Sunday, January 28, 2024

[HWPL] HWPL's Peace Education in the Netherlands!



[HWPL] HWPL's Peace Education in the Netherlands!

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 HWPL's Peace Education in the Netherlands :)

[HWPL True Story - Peace Education, The Netherlands] Educators: “There is an urgent need to introduce HWPL peace education that promotes mutual respect”

The Netherlands is familiar to the Korean people as a country visited by ‘The Hague Special Envoys’ Jun Lee, Sang-seol Lee, and Wi-jong Lee upon a special order from Emperor Gojong of the Korean Empire. In July 1907, they visited that place to announce through speeches and overseas media the compulsory and invalidity of the Japan-Korea Treaty of 1905. It was a special mission to inform the world of the atrocities of the Japanese Empire that deprived the world of peace. Emperor Gojong said, “Don’t worry about me, even if I am killed.” He ordered the envoy, “Do your best and secure the independent sovereignty of the Korean Empire.” The special envoys attended the 2nd Hague Peace Convention in The Netherlands, and foreign media paid attention to the special envoys from Korea. The cries of the special envoys who braved the long road for peace were made known through the media.

Afterwards, the United Nations (UN) was founded in 1945, and when peace is threatened, countries visit The Hague, Netherlands to appeal. This is because within the ‘Palace of Peace’ in The Hague is the United Nations International Court of Justice (ICJ), an international organisation established for the purpose of legally resolving disputes between countries. For this reason, The Hague is known as the City of Peace.
It may sound boring to call for peace in a place where discussions and trials for peace take place and where there are no significant threats. However, HWPL's theory is that the importance of establishing peace in the region and educating peace for future generations cannot be overemphasised.

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