Thursday, January 25, 2024

[HWPL] HWPL's Mindanao Peace Agreement!



[HWPL] HWPL's Mindanao Peace Agreement!

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 Mindanao Peace Agreement in the Philippines :)

[HWPL True Story] 10th anniversary of the Mindanao Peace Agreement... A miracle that occurred in a place where peace was most desperately needed

As the night deepens, dawn approaches.
With wars breaking out all over the world, the threat of World War III is felt. Since war has always existed since the time world history was recorded, news of the outbreak of war is not particularly 'new' unless it breaks out where one lives.

It is said that religion is the cause of nearly 80% of wars around the world. On the surface, there are various reasons, but if you dig deep, you realise that it is caused by 'religious differences.' The meaning of the word religion is ‘the highest teaching.’ The reason is because it is the teachings of God in heaven, not the teachings of people on earth. In the end, the reason that religious people fought among themselves was because they only had the appearance of religion and learned and insisted on human thoughts rather than heaven's teachings.
Among the conflicts caused by religions divided by human thoughts, the conflict between Muslims and Catholics in Mindanao, Philippines, has been considered the worst. For over 40 years, residents living in the same land pointed guns at each other for religious reasons, and in the process, about 120,000 people died. Over 40 years of government forces and Islamic armed forces took away everything in Mindanao. Beyond simply losing peace, they lost their beloved families, were deprived of educational opportunities, and their distrust and hatred towards each other even caused them to lose faith in their dreams of the future.

It was then that an HWPL peace delegation led by Chairman ManHee Lee, who was over 80 at the time, visited Mindanao and mediated a civil peace agreement on January 24th 2014 that brought the 40-year conflict to an end. Today marks the 10th year of peace in Mindanao.

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

No comments:

Post a Comment