Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Peace Advocate Man Hee Lee... amend International Law!


Peace Advocate Man Hee Lee, 
Declares the Urgency to join Peace 
Movement and amend International Law!



“The light of the world”: Unveiling of the Mindanao Peace Agreement Monument Designating HWPL Day as a day of peace

Manila & Maguindanao, Philippines- A peace advocate and Chairman of Heavenly Culture, World Peace, Restoration of Light (“HWPL”), Mr. Man Hee Lee, who solved a 40-year conflict of Mindanao between government forces and the Moro-Islamic Liberation Front (MILF), returned to the region for the 2nd Annual Commemoration of the Declaration of World Peace. For the first time in history, Chairman Lee proclaimed the Declaration of World Peace on May 25th 2013 and this year marks its 2nd year anniversary. He was accompanied by Chairwoman of International Women’s Peace Group (“IWPG”) and HWPL’s peace delegation. Starting on May 22nd, in the midst of a tight schedule, Chairman Lee and the peace delegation have led the World Alliance of Religions’ Peace (“WARP”) Office Meetings, Peace Dialogue with political leaders, judicial officers, and heads of military forces in major cities such as Manila, Maguindanao, Cagayan de Oro, and Davao. On May 25th 2015, at the 2nd Annual Commemoration of the Declaration of World Peace, the unveiling ceremony of Mindanao Peace Agreement Monument was held.

After arriving in the Manila airport on May 22nd, Chairman Man Hee Lee held a meeting with the Integrated Bar of the Philippines (IBP), the national organization of lawyers, as the first part of his 18th World Peace Tour. Juanito Victor C. Remulla Jr., the Governor of Cavite, Esmael Toto Mangudadatu, the Governor of the Province of Maguindanao and Muslim representative, and Filipino leaders from all walks of life came to meet Chairman Lee. Vincent M. Joyas, IBP National President, has expressed his support in assisting the enactment of an international law for peace and will further collaborate with Korean professors in the expertise of international law.

Chairman Man Hee Lee gave a keynote speech on the topic of ‘Heavenly Culture, the essential ingredient in bringing world peace’ during the mass led by Archbishop Antonio Ledesma of the Metropolitan Archdiocese of Cagayan de Oro. At the conference with politicians and religious leaders in Cagayan de Oro, Chairman Lee also delivered a speech on the topic of ‘the role of religious leaders in conflicted areas’, emphasizing the significance of the religious leaders’ parts in conflicts and disputes while Chairwoman Kim spoke about the role of youths and women in peace building. In her speech, she said, “There is no more powerful driving force than the spirit of youths and the hearts of mothers in establishing peace”, drawing an enthusiastic applause from the participants. Furthermore, the WARP Office Meeting was held under the topic of “Birth, Aging, Sickness, and Death in the context of religious scriptures” Currently, HWPL’s WARP Offices are dramatically arising in 62 cities in 40 countries around the world including but not limited to Philippines, United States, United Kingdom, and India, reminding religious leaders of their significant roles in the establishment of peace.

Back in January 2014, the signing of the alliance of religions agreement led by Chairman Lee and conducted between the Catholic and Muslim leaders has brought a cease-fire of a 40-year conflict in Mindanao. Governor Esmael Toto Mangudadatu sent a special invitation to Chairman Lee to celebrate the day of the signing of peace treaty as well as the 2nd Annual Commemoration of the Declaration of World Peace. Officially proclaiming January 24th as HWPL day of Maguindanao as a day of peace, the commemorative event particularly included the unveiling of the Mindanao Peace Agreement Monument. The International Peace Youth Walk Festival was followed after the ceremony and over 3,000 youths in Maguidanao marched together.

Generose Coyme, a youth participant of the rally shared how she was deeply moved, “Mindanao bears too much pains and sorrows. It is one of the most conflicted regions in the world. From seeing HWPL’s active involvement in Mindanao with their peace initiatives every year, I can feel that this purely civil organization looks after the whole world and loves the neighboring countries as their own.” The memorial demonstrated the unity and commitment of the people of Mindanao embracing people from different backgrounds and defining the right framework for the community to achieve sustainable peace.

Chairman Man Hee Lee introduced the work of HWPL in his speech as follows, “We are undertaking the global initiatives to bring sustainable peace for all and to fulfill what is stated in the Declaration of World Peace.” He continued to urge the participants to join the peace movement by saying “Every global citizen, regardless of their social status, should work as messengers of peace, putting efforts to bring forth our common goal.” He highlighted the urgency of improving the current situations of many countries by continuing his statement, “No country should experience wars rooted in religious misunderstandings” Supreme Court Justice Sheikh Khalifa B. Nando of MILF who signed on the agreement of the enactment of an international law for peace has agreed that it is necessary to collaborate efforts of people to amend such legislation.

In the meantime, the mayor and members of the city council of the city of Alexandria, Virginia has acknowledged HWPL’s dedication in bringing people of different religions together for the establishment of peace and has recently proclaimed September 18th as the ‘World Alliance of Religions Day’ to commemorate the World Alliance of Religions’ Peace (WARP) Summit, an unprecedented international peace festival held by HWPL on September 18th in Seoul, Republic of Korea.

In addition to the accomplishments above, the National Assembly of Ecuador has recently conferred an award of national recognition to acknowledge and cooperate with the works of HWPL for the commemoration of May 25th. In the preamble to the award, the government of Ecuador recognizes that HWPL has dedicated, since its foundation, the efforts and energy aimed at actively pursuing missions widely supported by many countries while solving current issues of the world for the purpose of restoring human dignity. While the government also recognizes the works of IWPG and IPYG, the award of national recognition highlighted hard work of Chairman Lee of HWPL in spreading the global peace movement. The National Assembly of Ecuador has expressed its sincere gratitude for Mr. Lee’s spirit of volunteerism and his dedication toward preserving and fostering culture of peace.

While May 25th is becoming a crucial day bringing the sensational wave of peace worldwide, Chairman Lee sent a letter from Philippines on 24th of May to the members of International Peace Youth Group (“IPYG”) and IWPG. In the letter, he delivered his message that “The youth’s work will be the force that will put an end to all wars on this earth and create peace that will be left as a legacy for the future generations. Let us not forget this day and hold commemorative ceremonies. Let us announce this to the world so that everyone may become a peace messenger and work with us in creating the light of glory.”

The growing support and cooperation of the international community for the observance of the World Alliance of Religions Day as well as HWPL Peace Day have demonstrated that the peace works of HWPL provide an effective way to cease conflicts and promote a peaceful world.



Peace Advocate Man Hee Lee... amend 
International Law News: thevoicebw



HWPL, Man Hee Lee From South Korea, to Join Maguindanao Peace Summit


HWPL, Man Hee Lee 
From South Korea, to Join 
Maguindanao Peace Summit 





 MAGUINDANAO, Philippines - Organizers are expecting South Korean peace activists to join the Maguindanao provincial peace summit in Buluan town on May 25.

Maguindanao Gov. Esmael Mangudadatu, main organizer of the summit meant to show multi-sectoral support to the dra
ft Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL), said they have invited Man Hee Lee, founder of HWPL from South Korea.

Chairman of HWPL, Man Hee Lee has actively been helping foster religious understanding among Christians, Muslims and other groups.

Summit organizers are also expecting representatives from the Heavenly Culture, World Peace and Restoration of Light, a popular South Korean peace advocacy outfit, to attend the summit in Buluan.

Two officials of the Seoul-based non-government organization, Philippine coordinator Joon Park and its manager, Kim Si Man, had earlier visited Buluan to search for a site where they can construct a “peace monument” in recognition of Mangudadatu’s domestic peace programs and his administration’s extensive support to the Mindanao peace process.

Only Mangudadatu, from among the five provincial governors in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao, has openly been campaigning for public support to the draft BBL.

The bill aims to establish a Bangsamoro political entity based on a peace deal between Malacañang and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF).

Mangudadatu said they have also invited Central Mindanao’s ranking Muslim clerics and leaders of Christian sects, including Catholic priests to join the summit.

Lawyer Bobby Katambak, a senior member of the provincial board, said leaders of the MILF have also been invited to the summit, where speakers are to talk about the gains of the Mindanao peace process and the importance of the BBL.

Members of the congressional committee handling the bill had voted in favor of the measure, now for plenary proceedings.

The May 25 provincial peace summit is the 33rd major pro-BBL activity of Mangudadatu’s office since the bill was submitted last year to Congress, via Malacañang, by the Bangsamoro Transition Commission.

The commission, chaired by the MILF’s chief negotiator, Muhaquer Iqbal, is comprised of seven representatives each from the rebel group and the government.



Maguindanao Peace Summit, 
With Chairman Man Hee Lee 
of HWPL, From South Korea News




Monday, June 29, 2015

Peace News: Decommissioning is first step to real peace - MILF















Peace News: 
Decommissioning is 
First Step to Real Peace
Not Surrender – MILF


MILF Chairman Al Haj Murad Ebrahim chats with
President Benigno Aquino III at the ceremonial
start of the decommissioning of the rebels.
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines) — The decommissioning of fighters of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) that started on Tuesday (June 16) was more than a symbolic event but the first step in achieving real peace and lasting peace in Mindanao.

Speakers from both the government and rebel sides stressed this as they took turns at the stage set up for the historic event in Barangay Simuay, Sultan Kudarat in Maguindanao.

"For some people, it's about statistics — 145 fighters and 75 firearms," Al Haj Murad Ebrahim, MILF chairman, told an audience that included President Benigno Aquino III and Interior Secretary Manuel Roxas II.

"But this is not about statistics. This is something deeply personal to us.

"As I look at the faces of each of our 145 brothers here in this morning, I see 145 stories of struggle, of pain, of hopelessness, and even of death.

"Yet I also see 145 stories of hope and faith that indeed peace is near and that all the sacrifices have been worth it.

"I see not only their stories but my story as well and the stories of all the mujahideen that have given their lives, their intelligence, their talents to the struggle to protect the Bangsamoro people. What we have today are not the stories of only 145 fighters. What we have today are the stories of the whole Bangsamoro: oppression, tyranny, and yes, liberation."

READ: Speech of MILF chief at the decommissioning ceremony.

Beyond words

It had not been an easy peace process, he said. In fact, he added, even within the MILF, officials up to now continued to discuss the peace process.

Turkish Ambassador Haydar Berk, chairperson of the Independent Decommissioning Body (IDB), praised both sides for their efforts, saying: "We are proud to be part of this historic, courageous peace process. I have doubt that not only the present generation but future generations would admire your visionary statesmanship."

Berk added that the ceremony was more than just symbolic. It would be the model for the decommissioning events to follow.

Mohagher Iqbal, chief MILF negotiator, said, the ceremony put into deeds, not just words, what Muslims in Mindanao want.

"If you want peace, prepare for peace," Iqbal said in a speech he delivered before Ebrahim spoke. "This is the start of our preparation."

Miriam Coronel-Ferrer called the process a "dry run" for the normalization of MILF fighters.

Secretary Teresita Deles, presidential adviser on the peace process, said the process would start with, among other things, government case workers taking stock of what the fighters, along with their communities, would need to get back to a normal, peaceful life, after decades conflict with government troops.

No surrender, no weakness

Both Ebrahim and Iqbal stressed that decommissioning was neither an act of surrender nor a sign of weakness.

"It is a sign of strength, for our strength lies not in firearms but in the love and affection of the Bangsamoro people," Ebrahim said. "Without the support of the Bangsamoro people, we may have all the arms in the world, and yet there will be no victory."

He and Iqbal also praised and thanked President Aquino for being committed to the pursuit of peace in Mindanao.

In turn, he said the MILF was determined to comply with the terms set in the the Framework Agreement on the Bangsamoro (FAB) and the Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro (CAB).

After peace talks that had been brokered by Malaysia since 1997, the government and MILF panels signed the FAB on October 15, 2012, and the CAB on March 27, 2014.

16-june-2015-benigno-aquino-iii-milf-decommissioning.jpg President Benigno Aquino III (center) and MILF Chairman Al Haj Murad Ebrahim look over the arms turned over by rebel fighters on Tuesday, June 16, 2015.


President Benigno Aquino III (center) and MILF Chairman
 Al Haj Murad Ebrahim look over the arms turned
over by rebel fighters on Tuesday, June 16, 2015.


Sign of trust

Ebrahim noted how Aquino was no stranger to an oppressive regime. He was alluding to the martial law days, during which the president's father, former Sen. Benigno Aquino Jr., was jailed as political prisoner by then President Ferdinand Marcos.

"We cannot thank President Aquino enough for his unwavering commitment in our partnership to build a truly democratic, peaceful, and safe society in the Bangsamoro," Ebrahim said.

In turn, President Aquino acknowledged the abuses that Moros suffered in the hands of some Christians in Mindanao, particularly in the issue of land ownership, which was part of the cause of a conflict that lasted for decades.

READ: Aquino's speech at the MILF decommissioning ceremony.

Achieving mutual trust, Aquino said, became very difficult because "the wounds were deep," as he put it in Filipino.

But now, with an agreement already in place, he praised the MILF for putting its trust in the government.

Laying down their arms, he pointed, was a sign that they were willing to entrust their safety and security to the government, even though there remained threats from other armed groups in Mindanao.

The gesture was all the more remarkable, he said, because the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law was still under debate in Congress. That measure would create a Bangsamoro political entity to replace the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM).

Aquino hit back at critics of the proposed BBL, who clamored for its scrapping in response to a battle between police commandos of the Special Action Force and the MILF fighters in Mamasapano, Maguindanao, last January 25.

Speaking in Filipino, he said: "Instead of asking: 'How could I improve the BBL so it could solve the complaints of our countrymen,' it seems they're thinking: 'How can I stop or block this?'"

Chance to right a wrong

The drafting of a good Bangsamoro Basic Law, Aquino said, would be an opportunity to scrap ineffective measures that the government had tried in the past to solve problems in Mindanao.

Speaking in Filipino, he said:

"This is the truth: Our brothers in the Bangsamoro are not asking for much. What they desire is a decent and peaceful way of life, like any other Filipino. We should also admit that we've neglected each other. But there's nothing written in our religion and our laws that says we have to perpetuate the mistakes of the past. So here we are now. We are being given an opportunity to correct what's wrong. Will we turn our backs on it?"

Suggesting that other Filipinos stand up for the rights of Muslims, he recalled the words of Dietrich Bonhoeffer, a German pastor who was executed during World War II for his resistance to the Nazis:

"First they came for the communists, but I was not a communist so I did not speak out. Then they came for the socialists and the trade-unionists, but I was neither so I did not speak out. Then they came for the Jews, but I was not a Jew, so I did not speak out. And when they came for me, there was no one left to speak out for me."

"It's true," Aquino said. "If you allow the rights of others to be trampled upon, aren't you also allowing this cycle to repeat itself, and someday you might become its victim?"



Peace News: Decommissioning
is first step to real peace - MILF

HWPL Chairman, Man Hee Lee 8th World Peace Tour's Effect-Philippines


HWPL Chairman, 
Man Hee Lee 
8th World Peace Tour's 
Great Effect

-CNN Philippines News-

Refer to http://lovepeacefreedom314.blogspot.kr/2014/12/man-hee-lee-said-war-is-not.html 

MILF Chairman Al Haj Murad Ebrahim chats with President Benigno 
Aquino III at the ceremonial start of the decommissioning of the rebels
Aquino's speech at MILF decommissioning ceremony

(CNN Philippines) – Following is the transcript of the speech that President Benigno Aquino delivered on Tuesday (June 16) at the decommissioning of fighters of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) and the turnover of some of their fireams.  The historic event took place in Barangay Simuay, Sultan Kudarat in Maguindanao.

This was posted on the website of the Official Gazette shortly after the event (Filipino language):





HWPL Chairman, Man Hee Lee
8th World Peace Tour's Effect
Peace News, From CNN Philippines

Saturday, June 27, 2015

HWPL Chairman, Man Hee Lee, Peace Tours Effect


Chairman of HWPL, 
Man Hee Lee, 
Effect of World 
Peace Tours



Since 2012 HWPL has become a global force. The founder, Man Hee Lee, has completed 18 world peace tours, encompassing more than 43 different countries and every continent, to speak with political and religious leaders about peace.

Achieving peace has become more concrete as these leaders around the world sign their names under the Declaration of Peace, showing their support for a world that is finally without violence.

The head of every nation wants his or her country to be peaceful and prosperous. By signing the Declaration of Peace, political leaders are showing that the love for the citizens and the desire for peace is worth taking action for.

Religious leaders should work together under God, to achieve peace under heaven by collaborating with one another. Religion needs to be used correctly to inspire love instead of fear and hate.

Is it possible that global peace can be a reality? 

Yes! 

Yes, Yes!! 
HWPL, we believe it is possible 
and the evidence has been spreading around the world. 

Be a part of HWPL and help the message of hope and peace take hold in your neighborhood.

With the peace achieved by the Korean war, HWPL will continue the effort until peace is a reality not just in Korea, but in the whole world.(http://lovepeacefreedom314.blogspot.kr/2015/06/hwpl-peace.html)





Friday, June 26, 2015

HWPL, Man Hee Lee Biography: First Peace Walk Activity


Chairman of HWPL, 
Man Hee Lee Biography: 
First Peace Walk Activity


On May 25 2013, IPYG Youth members gathered, Peace Walk at Gate of Peace in South Korea


On May 25th, 2013, Man Hee Lee read out the Declaration of Peace in front of 30,000 youths from around the world and the first HWPL Peace Walk began.

People from different cultures, religions, and walk of life joined together under the declaration in Seoul, Korea.

Like a ripple, the Peace Walks were held throughout Korea and then throughout different continents around the world.

One month later, on June 25th, Peace Walks were held in several countries around the world.

This was in memory of the tragic Korean War that occurred 63 years before and served as an inspiration world peace.

Branch offices of HWPL were also established in foreign nations and HWPL was officially registered in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs within Korea.

From a flag to a walk, the movement for peace is growing and expanding throughout the world.

Chairman Man Hee Lee and HWPL will continue the effort and activity until peace is a reality in the whole world.


HWPL, Man Hee Lee Biography: First Peace Walk Activity♣ On May 25th, 2013, Man Hee Lee read out the Declaration of Peace in front of 30,000 youths from around the world and the first HWPL Peace Walk began.



Chairman of HWPL, Man Hee Lee Biography: First Peace Walk Activity ▲Click image▲
"Declaration of World Peace" 5.25 HWPL Peace Day 




HWPL & Peace


HWPL 
and 
World Peace


HWPL, The Heavenly Culture,
World Peace and Restoration of Light



In 1950, on June 25th, the Korean War began. While the US and UN rallied behind South Korea, others allied with North Korea.

On July 27th, 1953, the civil war ended an the armistice.

Although the official battle lasted only three devastating years, the effects have been far reaching.

Sacrificed lives and cut up families left a painful scar on the arbitrarily divided nation. Still split 60 years later, the Koreas exist balanced on the edge of war.

South Koreans try to live peaceful and happy lives under the threats made by North Korea. Is this truly peace?

The Heavenly Culture, World Peace and Restoration of Light (HWPL) was established with this missing ingredient to bring about a true peace. 

Not just to Korea, but beginning with Korea and going out to the whole world. 

The answer is finally here. 

HWPL, itself, is an example of world peace as groups around the world work together for the same dream of world peace.







HWPL    
&    
World Peace



Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Nepal and HWPL, Chairman Man Hee Lee


Nepal and HWPL, 
Chairman Man Hee Lee


WARP Offices is evaluated as a progressive gathering to seek for a solution to world peace, a common goal of human beings by comparing scriptures of different faiths. The meetings have been actively arising around the world in 62 places in 40 countries including Russia, England, India, United States of America, South Africa and the Philippines.


This is Continued from HWPL, Donations for Nepal Earthquake
(http://lovepeacefreedom314.blogspot.kr/2015/06/hwpl-donations-for-nepal-earthquake.html)


Religious leaders of Nepal highlighted on peace
“The Peace Spoken of in Each Religious Scripture"
Nepal and HWPL has another event that made special bond between them. On April 11th, “World Alliance of Religions’ Peace (WARP) Office was held in Kathmandu, Nepal and about 150 participants from various religious backgrounds including Hinduism, Buddhism, Sikhism promised to work with HWPL.

WARP Offices is evaluated as a progressive gathering to seek for a solution to world peace, a common goal of human beings by comparing scriptures of different faiths.

The meetings have been actively arising around the world in 62 places in 40 countries including Russia, England, India, United States of America, South Africa and the Philippines.

Chairman Man Hee Lee of HWPL, Chairwoman of IWPG and the peace delegates visited Philippines on May 23rd as a part of their 18th World Peace Tour. The two representatives spurred to achieve World Peace by dedicating every minute of their time for promoting peace activities such as the 2nd Annual Commemoration of the Declaration of World Peace, Unveiling ceremony of Mindanao Peace Agreement Monument, Peace Dialogue with political leaders, and World Alliance of Religions’ Peace (“WARP”) Office meeting with Filipino religious leaders.

Besides, designating ‘HWPL’ day in the state of Mindanao to commemorate the signing of Mindanao peace agreement to cease the conflict and delivering congratulatory speeches on HWPL’s work by the governor, representative of Moro-Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) highlighted two representatives’ dedications in taking practical approaches to establish World Peace.

HWPL expressed to seek for solutions to give continuous assistance and earliest recovery and reconstruction after Nepal’s earthquakes, which have happened on two occasions in 81 years bringing loss of life and homes.


Nepal and HWPL, Chairman Man Hee Lee News:
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HWPL, Donations for Nepal Earthquake


HWPL, Donations 
for Nepal Earthquake


The ‘2nd Annual Commemoration of the Declaration of World Peace 2015’ and ‘International Peace Youth Group Walk Festival’, 5.25 HWPL Peace Day, all of the participants prayed for victims of Nepal Earthquake and a donation booth titled “The Path of Bringing Cheer to Nepal” was opened. Photo exhibition for sharing current situation of the victims, writing a message of hope, fund-raising indicated the ideology of HWPL that is to break the wall of boundaries, religions, societies and races and embrace love as one family.  


On June 22nd, at the Peace Palace in Goseong, Gangwon Province, South Korea, a delivery ceremony of Donation from Korean headquarters of HWPL was held.

The donation was raised during the 2nd Annual Commemoration of the Declaration of World Peace hosted by Heavenly Culture, World Peace, Restoration of Light (HWPL).

19,313 international members of HWPL donated about $ 40,000 which will be officially delivered to Nepal through the Embassy of Nepal to South Korea.

During the event, Chairman Man Hee Lee of HWPL, feeling for the situation in Nepal delivered the donation to KAMAN SINGH LAMA, Embassy of Nepal to South Korea with a warm message wishing restoration and relief of the nation.

Ambassador KAMAN SINGH LAMA expressed his gratitude toward Chairman Man Hee Lee and his relief activities for Nepal as well as to the members of HWPL for their endless attention and efforts to bring forth peace with all hearts.


The ‘2nd Annual Commemoration of the Declaration of World Peace 2015’ and ‘International Peace Youth Group Walk Festival’ was a grand event that took place in 30 countries worldwide, with participation by 200,000 youths and women through 43 branches including United States, Sweden, Bulgaria, India, Thailand, Cambodia, Philippines, etc. and 21 major cities in Korea.

On the day, all of the participants prayed for victims of Nepal Earthquake and a donation booth titled “The Path of Bringing Cheer to Nepal” was opened. Photo exhibition for sharing current situation of the victims, writing a message of hope, fund-raising indicated the ideology of HWPL that is to break the wall of boundaries, religions, societies and races and embrace love as one family.

Not only in Republic of Korea but also in Australia, New York, Netherland and San Francisco donation booths for Nepal were promoted.

Nepal and HWPL has another event that made special bond between them. On April 11th, “World Alliance of Religions’ Peace (WARP) Office was held in Kathmandu, Nepal and about 150 participants from various religious backgrounds including Hinduism, Buddhism, Sikhism promised to work with HWPL.








Chairman of HWPL, Man Hee Lee Peace Speech



Chairman of HWPL, 
Man Hee Lee and  
Peace Speech


Chairman Man Hee Lee gave a keynote speech on the topic of ‘Heavenly Culture,,, Chairwoman spoke about the role of youths and women in peace building. In her speech, she said,,,












Chairman Man Hee Lee gave a keynote speech on the topic of ‘Heavenly Culture, the essential ingredient in bringing world peace’ during the mass led by Archbishop Antonio Ledesma of the Metropolitan Archdiocese of Cagayan de Oro.

At the conference with politicians and religious leaders in Cagayan de Oro, Chairman of HWPL, Man Hee Lee also delivered a speech on the topic of ‘the role of religious leaders in conflicted areas’, emphasizing the significance of the religious leaders’ parts in conflicts and disputes while Chairwoman spoke about the role of youths and women in peace building. In her speech, she said,

“There is no more powerful driving force than the spirit of youths and the hearts of mothers in establishing peace”, 

drawing an enthusiastic applause from the participants. Furthermore, the WARP Office Meeting was held under the topic of

“Birth, Aging, Sickness, and Death in the context of religious scriptures” 

Currently, HWPL’s WARP Offices are dramatically arising in 62 cities in 40 countries around the world including but not limited to Philippines, United States, United Kingdom, and India, reminding religious leaders of their significant roles in the establishment of peace.


Monday, June 22, 2015

HWPL News: Chairman Man Hee Lee Peace Quotes


HWPL News: 
Chairman Man Hee Lee Quotes
 World Peace tour 14th Effect

Chairman of HWPL, Man Hee Lee Peace advocate who brokered a truce between Christians and Muslims in Mindanao region of the Philippines argued that the best strategy 
to stop wars in the world was through the engagement of youths and women. 




Peace Summit kicks off in South Korea


Ahead of the annual United Nations General Assembly in New York that features a gathering of world leaders, renowned peace activist, Mr. Man Hee Lee has been speaking on strategies to achieve global peace and understanding among diverse religious and political persuasions.

Chairman Man Hee Lee was in New York to preview the World Peace Summit scheduled to take place in Seoul, South Korea under the auspices of Heavenly Culture World Peace Restoration of Light (HWPL). In an exclusive interview with CMPI media, HWPL chairman Man Hee Lee reiterated his call for world leaders to enact a treaty that would outlaw wars in the world. In his view, peace building should be the primary goal of the United Nations.

Asked how he intended to push for such an international law banning wars without the support of the United States, chairman of HWPL Man Hee Lee expressed frustration at his inability to meet with President Obama after repeated attempts. He was however optimistic that United States and other major powers in the west would see the wisdom in eradicating wars and embracing peaceful coexistence of humanity.

Chairman Man Hee Lee who brokered a truce between Christians and Muslims in Mindanao region of the Philippines argued that the best strategy to stop wars in the world was through the engagement of youths and women. Youths, he said, remained the active population often deployed by leaders to engage in wars and yet no youth is ever compensated for their involvement.




 Youths lose their lives in wars; women allow their children to become child soldiers and yet the older generation who are in leadership positions protect their families and themselves against the ravages of war.

The 84-year old peace activist and veteran of the Korean War flanked by leaders of different religious faiths including Sikh, Hindu, Islam, and Christianity noted that inter-religious dialogue was necessary to begin to heal the wounds of mistrust and bigotry.

Mr. Man Hee Lee Chair, Heavenly Culture World Peace Restoration of Light As the Chairman of HWPL (one of the largest international NGO’s working to advance peace initiatives through culture, arts, religion and policy) he has traveled to over 72 countries in the last two years at the invitation of world presidents, high religious officials, and youth organizations to share his message of peace.

The World Alliance of Religions’ Peace Summit which will be held from 17 to 18 September 2014, in Seoul, the Republic of Korea is being attended by delegates from around the world including Center for Media & Peace Initiatives, a New York based organization focused on conflict-resolving media practice around the world.

At a one-day symposium in New York attended by peace activists including Arvind Vora, a practicing Sikh, Sheikh Musa Drammeh of Muslim Community Reports, and Rashad Alkhader, a researcher in peace and human rights, Dr. Uchenna Ekwo of Center for Media & Peace Initiatives, and Mr. Man Hee Lee, Chairman of HWPL, participants emphasized the importance of peace and nonviolence in world torn apart by sectarian and racial differences. In his remarks at the event, Dr. Ekwo spoke of the role of journalists in peace building emphasizing that the choice of journalists in how they report issues and events could make a difference between violence and peace.



HWPL News: Chairman Man Hee Lee Peace Quotes 



HWPL News, First Dialogue of Scriptures in Latvia


Flag of Latvia
HWPL News:
First Dialogue 
of Scriptures 
in Latvia


HWPL, the host of the event, is a non-profit international peace organization that is spreading peace movement most enthusiastically and systematically in the world. HWPL has affiliated organizations, IWPG, and IPYG, they are working through and for the women and youth members in the world. Initiated and led by Chairman Man Hee Lee of HWPL, the affiliates are proceeding to enact an international law to cease all wars besides the establishment of the WARP Offices


First WARP Office opened in Latvia, 
Light of Peace expected in Baltic Countries



Participants are listening to the representative speech
Heavenly Culture, World Peace, Restoration of Light (“HWPL”, Chairman Man Hee Lee) held their first Dialogue of Scriptures through the World Alliance of Religions’ Peace (WARP) Office at Riga Business School in Riga, Latvia on June 11th 2015. Embarking on the very first dialogue in Latvia, a Hindu representative Yogi Matsyendranath (of Natha Sampradaya) and other religious leaders from various faiths such as Lutheran Church, Buddhism, Catholicism, and Islam presented and discussed under the theme of ‘Definition of True Peace according to the Scripture.’Also headed by Randa Medne, the president of a youth group ‘Latvian 4-H’, and Gatis Kondrats, a founder of ‘Street warriors’, many youth participated and had Q&A time about the contents of the presentations.

The event first began by watching introduction videos of HWPL and WARP Summit, an unprecedented international peace festival held in last September in Republic of Korea. All the religious leaders who had seen the video of WARP summit for the first time were pleased to join such a great peace activity as Latvian peace delegates, being amazed by the large scale of HWPL’s peace movement.

Through the presentations of each religious leader, the important role of religious leader to establish peace was emphasized which led to the signing of the peace agreement, promising each other that they will continuously meet together for the purpose of peace. By listening to the statements of religious leaders, the youth participants had confidence that this meeting that discovers the answer to peace within each religious scripture would be the basis of all peace works.

The WARP office of HWPL, which is already being established globally with 62 offices in 41 countries, will also be held in many parts of the world in June including India and Switzerland. It is continuously being established all around the globe by religious leaders voluntarily and it aims to compare religious scriptures to recognize the true will of God, which is peace, not war, even within all the different teachings, and to become one. It is favorably reviewed as a practical way to advance the realization of world peace, because the Peace Dialogue does not end with just ‘recognizing’ the matter but encourage religious leaders to put ‘steady efforts’ to achieve a common goal, “World Peace.”

Guru Yogi Matsyendranath, a Hindu leader is giving
his speech about peace spoken inreligious scripture
Heavenly Culture, World Peace, Restoration of Light (“HWPL”), the host of the event, is a non-profit international peace organization that is spreading peace movement most enthusiastically and systematically in the world. 

HWPL has affiliated organizations, International Women’s Peace Group (“IWPG”), and International Peace Youth Group (“IPYG”) and they are working through and for the women and youth members in the world. Initiated and led by Chairman Man Hee Lee of HWPL, the affiliates are proceeding to enact an international law to cease all wars besides the establishment of the WARP Offices. 

Chairman Man Hee Lee played a key role in ending a 40-year religious conflict in Mindanao, Philippines where it used to be the hotspot of Asia. On May 25th 2015, he visited Mindanao and participated in the 2nd Annual Commemoration of the Declaration of World Peace and held International Peace Youth Group Walk Festival. By doing this, Catholic and Muslim representatives expressed their will to collect all hearts of the people for peace. With a growing support and cooperation of the international community, well-known places like city of Alexandria in Virginia state, Mindanao Philippines, and Royal Bafokeng Nation in Republic of South Africa have acknowledged HWPL’s achievements by unveiling peace monuments and designating May 25th as ‘HWPL Day’ as a day of world peace.

Of three Baltic States, Latvia’s first WARP Office is expected to play a key role as catalyst to remind the neighboring countries of the importance of peace. In this event, it was even more noteworthy that religious leaders who promised to become one through the peace agreement positively discussed the 2nd HWPL’s WARP Office in Latvia.


HWPL News, First Dialogue of Scriptures
in Latvia, SPY GHANA Your news in Scope


Saturday, June 20, 2015

HWPL Peace News: The First WARP Office in Latvia


HWPL Peace News: 
The First WARP Office in Latvia

 Of three Baltic States, Latvia’s first WARP Office is expected to play a key role as catalyst to remind the neighboring countries of the importance of peace. In this event, it was even more noteworthy that religious leaders who promised to become one through the peace agreement positively discussed the 2nd HWPL’s WARP Office in Latvia.

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This is Continued from HWPL Peace News, The First WARP Office in Latvia, the Pearl of the Baltic Sea (http://lovepeacefreedom314.blogspot.kr/2015/06/hwpl-peace-news-first-warp-office-in.html)

Through the presentations of each religious leader, the important role of religious leader to establish peace was emphasized which led to the signing of the peace agreement, promising each other that they will continuously meet together for the purpose of peace. 

By listening to the statements of religious leaders, the youth participants had confidence that this meeting that discovers the answer to peace within each religious scripture would be the basis of all peace works. 

The WARP office of HWPL, which is already being established globally with 62 offices in 41 countries, will also be held in many parts of the world in June including India and Switzerland. 

It is continuously being established all around the globe by religious leaders voluntarily and it aims to compare religious scriptures to recognize the true will of God, which is peace, not war, even within all the different teachings, and to become one. 

It is favorably reviewed as a practical way to advance the realization of world peace, because the Peace Dialogue does not end with just ‘recognizing’ the matter but encourage religious leaders to put ‘steady efforts’ to achieve a common goal, “World Peace.” 

Heavenly Culture, World Peace, Restoration of Light (“HWPL”), the host of the event, is a non-profit international peace organization that is spreading peace movement most enthusiastically and systematically in the world. HWPL has affiliated organizations, International Women’s Peace Group (“IWPG”), and International Peace Youth Group (“IPYG”) and they are working through and for the women and youth members in the world. 

Initiated and led by Chairman Lee of HWPL, the affiliates are proceeding to enact an international law to cease all wars besides the establishment of the WARP Offices. Chairman Lee played a key role in ending a 40-year religious conflict in Mindanao, Philippines where it used to be the hot spot of Asia. 

On May 25th 2015, he visited Mindanao and participated in the 2nd Annual Commemoration of the Declaration of World Peace and held International Peace Youth Group Walk Festival. 

By doing this, Catholic and Muslim representatives expressed their will to collect all hearts of the people for peace. 

With a growing support and cooperation of the international community, well-known places like city of Alexandria in Virginia state, Mindanao Philippines, and Royal Bafokeng Nation in Republic of South Africa have acknowledged HWPL’s achievements by unveiling peace monuments and designating May 25th as ‘HWPL Day’ as a day of world peace.  

Of three Baltic States, Latvia’s first WARP Office is expected to play a key role as catalyst to remind the neighboring countries of the importance of peace. In this event, it was even more noteworthy that religious leaders who promised to become one through the peace agreement positively discussed the 2nd HWPL’s WARP Office in Latvia.



HWPL Peace News: The First WARP Office in Latvia
ZimEye, The Truth & The Futrue


HWPL Peace News, The First WARP Office in Latvia, the Pearl of the Baltic Sea


Dialogue of Scriptures
HWPL World Alliance of Religions' Peace Office
Heavenly Culture, World Peace, Restoration of Light


HWPL Peace News:
The First WARP Office in Latvia, 
the Pearl of the Baltic Sea


Innovative Dialogue led by religious leaders from five religious bodies
-Lutheran Church, Buddhism, Catholicism, Hinduism and Islam-Under the theme of ‘Definition of True Peace according to the Scripture’
Expected to Bring Light of Peace to Baltic Countries





[Latvia] Group picture of the participants of the HWPL Dialogue of Scriptures in Latvia
Dialogue of Scriptures, HWPL World Alliance of Religions' Peace Office 
Heavenly Culture, World Peace, Restoration of Light






 -The Peace Line-


Riga, Latvia- Heavenly Culture, World Peace, Restoration of Light (“HWPL”, Chairman Man Hee Lee) held their first Dialogue of Scriptures through the World Alliance of Religions’ Peace (WARP) Office at Riga Business School in Riga, Latvia on June 11th 2015. 

Embarking on the very first dialogue in Latvia, a Hindu representative Yogi Matsyendranath (of Natha Sampradaya) and other religious leaders from various faiths such as Lutheran Church, Buddhism, Catholicism, and Islam presented and discussed under the theme of ‘Definition of True Peace according to the Scripture.’

Also headed by Randa Medne, the president of a youth group ‘Latvian 4-H’, and Gatis Kondrāts, a founder of ‘Street warriors’, many youth participated and had Q&A time about the contents of the presentations.

The event first began by watching introduction videos of HWPL and WARP Summit, an unprecedented international peace festival held in last September in Republic of Korea. 

All the religious leaders who had seen the video of WARP summit for the first time were pleased to join such a great peace activity as Latvian peace delegates, being amazed by the large scale of HWPL’s peace movement.


HWPL Peace News: ZumEye
The Truth & The Futrue


Thursday, June 18, 2015

Chairman of HWPL, Man Hee Lee PEACE Quotes



Chairman of HWPL 
Man Hee Lee 
PEACE Quotes 





-The Peace Line- 



There were countless numbers 

of war heroes but a hero of peace

 never existed before!



‘I couldn’t agree more this Peace Quotes!’


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