Monday, February 22, 2021

The Mindanao Peace Agreement in 2014

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๐Ÿ‘ฌThe Mindanao Peace Agreement in 2014

☮ The Role of Peace Education in Building a Peaceful World ☮

  • On 24 January, over 2,400 pre-registered attendees from 70 countries joined the online inter-continental peace conference to discuss the role of peace education.
  • Attendees joined from the Philippines, U.S.A, Germany, South Africa, China, South Korea, and others.
  • The conference was organized by a Korea-based international peace NGO, “Heavenly Culture, World Peace, Restoration of Light” (HWPL) under the UN DGC and the UN ECOSOC in celebration of the 7th Anniversary of the January 24 HWPL Peace Day.
  • The January 24 HWPL Peace Day declared by the Province of Maguindanao in the Philippines has been commemorated annually since the Mindanao Peace Agreement was made by the local government and civil society leaders on 24 January 2014.

HWPL Chairman Man Hee Lee delivered his commemorative message, followed by the congratulatory messages from social, educational, religious, and political figures including The President of the Court of Appeal of Cairo, The Former President of the UN Human Rights Council, The Former Adviser of the Ministry of Education of Guatemala, and Archbishop Emeritus of Davao Archdiocese of the Philippines.

“Today, Mindanao is no longer a place of conflict; rather, it has become a model of peace to which the world looks. Once, the people of this region used to point guns at each other—now they share food while sitting at the same table, despite their differences in religion and ideologies. Students who were once being trained to kill are now learning the precious value of life and peace through HWPL Peace Education,” he said.

The Peace Day was named after HWPL since the agreement was suggested by Chairman Man Hee Lee of HWPL, known as a Korean war veteran, to overcome the 50 years of conflict that resulted in approximately 120,000 victims in the region.

With the theme, “The Role of Peace Education in Building a Peaceful World”, the celebration of this year aimed to raise awareness of peace education around the world and establish a global platform for peace educators to implement peace education in the educational system of each country.

Ms. Firoza Muradi, an educator from Afghanistan, said, “The Mindanao Peace Agreement in 2014 became a great model for countries like Afghanistan who experience wars and conflicts. I hope that the miracle of peace in Mindanao will happen in Afghanistan, and the beginning is from peace education. Through HWPL Peace Education, students seek answers to achieve peace in various ways, including harmony with nature, the value of cooperation, and how to protect their rights. I believe all of my students who are receiving peace education will grow up to be peace messenger.”

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The conference was an inter-continental conference on the role of Peace Education. 

1 comment:

  1. Beautiful post. It's really incredible to see this ongoing work of peace by HWPL in such a hostile climate. Thank you, HWPL.