Thursday, December 28, 2023

[HWPL] HWPL's Community Revitalization Webinar!



[HWPL] HWPL's Community Revitalization Webinar!

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 Community Revitalization Webinar

“Community Revitalization:
Addressing the Different Forms of Conflict and their Resolution”

Date and Time: Saturday, February 25th, 2023, 2:00 PM (EST)

Location: Decatur, Georgia, USA

Topics: Human Rights & Community Violence

Host: HWPL Northern Seoul and Gyeonggi Branch – Atlanta Region


Ms. Norma Barnes, USA, CEO/Founder, Community Council of Metropolitan Atlanta

Ms. Letitia Delan, USA, Chief Assistant Public Defender, DeKalb County Public Defender’s Office

Ms. Jameelah Ferrell, USA, Family Violence Intervention Program Supervisor, Georgia Commission on Family Violence

Dr. Denella Ausborn, USA, Mental Health Specialist

The Human Rights Seminar on Community Revitalization was held to address concerns about conflict across the Atlanta Metropolitan Area by bringing together experts from different fields in the community. The audience was able to engage with the speakers to see how each member of the community can serve as better advocates for peaceful resolution.

“ Without becoming violent, you can agree to disagree. I might have a different political view than you do or a different religious view than you do. It doesn’t mean that we can’t have a conversation. We should have a dialogue about that.

Letitia Delan

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