Wednesday, December 30, 2015

[Peace News] IWPG Network India

[IWPG Peace News]
International Women’s Peace Group

2015 IWPG Network India, Happy Women Healthy Mothers

Network IWPG India

10,000 women of India pledged to support the movement led by IWPG (International Women’s Peace Group, Chairwoman) to urge for the enactment of an international convention for the cessation of wars and to join the organization’s work for the empowerment of women and world peace.

 18 December, 2015, the 2015 IWPG Network India was held at the Women’s Christian College, Nagercoil  in Kanyakumari, Tamil Nadu, the southernmost area of India hosted by the IWPG Women Leaders’ Peace Committee Kanyakumari District with PURA as the leading organizer.

 10,000 women attended the first part of the event themed Happy Women, Healthy Mothers. Participating women leaders from the districts of Tamil Nadu, and from the states of Odisha, Maharashtra, Kerala who discussed women’s role in empowering women and achieving peace. Hon. District Collector, the Superintendent of Police, the Additional Director for Rural Development Tamil Nadu Government, and the Principal of WCC delivered keynote addresses.

 In the second half of the event, 200 female university students from Kanyakumari gave performances for peace and received ovations from the audience. IWPG appointed 41 members of the peace committee, advisors, and peace ambassadors.

 The conference was followed by a large-scale peace walk across downtown Kanyakumari which was joined by the local citizens.

 The chairwoman of IWPG said in her video message that she wanted most to come together with women in India for peace. “Though women in India are struggling with India’s custom and social norms, I believe those struggles are what we go through on the way to becoming agents of peace. Now it is the time to show the true potential of Indian women,” said.

[Peace News] IWPG Network India

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Peace Advocate Man Hee Lee of HWPL & President Mahmoud of Palestine

Peace Advocate 
Man Hee Lee 
of HWPL 
Mahmoud Abbas 
of Palestine


Heavenly Culture, 
World Peace, 
Restoration of Light


[Peace Movement]

President Mahmoud Abbas of Palestine met with Chairman Man Hee Lee of HWPL (Heavenly Culture, World Peace, Restoration of Light) on 4 December to discuss chairman Man Hee Lee's proposal on the international convention on the renunciation and cessation of war and international armed conflicts.

The meeting between the two leaders was also to discuss the ongoing Israeli-Palestinian conflict, referred as the world's 'most intractable conflict', which needs a precise but immediate resolution.

- The Peace Line

Monday, December 28, 2015

Israeli-Palestinian peace & Man Hee Lee of HWPL

Israeli-Palestinian peace 
& Man Hee Lee of HWPL 

- HWPL presents its proposal on Israeli-Palestinian peace  

Addis Ababa, December 2015 (WIC) - Heavenly Culture, World Peace, Restoration of Light (HWPL) presents its Israeli-Palestinian peace proposal aiming to end the confrontation between the two countries.

on the International Convention on the Renunciation and Cessation of War and International Armed Conflicts

President Mahmoud Abbas of Palestine met with Mr. Man Hee Lee, Chairman of Heavenly Culture, World Peace, and Restoration of Light (HWPL) on the 4th   of December 2015 to discussed Chairman Lee’s proposal on the International Convention on the Renunciation and Cessation of War and International Armed Conflicts.

According to a press release HWPL sent to WIC, the meeting between the two leaders was also to discuss the ongoing Israeli-Palestinian conflict, referred as the world’s ‘most intractable conflict’, which needs a precise but immediate resolution.

President Abbas agreed with the urgent need of implementing the Convention, HWPL’s core peace initiative and the steps being taken to overcome the deficits of current international peace laws.

Peace advocate Man Hee Lee said at the meeting that “without the implementation of an International Convention on the Cessation of War and International Armed Conflicts, world peace would remain a remote goal. Because law itself acts as watchman, no one can easily perpetuate violence and cause conflicts once the International Convention is set in stone.”

Ms. Vera Baboun, the first elected female mayor of Bethlehem also met Chairman Man Hee Lee with Chairwoman of the International Women’s Peace Group (IWPG).

- The Peace Line

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

The United States Institute of Peace

Please allow me to introduce you to the peace Institute.

It's 'the United States Institute of Peace' 

 The United States 
Institute of Peace

  • About USIP 

USIP, Global Peacebuilding Center
The United States Institute of Peace works to prevent, mitigate, and resolve violent conflict around the world. USIP does this by engaging directly in conflict zones and by providing analysis, education, and resources to those working for peace. Created by Congress in 1984 as an independent, nonpartisan, federally funded organization, USIP’s more than 300 staff work at the Institute’s D.C. headquarters, and on the ground in the world’s most dangerous regions

Founded in 1984, USIP is funded by the U.S. Congress, and is governed by a 15-person bipartisan board made up of the Secretary of State and the Secretary of Defense, the President of the National Defense University, and 12 others appointed by the President of the United States and confirmed by the U.S. Senate.

USIP’s headquarters on the National Mall symbolizes our nation’s commitment to peace. Designed by renowned architect Moshe Safdie, the award winning building faces the Lincoln Memorial and stands adjacent to the Korean War and Vietnam Veterans memorials.

■ USIP brings together experts and practitioners to:
•Identify the best ways to counter violent extremism and promote religious tolerance.
•Develop practical tools to improve the rule of law in chaotic, post-conflict settings.
•Rigorously test approaches to conflict prevention and peacebuilding to ensure the U.S. is using the most constructive and cost effective tools to protect U.S. interests without violence.
•Use traditional media, social networking and emerging technologies to track, prevent, and resolve violent conflict

■ USIP’S work advancing peace and U.S. national security interests includes:
•In Afghanistan, USIP works to promote peaceful elections through support of community radio, helping coordinate local candidate and electoral forums, and engaging youth. USIP maintains an office in Kabul to remain connected to local equities as American troops come home.
•In Colombia, USIP is active in the peace process that is bringing an end to a decades-long conflict. USIP has provided local organizations with technical and financial assistance, ensured that women and youth are part of the peace process, and serves as a trusted liaison among all parties.
•In Africa, USIP implements Generation Change, a program dedicated to empowering and building the capacity of emerging youth leaders in their communities. In Nigeria, USIP organized the first ever Northern Nigeria Governors Forum which addressed important peace and stability issues, and in South Sudan USIP has created a radio drama intended to help young people respect differences.
•USIP’s Academy trains U.S. and international military, civil society leaders, and practitioners in Washington, in the field and online on effective peacekeeping, community building, conflict management and humanitarian operations necessary for sustained peace.

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Korea Famous Saying "Control Speech"

<Famous Saying of Korea>
"Control Speech"

Don't regret talking too much.

Being talkative is a habit that 
resulted from unmet needs.

If you talked too much,
just be aware of it.

When your restless mind stills,
you gradually become 
able to control your speech.

Buddhism Korea Meditation Center
Translated into English by Kim Sun-ae

Monday, December 21, 2015

Peace News) Man Hee Lee in Albania

Peace News: Man Hee Lee News of Albania

Peace Advocate, 
Man Hee Lee News 
of Albania

Exclusive Interview With Peace Advocate Mr. Man Hee Lee And IWPG Leader Presented By News 24 Of Albania

On their 22nd world peace tour, Mr, Man Hee Lee, Chairman of Heavenly Culture, World Peace, Restoration of Light (HWPL) and Chairwoman of the International Women’s Peace Group (IWPG) visited Albania to meet international heads of states, religious leaders, media, and youth to speak on the urgency of a united global commitment for HWPL’s two initiatives: an International Convention on the Renunciation and Cessation of War and International Armed Conflicts and an alliance of religions through its WARP Peace Offices.

December 9th at 6:30 p.m., (local time), News 24, Albania’s first and top rated 24-hour news channel, invited the two chairpersons to its studio to cover an exclusive and in-depth interview on their peace initiatives. Mr. Rezar Xhaxhiu, an editor in chief and journalist at TV News 24, hosted the interview.

Xhaxhiu: What are the objectives of HWPL, and what approach does it take to solve pressing issues in the world?

Chairman Man Hee Lee of HWPL and
Mr. Rezar Xhaxhiu of NEWS 24

Man Hee Lee: We, HWPL, have been doing the work of peace with definite solutions that will put an end to all wars around the world and leave a legacy of world peace to our future generations. Having the enactment of the International Convention on the Renunciation and Cessation of War and International Armed Conflicts and networking to build a strong alliance of religions are the two main solutions to bring about peace.

To accomplish such initiatives, HWPL invited and appointed experts in international law as the HWPL International Law Peace Committee at the 1st Annual Commemoration of World Alliance of Religions’ Peace (WARP) Summit. Recently, we presented the revised draft of the Convention in London, UK. Religious leaders around the world are actively undertaking the interfaith peace dialogue based on scriptures through the WARP Office meetings.

While in their pursuit, many religious leaders are deepening their understanding and learning through comparing and contrasting the texts respectively. It is truly remarkable to see the progress. To build a strong alliance of religions, one needs to truly act upon what he or she pledged. 80% of on-going wars can be linked to religious conflicts, only when the scriptures are unified can religions be united as one and extinguish these conflicts. Then, we can truly say that we have built an alliance of religions.

Xhaxhiu: What work do IWPG and IPYG carry out for peace?

IWPG Chairwoman: One of the practical solutions to world peace that Chairman Man Hee Lee of HWPL presented was to have the enactment of the International Convention on Renunciation and Cessation of War and International Armed Conflicts. For this, all members of IWPG based on regional offices in worldwide are actively collaborating to build peace network with NGOs in pursuit of peace.

Once the Convention is implemented, IWPG members in each state will stand and speak out to urge current heads of state to abide by the provisions of the Convention and actively support and put to practice its provisions for their people and nation. During the May 25th Peace walk, Chairman Lee proclaimed the Declaration of World Peace in front of 30,000 youths at peace plaza of the Republic of Korea.

Since that time IPYG members around the world gather on May 25th each year to commemorate the proclamation and support HWPL’s work of peace. The members of IPYG and IWPG aim to serve as the two wings of HWPL to soar high in leading the implementation process of the International Convention.

Xhaxhiu: What are the main driving forces for bringing world peace?

Chairman Man Hee Lee of HWPL
has appointed Rezar Xhaxhiu,
a newsreader of  NEWS 24,
as the HWPL publicity ambassador

Man Hee Lee: “It is possible when you act! It remained an impossible task because we didn’t act!” There have been countless organizations and people in pursuit of world peace in the history of mankind, who received Nobel Peace prizes and yet we still live in the world flooded by violence and war. I have been meeting with current and former presidents, chief justices of the Supreme Court, religious leaders and leaders of NGOs to present definite solutions to establish world peace.

Then, I shared this with media to inform people of all nations what we pledged during our meetings. If media and journalists frequently cover such good news, peace will prevail sooner. To all journalists and reporters in the world, I kindly ask you to do your best and carry out your responsibility to report news on peace work frequently and accurately. Let us become the messengers of peace, transcending all nationalities, ethnicities, and religions.

Xhaxhiu: What differentiates peace movements led by HWPL from other peace activities?

IWPG Chairwoman: After sharing how tirelessly Chairman Man Hee Lee pursues to present practical solutions for world peace and what has been accomplished in every corner of the world, we have convinced many that we can certainly greet an era of peace in our lifetime. Many are eagerly expressing their willingness to join the work of peace with us.

Indeed, all of our efforts and dedication have been completed and are being carried out exactly as we suggested and presented to the international community. IWPG and IPYG are setting the foundations for HWPL as the two wings that rally and educate women and youth, who are the task force of the work of establishing peace, of their roles in this generation. That is the most distinguishable feature of our work.

Click the link below to watch the full interview ⟱

Sunday, December 20, 2015

The Nobel Peace Prize

The Nobel Peace Prize

Awarded to 129 Nobel Laureates since 1901

"The said interest shall be divided into five equal parts, which shall be apportioned as follows: ...... one part to the person who shall have done the most or the best work for fraternity between nations, the abolition or reduction of standing armies and for the holding and promotion of peace congresses."
(Excerpt from the will of Alfred Nobel)

Alfred Nobel was interested in social issues and was engaged in the peace movement. His acquaintance with Bertha von Suttner (who was later awarded the 1905 Nobel Peace Prize) influenced his own views on peace. Perhaps his peace interest was also because his inventions were used in warfare and assassination attempts? Peace was the fifth and final prize area that Nobel mentioned in his will.

The Nobel Peace Prize is awarded by a committee of five persons who are chosen by the Norwegian Storting (Parliament of Norway).

- The Peace Line

Friday, December 18, 2015

All about Nobel Peace Prize

All About 
The Nobel Peace Prize

Did You Know?

96 Nobel Peace Prizes have been awarded 1901-2015.
2 Peace Prizes have been divided between three persons.
16 women have been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize so far.
62 is the average age of the Nobel Peace Prize Laureates the year they were awarded the prize.
1 Peace Prize Laureate, Le Duc Tho, has declined the Nobel Peace Prize.
3 Peace Prize Laureates have been under arrest at the time of the award: German pacifist and journalist Carl von Ossietzky, Burmese politician Aung San Suu Kyi and Chinese human rights activist Liu Xiaobo.

[▶To See All facts and figures about the Nobel Peace Prize]

-The Peace Line

HWPL, Declaration of World Peace by Man Hee Lee

Declaration of World Peace 
by HWPL Chairman, 
Man Hee Lee

Officially proclaimed at 5.25 Peace Walk at the Peace Gate, the Declaration of World Peace is HWPL’s vision for sustainable peace

"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 splendor exists only on our world.

The life that grows on the earth is sustained from above - by light, by the rain, and by the air they provide 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 bringing all wars to an end. We ask them to do this from a spirit of deep-seated love for the people of their country.

We call on all youth to unite in an effort to stop wars and pursue the restoration of peace by agreeing not to fight one another. For World Peace to become a reality, this is the duty of all youth, everywhere.

The only way to stop the fighting and pointless, tragic deaths, is to stop fighting.
Nobody can ask for anything greater than this, and know that your efforts - 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.

World peace and restoration has begun at the same time this declaration is proclaimed.

Thank you~

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Peace advocate, Man Hee Lee in Kosovo

HWPL Peace advocate, Man Hee Lee in Kosovo: Sodonia News

Peace Advocate, 
Man Hee Lee 
in Kosovo

Peace advocate Man Hee Lee
Making Peace a Reality in Kosovo 

Pristina, Kosovo – President Abbas of Palestine, President Nishani of Albania and numerous leaders in various fields, have agreed to join and work alongside with world peace activist Mr. Man Hee Lee, Chairman of Heavenly Culture, World Peace, Restoration of Light (HWPL) and Chairwoman of the International Women’s Peace Group (IWPG) to make world peace a reality in our lifetime. The peace delegation continues on their journey to meet Presidents, international law scholars, youth, and media around the world who will join hands to accomplish the work of peace.

“Advocation of the International Convention
on the Cessation of War and International Armed Conflicts”, 

Upon their arrival on December 10th, at the “Advocation of the International Convention on the Cessation of War and International Armed Conflicts”, Chairman Man Hee Lee and the HWPL peace delegation met with all thirteen justices of the Supreme Court of Kosovo including Chief Justice Fejzullah Hasani, Justice Nesrin Lushta, presider of the meeting, and Justice Shukri Sylejmani.

Chairman Man Hee Lee of HWPL and President Jahjaga
During the meeting, Chairman Man Hee Lee asked the justices, “When we speak of democracy, whom does it represent? Aren’t the citizens the face of democracy?” He continued, “If leaders are only trying to maintain their power, we face authoritarianism in the name of democracy. We, the citizens of this globe, must urge them to pursue true democracy. People are the owners of democracy. 

The Convention that cares about human dignity must be drafted, but it must not be done using any forms of power or authority. Regardless of the country or generation, the law that protects and promises to end all wars must be prioritized at an international level. The enactment of the Convention is a crucial step in obtaining world peace.” After Chairman Lee’s rousing speech, all justices signed an agreement pledging to support the International Convention on the Renunciation and Cessation of War and International Armed Conflicts.

On the second day in Kosovo, Chairman Man Hee Lee met with President Atifete Jahjaga, the first female President of Kosovo. President Jahjaga is highly esteemed for her leadership among women and youth’s empowerment and interfaith dialogue to reach out to minority communities in Kosovo.

Chairwoman of IWPG appealed to President Jahjaga to motivate women and youth in Kosovo to participate in the peace activities of HWPL. The International Convention was driven by the marginalized voices of women and youth worldwide. She said, “Ongoing terrorist attacks and civil wars throughout the world can be resolved by gathering strength and support from each country’s women and youth. What terrifies us the most is not the wars that we experienced in the past, but the ones we are still to experience. 

What terrifies us is the fact that our children may encounter the same suffering and pains. Those brutal acts should never be repeated and passed down to them. We absolutely have to stop handing down the atrocities of war. Women and youth are uniting and raising their voices to help the implementation of the Convention on the Cessation of War. I firmly believe that when leaders around the world empathize and put themselves in the shoes of others in the name of peace, achieving peace is not a distant dream.”

President Jahjaga was impressed with Chairman ManHeeLee and Chairwoman  effort that she decided to establish a HWPL peace park and a peace monument in Kosovo to support HWPL’s global peace initiatives. Currently, HWPL and IWPG members are working tirelessly to implement the Convention and leading the way to support women, youth, and interfaith peace activities worldwide, including various volunteer services, academic education, and the World Alliance of Religions’ Peace Office meetings. Peace is possible.

Chairman Man Hee Lee of HWPL and chairwoman of IWPG exclusive and in-depth interview were aired through News 24, the Albanian news channel

an agreement pledging to support the International Convention
on the Renunciation and Cessation of War and International Armed Conflicts

Peace Advocate, Man Hee Lee Meet with President Mahmoud Abaas

Peace Advocate, Man Hee Lee Meet 
with President Mahmoud Abaa

Chairman Man Hee Lee Journey of Peace
 Reached Palestine : Meeting with
 President Mahmoud Abaas
3 Photos

Chairman Man Hee Lee of HWPL and President Abbasare discussing
the International Convention on the Cesstion of War

Mayor Vera Boboun of Bethlehem is being appointed As the HWPL Publicity Ambassador
From left: Chairman Man Hee Lee of HWPL, Mayor Vera Boboun of Bethlehem

Chairman Man He Lee of HWPL and Palestine President Mahmoud Abbas
at the Presidential Palace in Ramallah

Chairman Man Hee Lee Journey of Peace reached Palestine :
▲ Meeting with President Mahmoud Abaas, Original News ▲

Swept Up in the Winds of Peace in Albania

Swept Up 
in the Winds 
of Peace

Upon receiving an invitation from President Bujar Nishani of Albania, Chairman Man Hee Lee of Heavenly Culture, World Peace, Restoration of Light (HWPL) made the long trip from South Korea to Albania.

December 8th at 10 a.m., (local time), the ‘25th Anniversary of the Fall of Communism’ was held in Tirana Sheraton Hotel, celebrating the revolution in Central and Eastern Europe that led to the fall of communism in 1990 which was stirred by a youth movement. Hosted by President Nishani, the anniversary, considered the biggest commemoration in Albania, was attended by over 80 leaders in various fields including, former and current political leaders from all over Europe such as President Atifete Jahjaga of Kosovo, Stjepan Mesić, former President of Croatia, and Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Turkey. As a Korean War Veteran at the forefront of leading the unification of the two Koreas, Chairman ManHee Lee of HWPL, accompanied by Chairwoman of the International Women’s Peace Group (IWPG), was invited to deliver a keynote speech.

Chairman ManHeeLee said “Korea is a country divided into North and South by political leaders. The North is yet far from being liberated from the Communist party. Dear citizens of Albania, let us become messengers of peace and leave a legacy of peace to future generations by ceasing all wars on this earth. Through urging the implementation of the International Convention on the Renunciation and Cessation of Wars and International Armed Conflicts, let us make a peaceful world where we can also form a strong alliance of religions, moving the heart of individuals in search of peace amid struggles and persistent violence in the world.”

“The systematic process that led to communism’s fall in Albania is very similar to that of democratization in South Korea. The collective wishes for peace and freedom moved all of Albania to transform the government’s structural hurdles and we now see the free Albania of today.” said Chairwoman of the IWPG.

She continued in her speech, “With Chairman Lee of HWPL who has practical solutions to achieve world peace and the cessation of all wars, I have been traveling to unite the efforts of all 3.6 billion women on this planet to use their motherly love to make peace a reality, even on this 22nd world peace tour. Korea remains divided by different ideologies. As a representative of the NGO, Chairman Lee has restlessly pursued the peaceful unification of the two Koreas and proclaimed the Declaration of Unification and Declaration of World Peace. All female attendees present in this room, let us become one with the IWPG and establish peace together,” urging both youth and women to speak in one voice for peace.

The 25th Anniversary of the Fall of Communism was broadcasted live through the Albanian regional broadcasting station, News 24. Chairman Lee and his peace delegation are scheduled to have an in-depth studio interview at the Balkan web broadcasting station on December 9th.

Prior to attending the commemorative event, chairman ManHeeLee of HWPL and chairwoman of IWPG met with prominent women leaders and women’s organization representatives at the ‘IWPG Women Leaders Seminar.’ All seminar attendees registered as IWPG members, pledging to enhance women’s peace activities in Albania.

Sunday, December 13, 2015

Press of Korea!!

Form of Press of Korea: 
About "Heavenly Culture World 
Peace Restoration of Light 
Peace Movement"

HWPL, Heavenly Culture, World Peace, Restoration of Light is a non-governmental, non-profit organization registered under the Korean Ministry of Foreign Affairs that transcends differences in culture, belief and region to engage leaders and youth in sustainable and comprehensive solutions for peace.

When the report on world peace, restoration of light through the culture of heaven Peace Movement was introduced on TV, broad casting companies flocked from all over Africa to be guests on the show. Just in South Africa 20 TV and radio stations asked to be on their show, and the delegation appeared. Within one day, they appeared on more than 10 broadcasting shows. As soon as the interview was finished, reporters from far away came to interview the delegation, and some even came to the rooms where they stayed for interviews.
Even so, there weren't enough time to do all interviews. Each time the news reporters and announcers interviewed Chairman of HWPL, Man Hee Lee, they were very moved that at the end of the show or program they would ask to hug him and wouldn't leave right away but stayed. They wished to express how honored they were to have a chance to interview him. South African's national broadcasting company SABC's CEO even came running out to meet him and asked for a hand shake.
One reporter was amazed by HWPL Chairman Man Hee Lee's world peace activities and thought was similar to Nelson Mandela and wanted to keep interviewing him. And another producer of a national broadcasting company said all the journalists of the world should be in the front line to let people know of person like Chairman of HWPL ManHeeLee, and claimed that it was their job and duty. 

This behavior was the opposite compared to journalists and reporters of Korea who were blinded by the authorial power and money.

If the press stands upright, the nation will also stand upright. If the religious press stands upright, the religious world will stand upright. This will bring unification of religions—the restoration of light—as well as world peace. 

The Peace Line

Korean Poem "I Cannot Tell"

Korean Poem
I cannot tell

Han Yong-Un

Whose footstep is that paulownia leaf, quietly falling, a perpendicular wave drawn in the windless air?

Whose face is that patch of blue sky that sometimes peeps through the menacing black clouds driven by the west wind after long, tedious rain?

Whose breath is that subtle scent lingering in the still air around that old pagoda, drifting from the green moss on a somber flowerless tree?

Whose song is that small stream winding from an unknown spring, ringing over the pebbles?

Whose poem is that evening glow adorning the sunset, its lotus-like heels treading the boundless sea, its jade-like hands caressing the endless sky?

The burnt-out ash turns back into oil.
Over whose night does the tiny lamp of my ever-burning heart keep vigil?

- The Peace Line

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

HWPL, Fighting For Peace Restoration

For Peace

Heavenly Culture World Peace and Restoration of Light
Mighty Peace Movement, HWPL!!

With the aim of forging peace dialogues between communities, a non-governmental organisation, Heavenly Culture World Peace and Restoration of Light (HWPL), is working with the KwaZulu-Natal Christian Council to facilitate peace between KZN churches and communities.

The organisation was established in South Korea in 2009 and has four branches in South Africa, including Pietermaritzburg­, Cape Town, Port Elizabeth and Durban.

HWPL Regional Co-ordinator, Nomalanga Sibiya said following the recent xenophobic attacks the organisation is working with interfaith leaders to facilitate­ peace dialogues.

“We want to bring different religious­ denominations together so they can understand that although we are diverse, we serve one God. We encourage them to compare scriptures so that together they can come up with a solution to find peace and harmony in their country.”

Sibiya further said the organisation will also work with non-profit organisations with similar drives in order to curb violence and substance and alcohol abuse.

“We want to spread the notion of having a peaceful country. Our vision is to achieve global peace and we believe that as young people we can make positive changes in communities. As young people we also owe it to ourselves to show those who fought for our liberation that their efforts are not in vain.”

HWPL, Fighting For Peace Restoration