Monday, July 31, 2017

Mr. Man Hee Lee Peace Story



A Peace Story of Ardent Peace Activist, Man Hee Lee HWPL Chairman


An Ardent Peace Activist, Mr. Man Hee Lee is short and energetic.
He is 85 years old in Korean age.

Surprisingly, he did this world peace activity in spite of his old age with vigor. 

Mr. Man Hee Lee, HWPL Chairman who fulfills world peace and restoration of light through the culture of heaven, was a Korean War veteran, who fought in the frontlines. Having been deeply deplored over the tragedy of the fratricidal war and the death of the citizens of his own, Chairman Man Hee Lee of HWPL refuses to take any money that the Korean government provides monthly for former war veterans. He is a peace activist who loves his won nation and citizens, and works vigorously in effort to bring peaceful unification to the Korean peninsula.

While watching the tragedy of the fratricidal war, HWPL Chairman, Man Hee Lee made up his mind before his dying comrades that he would accomplish world peace and restore the lost light for his won country and citizens.

I am sure that Unification of North Korea and South Korea could take place because of him.




The entire world knows, Mindanao is a place of religious conflict (between the Catholic and Islam), a place where 120,000 people have been sacrificed during a 40-year conflict, and no politician could solve the conflict. This region was a battlefield fraught with tension as the government forces (Catholic) and the rebel forces (Islam) aimed their weapons towards each other. Due to this no one could walk around, even for a second, without fear. 


By the way,
 Peace Activist, Man Hee Lee! 


by his appearance,,,


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So they pledged before God and all the people of the world to put an end to all the conflicts and to never cause them again, and so they also signed the peace agreement. All the people in the audience who witnessed this were filled with great joy. They embraced each other in joy and danced. The 40-year conflict in Mindanao was restored through peace. The MILF, Moro Islamic Liberation Front and the government forces also signed for peace in front of their president. On January 25th, the next day, many universities gathered at Mindanao state university and held a peace festival. 


Let me introduce His Peace Quotes of Mr. Man Hee Lee of HWPL Chairman ^.^
Please give him a big hand~ πŸ‘


Let us become messengers of peace and achieve a peaceful world to pass down as an eternal legacy of peace to the future.I ask Presidents of all States to sign your support for the Declaration of Peace and Cessation of War.I urge all people here to put forth our efforts for the work of peace to proceed promptlyas we promised with each other.Thank you.

Celebration the finale of the WARP Summit 2016
Chairman Man Hee Lee of HWPL

Sunday, July 30, 2017

Who Can Bring about Peace? - Mr. Man Hee Lee Congratulatory



Congratulatory of Chairman Man Hee Lee of HWPL, 
"Who Can Bring about Peace?"

IPYG, 25. May. Peace Walk India, Arambagh girls' college "Legislate Peace" Campaign


[Legislate Peace] Campaign


 "Who can bring about peace while we stand still? 
By putting an end to war, a world of peace can be established.” 


- In his congratulatory speech, Chairman Man Hee Lee of HWPL


 4th Annual Commemoration of Declaration 
of World Peace and Peace Walk : International peace Youth Group [ IPYG ]
 Youths Hold a Campaign on “Talk & Walk to Prevent Violent Extremism” for a Culture of Peace with NGOs

 West Bengal, India – Today’s global community is facing widespread extremism that accompanies violence with radical views, which has become a great concern on stability and prosperity of the globe. 

 National governments around the world have responded to the contemporary issues of extremism by domestic policies and international cooperation on security and education. 

 Along with the national efforts, international NGOs are organizing campaigns to raise public awareness on the need for peace and tolerance and further to prevent violent extremism. 

At 85 cities in 43 countries including Dhaka, Delhi, West Bengal, Beijing, New York, Paris, Seoul, Sydney, and Tokyo on May 25th, Heavenly Culture, World Peace, Restoration of Light (HWPL), an international NGO under the United Nations Department of Public Information (UN DPI), co-hosted a peace culture campaign titled ‘Walk & Talk to Prevent Violent Extremism’ with local community and international youth associations.



Arambagh girls' college "Legislate Peace" Campaign Peace Walk India 


Source: goo.gl/xP9CZk



 In his congratulatory speech, Chairman Man Hee Lee of HWPL called for global cooperation on peace building, saying, “Who can bring about peace while we stand still? By putting an end to war, a world of peace can be established.” 

 He also stressed the need for civic participation to “make an end to war and establish a world of peace as a legacy for future generations, which is the very task of every one of our global family.”

In the event, through conversations on values and beliefs the participants have, the time for reflection is given to understand how their beliefs are internalized based on the peaceful values and how their actions can follow in accordance with their faiths. 

Dr Syed Sajidul Islam, principal of Arambagh Girls College where the India peace campaign was hosted with 1,600 students.

At the end of the event, the participants gathered together for a peace walk for about 3km.

Director of IPYG, emphasized, “IPYG has been working with intergovernmental groups, NGOs, and youth associations globally undertaking projects concerning youth development and peace education. 

 The youth of today are awakening, I myself, have witnessed the world as it is, and do not accept this as my reality. 

 We are made for better things, the world can become a better place.”

 The campaign traces back to 2013 when the Declaration of World Peace drafted by HWPL with a slogan of ‘Leave peace as a legacy to future generations’. 

In this year, the annual event is expected to be held from May 19th to May 28th.

Source: goo.gl/xP9CZk


Will you join us for world peace?
Our purpose is world peace, so we are one!

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Vision of Humanity & the Data


Vision of Humanity & 
Global Peace Index


In the 12 months since the last year Global Peace Index, 
increased conflict, terrorism and the refugee crisis suggests a less peaceful world. 
However, despite the increasingly unequal gap between peaceful and less peaceful nations, 
there are positive trends where the data tells a different story. 
Watch~ πŸ‘€



Vision of Humanity


There are positive trends where the data tells a different story
23 types of data analysed
163 countries
The gap between countries continues to widen
The world has become 2.4% less peaceful πŸ”» 
some of the most peaceful nations have reached their big best ever levels of peace
Deaths from terrorism have increased by 80%
$1,876 for every person in the world πŸ”Ί
There is good peaceful news....
77 countries more peaceful than 10 years ago

  • Terrorism is at an all time high
  • Battle deaths from conflict at 25 year high
  • Refugees highest in 60 years
By Institute for Economics & Peace





Let’s work together to spread the seeds of peace in the world for vision of humanity.

'Peace Genes' Peace Walk in Cluj-Napoca, Romania


Peace Walk in Cluj-Napoca,
 Romania [Peace Genes]

PEACE, Peace is written in our genes






Peace is Written in our Genes: Peace Walk held in Cluj-Napoca, Romania

Peace Source: https://goo.gl/YtCuzC

Peace Initiative: Youth and Women Activism
Peace Project: Peace Walk


“We are fortunate enough to have roofs over our heads, food to put on the table every day, clothes to wear and possibilities to study and work. We live relatively ‘peaceful’ lives”


Romania is the largest country on the Balkan Peninsula, having a geographically strategic location on the Black Sea. The country has seen numerous empires rise and fall from the Romans and the Ottomans to the mighty Austro-Hungarian Empire. 

According to the Global Peace Index 2016, Romania had an overall ranking of No. 31 and was No. 21 in the regional ranking, indicating that the country has seen a slight decline from the year before in which it was No. 26 in the overall ranking.

Romania developed at a slower pace as compared to the other former communist countries of Eastern Europe due to the fact that the Communists dominated politics until 1996 and the country did not join the EU until 2007. Even after the change, Romania suffered economic instability during the global financial crisis of 2008, which led to street rallies and protests against the government. Since then, the country has recovered slowly but steadily.



On 30 May 2017, at the 4th Annual Commemoration of the Declaration of World Peace, Romanian citizens gathered to participate in the event in Cluj-Napoca, the second most populous city in Romania after the capital city of Bucharest.

The commemoration kicked off with participants watching a video which depicted ongoing conflicts, as well as violent extremism and its atrocities. Participants then learned about HWPL’s peace activities and its achievements in Romania since the HWPL Peace Delegation has visited the country several times to hold educational seminars and press conferences related to peace.

Radu Alexandru, President of Organizatia Studentilor din Universitatea Technica din Cluj-Napoca(OSUT) stated during his keynote speech,

“I am proud to be a Romanian as from its origin this people had a vision for peace. This may not be written on a stone or anywhere, but if you look in our history you will see it. 

Always we desired to be together and to unite with the ones who are like us to be complete and we never started wars against other people. 

Looking in Europe I see a lot of segregation and I think this is because people do not live in peace. If we would unite for a cause together, for example, to support the medical industry or pharmaceutics and not the military industry to work more for research and development we would not be engaging in war. I want you to remember this: that in our genes peace is written.”


After the official event, youth and other participants went out to the Cluj-Napoca Central Park and walked together to raise awareness of the need for bringing about positive change and energy in their community. They greeted people passing by and many joined them to march for peace.

Ioan Fodorut, PF Manager of OSUT said,

“I would say we who are right here, in this room, today, we are fortunate enough to have roofs over our heads, food to put on the table every day, clothes to wear and possibilities to study and work.

We live relatively ‘peaceful’ lives, shaken from time to time by bad news on TV. So what can we do for those who are not as fortunate as us? We can be the change. We can promote peace through tolerance, through actions, through activism in the favor of the so wanted peacefulness.”

The commemorative event in Romania was guided by the spirit embedded in the Declaration of World Peace proclaimed in 2013 with 300,000 world youth gathered at the Seoul Olympic Peace Gate, gathering their hearts and spirits and calling on all youth to truly enjoy their right to peace. HWPL will continue to promote a culture of peace and conflict transformation by peaceful means through its projects and campaigns in Romania, along with the great involvement of the Romanian youth and local citizens especially.



Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Korean Poem "Master of One's Life



Korean Poem
'Master of One's Life'






The master of one's life does not give up
because of unfavorable conditions, 
but should be able to be happy 
in spite of them.

Making efforts to improve
the surrounding environment
after filling one's heart with joy
is being master of one's life.


- Ven. Wolho, director, Haengbul Seon Center
Illustrated by Jeong Go-am, seal engraving artist




I hope that’s how we live our peaceful life 😊


Saturday, July 22, 2017

HWPL Religious Peace Camp: The Role of Religion


㊪ The Role of Religious People and Leaders ㊪
HWPL, Relligious Peace Camp News 


Amidst increasing global conflicts and religious discord, the role of religious people and leaders is becoming ever more crucial in the international community.
European Youth in Interfaith Peace camps call for the role of religion in peace building.




European Youth in Interfaith Peace camps
 call for the role of religion
 in peacebuilding

HWPL, Religious Youth Peace Camp   πŸ‘‰  Touch the Peace πŸ‘ˆ   Warsaw, Poland June 23-24,2017

Young leaders’ interfaith peace camps took place following one after another in Poland and Lithuania from June 23rd to July 2nd under the subject of the role of religion and youth for resolving conflicts in the world.

With total 104 participants from Catholic, Protestant, Islam, Sikhism, and ISKCON attending, HWPL Religious Youth Peace Camps were held by religious leaders in each city in collaboration with Heavenly Culture, World Peace, Restoration of Light (HWPL), an international NGO working to realize peace and cessation of war.

Ms. Deborah Oh, one of the coordinators of the event said, “I believe achieving peace is everyone’s agenda and, therefore, everyone is desired to work for the cause of world peace in any possible way. A research group in the US once announced more than eight people out of ten in the world are religious[1]. What if the 80% of world population who has faith takes the lead of working for peace?

 https://www.baltictimes.com/european_youth_in_interfaith_peace_camps_call_for_the_role_of_religion_in_peacebuilding/
Peace Camp news Source:
European Youth in Interfaith Peace Camps
call for the role of religion in peacebuilding
The youth of various faiths took part in lectures with lively Q&A sessions and discussions with religious leaders of the region as well as outdoor activities such as a three-legged race and campaigns on the roads.

They also participated as an audience in an interfaith dialog for peace conducted based on the scriptures of each faith.
During the discussion, participants discussed on how religion can work for the cessation of war along with the society.

Jonas Klimavičius, a Catholic student from Kaunas Maironis Univesity Gimnasium said, “Religion [can be] then true religion when it teaches us how to love God. If we want to love God, we have to love all his creatures. So if we love one each other, we are creating peace. [To do so], talking with different religious people is very important.

Also, the World Alliance of Religions’ Peace (WARP) Office meeting was held on the second day of the camp in Kaunas at Kaunas Mosque.

The head of Islamic Community of Lithuania, Mufti Romas Jakubauskas remarked, “In every meeting, we are finding more common things than problems. Religious leaders are leaders of their community [and] they have to put more efforts to achieve this goal [peace]. They have to teach their communities, of course, they, themselves have to meet with other religious leaders to find solutions for the biggest problem which is conflicts and wars in the world.




Youth Peace Camp
Held
 in Myanmar

Participants in a group photo at University of Global Peace in Yankin Hill in Myanmar.☮ HWPL Myanmar Religious Peace Camp 

Amidst increasing global conflicts and religious discord, the role of religious people and leaders is becoming ever more crucial in the international community.

The remarks were made at a recent ‘Religious Peace Youth Camp’ bringing together Buddhists, Muslims and Christians from Sagaing and Mandalay in Myanmar, held as part of efforts to build a harmonious society.

Convened in Upper Myanmar, the camp was organized in conjunction with an international peace NGO, 
Heavenly Culture, World Peace, Restoration of Light (HWPL).

Accompanied by 90 students, the religious people from Buddhist, Islamic, Protestant, 
and Hindu participated in the camp, featuring different cultures based on the different religions.

Source: Youth Peace Camp in Myanmar
Each religious leader educated the group 
on the scripture teaching about peace.

The religious leaders and students visited 
Myoma Mosque in Sagaing to share opinions 
on the need for peace.

Before entering the mosque, they washed their hands and feet without hesitation to experience Islamic culture.

U Soe Nay Oo, Imam of Myoma Mosque, briefed participants 
about Islamic customs, including features of mosque architecture.

The participants also had time to listen to the choir at St. Mary Church in Mandalay.

They later visited Hindu temple, Shuri Sanatan Dama, and Buddist Sandamooni Pagoda. Ramachandra Das of Hindu lectured on love and peace in their life.

Buddhist monk Jotika, the dean of the World Peace University, who organized the event said, "This event has become a forum for young people with different religions. Peace will be achieved through mutual understanding and respect among young people.”

Based on the UN Charter and the principles of peace in various international organizations, HWPL has been carrying out peace projects based on the Declaration of Peace and Cessation of War (DPCW), which deals with the peaceful resolution of international law for dispute prevention, the guarantee of religious/ethnic identities and the propagation of peace culture.

In religion, HWPL has established World Alliance of Religions’ Peace (WARP) Office in 120 countries around the world to promote interfaith communication among religious leaders.

Followed by the first religious youth peace camp in Cambodia, this was the second religious youth peace camp hosted by HWPL, Heavenly Culture, World Peace, Restoration of Light.


☮ Relligious Peace Camp, HWPL News ☮

⛪The Role of Religion People in Peace Building⛪