Sunday, February 7, 2021

[HWPL] What is HWPL?


[HWPL] What is HWPL?

HWPL's Chairman Man-Hee Lee

Heavenly Culture, World Peace, Restoration of Light (HWPL; Chairman Man-hee Lee) is a non-governmental organization (NGO) registered in the UN Economic and Social Council and Public Affairs Bureau.

The name “Heavenly Culture, World Peace, Restoration of Light” means that the global community is transformed into a world of peace through the culture of heaven. The purpose of its establishment is to end all global conflict, achieve peace, and convey a world of peace to future generations.

Man-hee Lee (90), the founder of HWPL, is a Korean War veteran. As solutions for peace, he has advocated for “enactment of an international law to end war, and pass on the world to future generations” and 'harmony through interfaith dialogue' and 'Declaration of Peace and Cessation of War'. To this end, he has visited over 100 countries on 31 peace tours over 7 years since 2012, attracting the participation of the international community.

HWPL's activities are largely ▲enactment of an International Law (DPCW) for the establishment of peace standards in the international community ▲Comparative research and discussion of scriptures as communication for peace between religions ▲Peace education for citizens, students and future generations

The springboard for the enactment of international law was the 2014 HWPL World Peace Summit. At that time, about 2,000 political, religious, women and youth leaders from 170 countries and 200,000 members participated. People from all over the world signed a peace treaty that contained the contents of the “enactment of international law to end war” and support of “world alliance of religions” proposed by Chairman Lee. On March 14, 2016, the 10 articles and 38 clauses of the “Declaration of Peace and Cessation of War (DPCW)" was proclaimed. In July 2017, PARLACEN (Central American Parliament) adopted a resolution in support of the DPCW.

Currently, there are 253 WARP (World Alliance of Religions' Peace) offices for religious unification in 129 countries.

Peace Education has been developed and translated into textbooks, and in the first half of 2018, school officials in Georgia (February), Indonesia (May) and Israel (June) held the “2018 Peace Education Korea Training Program”.

HWPL's activities are carried out with its subsidiary, International  Peace Youth Group (IPYG), and International Women's Peace Group (IWPG) as its partner organization. IWPG was founded in September 2013, has 100 branches and, together with its 400 partner organizations worldwide, is promoting three major projects: the support and advocacy for the enactment of an international law for peace, women's peace education, and 'plant peace'. Every September, female leaders from around the world gather to discuss practical ways to achieve peace.

IPYG is a youth network that is leading the peace movement by uniting the youth from each country's civil society. It has 54,000 members from 70 branches in Korea and works with 851 organizations from 111 countries.


1 comment:

  1. These words by H.E. Viktor Yushchenko, Former President of Ukraine, have always resonated with me:-
    “The DPCW is a perfect and balanced document that can be the basis of solidarity for peacekeeping in all countries of the world. I think all the leaders of the countries should support the DPCW”✌
    I've nothing but gratitude to HWPL and their supporters for this unprecedented work of peace.