Tuesday, July 11, 2023

[HWPL] HWPL Hosted Religious Story Exhibition!


[HWPL] HWPL Hosted Religious Story Exhibition!

Chairman ManHee Lee is the head representative of the global peace organization HWPL (Heavenly Culture, World Peace, Restoration of Light), which is striving for the enactment and implementation of the international peace law 'Declaration of Peace and Cessation of War (DPCW)'. The  DPCW is a legal instrument comprised of 10 articles and 38 clauses that can end wars and hostilities throughout the world. HWPL is also spreading a culture of peace and implementing peace education.

Chairman ManHee Lee experienced the cruelty and tragedy of war as a veteran of the Korean War. This is one of the reasons why he founded a global peace campaign as the head of HWPL. He has traveled the globe more than 35 times to meet and persuade politicians, legal experts, journalists, professors, peace activists, civil organization leaders, heads of tribes and others to unite them for the work of peace. The significant fruits borne out of his hard work are the World Alliance of Religions' Peace (WARP) Summit and HWPL Peace Committee. The DPCW was drafted and finalised by the HWPL Peace Committee.

How, you may wonder, do I know this? About 10 years ago, when I had just been discharged from military service, I came to know HWPL and Chairman ManHee Lee while researching the topic of civil conflicts to satisfy my curiosity in ongoing global issues. At that time, the island of Mindanao in the Philippines was suffering from a major civil conflict that lasted more than 40 years, and Chairman ManHee Lee and HWPL resolved this conflict through non-violent means.

Chairman Lee brought an end to the conflict in Mindanao by holding a peace talk between the warring Catholic and Islamic groups. Before the talk, HWPL and Chairman ManHee Lee held a Peace Walk to spread the culture of peace in Mindanao with the many locals who had gathered out of a desire for peace.

Chairman ManHee Lee's pressing appeal today is that humanity unites for sustainable peace in order to pass on the legacy of peace to future generations worldwide. He doesn't just talk peace, but has worked tirelessly for it through practical peace campaigns for over a decade.

I decided to become a supporter of HWPL and Chairman ManHee Lee's peace initiatives because I also desire a world of peace for all posterity.

Today I'd like to introduce an article from HWPL official homepage regarding HWPL's WARP (World Alliance Religions' Peace) Office :)

Religious Story Exhibition in Jeongeup, Jeollabuk-do


On May 22, the HWPL Global 12 Branch held an exhibition, “Religious Stories Through Famous Paintings,” at the HWPL WARP Office in Jeongeup and invited citizens. At the exhibition, Lee Yong-woo, head of the Jeongeup Regional Headquarters of Global 12 Branch of HWPL, and four religious leaders, including Song Kyung-hwan, retired pastor of the Christian Church of Korea; Monk Myojeong, the chief monk of Hyangnimsa Temple of the Jogye Order of Korean Buddhism; and Eungok Daejongsa Temple, a sailor of the Jogye Order of Korean Buddhism, also attended to listen to each other’s religious stories and to pledge harmony.



Lee Yong-woo, head of the Jeongeup Regional Branch of the HWPL Global 12 Branch, said, “We were able to understand each other’s religion through the exhibition. I hope we can continue to have various cultural exchanges in the future. About 70-80% of the current wars and conflicts are due to religious conflicts. As a way to reduce these religious conflicts and disputes, HWPL has established and operated HWPL WARP Offices around the world. I hope it will serve as an opportunity to reduce religious conflicts by forming cultural exchanges and religious harmony here.”

After the exhibition, each religious leader had a meeting with visitors, and Monk Myojeong, the chief monk of Hyangnimsa Temple of the Jogye Order of Korean Buddhism, said, “I want to join HWPL’s peace work since I saw and experienced HWPL’s passion for peace.”

Through peaceful communication and cultural exchanges among religions, we hope that religious people in Jeollabuk-do will have more time for harmony.

Interested in HWPL's peace work for the world? Please visit following link :)

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