A Hope of Peace for the “New World”
North America was nicknamed the “New World” by early explorers. Today, HWPL’s North America branches have played a critical role in hosting peace walks and interfaith conferences, opening the door for a “New World” of peace.
In November 2013, HWPL engaged youth organizations from the local community in Tijuana, Mexico to curb violence and conflict by facilitating a Peace Walk focused on dialogue, reflection, and action.
Youth conferred about how to promote non violent initiatives and marched in a peace rally to assert their cause. As the desire for peace continues to build, media outlets in the Americas have also recognized their responsibility as an instrument of communication to the masses.
Mexico extends its global reach as the largest Spanish-speaking country in the world through Telemundo and Azteca TV, internationally renowned media outlets that have featured HWPL peace efforts on several occasions on their networks.
Furthermore, the United States, a country of rich diverse cultural heritage has provided an ideal forum for discussions of tolerance and understanding and an exchange of ideas of peace building.
As such, HWPL has hosted peace and interfaith seminars in major cities like Los Angeles, New York City, and Washington D.C. with a variety of esteemed guests in attendance. Among them, political leaders, religious representatives, entertainment icons, and victims of war alike gathered for the united purpose of peace.