Tuesday, November 7, 2023

[HWPL] HWPL Peace Singing Contest in Zambia



[HWPL] HWPL Peace Singing Contest in Zambia

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 Culture :)

HWPL Peace Singing Contest

On July 29th, Childhood Joy Academy in Zambia held a singing contest. The academy has continuously implemented peace education since it signed an MOU for peace education with HWPL in August 2022. Particularly this year, the school established a peace monument within its area, spearheading a culture of peace to enable students to remind themselves of peace in their daily lives.

The singing contest was part of the peace education. Zambians have a traditional culture of expressing their emotions through songs and dance. Based on such characteristic advantages, the competition served as a venue for artistically demonstrating peace.

Students lyricized what they have learned and thought about peace after the peace education. They delivered a more optimistic and hopeful message of peace, expressing the values of peace contained in the lyrics through beautiful melodies.

Kelvin Chisanga, Managing Director of I-NetCom Business Solutions, who participated in the event as a judge, said, “Music has a positive impact on the mental well-being of children. I visited schools in Lusaka to participate in a singing contest to celebrate and support the children. Music has the power to express what words often cannot, and it’s essential to help children find a healthy balance in their minds through music. Since this event is related to the peace education, I believe music is an excellent tool to promote mental health, as it often brings peace to various aspects of life.” He also expressed his gratitude for the opportunity to serve as a member of HWPL working for peace in Zambia.

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