Peace advocate Man Hee Lee, keynoted the 2014 World Peace Forum at the Asian Social Institute in Manila
Peace advocate Man Hee Lee of HWPL calls end to wars, reign of global peace
The head of a South Korean-based organization on Tuesday called on all heads of the government to bring an end to war so that peace would finally prevail in the world.
Peace advocate, Man Hee-lee, chairman of the Heavenly Culture, World Peace, Restoration of Light (HWPL), a South Korean War veteran and peace advocate from Seoul, South Korea, keynoted the 2014 World Peace Forum at the Asian Social Institute in Manila.
“Let us unite in our efforts to stop wars, pursue the restoration of peace by agreeing not to fight one another,” he said during a speech attended by an ecumenical gathering of preachers consisting of representative from Islam, Buddhism and Christian.
Peace advocate Man Hee Lee said it is a duty of everyone to aspire for peace because death is a tragedy.
“I call on every person, man, woman and child to pick up the mantle of peace, make it a reality in our environment,” he said, as he called on the media to report and promote of the message of peace to the world.
“This is what mankind wants and what God wants. These are the works I did to convey my message.”
HWPL is an international organization with over 70 branches in South Korea and presence in 100 countries.
It counts among its subsidiaries the International Peace Youth Group (IPYG), consisting of more than 128 youth organizations in 53 countries.
Peacemaker Man He Lee is the No. 1 advocate for the unification of the two Koreas. He is in the country for the third time.
He said it was not coincidence that shortly after his arrival in the country on January 23 and having talked in Davao with Archbishop Antonio Ledesma and an Ulama of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF), that the government would finally sign a peace agreement with the Moro rebels on January 25.
He said that in the course of his travels, he challenged many representatives of various religious groups, asking them why despite their claims that their religion is better than the other religions, not one of them can claim of being able to restore peace in the world.
“So, I believe there is only one God and one Will for all of us. It is not God’s will to create division and conflict and based on the scriptures, I don’t see anything there being said that we should fight one another.”
“So many conflicts because of so many religions, how can you say there is a light in the world when many religions speak of end of the world?”
Peace Maker Man Hee Lee said the new generations of young people are not inheriting the biases and the pre-conceived notions of the old religions.
Peacemaker Man Hee Lee said one way he does to promote peace is to ask world leaders, president, prime ministers, including heads of religious organizations to sign a peace agreement or a declaration of peace.
He said he asked them to become peace activists and peace messengers so that the world will become one.
He said he was successful in this regard.
Peace advocate Man Hee Lee Quotes,
From Speech in Manila