Sunday, May 12, 2024

[IPYG] IPYG's Friend, Society for Paticipatory Action and Reflection (SPAR)



[IPYG] IPYG's Friend, Society for Paticipatory Action and Reflection (SPAR)

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 India :)

Introducing the IPYG Affiliate Organization – Society for Paticipatory Action and Reflection (SPAR)

Hello youth from all over the world!

Society for Participatory Action and Reflection NGO (hereinafter referred to as SPAR) is operating in the Mayurbhanj district of India.

SPAR organizes regular community dialogue sessions aimed at fostering understanding, reconciliation, and conflict resolution among tribal communities. It also facilitates cultural exchange programs that bring together members of different tribal communities to celebrate their diverse heritage and traditions. By doing this, SPAR aims to bridge cultural divides and promote unity and harmony among tribal groups.

YEPC Peace Education Implementation

SPAR conducts peace education workshops in schools, community centers, and villages throughout the Mayurbhanj district to convey the importance of peace and non-violence to local citizens. In addition to supporting livelihoods, we provide programs to empower youth and to establish sustainable peace in the Mayurbhanj district.

We explored various peace initiatives on the IPYG website and decided to join IPYG. Through IPYG, we were able to connect with like-minded people about peace, and we learned about plans and methods to achieve peace. Additionally, we participated in the IPYG’s peace campaign to achieve peace.

IPYG is regularly leading peacebuilding projects and campaigns. Their various efforts ¾ including organizing and operating events such as peace walks and spreading awareness through online platforms ¾ play an important role in promoting peace. By joining IPYG and participating in continuous peace activities, we can all contribute significantly to creating a peaceful and harmonious world.

“In a world often turbulent with conflict and discord, your generation holds the key to fostering lasting peace and harmony. Today, I wish to share insights from Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev, a guiding light in the journey towards inner and outer peace. As young people, you possess boundless energy, creativity, and idealism. Channel these gifts towards creating a world where peace reigns supreme. Stand up against injustice, sow seeds of kindness wherever you go, and be the change you wish to see in the world. Remember, peace is not a destination but a journey – a journey that begins with each step we take toward love, understanding, and unity.”

With hope and solidarity,

Vijay K. Swain

State Coordinator of Odisha

Society for Participatory Action and Reflection (SPAR)

▲ Group Photo of International Volunteer Day

▲ Anti-war Campaign

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

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