Sunday, March 31, 2024

[HWPL] HWPL's Peace Education in Thailand



[HWPL] HWPL's Peace Education in Thailand

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 Thailand :)

[HWPL True Story, Peace Education - Thailand] “Peace textbook can be adapted to every subject, Korea's 'Filial Piety' is impressive”, Peace educator

Thailand seemed to be enjoying military peace as it had never been invaded by a foreign power, but internal conflict is still a difficult problem to solve. Recently, anti-government protests led by young people have occurred in Thailand. This protest is demanding political change, including reforming the monarchy, which is taboo in Thailand. In this situation, Thai citizens hope for peace, not war. Future generations want to enjoy peace in a more developed country than it is now. In particular, the education community has a strong desire to establish a culture of peace in future generations through education. And those who learned about HWPL peace education became confident that this wish could come true. In Thailand, HWPL peace education has been introduced mainly by teachers since 2022.

There are five schools that have signed an MOU with HWPL and are introducing peace education, including Islamic College of Thailand, Paradanusorn School, Satri Wat Absonsawan School, Prince of Songkla University, and Chakkam Khanathon School. The role of Islamic College of Thailand teacher Ms. Chollada Suawong played a significant role in making these schools able to access HWPL's peace education. She attended the World Alliance of Religions' Peace (WARP) Summit held in South Korea twice from 2018 to 2023, completed peace teacher training in May 2022, and was appointed as a publicity ambassador for HWPL in September.

She is playing an important role as a bridgehead for Thai schools to access peace education.

Peace educator training to train peace teachers was held four times until last year, and a total of 19 individuals have completed the training.

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