Either We Live In
Peace or Pieces!
Which one would you choose to Peace or Pieces?
-A Yemeni journalist
This is Continued from “Peace or Pieces”
The majority of WARP fans in South Korea are youth, poor, non-government employees, and the new coming generations, including some friends and partners from the rest of the world. This was quite clear from the big number of HWPL numbers who gathered from different parts of the world seeking peace, not war.
Yemen had a part in this peace summit(WARP) through some local youth organizations, the government represented by the Deputy Minister of Youth and Sport, and marginalized group representatives, and Tawwakul Karman. In her speech, Karman has called all religious communities to work for peace. “Peace is the call of every one,” she said. “People have no problem with each other’s religions. The problems of human beings are created by religious groups nowadays as they setup themselves as agents between God and humans. They disturb people’s thinking and beliefs,” she continued. “There is no difference between messengers between Adam and Mohammed, Jesus, Mousa, and so on. All of them are the messengers of God, but religions have deviated for sectarian interests.”
Concluding her 45-minute speech, Karman said, “look at the ongoing fighting in the Arab Spring countries including Yemen, Syria, Egypt, Iraq, Gaza and the rest of the world. The killing over there is designed and manipulated by sectarian groups who are part of the community, and they are supposed to work for the community rather working against it. Peace is the call of every one and not the call of one and we will work for it.”
Speakers for peace included the chairman and the chairwomen of the summit, focusing on the peace restoration, fighting terrorism, and racialism. All of them agreed on the unity of religions. It seems a bit hard and far from reality, but the chairman of the summit is collecting the signatures of prominent leaders, religious groups, and the WARP peace summit guests who approved and signed the document of religious unity agreement.
“Sectarian and religious people are mostly abusing the life of ordinary people for their future political or business interests,” said the chairman of the Indian Heritage Research Foundation. “Religions were not created for war, but were created for peace. The coming generation should not blame religions. They should blame us who did not maintain it for family and community respect.”
Finally, a word of respect is due to the wonderful Korean youth volunteers of the 2014 Peace Summit who made everything possible for WARP to achieve the ultimate goal of the gathering.
WARP’s aim is to be the key building block in the achievement of interests for peace. For this purpose, people from around the world gathered to witness the in-depth discussions on the role of religions, education, and politics for bringing peace. The 2014 WARP peace summit was hosted by HWPL, the Heavenly Culture, World Peace, and Restoration of Light in conjunction with the Institute for Cultural Diplomacy. Hundreds of youth groups representing 82 countries, including 163 organizations, joined the peace summit for the sake of peace.