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Seed of Peace Grows in the Hearts of Religious Leaders and Youths in London: The Second Dialogue of Scriptures hosted by HWPL
London, United Kingdom – The work of peace continues in London, United Kingdom. Heavenly Culture, World Peace, Restoration of Light (HWPL, Chairman Man Hee Lee) held their second Dialogue of Scriptures through the World Alliance of Religions’ Peace (WARP) Office at St. Ethelburga’s Centre for Reconciliation and Peace on Wednesday May 20th 2015.
Dozens of young adults attended to hear distinguished representatives from various religious faiths speak about the concept of peace based on their scriptures.
The representatives included a Muslim leader and Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE), Syed Yousif Al-Khoei, a Buddhist monk Phramaha Bhatsakorn Piyobhaso, a Hindu priest Acharya Sonerao, a Sikh educationalist Jagraj Singh, and a Christian scholar Justin Brand.
Recently there has been a great concern in the UK that a growing number of people are leaving to join extremist organisations and fight in civil wars in places such as Syria and Iraq; it has become apparent that there is a great misunderstanding of the purpose of religion and misconceptions about the teachings within the scriptures.
Held with a clear purpose to educate and restore the lost message of peace with a hope of uniting religions under God, the Creator, the Dialogue of Scriptures became a platform to discuss each scripture in a fair and peaceful way.
Under the theme of “Faith in the Hope of Love?” each of the leaders and representatives from various religions brought their own religious scriptures and answered questions by quoting from the content of their scriptures. By comparing and contrasting each text, the audience learned about the different concepts of peace within the scriptures and which text has the most reliable answer to establish peace in the world. Furthermore the audience was able to witness harmony formed among different religions.