Monday, April 12, 2021

[HWPL] The World Committed to World Peace through HWPL's 'WARP (World Alliance of Religions Peace) Summit'


[HWPL] The World Committed to World Peace through HWPL's 'WARP (World Alliance of Religions Peace) Summit'

HWPL Chairman Man-Hee Lee gave a presentation at HWPL Peace Institute in Gapyeong, Gyeonggi province on September 16th 2018 at the Goseong Peace Conference held between HWPL and the Board of Directors of the Supervisory Council of the International Center for the Black Sea (left). Former Russian Deputy Prime Minister Gennady Burbulis, who is Chairman of the International Center for the Black Sea–Baltic Sea studies (center), attended the Goseong Peace Talks where he delivered a speech.

“Let's all become messengers of peace united as one, and leave peace as a legacy to future generations.”

The United Nations registered NGO, 'Heavenly Culture, World Peace, Restoration of Light' (HWPL, Chairman Man-Hee Lee), is making the cessation of wars and achievement of world peace no longer a dream but a reality through their ‘WARP Summit.’ Through the WARP Summit, with the slogan ‘Let’s leave a world of peace without war to future generations’, Chairman Lee urged people to enact international law for the cessation of wars and called for religions to unite for peace.

All of these groundbreaking ideas were put forward by Man-Hee Lee, who said, “There is an answer to achieving peace.” As a result, the international community was heedful of the fact that the movement to enact law for the cessation of wars is being promoted and executed by a civil organization (HWPL), not a government agency.

An explosion of firecrackers announced an evening performance of “Arirang Performance of Peace” at the “The 1st WARP Summit” held at Jamsil Olympic Stadium in Seoul on September 17th in 2014.

The 1st WARP Summit was held in Seoul from September 17th to 19th 2014 to initiate this work towards world peace. More than 200,000 people, including former and current heads of state and religious leaders from 20 countries and 1,200 youth, peace and women representatives participated at the Jamsil Olympic Stadium and Yeouido 63 SQUARE in Seoul.

Among them, the former and current presidents and global religious leaders had a meaningful time signing the peace agreement. The peace agreement ceremony was held in the form of signing the “Agreement to Propose the Enactment
of International Law for the Cessation of Wars and World Peace” and the “World Alliance of Religions Agreement”. The Agreement to Propose the Enactment of International Law for the Cessation of Wars and World Peace is for the ex-presidents of each country, the Supreme Judge and the United Nations (UN) to enact international law for an end to war and achievement of world peace, and for current presidents to sign an agreement for peace with the country and people in accordance with the enacted international law.

South Africa's 3rd President Kgalema Motlanthe said, "This peace agreement is a very important thing to be a good model to all organizations in the international community because the ceremony set the foundation for resolving conflict and establishing peace."

He added, “The reason why the Peace Agreement Ceremony is more special is that it has led different religions to become one. It was a big step in that religious and political leaders agreed that peace is essential.”

On the last day, at the World Peace Gate at Olympic Park in Songpa district, Seoul, more than 30,000 members, including members of 650 youth groups from 140 countries around the world, held a Peace Walk shouting, 'We want Peace.'

As such, the three-day summit held in Seoul was evaluated as an unprecedented peace conference that transcended borders, religions, and races. There is also the opinion that never in the history of mankind have so many political and religious leaders gathered as one to discuss peace.

Former Romanian President Emil Constantinescu said, “When I saw the heavenly culture led by Man-Hee Lee, I was very impressed. This is something that many researchers, scholars and politicians haven't thought of,” he stressed. “It should be made available to everyone and be shared.”

Public opinion of HWPL on world peace has spread since the WARP Summit with annual celebrations of the WARP Summit being held every September since 2015. Through this, actual movements toward the enactment of international law to end war and the alliance of religions were reported, and future directions were shared.

On September 18th in 2015, on the outdoor stage of the Olympic Park in Seoul, 'The 1st Annual Commemoration of September 18th World Alliance of Religions' Peace Summit' was held and members attended the outdoor event.

HWPL held the “Conference for the Implementation of the Declaration of Peace and Cessation of War” in commemoration of the 1st anniversary of the WARP Summit from September 18th-19th in 2015. About 270 political, religious, youth and women leaders from 92 countries participated in the event, including 10 state leaders - former and current presidents and prime ministers - and 80 international law experts. International law experts discussed ways to end war and armed conflict through various meetings.

To spur the enactment of international law, the “HWPL International Law Peace Committee,” composed of scholars of international law, was also launched. The Peace Committee was made up of 19 international law experts, including Narinder Singh (Member of the UN International Law Commission) and Kamal Hosein (member of the United Nations Compensation Commission). And on November 12th-14th of the same year, the second meeting for the drafting of the DPCW took place in London, England.

Eventually, HWPL proclaimed the Declaration of Peace and Cessation of War (DPCW) on March 14th in 2016 based on the draft. The DPCW, which is composed of a total of 10 articles and 38 clauses based on the UN Charter, reinforces existing international law to prevent war.

On September 18th in 2016, the “2nd Anniversary of the September 18th HWPL World Peace Summit” was held at Jamsil Olympic Stadium in Seoul.

HWPL also held its 2nd annual celebration ceremony and peace festival from September 17th-19th in 2016. 100,000 people, including 1,000 people from 130 countries, participated and urged for the DPCW to be brought to the United Nations for enactment as international law.

Even in 2017 when the geopolitical risk on the Korean peninsula, that included North Korea's enforcement of a nuclear test, reached its peak, HWPL's world peace movement did not stop. From September 17th-19th, a ceremony was held to commemorate the 3rd anniversary of the WARP Peace Summit, and 200,000 people from 63 Korean and 45 non-Korean cities across 121 countries simultaneously participated in the ceremony. They cried out for the need to end war and for world peace.

On September 18th 2017, the 3rd anniversary of the WARP Peace Summit was held in Hwaseong Sports Complex. HWPL members presented the card section.

A reporter for the Ecuadorian Plan V radio broadcaster, who attended for the third time to report on WARP Summit celebrations, said, “Global peace is divided into before and after HWPL. Everything that HWPL showed for peace is so amazing.” As the years passed, the WARP Summit celebration became a global peace festival, and the voices of people around the world urging for the DPCW to be presented to the United Nations were gathered.

The following year, from September 17th-19th 2018, HWPL held a ceremony to commemorate the 4th anniversary of the WARP Summit under the theme of ‘Collaboration for Peace Development: Building a Peace Community through the DPCW.’ Since it was held on the same day as the 3rd Inter-Korean Summit, interest in peace on the Korean peninsula was hotter than ever, and more than 2,000 world leaders from 110 countries gathered.

HWPL members formed HWPL's symbolic emblem en masse at the Incheon Asiad Main Stadium on September 18th in 2018 where the '4th Anniversary of the WARP Summit' was held.

Former Hungarian President Pal Schmidt evaluated that "the DPCW made by HWPL contains provisions that can achieve world peace beyond the Korean peninsula, such as the eradication of nuclear weapons."

Global experts from all fields and positions, including politicians, religious leaders, women and youth leaders and the media, have repeatedly affirmed their willingness to support the DPCW ahead of the DPCW's enactment at the UN. In addition, the '5th Anniversary of the WARP Summit' that was held from September 18th to 19th 2019, initiated its global ‘Legislation Peace (LP)’ project as the main theme and a project to enact the DPCW as binding international law.

On September 18th 2019, while the ‘5th Anniversary of the WARP Summit’ was held at Suwon World Cup Stadium, a traditional Korean military-style band blew trumpets to announce the start of the event.


1 comment:

  1. The work of peace that HWPL is striving for is unprecedented. I sincerely hope everyone who loves peace will join in their endeavours.