Tuesday, November 14, 2023

[HWPL] HWPL Hosted Press Conference for the HWPL World Peace Summit



[HWPL] HWPL Hosted Press Conference for the HWPL World Peace Summit

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 press conference that was hosted for the HWPL World Peace Summit.

Press Conference for the 9th Anniversary of the September 18th HWPL World Peace Summit

The 9th Anniversary of the September 18th HWPL World Peace Summit began with a press conference on 18 September.

The event was held to commemorate the 9th anniversary of the September 18th HWPL World Peace Summit that was held in 2014. It was a time to reflect on the progress over the past 10 years, share ways to strengthen mediation efforts for conflict resolution, and hold a policy discussion body for spreading a culture of peace. The participants had opportunities to network and cooperate with a worldwide network and discussed how to establish and implement different initiatives.

The first reporter asked HWPL Chairman Lee Man-hee what the media should consider important. Chairman Lee answered, “HWPL has gone around the world for the past 10 years to shout for peace. The echoes have taken root around the world and are finally bearing fruit. HWPL’s family members of peace are garnering strength as peace messengers in their respective nations, societies, and families.”

He went on to say, “Actions are necessary for peace to be realized. ‘Solidarity of peace’ to march forward in the same direction in the name of peace is important. Everyone wants peace. Peace has to begin in the family and spread to schools and societies for a world of peace, and education must support this.”

When a reporter asked about HWPL’s role in achieving a peaceful reunification of the Korean Peninsula, Chairman Lee answered, “I was on the frontlines as a soldier during the Korean War. It was the youth that were sacrificed. It was all for power. Is it okay to destroy families, corrupt nations, and ruin the earth as long as it is for power? It is time for the Declaration of Peace and Cessation of War (DPCW) to be submitted to the UN as a resolution. It must be reviewed and fixed if lacking – if not, it should be approved.” HWPL proclaimed the Declaration of Peace and Cessation of War, which focuses on the role of nations and civil society in resolving conflicts and achieving peace, in 2016.

The International Women’s Peace Group (IWPG) Chairwoman Yoon Hyun-sook explained their plans to establish a culture of peace by saying, “Spreading a culture of peace is one of IWPG’s core initiatives. We need institutions to support this, and peace education is a must in order to accelerate spreading a culture of peace” and introduced different projects such as the IWPG International Loving Peace Art Competition.

The International Peace Youth Group (IPYG) General Director Chung Young-min covered strategies for solving world conflicts by stating, “We are focused on civil society. Leaders cannot ignore the voices of the people when making decisions. We are working on gathering the voices of the people to create an atmosphere of a culture of peace.”

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