Wednesday, September 28, 2016

During 2nd Annual Commemoration of WARP Summit 'Victorious Marathon for Peace'


During the 2nd Annual Commemoration of WARP Summit <The Victorious Marathon 
For Peace>

The marathon players were handed the baton in order to spread the spirit of peace that 
HWPL has tried to build, transcending both nationality and culture. 
This published content sketches the spirit and 
passion of the athletes in their pursuit of peace.



The Track, where the Victorious Marathon for Peace Takes Place

In ancient Greece, the Olympics were a peace festival that occurred every 4 years. Greeks announced the arrival of a new era based on the Olympics. During the Olympic season, people prioritized the safety of citizens and worked on spreading the spirit of peace throughout the entire region of Greece.

Those who achieved outstanding results in the Olympic Games were rewarded by having their names inscribed in the history of that glorious Olympiad, which was to be remembered by their descendants for generations to come.



During the Peace Festival for the 2nd Annual Commemoration of WARP Summit, Track and Field events, as well as the Peace Marathon, were held as “the festival commemorating putting an end to wars and ushering in the beginning of peace” Highly energized and inspired by the grand card stunt, cultural parades, and performances witnessed just prior to the event, the Track and Field players dedicated all of their efforts, along with the spirit of peace, into the game.

Just as the ancient Greek Olympic players delivered the spirit of peace throughout Greece, the marathon players were handed the baton in order to spread the spirit of peace that HWPL has tried to build, transcending both nationality and culture. This published content sketches the spirit and passion of the athletes in their pursuit of peace.


“I believe I had to overcome the limit that I had set for myself. I wanted to show that nothing is impossible. We focused on our strengths rather than weaknesses and did not even imagine making a mistake. Because of the physical disadvantages we had compared to the competing teams, we strategized our runs, even to the point of meticulously selecting the order of best runners. To overcome any limiting physical capability or technique, we worked solely on baton passing for 6 months to shorten even the fractions of seconds. In the end, our team passed the finish line as the first place.”

“When athletes run the marathon, they are grouped by their records. We adopt this system for the efficiency of the race overall. When an athlete runs for over 2 or even 3 hours, he starts to lose his will to fight and continue the race. Right at that moment, the athlete begins to feel the breath of the running athletes around him and can almost hear the voice, “Yes, I can do it”. When he is going through that moment of despair, he vividly recalls the faces of the many people who have kindly helped him out in the past. Then I realized, they were running with me all along.”


It’s almost the last day of the 2nd Annual Commemoration of the September 18th WARP Summit. The Peace Marathon has awakened within the participants the need for dedicating our efforts as individuals and states towards putting an end to wars and leaving a legacy of long lasting peace to future generations.

 Inside the track, action plans for all figures from civil societies, government personnel, religious leaders, youth, women and media are taking shape while inflaming the passions and hearts for peace needed to take it to the next step.


The Peace Marathon, 2nd Annual Commemoration of WARP Summit by HWPL  Source: http://hwpl.kr/media/hwpl_news/view/147

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Commemorative Addresses For World Peace -WARP Summit 2016


Commemorative Addresses of Man Hee Lee HWPL Chairman, 
IWPG Chairwoman 
& ......



Commemorative Addresses of Man Hee Lee
HWPL Chairman & Peace advocate
at the WARP Summit 2016
Mr. Man Hee Lee / HWPL Chairman & Peace Advocate 

“Greetings to family of peace from home and abroad, and welcome to the Peace Festival for the 2nd Annual Commemoration of the WARP Summit. 

Here today at the Peace Festival for the 2nd Annual Commemoration of the WARP Summit, the spirits of heaven and people of the earth are gathered, as well as the eyes, ears, and hearts of the global community. 

 Dear family of peace, politicians, people of religion, and global community, let us cease all wars and leave peace as an eternal legacy for our future generations. 

This is the mission that we must fulfill in this generation and a special command from heaven. And it is the way for humanity to survive. 

Messengers of peace around the world, HWPL International Law Peace Committee members, and journalists—both heaven and earth have seen and acknowledged your dedicated efforts. We are one family, messengers of peace. 

Let us accomplish our purpose: "world peace". 

Let us urge heads of state and religious leaders around the world to fulfill their promises. Let us urge them to sign their support for the Declaration of Peace and Cessation of War, consisting of 10 articles and 38 clauses, and let us sign our support as well. 

This is the way to love the world and all the people, like the light, rain, and air of the heavens. This is true politics and true religion; this is true love and peace.”  


IWPG Chairwoman 

To speed up the advancement towards an era of peace, I propose a code of conduct to the global community. 

First, heads of state around the world should become one for peace and support the Declaration of Peace and Cessation of War. 

Second, all the religions of the world should transcend denominations and doctrines to become one for peace. 

Third, all women and youth of the world should join the IWPG and IPYG in promoting the Declaration of Peace and Cessation of War and urging support for the Declaration. 

Fourth, peace education should be implemented throughout the world. 

At this time, let us promise once again to achieve peace in this generation by all means possible. Together, we can definitely achieve a world where all people live in peace and harmony!” 



H.E. Ivo Josipović, Former President of Croatia,
Ceremony Address Speech, WARP Summit 2016
 “The Declaration (of Peace and Cessation of War), delivered not only to the political leaders of many countries, but to the wide public as well, has increased the awareness of the need for urgent action to stop wars and build peace around the globe. We, gathered around HWPL, and like all others we must become peace messengers in our community, nation and then to the whole world.” 


&lt;H.E. Ivo Josipović / Former President of Croatia>


Rt. Hon. Hrant Bagratyan/
Former Prime Minister of Armenia,
Ceremony Address Speech, WARP Summit 2016
 "With me myself as one of the 29 representatives among political leaders, I was there at the 2014 WARP Summit. We promised to enact the international law and religious leaders agreed on building religious harmony in front of heaven, all the people of the world and the peace advocate. Ever since then, On March 14th this year, The DPCW proclaimed and comparison study of the scriptures still actively going on to the harmony of religions. All of these efforts are to keep the promise that was made at the 2014 WARP Summit.” 


&lt;Rt. Hon. Hrant Bagratyan / Former Prime Minister of Armenia> 



H.E. Odeta Nishani / First Lady of Albania,
Ceremony Address Speech,
WARP Summit 2016
“We need to raise those hopes by spreading these messages to every corner of the globe, because, in the end, those of us who want peace outnumber by far those who think that peace may be just a linguistic expression…I hope that during this conference, the working groups will have a chance to explore and find ways to realize this, maybe small, but significant step towards a better future.” 


&lt;H.E. Odeta Nishani / First Lady of Albania> 



H.H Samdech Preah Agga,  Mahā Sangharājādhipati
Tep Vong / The Great Supreme Patriarch of Cambodia,
Ceremony Address Speech, WARP Summit 2016
“To achieve what we are expecting for, we need the extensive knowledge, experiences, commitment, and cooperation from all participants of all fields…to make their significant contributions on theme of this summit, and we take all those contributions to set as policy and plan to work for the sustainable peace, prosperity, and happiness of all people in this world.” 


&lt;H.H Samdech Preah Agga,  Mahā Sangharājādhipati Tep Vong / The Great Supreme Patriarch of Cambodia >



Commemorative Addresses 
of Man Hee Lee HWPL Chairman, 
IWPG Chairwoman & ...... 

Friday, September 23, 2016

Peace Festival, IPYG Card Section "War and Peace"


Peace Festival, 
IPYG Card Section 
"War and Peace" 

IPYG Card Section Source: http://hwpl.kr/media/hwpl_news/view/148


"What really made a strong impression was the larger picture - the teamwork, the humility, the attention to detail. The work that HWPL is committed to requires that a tremendous amount of people become united by a single purpose and work together on such a level that has never been witnessed in the history of the world - peace. I would not trade the chance to see this performance for any other performance in the world."

 - A message from a participant


12,126 members of IPYG, Deliver the Hope of Peace
to the World IPYG Card Section Performance
<War and Peace>
 Global leaders around the world began to discuss action plans for advocacy and implementation of the Declaration of Peace and Cessation of War (DPCW) at the WARP Summit. At the Peace Festival on the second day of the Summit, the IPYG Card Section Performance was displayed with the title "War and Peacethe eye-catching images made by 12,000 cards have been the symbol of HWPL's peace initiatives.



 A world of peace desired by humanity has been devastated by the roaring cries of war. Images created by the combination of each card from 12,000 youth illustrated the atrocities of war and loss of human value in the 20th century. Then what is needed to make this world a place where peace can prosper? Scene 2 and 3 offered a solution to our global community.





12,126 Messengers Deliver the Hope of Peace to the World IPYG Card Section Performance
<War and Peace>




[Peace Festival, IPYG Card Section "War and Peace" Scene 1]

 The last century began with war and ended with war.
 Wars destroyed houses, schools and infrastructure, but, more seriously, the impact of violence on a daily basis resulted in the loss of human dignity. The fear from war ruled over the century and blurred out the possibility of peace.

 The two World Wars forced all people from earth to get involved in making this world a killing field. Advanced technology became mixed blessing, since it created fast and comfortable life style and killing style at the same time. The tyranny of war left a huge burden of responsibility to the future generations - us.

 32,524,566 from WWI, 70,000,000 from WWII, and too many more after them lost their lives.


 The message "Do you think you are safe now that wars are over?"  gave a strong impression. War is still in existence and the horrible destruction of life threatens our daily lives, as the cards showed another message - "We are still living at war."




[Peace Festival, IPYG Card Section "War and Peace" Scene 2]

 Peace activities initiated by HWPL are to overcome tragedy of war. The initiatives are 1) support from leaders of states by signing signatures, 2) participation of youth and women in peace-building projects, 3) delivering messages of peace through media.


With the support, advice and cooperation from specialists on international law, the Declaration of Peace and Cessation of War was drafted and proclaimed on March 14th, 2016. Commitment of global cooperation and support at the WARP Summit 2016 will be a cornerstone of establishment of international legal foundation for peace.


[Peace Festival, IPYG Card Section "War and Peace" Scene 3]


 A world peace, desired by the global citizens, will see the process of development and achievement through the unification of the two divided Koreas, one of the most dangerous areas of conflict. Cessation of war in the Korean Peninsula began with youth soldiers putting down their guns against each other. Peace talks will be the sign of peace and the light of change will shine as a legacy for future generations.

IPYG, 12,126 members, Deliver the Hope of Peace
to the World IPYG Card Section Performance
 Amidst a backdrop of wars and conflicts that we see in news and pictures, and many first-hand, it's hard to imagine sometimes that our lives will ever become one built on a culture of peace. But the performance by the members of IPYG has no doubt given that hope to all of its viewers. For that, we can feel extremely grateful.



Peace Festival, 
IPYG Card Section 
"War and Peace" 
Source: http://hwpl.kr/


Wednesday, September 21, 2016

HWPL Peace Festival Entrance Ceremony Story at the WARP Summit 2016


[WARP Summit 2016]
HWPL Peace Festival 
Entrance Ceremony Story

Source: http://hwpl.kr/







Culture of Peace Enjoyed 
at the Peace Festival 
for the WARP Summit 2016

The new era of peace resonated when the peace builders walked along the path from the gate of Heavenly Culture, World Peace, Restoration of Light at the Peace Festival for the 2nd Annual Commemoration of the WARP Summit. Passing over the past of violence that pervaded the globe, the peace walk by world leaders holding hands with children symbolized their covenant for dedication to the future of peace.

 The steps were strong foundation of making everlasting peace in our times for the dreams of children that can be pursued without limit. Followed by them were ceremonies of world culture of peace by members of HWPL.



<HWPL Peace Festival Parade Story>
Culture of Silla – Dreaming a World of Peace in our World


Cheongdo Awakens the Spirit of Peace <Culture of Silla – Dreaming a World of Peace in our World> It hold the spirit of peace started from Cheongdo and the culture of Shilla which brought peace to the Korean Peninsula


<HWPL Peace Festival Parade Story>
Cheongdo Awakens the Spirit of Peace


A parade called “Cheongdo Awakens the Spirit of Peace” was performed by youth members of HWPL Korea at the Peace Festival for the 2nd Annual Commemoration of the WARP Summit. Cheongdo is a city located in Gyeongsangbuk-do Province of South Korea, famous for rich culture and history from the ancient period – millennium culture of Silla.

Silla (57 BC – 935 AD) is an ancient kingdom in the Korean Peninsula and one of longest sustained kingdoms in world history. With the legacy of culture for a thousand years, Silla played a significant role in constructing the identity of the Korean people and was registered as a UNESCO Cultural Heritate.

 The most important asset of this world heritage is the culture formulated by the spiritual quality – religion. From the beginning of the kingdom, 700 years of history of Silla had to undergo endless war. The people lost their livelihood, families and community.

This led the ancient Koreans to desire a world where nations can exist peacefully with other nations and people can have lives without harming other people. This spirit of respect on life and harmony was the basic education for youth leaders in Silla called “Hwarang.”

A world which has been desired by the people hoping to live in a place where the prosperity of peace can benefit all the lives of the planet has already approached to us today. At the WARP Summit 2016, the hands held together by people from the global community promised to work for peace, a big step forward to making a legacy of cessation of war and peace for future generations.



<HWPL Peace Festival Parade Story>
Flower of World


At the Peace Festival for the 2nd Annual Commemoration of the WARP Summit, the World National Flower Parade, marching with the variety of 40 national flowers by members of HWPL Korea, showed an important message to the global community – people with different nations, ethnicities, religions and cultures understand each other and live together in the same planet.

As national flowers are appreciated by people in hopes of prosperity of their communities, the WARP Summit in 2014 offered a commitment of people in nations to achieve peace as a common goal of humanity transcending ethnicity, religion and nation.

Water lily of Egypt blooms in every part of the Nile, which provide life and wealth to creatures. The flower used to be set on mummies as a ritual for the revival of spirit. The tenacious vitality of the flower represents the long, rich culture and history of Egypt.

Sampaguita of the Philippines is widely known as a flower of love in weddings, festivals and religious events. The Philippines twist flowers into garland as a circular decoration to put it on guests in a meaning of welcoming and blessing.

Hibiscus, expressed as rose of Sharon in the Bible, has special meanings to the Koreans. The flower blooms in the dawn and falls in the evening, whose nature appealed to many Koreans who interpret it as a strong will of independence and freedom under the rule of colonial power. Facing the oppression of force threatening the spiritual and physical lives of people, the Koreans see the freedom and vitality of life from the flower.


<HWPL Peace Festival Parade Story>
A Nation of Peace, King’s Parade - Leaders who love their nations listen to the voice of people

In the royal procession from the Joseon Dynasty as a marching parade at the Peace Festival for the 2nd Annual Commemoration of the WARP Summit, performers lined up in rows with magnificent view to the participants of the summit.

“Leaders should be the first to unite by signing an agreement to enact an international law to bring wars to an end and actively create world peace.” <WARP Peace Summit 2014>


In the royal procession from the Joseon Dynasty (1392 – 1897) as a marching parade at the Peace Festival for the 2nd Annual Commemoration of the WARP Summit, performers lined up in rows with magnificent view to the participants of the summit. Accompanying guards, court officials and bands, the procession is a ritual when a king leaves from the palace to a destination for an even. The king uses this as communication with people to understand the public sentiment and incorporate it into decision making for public policy.

 At this very moment, the globe is severely suffering from oppression caused by wars. The Declaration of Peace and Cessation of War (DPCW) with 10 articles emphasizes the urgency of international cooperation and legal foundation for settlement of peace as a core value of this globe.

It urges global leaders to realize their love for the people through establishment of peace as an everlasting heritage. Leaders who held hands with children and walked together along the path from the peace gate of HWPL took their hearts to listen to the voice of citizens to make this world a better place to live.



<HWPL Peace Festival Parade Story>
Traditional Folk Dance – Welcoming Dance with the Maori Haka

The spirit of harmony and peace in the global community seems to claim peace festival should not end. A group of dark-skinned, bulky figure of men appeared at the Peace Festival for the 2nd Annual Commemoration of the WARP Summit while they widely opened their eyes trying to overwhelm others, stuck out their tongues and shouted like thunder. This unique, vigorous, warrior-like movement is called Haka, a traditional Maori dance from New Zealand.

The Maori dance today is performed when there are important occasions including great achievements and festivals to welcome neighbors. The dance performed by international youth members of HWPL Korea welcomed the peace-builders from the globe, who are willingly dedicated to making peace for future generations based on international law for peace and religious harmony through developing the DPCW.

The dancing was the prelude for a festival where all the participants of the summit hold their hands, sing songs and dance with the people around them regardless of nation, religion and ethnicity. The powerful energy of peace prevailed with a rousing cry from the Haka performers with the minds urging the globe to take action for peace.




Wednesday, September 14, 2016

HWPL International Law, Peace Festival, WARP Summit 2016


HWPL International Law, Peace Festival, WARP Summit 2016
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2nd Annual Commemoration of Sept. 18th World Alliance of Religions’ Peace (WARP) Summit


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Declaration of Peace and Cessation of War as a cornerstone of legislation of peace (Refer to DPCW: peacelaw.org)

From the WARP Summit 2015, a series of discussions and meetings by the HWPL International Law Peace Committee consisting legal experts concluded the Declaration of Peace and Cessation of War (DPCW) (See details on DPCW: peacelaw.org), which was proclaimed on March 14, 2016.

To leave peace as a legacy to future generations in this era, this declaration provides practical approaches to world peace including discouraging war potentials, dissuading war behavior, establishing religious harmony and spreading culture of peace. With this, the Legislate Peace Campaign, a global advocacy movement in support of the DPCW to build a legal foundation for peace, has gained much attention from civil society.




 

Actors of the global community become one in support of the legislation of peace

In September 2016, the 2nd Annual Commemoration of the WARP Summit will be held in Seoul, Republic of Korea. In the summit, members of NGOs, government representatives and intergovernmental organizations who represent our global communities will participate to discuss how to establish peace as a global norm for states and all citizens.

Based on the DPCW with its initiatives of global peace building, multilateral cooperation and multi-level (local, national and international) action plans will be discussed. For tangible results, this collective voice of global support for DPCW aimed at founding enforceable law will bring out practical approaches to global peace movement based on international cooperation and participation of civil society with the support from citizens.




Advocacy of Civil Society - The power of people can make this world a better place to live

According to the participants in the previous WARP summits, one of the most unique mechanism for peace in HWPL is making a unified voice for peace regardless of national, gender, religious and social backgrounds. Many peace activities by HWPL is based on voluntary and active participation of global citizens, especially women and youth.

This means that development plans for making an enforceable law to protect citizens from threats of violence of war, which will be discussed in the summit, will also be prepared by reflecting the voice of peace from the grassroots and network of civil society in each state.

Throughout advocacy forums for the DPCW and various committee meetings during the summit, individuals and organizations will discover the vision of peace building and muster future action plans dedicated to cooperation for materializing peace with the basis on the power of citizens.


International Law Article 7: Acknowledge the right to self-defence

In the high-level talks, governments take the noble responsibility of peace building

Governments are leading organizations of the global society representing how the world works. In the WARP Summit 2016, former heads of state, ministers, chairpersons of congress and justices of supreme courts from various countries will have a venue to discuss how the spirit of peace can be developed in their societies and how the role of government can be addressed to the extent that citizens in each country can be benefitted from the legislation of peace based on the DPCW.

These high-level talks will further discuss procedures for making effective rule of law for peace, necessary legal and social agreement at a national level, international cooperation for creating the environment of peace at a regional level, and possible approaches to developing peace as a universal norm by introduction in the United Nations.





International Religious Leaders’ Conference seeks the true way of religion as a bridge-builder of peace

Another peace building initiative offered by HWPL is the alliance of religions. Religions have been responsible for enlightening people with the knowledge of human spirit in relation to the property of the unseen. Nevertheless, religious boundaries have been one of the major hindrances of cooperation; misguided actions targeting unspecified individuals resulted in violence and challenges to peace in this world.


For this reason, interfaith dialogues in WARP offices around the world by religious leaders have actively been underway to seek cooperation among religions and their dedication to world peace.

Since instructions of religions are based on the spirit of peace and harmony, alliance of religions for peace building based on inter-religious communication will shed light on how the world can overcome conflicts by seeking truth in religious scriptures.


In the summit, religious leaders will be gathered together to discuss how religions can make one voice for peace.

Monday, September 12, 2016

Invitation to the 2nd Annual Commemoration of Sept. 18th WARP Peace Summit



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<<<Invitation>>> 
to the 2nd Annual Commemoration
 of Sept. 18th WARP Peace Summit


  

  • Peace Festival Title ⇒ 2nd Annual Commemoration of September 18th WARP Summit
  • Peace Festival Theme ⇒ To advocate for the implementation of international law on the cessation of war and world peace
  • Peace Festival Date ⇒ 17 September 2016 (SAT), 09:00-20:00 
                                     18 September (SUN), 14:00-20:00
                                     19 September (MON), 10:00-20:00

  • Peace Festival Venue ⇒ Seoul, South Korea
  • Peace Festival Host ⇒ Heavenly Culture, World Peace, Restoration of Light (HWPL)
  • Peace Festival Organizers ⇒ International Peace Youth Group (IPYG) and International Women’s Peace Group (IWPG)




[Peace Festival Day 1] 17 September 2016 (Sat)


•  09:00 – 10:30, 11:00 – 13:00
Peace Festival Session 1
 Advocacy Forum for the Declaration of Peace and Cessation of War
♦ Plan of action for advocacy to intergovernmental organizations, governments, and the public


•10:40 – 12:40 17:00 – 19:00
Peace Festival Session 2
 International Religious Leaders Conference
♦ Role of religion as bridge-builder of world peace
♦ Establishment of consent on the direction of interfaith dialogues based on religious scriptures
♦ Development plan of interfaith dialogues in WARP offices


•13:30 – 17:30
Peace Festival Session 3
 The 4th HWPL International Law Peace Committee Meeting
– Group I, II
♦ Development and adoption of the Declaration of Peace and Cessation of War
♦ Comprehensive understanding and approaches to the DPCW pertaining to peace movement
– democracy, human rights, education, culture and religion
♦ Action plan(s) based on common ground of understanding and practicality of the DPCW to create tangible results at a national level
♦ International cooperation and development plan to create peacebuilding environment at local levels


•14:30 – 16:00
Peace Festival Session 4
 Press Conference for the 2nd Annual Commemoration of the September 18th WARP Summit
 Public statement on the Summit by HWPL
♦ Report on global support for the DPCW and its future development and adoption plans


•19:00 – 21:00
Peace Festival Session 5
 Media Forum for Advocacy of the Declaration of Peace and Cessation of War
♦Media attention to global peace movement by HWPL for establishment of legislation of peace






[Peace Festival Day 2] 18 September 2016 (Sun)

 9.18 Peace Festival 
14:00 – 20:00
 <Commemorative Event>
 2nd Annual Commemoration of September 18th WARP Summit
☆ 9.18 Peace Festival ★


[Peace Festival Day 3] 19 September 2016 (Mon)


•10:00 – 12:30
Peace Festival Session 6
 Conference for the Implementation of the Declaration of Peace and Cessation of War
♦ Legitimacy of advocating the DPCW in relation to achievement of world peace


•14:00 – 15:40
Peace Festival Session 7
 2016 IWPG Network Forum
♦ Role of 3.6 billion women for cessation of war and achievement of world peace
♦ Building the IWPG network and cooperation for development of peace activities and advocacy of the DPCW
♦ Foundation of the IWPG Peace Committee


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