Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Religions Leaders Came Together For Peace


Religions Leaders 
Came Together For Peace, 
June 28, 2016


While interfaith discussions on peace has endorsed various peace movements throughout the world, 120 prominent 
representatives of Korean, Chinese, and Japanese religious circles came together in Gyeonggi, Korea


120 Spiritual Leaders of 10 Religions Came Together For Peace


Northeast Asian Leaders to Cooperate for Alliance of Religions and Peace
HWPL holds a Korea-China-Japan Trilateral Religious Leaders’ Peace Conference

(June 28, 2016, Gyeonggi, Republic of Korea, Sri Lanka Guardian) While interfaith discussions on peace has endorsed various peace movements throughout the world, 120 prominent representatives of Korean, Chinese, and Japanese religious circles came together in Gyeonggi, Korea today.

Heavenly Culture, World Peace, Restoration of Light (HWPL), an international non-governmental organization for peace, hosted a Korea- China- Japan Trilateral Religious Leaders’ Peace Conference with the goal of putting religious boundaries aside to achieve peace together.

Leaders representing Buddhism, Hinduism, Sikhism, Christianity, Taoism, Confucianism, and indigenous religions discussed the roles of spiritual leaders and the concept of peace based on each respective religious texts. These discussions led to stimulating debate and mutual understanding among different faiths.

Chairman Man Hee Lee of HWPL awakened the duties of religious leaders of today. “Religious leaders have a crucial role in constantly studying and determining which religious scripture is the most believable to achieve peace. Leaders are responsible for their congregations that differences in religions must not hinder the progress of peace and harmony in the interfaith world. I hope we, leaders of religions of the Northeast Asia, will establish a path to peaceful coexistence,” he said.

Chairwoman of the International Women’s Peace Group (IWPG) also urged the participants to actively cooperate with the alliance of religions projects advocated by HWPL.

Hyegeo, Abbot of Jogye Order of Korean Buddhism Geumgang Seonwon stated during his congratulatory remarks, “I give my deepest appreciation on behalf of all Korean Buddhist leaders for hosting this conference which lays foundations for prosperity and peace in Asia. I strongly believe that world peace, longed by every religion for a significant amount of time, will be achieved through efforts like this.”

The background of this peace conference is HWPL’s World Alliance of Religions’ Peace Office (WARP) Meetings, a series of the worldwide interfaith peace dialogue solely based on scriptures aimed at establishing alliance of religions and preventing causes of conflicts which involves religious misunderstandings. Currently, 172 WARP Office Meetings are actively being held in 85 countries, contributing to an atmosphere of peace and coexistence.


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leaders-of-10-religions-came-together-for-peace/


Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Stephen Gill Agrees with HWPL about Concept of Love and Peace


Stephen Gill Agrees with 
HWPL about Concept of Love and Peace


I agree with Heavenly Culture World Peace Restoration of Light (HWPL) about its concept of love—about its concept of peace. Both must be the cultures of Heaven if there is Heaven. I believe that love is the singer of life. I believe that love and peace walk side by side. I also believe both are cousins. I believe that love and peace are two sides of the same coin. I say about love in my novel The Coexistence that “Love is the language of God and God is peace. I also say often that a person is born to love and to receive love. Love is the thread that unites humans and non-humans at every level, and life disintegrates where the rays of love do not reach. The world Literatures testify that the language of God is their main driver. It is manifested in Indian mythological characters, both as sensuous and of passionate nature. Indian mythology is replete with the tales of love between gods and goddesses. All such stories in the world literatures point out that love is the basic human emotion that is translated in action in different ways.


▲ Stephen Gill
Ottawa: July 2, 2016. (PCP) Heavenly Culture World Peace Restoration of Light (HWPL), headquartered in South Korea, sponsored the evening of the 25th of June 2016 at Ottawa City Hall, where Stephen Gill’s book of love sonnets, The Singer of Life, was released by the Hon’ble Chandra Arya, chief guest. The Hon’ble Arya, has been serving Canada, his adopted mother, in diverse landscapes of diverse dimensions for years with his indefatigable zeal. He has energy and an ardent desire to boost trade between Canada and India, particularly in the area of information technology which has successfully flourished in Bangalore, a cosmopolitan city of the state of Karnataka, where he and his wife Sangeetha were born. Bangalore, known as the Silicon Valley of India, is the centre of the high-tech industry.

The Hon’ble guest pointed out the contributions of Canada to world peace and appreciated the works of Stephen Gill as a writer. Representatives of the main religious groups were invited to speak on peace from their perspectives. The text of Stephen Gill’s talk is given below. The evening was unique because the audiences, both in South Korea and at the City Hall of the capital of Canada, interacted simultaneously through communication technology that is creating a world of seamless borders to let also love and friendship flow freely. The evening of the 25th of June was a clear evidence of this global trend. The live audience of South Korea, displayed on a large screen, was chaired by Kevin Kang from South Korea, and the audience at Ottawa City Hall was chaired by Diane Choi, and Raj Singh.

Heavenly Culture World Peace Restoration of Light (HWPL) is chaired by Mr. Man Hee Lee, who travels across the globe to meet leaders for the cessation of wars and promotion of peace though he is in his late eighties, says Diane Choi, Canadian liaison


 TEXT OF STEPHEN GILL’S TALK 

I feel honored to be at this memorable gathering of Heavenly Culture World Peace Restoration of Light (HWPL). I am thankful to the Honorable Chandra Arya for releasing my book The Singer of Life, my love sonnets. The evening is memorable also because The Honorable Arya is a member of the House of Commons of Canada, and has a committed passion to serve his adopted mother and has been serving her for years in multiple capacities. His spouse, Sangeetha, has served her in her own singuler capacity as chief editor of an ethnic newspaper. She has edited this ethnic newspaper professionally and with full dedication. 

Peace is the theme of this evening and my poetry and novels are the children of peace and love. Peace and prosperity go together. Often physical ailments, including heart problems, blood pressure, kidney impairment, some forms of cancers, and diabetes are tied with lack of peace. I have discussed this issue in detail in my novel The Coexistence. The issues of health and prosperity are obviously there, whether we talk of personal peace or talk of national peace or talk of global peace. In Christian as well as in Hindu thoughts God is peace, and where there is no peace there is no God, Where there is no peace there is fear, where there is no peace, there is sickness, where there is no peace, there is poverty, where there is no peace, there are problems in every shape. 

Any nation that has chaos – any nation that has no peace-- faces the problem of the brain drain in acute form. Highly skilled persons from such countries settle abroad. It affects also tourism. Tourism is an industry by itself. Several nations depend on tourists for their foreign currency. Several other industries within the country also depend on tourism. No tourist would like to visit a country where there is no security. No investor from other nation would dare to invest in that region where there is no security. Even those who have money take their money out of that country and deposit in foreign banks. Consequently, there is restlessness in the country. Politicians of such nations find ways to repress people. Politicians divert their attention by fabricating phobias. One phobia they fabricate is that their country is going to be invaded by neighbouring countries. They buy explosives—they buy arms-- and use them against their own people to suppress them. 

I agree with Heavenly Culture World Peace Restoration of Light (HWPL) about its concept of love—about its concept of peace. Both must be the cultures of Heaven if there is Heaven. I believe that love is the singer of life. I believe that love and peace walk side by side. I also believe both are cousins. I believe that love and peace are two sides of the same coin. I say about love in my novel The Coexistence that “Love is the language of God and God is peace. I also say often that a person is born to love and to receive love. Love is the thread that unites humans and non-humans at every level, and life disintegrates where the rays of love do not reach. The world Literatures testify that the language of God is their main driver. It is manifested in Indian mythological characters, both as sensuous and of passionate nature. Indian mythology is replete with the tales of love between gods and goddesses. All such stories in the world literatures point out that love is the basic human emotion that is translated in action in different ways. 

My book of sonnets, The Singer of Life, is the outcome of the same love—the outcome of peace. I would conclude with my sonnet number 11: 

I drift in fields and woods to find a Pagoda to see your gleam in my prolonged meditations on you. Instead, I spot lifeless bones of the soundless stones. In which valleys and on which hills you coo among the branches of my moans? I shall remain unmasked to glance at your simplicity and noble purity. You’re the openness of the skies when a dove in flight. I adore you in the temple of my creative taste where you are the flame that necessitates a rebirth in me to travel also the rough trails. 

Thanks for listening so patiently, and I am thankful to the Hon’ble Chandra Arya again for releasing The Singer of Life, my love sonnets 

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Sunday, July 3, 2016

Murad to Congress: give importance to peace


Murad to Congress: give importance to peace, pass the BBL(the Bangsamoro Basic Law)


Murad told a press conference on Sunday afternoon after unveiling a peace marker inside 
the camp with Man Hee Lee, chairman of the South Korea-based Heavenly Culture, 
World Peace Restoration of Light (HWPL), that what is at stake is the fate 
“not just of one politician but the entire Bangsamoro and the entire Filipino nation.”


CAMP DARAPANAN, Sultan Kudarat, Maguindanao (MindaNews / 24 January) – The chair of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) has appealed to Congress to give importance to peace by passing the Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) because it is “very important, more important than the election.”

MILF chairman Al Hadj Murad Ebrahim narrates
some of the atrocities committed against
the Bangsamoro people like the Jabiddah
and Manili massacres during the peace summit
at Camp Darapanan on Sunday (24 January 2016).
Ebrahim reminds participants to call
for justice to attain peace.
MindaNews  photo by Toto Lozano
Murad told a press conference on Sunday afternoon after unveiling a peace marker inside the camp with Man Hee Lee, chairman of the South Korea-based Heavenly Culture, World Peace Restoration of Light (HWPL), that what is at stake is the fate “not just of one politician but the entire Bangsamoro and the entire Filipino nation.”

In Manila, also on Sunday, Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process Teresita Quintos-Deles said passing the BBL will not only improve the fate of the Bangsamoro region but also change the discourse on Mindanao as it will signal the closing of the armed conflict with the largest Moro rebel group in the country.

“What we need to see at this point in time is the big picture. The farsightedness… because, in reality, this law is not only for the present but it will also affect the future of the Bangsamoro,” the Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process (OPAPP) press release quoted her as saying.

Deles said the passage of the BBL should not be passed on to the next administration but “rests on the incumbent political leaders we have today.”

“We will keep on pushing and not give up hope on this,” she said.

She acknowledged that “it’s a very tight window but those who know the legislative process said that it is still possible.”


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Saturday, July 2, 2016

Together Religious Leaders in the Name of Peace


Forum Brings 
Together Religious Leaders 
in the Name of Peace


The Church of Scientology Los Angeles was among the 19 religions featured in a peace forum at the California State University of Fullerton Pavilion. The program was organized as part of World Interfaith Harmony Week by Heavenly Culture World Peace Restoration of Light (HWPL), the largest nongovernmental international peace organization.


LOS ANGELES, Feb. 15, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Scientologists were proud to participate in an interfaith forum at California State University of Fullerton, organized by Heavenly Culture, World Peace, Restoration of Light (HWPL) in honor of World Interfaith Harmony Week. HWPL is the world's largest non-governmental international peace organization. The purpose of the forum was to engender understanding among religions and promote world peace.
 

The Rev. Susanna Furios from the Church of Scientology of Los Angeles was one of the guest speakers representing 19 different faiths, including Hinduism, Islam, Sikhism, Zen Buddhism, Christianity, Hari Krishna, and Scientology. Also attending were students from the University and members of the local HWPL chapter.

The forum was opened with a skit performed by the youth, demonstrating the various ways that conflict has been generated and blamed on religion, giving visual examples of war, protests, and domestic conflicts—all alleged to be created by differences in religious beliefs.  The skits demonstrated very clearly that conflict is caused by people, not religion.

All present were invited to learn from the many religious scholars present to gain understanding of the different religions, and see how all beliefs can work together to create world peace.

Each religious leader was then invited to speak about the common thread that unite faiths in their beliefs.  Several additional religious leaders joined in by Skype, making it a live international event.

Rev. Furios was very pleased with the results of the forum, which she said, "provided a way for people of various faiths and religions to openly communicate with each other and bring about understanding, tolerance and the agreement that world peace is possible."

After the presentation, the more than 300 people attending joined hands to proclaim their agreement that world peace can be achieved.

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Friday, July 1, 2016

About the Declaration of World Peace


The Declaration of World Peace
-HWPL Man Hee Lee Chairman-


The Heavens and the Earth formed by the hands of the Creator have been given to humanity as an inheritance. In all the universe, life in its vast splendour exists only on our world.

The life that grows on the earth is sustained from above—by light, rain, and air provided unconditionally to all living beings. We have received the precious gift of life from above, let us give glory to heaven and live in peace on earth. This is the truest teaching of heaven.

With this eternal gift—the grace and life we have received—are we entitled to fight, kill and destroy one another? We cannot claim to desire peace and continue to provoke one another, causing conflict for the sake of valuing our own national interests above those of others. This will only take the lives of the youth, wasting them in the futility of war. This is not a legacy we can leave to future generations. Of what use is a young life, born in our day and age, if it is thrown away in this manner—thrown away without having had a chance to bloom? What price can compensate for the loss of a life? Do these young souls have another chance at life?

As emissaries of world peace, as people who are working towards the restoration of humanity through a new and heavenly culture, we declare the following:
We call on the heads of state of every country to sign an international agreement—a commitment to bring all wars to an end. We ask them to do this from a spirit of deep—seated love for the people of their country.

Man Hee Lee 'the Declaration of World Peace'
We call on all youth to unite in an effort to stop wars and pursue the restoration of peace by registering to the one and only International Peace Youth Group. For World Peace to become a reality, all youths everywhere must carry out this duty. The only way to stop the pointless and tragic deaths is to stop fighting. Nobody can ask for anything greater than this. The efforts of the young people of the world today in pursuit of peace will remain as a never fading light of life for all future generations.

Furthermore, we call on every person, every man, woman, and child in the world, to pick up the mantle of peace. In whatever way you can, we ask that you work to further the cause of world peace and restoration, making it a reality in your direct environments.
Lastly, we call on the media to report responsibly and promote a message of peace to the world.
With this declaration, the work of world peace has begun.
Thank you.

- HWPL Man Hee Lee Chairman