Wednesday, February 21, 2024

[HWPL] HWPL's Peace Concert in Madagascar!



[HWPL] HWPL's Peace Concert in Madagascar!

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 :)

2nd HWPL Peace Concert held in Madagascar

On December 22, 2024, the ‘2nd HWPL Peace Concert’ was held in Madagascar. Co-hosted with Radisson Blu Hotel, the event had the presence of more than 100 people from various fields of expertise, including the U.S. Embassy in Madagascar, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), Orange Telecom, UNESCO, civil organizations, and youth groups.

Madagascar is a country where 70% of the population suffers from extreme poverty. On top of this, typhoons and floods that occur every year cause serious damage to residential and educational infrastructure. As a result, 45% of the approximately 1.3 million elementary school students (ages 6 to 11) are unable to complete their elementary school education in order to support their families.

In this regard, HWPL has been opening libraries for elementary and middle school students from January 2022 and continued to conduct various education as well as volunteer activities. Until now, HWPL Peace Libraries have been inaugurated in 5 schools, donated over 1,000 books and provided basic education, including French, English and peace education.

Hon. Richard Jean Bosco Rivotiana, Minister of Labour, Employment, Public Service and Social Laws, who attended the event, expressed his support upon HWPL and said, “HWPL has been making tremendous accomplishments for peace throughout the years and I believe if we all work together as one for peace, we will surely be able to change our community into a peaceful community”.

Through this event, HWPL not only promoted its peace activities, but also requested for cooperation and support to the high-ranking government officials, businessmen, international organizations, and embassy officials in Madagascar. As a result, eight organizations expressed their intention to cooperate in peace activities with HWPL, and 80% of attendees voluntarily participated in donations, raising approximately 1 million Korean won. The donations raised will be used to open HWPL Peace Libraries and donate books to various areas in need of educational facilities.

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

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