Saturday, December 31, 2022

[HWPL] Peace Tours of Man-Hee Lee (27): “We will help with the Pen”, Messenger of Peace awakens the sense of duty among reporters


[HWPL] Peace Tours of Man-Hee Lee (27): “We will help with the Pen”, Messenger of Peace awakens the sense of duty among reporters

On September 1, 2014, Chairman Man-hee Lee responds to an interview by President Uchenna Ekwo of Center for Media and Peace Initiatives (CMPI) in New York, USA

The 14th Peace Tour, which took place right before the WARP Summit, was covered by reporters everywhere who visited Chairman Man-hee Lee and the peace delegation of Heavenly Culture, World Peace, Restoration of Light (HWPL).

To the reporters who visited him daily, Chairman Lee reminded them of the responsibility of the press for world peace. Wherever he goes, Chairman Lee speaks with certainty about the answer to peace. Reporters from Japan and New York came to listen to the voice of the peace messenger.

On September 1, 2014, Chairman Lee poses for a commemorative photo with reporter Alhassan Babalwaiz of UN-Africa Renewal, who came to cover him

In an interview with local reporters in Tokyo, Japan on August 28, 2014, Chairman Lee's message was clear. He said, “I've been carrying out this work of peace because there is a clear answer to achieving peace.”

Early in the morning on the next day, requests for interviews by three journalists from different media outlets came in.

Teruhide Nagano, who participated in the interview, said, "I feel that Chairman Lee has been given a tremendous historical mission. I've come to understand the great and noble goal of peace Chairman Lee has been given according to the 6,000-year history of the Bible."

On August 28, 2014, during a peace seminar in Shinjuku, Tokyo, Japan, Chairman Lee shows a letter of appreciation received from the Association for the Promotion of Japanese Culture

On September 1st, in the US, the second country of that peace tour, requests for interview for Chairman Lee poured in in New York.

Uchenna Ekwo, president of Center for Media and Peace Initiatives (CMPI), has served as a bridge between the media and peace organizations. In particular, he covered the 1st HWPL World Peace Walk and visited Chairman Lee on HWPL's third visit to New York.

Chairman Lee said, “If there is peace in one region, doesn't it mean that world peace can be achieved? We need every journalist on board. Let's become one and create a world of peace, leaving it as a legacy to future generations."

Chairman Lee shakes hands after an interview with Samuel Joseph Casella, president of iCastNews, in New York on September 2, 2014

As soon as the interview ended, reporters from the United Nations visited Chairman Lee.

According to the official schedule of the peace delegation, the UN reporters' visit was due to be held the next day, but reporters hurried in order to cover Chairman Lee as quickly as possible. Reporter Alhassan Babalwaiz of UN-Africa Renewal said, "Peace is the purpose of our work."

On August 31, 2014, Chairman Lee delivers a message of peace at an Anglican church in New York

In response, Chairman Lee said, “The UN has tried to achieve peace, but the world has not yet changed, and so the fact that there is an answer to achieving peace is the most joyful news. There are many politicians, laws, policies, and religious groups, but they have not achieved peace.” Reporters deeply resonated with Chairman Lee's remarks and willingly signed a peace agreement.

Reporter Babalwaiz said, “Reporters are people who hold the power of the pen. We will help Chairman Lee through our reporting. We will also promote the peace movement. We passionately support Chairman Lee.”

On September 1, 2014, the heads of regional Yemeni peace organizations who met Chairman Lee in New York are holding a peace agreement signed with HWPL, and take commemorative photos following a peace discussion

The next day, the reporter who invited the peace delegation to the UN Headquarters came to the main entrance to welcome them. Samuel Joseph Casella, president of iCastNews, which delivers major news from the UN, said that he had heard about Chairman Lee's peace movement, and he promised to cover it without fail. In response to Chairman Lee’s every remark, President Casella said, “I agree”,  and also said, “I believe that Chairman Lee’s words are 1 million percent correct.”

On that day, media officials from the leading television news outlet in the Middle East, Al Jazeera, moved swiftly after hearing the news of Chairman Lee's UN Peace Conference. As the media in the Middle East are desperate for peace, they quickly came to report on the peace messenger to the United Nations.

On September 2, 2014, Chairman Lee and Al Jazeera reporters are taking a commemorative photo after completing their coverage

An Al Jazeera reporter asked Chairman Lee what benefit he had from this peace movement, and Chairman Lee replied, “The end of global wars and achievement of peace is the benefit. I am not doing it for (material or political) profit.” After the interview, the reporters in attendance became messengers of peace.

The next day, Chairman Lee visited PTC Punjabi, an international media company with branches in five countries, including India and the United States, which has a viewership of over 1 billion. Chairman Lee delivered the news of the upcoming World Peace Summit, and reporters and officials of PTC Punjabi engraved the duty of the media of this era onto their hearts through the Messenger of Peace.

Chairman Lee takes questions from reporters at an airport in New York on August 30, 2014



  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."

  2. “The end of global wars and achievement of peace is the benefit."

    I have never seen someone who work as hard as Chairman Lee to help end confict and bring peace to the world. He is truly a hero