Wednesday, December 8, 2021

[HWPL] The 2nd WARP (World Alliance of Religions' Peace) Summit, Guest Speakers Share their Impressions


[HWPL] The 2nd WARP (World Alliance of Religions' Peace) Summit, Guest Speakers Share their Impressions

On September 18th 2016, a large-scale peace festival was held at the Jamsil Olympic Stadium in Seoul in celebration of the 2nd annual commemoration of the 9.18 WARP Summit. A Daedongje performance concluded celebrations

No border, creed, or race could block participants' enthusiasm for ‘peace’. All participants were moved by the fact that everyone could come together for the same purpose of peace, and they proclaimed a newfound hope that peace could be achieved through the WARP Summit. Remarks and congratulatory messages by guest speakers, who unanimously proclaimed “Now is the time to end war and achieve peace”, are summarized herein.

H.E. Ivo Josipović, Former President of Croatia

"The DPCW has been prepared by distinguished experts and HWPL has made it known to many political and religious leaders, influential individuals and the public all over the world. Intensive activities have significantly raised awareness of the need for action to end wars and bring peace to whole humanity."

Rt. Hon. Hrant Bagratyan, Former Prime Minister of Armenia

"I, and many others, are living witnesses of the efforts and dedication made by Chairman Lee and HWPL in keeping their promise to pass on a legacy of peace to future generations. Our daily lives are, slowly but surely, becoming peaceful and we are now celebrating peace instead of war and death."

H.E. Odeta Nishani, Former First Lady of Albania

"I hope that, through the WARP Summit, and as we work in various groups together, we will make the opportunity to explore and find ways to achieve peace in each field through small and significant steps towards a better future. I'm sure the success of the WARP Summit and our network will continue to expand."

Israeli National Assemblyman, Zhuhair Paul

"I was surprised to hear Chairman Lee's speech this morning. Chairman Lee is passionate, and peace seems to be the only goal of the Chairman's life. I was also completely moved by the words of the Chairman. Chairman Lee is such a great leader."

Adel Omar Sheriff, Deputy Director of the Constitutional Court of Egypt

"The operation of such an outstanding event is only possible when everyone sincerely participates in it. Everyone in the venue says one thing that they want to convey to the world through dedication. It means to stop the war and ask for a chance to achieve world peace."

Julien-Gustave Kavaruganda, President of the Rwanda Bar Association

"I was very moved to see that things have been moving so quickly. I participated at the start of this international law work, but I see that the work has already been done. Now, what we're going to do in the future is to publicize this to people, and make leaders change."

Dr. Jyoti Mohapatra, Secretary-General of Mahatma M.K. Gandhi Foundation for Nonviolent Peace

"Chairman Lee is uniting the world under the one cover of HWPL. Under Chairman Lee's leadership and guidance, the world's governments will realize the need for peace. On behalf of the Indian Parliament, we recommend Chairman Lee as a nominee for the Nobel Peace Prize."

Junaid Saqib, Representative of Pakistan Minority Rights Commission

"I have been to many countries, but the Republic of Korea has the best solution to achieving peace because HWPL has a lot of volunteers with great potential to achieve peace. I love Koreans who work for an end to war and achievement of peace."

Arkan Atarya, Israeli Simultaneous Interpreter

"I have attended all meetings and heard all the speeches to translate into my native language. I hope that HWPL's message of peace will be spread throughout the world so peace can be achieved quickly. I feel very honored to be a member of HWPL."

Tanieng, YMCA Director of Yangon, Myanmar

"In the past, I participated in the WARP Office Meetings with a heart of about 75%. Now, I promise to do my best. The WARP office is the best teacher for peace and unity."

HH Samdech Tep Vong, Supreme Patriarch of Cambodia

"To achieve the peace we want, we need a wide range of knowledge, experiences, promises, and cooperation from people of all walks of life, including government officials, religious leaders, civil society, academics, the private sector, women, youth and media. And we have to make them make a major contribution to the agendas of the WARP Summit."

Bhai Sahib Satpal Singh, Ambassador of Sikh Dharma, USA

"Chairman Lee brings all religious people together without prejudice and tells us the same thing - everyone to come together. I believe that peace will be achieved in our generation through the efforts of HWPL and the WARP office that is bringing all religious leaders together."


1 comment:

  1. HWPL’s peace work is unprecedented. I sincerely hope it will continue with great vigour into 2022 and beyond, as it seems peace and stability is needed now more than ever in these uncertain times. More than 30,000 people from 157 countries attended the 7th Anniversary HWPL World Peace Summit online on Sept. 18th 2021, and more than 200 schools worldwide have been designated HWPL Peace Academies, educating today’s youth on the importance of peace.

    Moreover, many heads of state – both existing and former – have publicly declared their support for HWPL’s Declaration of Peace and Cessation of War (DPCW), citing it as the only solution to ceasing all conflict and achieving peace on a global scale. The words of H.E. Viktor Yushchenko, former President of Ukraine, sums up the importance of the DPCW very well: “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.”

    May the words, ‘We are One!’ ring true as a lasting history✌️