Thursday, June 27, 2024





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 Leadership Academy for Youth pilot program in Atlanta, Georgia, US.

PLAY(Peace Leadership Academy for Youth) Pilot Program

On April 6, the HWPL Georgia branch conducted a pilot program called the ‘Leadership Academy for Youth’ incorporating peace education at the YMCA center in DeKalb County, Atlanta, Georgia. A total of ten juveniles participated in the program. Based on the insights gained from this pilot, HWPL Georgia branch plans to officially launch the peace education program this summer.

Last September, local leaders from Atlanta who attended the ‘9th Anniversary of the HWPL World Peace Summit’ in South Korea pledged to promote a culture of peace with HWPL. After returning to the U.S., they held three meetings to discuss spreading this culture. They identified after-school peace education program as a solution to youth violence and crime, which are significant issues in the U.S., and began developing a curriculum with HWPL. This led to the pilot operation of the PLAY program.

The program was based on HWPL’s Peace Education 1, ‘The Original State of All Creation,’ and included music and art activities with themes of ‘diversity’ and ‘cooperation.’ Initially, the students participated passively, but as the class progressed, they became more engaged and active.

Jason Aldredge, the Founder of Compromising Choices, who co-conducted this education, emphasized the necessity of peace education for youth. He mentioned that peace education is meaningful as it offers new knowledge to the children.

We are One!

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