Monday, December 19, 2022

[HWPL] Peace Tours of Man-Hee Lee (12): Crossing Borders and Religions, People Become One for ‘Cessation of War and World Peace’


[HWPL] Peace Tours of Man-Hee Lee (12): Crossing Borders and Religions, People Become One for ‘Cessation of War and World Peace’

On October 31, 2013, at the Sheraton Cerritos Hotel in Los Angeles, the ‘Conference for Religious Unity and World Peace' was held

At 9:30 a.m. on October 31, at the Sheraton Cerritos Hotel in Los Angeles, various religious leaders gathered in one place over the agenda of “world peace.” Under the theme “Conference for Religious Unity and World Peace,” leaders of diverse faiths, including Islam, Buddhism, Judaism, Hinduism, and Christianity, gathered.

This event was organized to establish a consensus on “world peace” among people of religion worldwide in preparation for the WARP Summit that would be held the following year. Chairman Lee raised the issue of eradicating wars and conflicts by uniting religious communities.

Attendees considered it of great importance that religious leaders were gathering at this conference to discuss “world peace.” Religious leaders in attendance included the Catholic priest Albaka, Zoroastrian Mobed Manek Buzwala (Mobed means 'priest'), and Imam Maria Kani, who gave favorable comments at the conference through presentations.

In an additional interview conducted after the conference, Buddhist monk Anmin said, “(Chairman Lee) reminded us that we must become one in order to achieve a world of peace without war,” and “I think it is a wonderful peace movement.”

On that day, following all the presentations, the participants gathered and shouted the slogan, “Let's Unite, World Peace!” Even after the conference ended, the religious leaders remained in their seats and set up a separate meeting in the corner to ask questions about the content of Chairman Lee's lecture.

Chairman Lee is delivering a message of peace at a meeting for pastors held after the LA Peace Conference on October 31st

After the LA Peace Conference on October 31st, Pastor Larry Neville of Praise Chapel International, a non-denominational church, invites Chairman Lee to a discussion

An Islamic leader requested that Chairman Lee elaborate on his expression, “All religions end and a new one begins.”

In response, Chairman Lee explained, “Rather than the complete end of religion, religion needs to be made whole.” Protestant Pastor Leland Stewart said, “Chairman Lee's message really touched me,” and “I really liked the content, so I wrote it down on a piece of paper.”

On November 4, the peace delegation headed to Guatemala, where a meeting was held with Óscar Julio Vian Morales, Archbishop of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Guatemala since 2010 and active in the field of education throughout Central America. Chairman Lee spoke words of encouragement to Archbishop Morales, saying, “Religion, like the sun in the sky, should be a light to the world, but there are many wars that are caused by religion." He also appealed for participation in the peace summit that would be held the following year, saying, “I believe that wars will end and peace will come only when religions are united.”

On November 4, Chairman Lee poses for a commemorative photo with Archbishop of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Guatemala, Óscar Julio Bianco Morales, who signs a peace treaty after their meeting

Archbishop Morales said, “I think all countries and people around the world should know about and meet Chairman Lee, the messenger of peace,” and “Let’s work together for peace in the world. I will make it possible that I attend the WARP Summit in Korea next year (2014) if you let me know in advance about it.” Archbishop Morales signed the HWPL Peace Agreement and promised to participate for peace.

In Colombia on the 12th, Chairman Lee held a meeting with Francisco Duque-Gómez, the fourth bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Colombia, who is actively engaged in community outreach in Central and South America. Bishop Duque-Gómez asked Chairman Lee how they could work together to achieve world peace, and at that meeting, he signed a peace agreement and promised to join the peace movement.

After the signing ceremony, Bishop Duque-Gómez expressed his intentions, saying, "I would like to participate in work that can be of further help to the Chairman's peace movement, taking the world peace agreement we signed today as a stepping stone." He also emphasized, "I am well aware that Chairman Lee's actions and their results are bearing fruit worldwide."

On November 12, after Chairman Lee meets with Francisco Duque-Gómez, the fourth bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Colombia, they sign and are showing a peace agreement

During the 7th Peace Tour, the following conferences and seminars were held with the active participation of local figures: Los Angeles Peace Conference on October 31st, El Trompo Museo Peace Seminar on November 2nd in Mexico, La Aurora Club Peace Seminar in Guatemala on November 5th, the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, USA on November 9th, and Adoración Church in Bogota, Colombia on November 11th.

On November 2, a pastor who attended a peace seminar in Mexico is filming Chairman Lee's remarks on his mobile phone


1 comment:

  1. This is truly beautiful work. I sincerely hope that the DPCW will be enacted as international law by the United Nations as soon as possible in 2023. Kudos to Chairman Lee of HWPL and all HWPL supporters. In the words of Viktor Yushchenko, former President of Ukraine, “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."