Thursday, February 22, 2024

[HWPL] HWPL's Peace Children's Choir in Timor-Leste



[HWPL] HWPL's Peace Children's Choir in Timor-Leste

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 prayer conference for world peace :)

Peace Children’s Choir Launching Ceremony

On November 27th of last year, the Peace Children’s Choir Launching Ceremony took place at Lighthouse International School in Dili, Timor-Leste. A total of 115 attendees, including 82 students and 11 teachers from Lighthouse International School, teachers from other schools, parents, pastors, and representatives from three media outlets, participated in the ceremony.

The connection between Lighthouse International School and HWPL began in 2022. Noel Dagumo Rebuyon, the school’s principal, participated in HWPL Peace Teacher Training on August 2022. From January to October 2023, he taught a peace education curriculum consisting of 12 lessons to 10 children at Lighthouse International School. Subsequently, starting from November, the second round of peace education has been ongoing.

Through the process of implementing peace education, Principal Rebuyon and HWPL contemplated how children could practice the values and meaning of peace they learned. As a result, they decided to establish a Peace Children’s Choir to spread a culture of peace through peaceful songs.

Preparations for the Peace Children’s Choir Launching Ceremony began in October of the previous year. The children prepared for the ceremony by practicing HWPL’s “Peace Hero” song with choreography, and successfully showcased their performance at the launching ceremony. Principal Rebuyon explained the significance and his impressions of the choir’s inauguration. Additionally, a representative of the school’s parents delivered a congratulatory speech, and the children pledged to grow as peace citizens by embodying the values of peace.

Parents and teachers who attended the event expressed pride in the stage the children had worked hard to prepare. The entire school community enjoyed the time together, singing along with the choir. Beatriz Pereira, a teacher from the Child Protection Center Kindergarten in Dili, Timor-Leste, expressed a desire to establish a Peace Children’s Choir at her school.

Moreover, Timor-Leste media outlets covered the Peace Children’s Choir Launching Ceremony, resulting in five separate media reports within Timor-Leste.

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