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[HWPL] Introduction to HWPL Peace Tours of Man-hee Lee: En route to 'End of War and Peace', “Lord, be with us!”

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[HWPL] Introduction to HWPL Peace Tours of Man-hee Lee: En route to 'End of War and Peace', “Lord, be with us!”


Chairman Man-hee Lee is writing a message on the plane wishing for the success of the Peace Tour

A prayer written by Man-hee Lee prior to his peace visit to Mindanao, Philippines on January 23rd, 2014

God the Father, the Great Ruler of heaven and earth

It is January 23rd, the 31st year of Shincheonji (2014), and we are going to preach the will of God the Father and Jesus to the country of the Philippines. Please join us. We can not do anything alone. If God the Father and Jesus are with us, I believe that everything will go well. This is my request. I will do my best for the Father's will and glory.

Father God, I earnestly ask with both hands to please protect the family of Shincheonji so that not a single member of the church is lost and please mobilize the angels and protect the members. I want you to receive glory by showing the fullness of your glory to us. I will do my best to show the great glory of the Father wherever I go and whoever I meet. I will go in the name of the Father, Jesus, and Heaven.

January 23rd, 2014



“We can not do anything alone. If God the Father and Jesus are with us, I believe that everything will go well. This is my request.”

On January 23rd, 2014, Man-hee Lee, Chairman of Heavenly Culture, World Peace, Restoration of Light (HWPL), who was heading to the conflict region of Mindanao in the Philippines, wrote an earnest prayer. He is also the head of Shincheonji Church of Jesus.

After reaching the age of eighty and receiving the command to “cease wars and achieve peace in the global village,” Chairman Man-hee Lee, as he always did before embarking on a peace tour, wrote an earnest prayer. This prayer written on yellow paper is still hanging on the wall in one of his rooms. The main content in the letters he wrote before going on a peace tour was, “God and Jesus, please be with us.” Everywhere he went, amazing results blossomed. Was it a result of prayer? People welcomed Man-hee Lee, and whoever he met promised to join HWPL's peace movement.


The epochal Mindanao Civil Peace Agreement was achieved with a sense of duty to fulfill the mandate to ‘make peace’ and with the earnest prayer ‘be with us’. During a peace tour in the Philippines in September 2013, Chairman Man-hee Lee received a request from Antonio Ledesma, former Catholic Archbishop of Cagayan de Oro, 'to mediate the settlement of the Mindanao conflict’. At that time, there was an ongoing conflict between Catholics and Muslims in Mindanao, and a visit to the region was hazardous. Chairman Lee later confessed his feelings at the time, saying, “I had to go because they wanted me to come for peace, and I'm a person who works for peace.”

Upon making his decision to visit Mindanao, he prayed earnestly and arrived in Mindanao on January 24th, 2014. He was 84 years old. Chairman Man-hee Lee severely rebuked the local Catholic and Islamic leaders for using each other's religion and language to justify the 40-year conflict, and emphasized that "God's will is peace, not conflict." He also said to participants, "Raise your hand if you truly want peace." When all the participants raised their hands, he said to the religious leaders, "Then come out and sign this peace agreement."

In this way, the ‘civilian peace agreement’, which marked the beginning of the end of the bloody 40-year conflict in Mindanao, was miraculously and swiftly accomplished. Locals said, “Chairman Man-hee Lee, who risked his life at the age of 84 to come to another country only for peace, is different from politicians.” In response, Chairman Man-hee Lee said, “God has made peace in Mindanao through me.”

During Chairman Man-hee Lee's peace tour, a Mexican pastor couple asked for a photo, saying, "We saw a light above you."

During the peace tour, Chairman Man-hee Lee met a number of people who said, “I saw a light above you.” Chairman Lee said of this, “It was through them that God made known to me that HE was with me.” In fact, every peace tour resulted in a remarkable outcome that is difficult for any civil peace activist to achieve. From the first peace tour in 2012 to the 31st in 2019, leaders of every country, including former and incumbent presidents, chief justices, parliamentarians, and university deans met with Chairman Man-hee Lee and promised to work with HWPL for peace.

These people gathered at the ‘WARP Summit’ held in Korea in September 2014. Through the WARP Summit, HWPL became widely known to the international community as the only peace organization that can achieve a “world of peace and cessation of war.” After that, peace activities grew.

A Jewish rabbi who said, “I saw a light above you”, and asked for a photo, meets with Chairman Man-hee Lee in New York during Chairman Lee’s peace tour

Chairman Man-hee Lee gathered some of the most prominent legal scholars along his peace tours and launched the HWPL International Law Peace Committee, comprised of 21 legal experts, in September 2015 to commemorate the 1st Annual Commemoration of the WARP (World Alliance of Religions' Peace) Summit. On March 14th of the following year, the HWPL International Law Peace Committee published the 10 Articles and 38 Clauses of the Declaration of Peace and Cessation of War (DPCW), which serves as the basis for the 'Global Declaration on the Cessation of War and Achievement of World Peace’. After the DPCW was proclaimed, Chairman Lee's peace tours focused on promoting the DPCW to the international community and on appealing for support. As a result, it has secured the support of 55 African countries and has almost completed all necessary requirements for its enactment and implementation by the United Nations as a UN resolution.

Through heaven's answer to peace, Chairman Man-hee Lee said, “Let’s create a world of peace without war and pass it on to future generations as an eternal legacy.” He is inviting the largest number of people in history worldwide to join the peace movement.

A Brazilian lawyer requests a photo after telling Chairman Man-hee Lee, "I saw a light above you," during Chairman Lee's peace tour

Peace!!

1 comment:

  1. A beautiful, hopeful and somewhat miraculous post. How is that HWPL Chairman Man-hee Lee, who was in his mid-80s, could mediate a cruel, bloody 40-year inter-religious conflict between Catholic and Islamic groups that had claimed 120,000 lives on the island of Mindanao - which no government agency or peacekeeping force could solve - yet so few media organisations report it? Thank YOU for all the peace news you report. I hope media outlets will do the same and I will do my part in spreading this news.

    Moreover, whether in Mindanao, the Caribbean or the Americas, war always hits the innocent the hardest, especially women, youth and children. What do you possibly say or do to a mother who loses her son to war? The DPCW is a legal instrument that Chairman Lee of HWPL, who is a 92-year-old Korean War veteran, has conceived and garnered support for from politicians, Heads of State, religious leaders, academic experts and educators, women and youth groups through 31 global peace tours and it proposes a clear solution to permanently ceasing all wars and leaving peace as a legacy for the next generation. I really hope it will be presented to the United Nations in late 2022 or early 2023 so that it can be enacted as international law so that peace can come as soon as possible. Again, thank you for your post, and kudos to Chairman Lee and HWPL.

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