Tuesday, August 8, 2023

[HWPL] HWPL's WARP Office Hosted Religious Forum in Mongolia



[HWPL] HWPL's WARP Office Hosted Religious Forum in Mongolia

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 the WARP (World Alliance of Religions' Peace) Office.

Mongolia Religious Forum: Solidarity of Religious Leaders



On June 20, the Mongolian Religious Forum, co-hosted by HWPL and Sain Nomuun Monastery, was held at the Best Western Premier Tuushin Hotel in Ulaanbaatar under the theme of “Solidarity of Religious Leaders.”

This forum was attended by about 400 religious leaders, including Nergui Sainbuyan, Great Monk of Sain Nomuun Monastery; Suhkbat Shagdarsuren, Chairman of the Centre of Mongolian Shamanism; Bavuu Bayarsaikhan, Veda Culture Researcher of Krishna Mandir Hindu Temple; and B. Ochir, President of Eternal Heaven United Committee. Congratulatory letters were also given from H.H. Tep Vong, the Great Patriarch of Cambodia.

Mongolia is a country where religious freedom is guaranteed. More than 50% of the population is Buddhist, and the country houses various other religions such as Christianity, Hinduism, Islam, and Bahaism. One of the core goals of Mongolia’s long-term development policy, ‘Vision 2050’ includes the “attainment of shared national values” to achieve a high level of social awareness through research on the value of religion.



HWPL planned the event in collaboration with Sain Nomuun Monastery. The two goals of the event are to first promote inter-religious harmony and understanding in terms of peaceful values, and second, to improve the level of social awareness of the people and cultivating peaceful national values in its citizens.

In a welcoming speech, Great Monk Nergui Sainbuyan of Sain Nomuun Monastery said, “Mongolia has historically been a country that recognizes religious diversity and customs, harmonizes, and communicates with each other. We are pleased to hold this forum with HWPL, which inherits this proud culture and conducts religious peace activities.”

“I am very interested in a dialogue based on scriptures. Considering the basic scriptures and the original scriptures between religions, there is actually not much difference between religions,” said Bavuu Bayarsaikhan, Veda Culture Researcher of Krishna Mandir Hindu Temple, who has been attending HWPL’s World Alliance of Religions’ Peace Office in Mongolia.



Sukhbat Shagdarjav, a researcher and scientist of Nomad & shaman culture, said, “Many religions coexist in Mongolia. So, people have a right to religious tolerance and reverence of their respective religions.” Batiirbek, the Chairman of the Muslim Religious Union of Mongolia, delivered his impression of the event, saying, “We need a mutual understanding between religions and action to keep it. This is a very timely event.”

Shin Sun-ah, the head of HWPL’s Global 9 Branch, said in a closing speech, “It is time to restore and re-spread Mongolian national identity based on religious respect and tolerance pursued by Genghis Khan through the religious leaders gathered here.”

After this, the HWPL Religious Peace Academy (RPA) was introduced. The RPA aims to learn about various religious scriptures around the world and promote mutual understanding between religions and peace. There were 251 religious leaders who applied for classes after empathizing with the purpose of the Religious Peace Academy.

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