Sunday, January 21, 2024

[HWPL] HWPL Peace Education in Greece!



[HWPL] HWPL Peace Education in Greece!

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 regarding Peace Education :)

[HWPL True Story - Peace Education, Greece] HWPL’s peace textbook also includes case studies from Greece, "Practical and clear guidance”

HWPL’s peace education emphasises loyalty and filial piety. How can peace education based on Korean culture gain global attention? It focuses on creating a change in thinking for the goal of achieving 'peace' by finding commonalities between different national cultures while based on Korean culture. For this reason, even countries that are not currently experiencing war can teach and learn about peace for all humanity through the peace materials provided by HWPL.

Located in Southern Europe and Western Asia, the southernmost island of the Balkan Peninsula, and bordering the Mediterranean Sea, the country of Greece also appears in the peace textbook produced by HWPL. Lesson 9 of the Peace Textbook, 'Section 1 - Respect for Parents', explains that 'loving and respecting one's parents, regardless of time, region, and cultural differences, is a universal value for all mankind.' In particular, it is emphasised that remembering and repaying the love and grace given by parents is a characteristic that only humans have, and the desire to repay the kindness to parents is taught as 'filial piety.'

There is an ancient Greek anecdote about this filial piety. Greece has been famous for its strict culture of respecting elders and parents since ancient times. For example, in ancient Delphi, anyone who failed to care for their parents was imprisoned. In Athens, people who neglected their parents or grandparents were fined and some had their citizenship revoked. Greek proverbs such as 'Old people’s words are weighted with scales' and 'He who honours his parents never dies' reflect the deep-rooted culture of respect towards parents and elders. In this way, using proverbs and illustrations from each country to provide peace education is a great advantage.

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