Wednesday, January 13, 2016

H​WPL Peace Academies: Special Peace Lecture

H​WPL Peace Academies: 
Special Peace Lecture

H​WPL Peace Academies - Education 
Preparing Children for a Future of Peace

Pristina, Kosovo – Since the founding of the HWPL Peace Academy in Israel in early December, the idea of incorporating peace education into curricula has spread like wildfire to Kosovo and beyond. Mr. Man Hee Lee, Chairman of Heavenly Culture, World Peace, Restoration of Light (HWPL) and Chairwoman of the International Women’s Peace Group (IWPG) were invited to the University of Pristina, Kosovo to give a special peace lecture.

In the presence of over 400 students and professors, the heads of the university announced future plans to incorporate peace education into their curriculum by establishing the HWPL Peace Education Course. This special course will teach students about HWPL’s peace initiatives and its affiliated organizations’ activities. This will strengthen the solidarity among students to work together to achieve peace in this generation. Chairman Lee’s speech covered the critical tasks and roles of youths in achieving the cessation of all on-going conflicts through properly learning the practical activities which will bring peace.

Chairman Man Hee Lee said, “If we are taught to envision a peaceful world, we will be able to greet the new era of peace sooner. The IWPG and the International Peace Youth Group (IPYG) have fully dedicated their efforts to make peace a reality and collaborate with HWPL to incorporate peace education into school curriculum throughout the world. We urge educators to cooperate with us to provide a comprehensive peace program for students in all grades.”

Chairman Man Hee Lee and the HWPL Peace Delegation also visited Kadri Zeka University where school representatives announced future plans of promoting peace in the University and community and resolved to also become a HWPL Peace Academy. Chairwoman Kim said during her keynote speech, “People in all sectors of society, as well as NGOs promoting peace along with schools, need to collaborate with HWPL to teach our youth about the work of peace.”

HWPL is in the process of developing a comprehensive peace program which provides an educational framework for interfaith conflict analysis and resolution, interfaith peace dialogue sessions, and explains how they were able to build alliances between religions through their World Alliance of Religions Peace (WARP) Offices. HWPL will work to design programs and courses to enhance the peacemaking capacities of individuals and organizations from various faiths through WARP Office events and will highlight HWPL’s most recent peacemaking efforts.

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