◊ 26th Peace Tour ◊
Chairman, Man Hee Lee of HWPL
As you know, yesterday was 2nd Annual Commemoration of DPCW, the Declaration of Peace and Cessation of War.
Chairman, Man Hee Lee of HWPL has gone beyond national boundaries, race and religions. He did the work of proclaiming to the West what has been fulfilled in the East.
In addition, he went around the world 26 times and proclaimed the cessation of wars and world peace. He received signed peace treaties from former and current presidents, chief justices, university chancellors, various organization leaders, and various religious leaders.
He also made known through national broadcasting stations, various broadcasting programs, and the media the work that had been accomplished up until that time.
The following are Mr. Man Hee Lee HWPL Chairman’s recent progress(peace activities) of proclaiming to the Philippines & Indonesia.
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Footprints of the 26th Peace Tour at a Glance – part 1
“I advocated to achieve peace and cessation of war and leave it as a legacy to the future generations. I witnessed the world that has become anew. It was outstanding this time. Politicians, ministers, educational professionals, religious leaders and anyone else that I met even took the initiative in saying they would help (the work of peace) at the risk of their own lives,” stated Chairman Man Hee Lee of HWPL regarding this world peace tour.
Let us follow the footprints of the world peace tour which lasted a total of 11 days (from 23 January to 2 February) and spanned a total of four countries with the Philippines as the first country visited this year, followed by Indonesia, Malaysia, and Myanmar.
♦ At the Forefront of Peace Education: the Philippines & Indonesia
HWPL and the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) of the government of the Philippines signed an MOA regarding peace education on January 23rd. CHED plans to introduce the peace education curriculum and materials revised by HWPL in full accordance with the local education system in the Philippines.
Commissioner Ronald L. Adamat of the CHED, who first proposed the MOA to HWPL, expressed hope for HWPL’s peace education by statind “Children easily imitate war through toys depicting weapons of war, but they don’t know how to play and imitate peace. Promoting HWPL’s peace education through the CHED will affect many educational institutions across the nation and play a crucial role in promoting peace in the Philippines.”
Subsequently on January 29th in Indonesia, the “HWPL Peace Academy” MOU Signing Ceremony was held at the Syarif Hidayatullah State Islamic University (UIN) in Jakarta, Indonesia.
Dr. Barsihannor Zuhri, the Dean of UIN Alauddin of Makassar, stressed the importance of such peace academies, stating that “Since Indonesia is a multicultural, multi-religious country, confilicts are constantly taking place. Therefore, harmony and peace are more desperately needed. Educators with the perspective of peace should strive to make peace education and the culture of peace spread to Indonesia.”
Chairman Man Hee Lee of HWPL said “All students should be taught peace from the textbooks they learn every day, and the teachings of war must be changed and discontinued. How can we achieve peace? Peace begins by teaching students about peace,” once again emphasizing the importance of peace education.
Indonesian Bar Association, Himpunan Advokat Pengacara Indonesia (HAPI)
Seeking the Solution for Dispute Resoloution through the Development of the DPCW
In Indonesia, the second country visited during the 26th Peace Tour, the HWPL peace delegation discovered an opportunity that would become the turning point in the direction of achieving “harmony inside of peace”.
On January 27th President of Himpunan Advokat Pengacara Indonesia (HAPI) and 13 lawyers gathered in Jakarta to discuss the establishment of a legal framework for setting dispute of the national and international society to secure peace. At the event, the 10 articles and 38 cluses of the DPCW were introduced as a mechanism to strenthen the peaceful coexistence among nations, peoples and religions, as well as to expend peace awareness through peace education and the spreading of a culture of peace.
“HWPL is comitted to bringing world peace and cessation of war through the establishment of an enforceable law compatible with the 10 article and 38 clauses of the DPCW, which can prohibit all kind of armed confilicts. Thus, the people of Indonesia are also responsible for sdvocating peace builiding through a legal foundation in the country. This is one of the obvious solutions for the achievement of sustainable peace.” said Mr. Man Hee Lee, Chairman of HWPL, emphasizing the need for the international society’s advocation and cooperation.
“The solution for eradication the structural causes of violent conflicts is not through force or the use of armed weapons, but rather through the enactment of a peace-related law compatible with the DPCw.” added Ms. Hyun Sook Yoon, the acting Chairwoman and Director of IWPG HQ.
Mrs. Dr. Hj. Elza Syarief SH. MH., Chairwoman of HAPI, stated, “HWPL has a great vision to achieve peace all over the world. Also, I am moved that all members of HWPL are working voluntarily for peace. I think HAPI members will work together for peace bilding with HWPL,” expressing high expectations and ambitions for a peace movement in Indonesia.
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