Thursday, March 7, 2024

[IPYG] IPYG's Friend, Positive Peace Ethiopia



[IPYG] IPYG's Friend, Positive Peace Ethiopia

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 IPYG's (International Peace Youth Group, the youth affiliate of HWPL) affiliate organization in Ethiopia :)

Introducing the IPYG Affiliate Organization – Positive Peace Ethiopia

HWPL Life Sharing Blood Donation Campaign held in July last year

Positive Peace Ethiopia (PPE), a youth organization based in Addis Ababa, the capital of Ethiopia, is an NGO that engages in various peace activities such as conflict resolution, peace education, human rights, arms reduction, and peace building. Founded by Mr. Solomon Girma, the President of Positive Peace Ethiopia, and three co-founders, the organization currently comprises approximately 210 members.

It takes a leading role in peace efforts for youth, including hosting the ‘Youth Dialogue Workshop commemorating the International Day of Peace,’ organized by the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA).

In July 2023, Positive Peace Ethiopia collaborated with IPYG to conduct the ‘HWPL Blood Donation Campaign.’ While only 1% of the population in Ethiopia donates blood, Positive Peace Ethiopia, alongside IPYG, raised awareness about the importance of blood donation in the local community and encouraged participation.

Co-founder Mr. Chalachew Worku delivered a message to young people, promising active cooperation with IPYG in the future:

“Positive Peace Ethiopia extends a message of unity, collaboration, and empowerment to vibrant youth worldwide. Together, we have the power to shape a world of peace, understanding, and positive change. Let’s bridge boundaries, foster dialogue, and work hand in hand to build a future where our collective efforts create a lasting impact. Your energy, ideas, and commitment are the driving force for a better tomorrow. Join us on this journey for a world united in peace and prosperity!”

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

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