557 educational institutions are trained in the Philippines alone, contributing to peace education for 23,000 students (200 teachers in Mindanao and 5,000 students).

Regarding the achievements made in Mindanao since 2013, when a peace agreement was signed at the private level, HWPL Chairman Man-Hee Lee says that it is not an individual achievement, but ‘a work done by God’ and ‘a God-accompanied work’. While the fruits of peace are bearing fruit wherever mysterious and miraculous powers lead the cooperation of the global village, he always emphasises, “Let’s all become messengers of peace and leave peace as a legacy for future generations.” The possibility of peace emphasised by HWPL will become a reality when people around the world take the lead and become one in peace.

Heavenly Culture, World Peace, Restoration of Light (HWPL) is an international peace organisation established for the cessation of war in the global village and world peace. HWPL is a non-governmental organisation registered with the UN Global Communications Agency (DGC) and the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) as a special consultative status organisation and registered in Seoul, Korea. HWPL’s main business is threefold.

1. International Law of Peace:

On March 14, 2016, HWPL published Article 10, Paragraph 38 of the Declaration of Peace and Cessation of War (DPCW) in order to prepare a legal mechanism to ensure and maintain peace at the national and international level. With this at its core, peace activities are being conducted with the goal of establishing a legal system to ensure sustainable peace.

2. Alliance of Religions:

HWPL is operating Religious Union offices in 268 places in 129 countries to resolve ongoing interreligious conflicts and disputes around the world. The goal is to achieve harmony between religions by opening religious peace camps and Dialogue for People of Faith through which religious leaders and religious people can share and understand the value of peace contained in the religious scriptures.

3. Peace Education:

HWPL presented peace education as a way to leave the world of peace as a legacy for future generations. In order to sustain the world of peace in the long term, we are striving to foster a sense of citizenship for future generations, the protagonists of the global village, with the values   of peace.


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Tuesday, June 21, 2022

[HWPL] Certificate of Appreciation Awarded by an 118-year-old South African Primary School: “HWPL Peace Education Gives Us Hope and Courage”

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[HWPL] Certificate of Appreciation Awarded by an 118-year-old South African Primary School: “HWPL Peace Education Gives Us Hope and Courage”


A Certificate of Appreciation awarded to HWPL Chairman Man-hee Lee and his peace delegation by The Arcadia Primary School in South Africa, which has a 118-year history, on August 13, 2018

“Your fight has encouraged us to have hope, even when it seems there is none. Above all you have given us the opportunity to be at the forefront of this journey, trying to nurture stronger and wiser individuals.”

The 'African Leaders of Peace Summit: Achieving Peace in Our Lifetime' conference and an MOU peace education ceremony were held in Cape Town, South Africa on August 13, 2018, during HWPL's (Chairman Man-hee Lee) 29th peace tour. On that day, 11 South African schools, including Arcadia Primary School, signed an MOU for peace education with HWPL. Representatives from Holy Cross School, Bontle Primary School, Arcadia Elementary School, Modderdam High School, Grosvenor Primary School, Rosewood Primary School, Mimosa Primary School, Boundary Primary School, Lasersdal and Lizback schools were also in attendance.

A commemorative photo is taken of signatories to a peace agreement at the 'African Leaders of Peace Summit: Achieving Peace in Our Lifetime' conference in Cape Town, South Africa, during HWPL's (Chairman Man-hee Lee) 29th peace tour on August 13, 2018. On that day, 11 schools in South Africa signed an MOU for peace education with HWPL.

On that day, Principal Gavin van der Speck of Arcadia Primary awarded HWPL a Certificate of Appreciation, delivered by Arcadia Primary's Mrs. Shamiela Burns, who is an HWPL peace educator.

The Certificate of appreciation opened with the words of Mahatma Gandhi, who emphasized the importance of educating children in order to attain peace, and the words of a 'Peace Pilgrim' who advocates for peace through goodness, truth and love.

The Arcadia Primary School community signed off with 'THANK YOU' addressed to HWPL ‘Peace Messenger’ Man-hee Lee and his peace delegation under the title ‘To the Founders and Promoters of the Global Peace Initiative’.

Chairman Man-hee Lee delivers a message to academic representatives about the importance of peace education at the 'African Leaders of Peace Summit: Achieving Peace in Our Lifetime' conference in Cape Town, South Africa, during HWPL's (Chairman Man-hee Lee) 29th peace tour on August 13, 2018.

They expressed their appreciation on the Certificate of appreciation, writing:  
"We thank you for allowing us to be a part of your journey. You have reminded us of the important role that the teaching community plays in promoting peace and moral values in our society. Your fight has encouraged us to have hope, even when it seems that there is none."

With a heart of gratitude, they wrote: 
“Above all you have given us the opportunity to be at the forefront of this journey, trying to nurture stronger and wiser individuals. In the hope that they will become the adults that will soon lead our nation." 

Arcadia Primary School has been collaborating with HWPL since 2018. Mrs. Burns, who had been working as a peace educator, felt convicted after hearing about the activities of HWPL and Chairman Lee through HWPL South Africa branch prior to the 2018 peace tour. 

She came to believe that HWPL's peace education was an essential curriculum for pupils of Arcadia Primary School. This is because the education students received through empirical data was insufficient in motivating them to realize peace.

A commemorative photo is taken of school officials following the 'African Leaders of Peace Summit: Achieving Peace in Our Lifetime' conference in Cape Town, South Africa, during HWPL's (Chairman Man-hee Lee) 29th peace tour on August 13, 2018.

According to HWPL, its peace education imparted on students at HWPL Peace Schools and Academies established worldwide lays a foundation for the just and equal treatment of humanity by internalizing the importance and value of life and cultivating respect for fellow humans. This education enables students to play an important role in overcoming various conflict owing to differences in nationality, ethnicity, creed, culture, and ideology.

Moreover, HWPL Peace Education teaches students the norms necessary to maintain peaceful coexistence within the community and helps them develop a mindset of peace. As a result, they can come to understand practical ways of coexisting harmoniously and to respond peacefully to various situations.

The reason why HWPL's peace education can make such a profound impact is that it is based on HWPL's peace movement initiated by Chairman Lee himself, rather than just shouting for peace with words.

A brief overview of Chairman Lee's movements for peace shows that Chairman Lee embarked on his first world peace tour in 2012 and later arbitrated a bloody 40-year religious armed conflict on the island of Mindanao, Philippines, on January 24, 2014. The civil war, which had claimed the lives of 120,000 people, was brought to an end when Chairman Lee visited the island of Mindanao in the Philippines and met with local leaders, including state and religious representatives, to cease the inter-religious conflict, and promoted peace between Catholics and Muslims at a civilian level. A peace agreement was then signed between the government forces and the MILF, the largest armed group in Mindanao.

Afterwards, Chairman Lee invited the HWPL members and the people he met during the peace tour in September 2014 to hold the WARP Summit. On March 14th, 2016, the 'Global Village Peace Declaration (DPCW 10 Articles 38 Clauses)' was proclaimed, starting with discussions on the draft international law that would achieve the cessation of war and world peace. It spurred on peaceful steps for the peaceful reunification of the Korean Peninsula and the end of war. A total of 31 peace tours have been made until 2020, and a ceremony to commemorate the World Peace Conference and the DPCW announcement is held every year. In response, voices and letters supporting the DPCW and the peaceful reunification of the Korean Peninsula were poured out from the civil society and religious circles, including former and current presidents, politicians, and young women, and these contents were made known to the people of each country through media reports. And all these contents became educational materials for children who will become the protagonists of the future.

As of December 2020, HWPL Peace Education has signed an MOU (Memorandum of Understanding) with 214 educational institutions in 34 countries and is being implemented.

On September 20th 2018, the Gangwon branch of HWPL is performing a performance under the theme of ‘Eternal Heritage Peace Education’ at the Parade commemorating the 4th anniversary of the WARP Summit.

Peace education with these contents came as a fresh shock to the officials of Arcadia Primary School. With the cooperation of the principal, they delivered a certificate of appreciation to HWPL.

In February 2019, the following year, Mrs. Burns, a peace teacher at HWPL, met with two teachers and the Peace Education Team of HWPL South Africa to discuss how to implement peace education in school classes.

She also invited teachers and 30 students to participate in the May 25th World Peace Declaration ceremony held in Cape Town, South Africa, in May. In September of the same year, peace teachers and classmates participated in the 5th anniversary ceremony of the 918 WARP Summit held in Cape Town, South Africa, and continued to cooperate for peace activities.

Arcadia Primary School is a school in Cape Town, South Africa with a long history of 118 years, established on January 26th, 1903.

Peace!