Sunday, September 3, 2023

[HWPL] HWPL's Peace Education 3



[HWPL] HWPL's Peace Education 3

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 Peace Education :)

Curriculum of HWPL Peace Education

Over the past two years, HWPL has made efforts to develop peace education curriculum by receiving advice from the ministries of education and teachers from each country. Also, about 50 education experts from various countries participated in reviewing the peace education curriculum. As of 2019, the standard curriculum is comprised of 12 lessons. In all classes, teachers can develop their own lesson plans or tools freely according to the level and environment of each country and community using the standard curriculum. * HWPL shares how lessons were conducted in each country.

In lessons 1 to 4, students start by discovering peace in nature that has blossomed life for billions of years, and learn that all creation is harmonious because everything lives together in harmony with their own value of existence. Students can develop their abilities to create a society where people coexist and protect each other in families, schools, workplaces, communities, countries, and international society.

Lessons 5 to 12 talk about the values of peace that should be embedded in each student’s mind. Appreciation, consideration, sacrifice, forgiveness, manners, a law-abiding spirit, courage, and more are essential values for spreading peace. Students who have learned such values will become “citizens, heroes, and messengers of peace” who will achieve world peace and leave it as a legacy for the future generations.

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

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