World Peace Advocate Man Hee Lee’s WARP Office of HWPL
World Peace Advocate Mr. Man Hee Lee’s the WARP Office Meeting held in Durban, RSA: Better fortune follows a humble beginning as the WARP Office Meeting replaces xenophobic outbreaks
Durban, South Africa – The wind of peace begins to blow in Durban, South Africa. The xenophobic violence which started in Durban, South Africa in early April left 8 killed, 6,000 lost their homes, and many stores were either robbed or set alight by frustrated civilians. At this crucial point in time, over 50 religious leaders from 5 regions and students from Durban University of Technology (DUT) Peace-building Programme gathered for the very first WARP World Alliance of Religions’ Peace (WARP) Office Meeting which was co-hosted by the Heavenly Culture, World Peace, Restoration of Light (HWPL) and the Durban Baha’i Center. The meeting aims to resolve religious misunderstanding as well as address issues regarding difference and peace building in the South African nation.
If all religions could be united as one, there will be no more conflict or war. With this belief, the WARP Offices, started by Chairman Man Hee Lee of HWPL, are constructing a close relationship with youth and women organizations as well as peace activists worldwide. During the meeting at the Durban Baha’i Center, the religious leaders delivered speeches on behalf of each religion. Afterwards, in “O/X (Yes or No) Question Session”, the religious leaders answered questions related to “Creation” in their scripture by using hand-held panels. Through this peaceful method, religious leaders were offered an opportunity to understand each other’s scripture on a deeper level.
The participants included Senior Lecturer and Founder of DUT Peace-building Programme Dr. Sylvia Kaye representing the Baha’i, Moulana Moosa Olgar of Jamiatul Ulama KZN representing Islam, Director of Umhlanga Jewish Centre Rabbi Gilad Freidman, His Grace Rathim Krishna Prabhu of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) representing Hare Krishna, and Pastor Deon Groupe as a representative of Christianity.
The host, Dr. Sylvia Kaye said, “We believe that once religions really come together then the world can become a more peaceful place. World peace – we don’t say it’s possible we say it’s inevitable, it will be, it’s part of the evolution of humanity.”
Religious conflict has become a global issue that threatens global security. At this very moment when cooperation of all religions is mostly in need, Peace advocate Man Hee Lee started the WARP Office Meetings all over the world such as the US, UK, Germany, Australia and Indonesia from the end of 2014, opening a practical way to the alliance of religions.
With a definitive answer to why there are constant conflicts and wars that threaten peace, why we need a world without war, and how we can create a world of peace, Peace advocate Man Hee Lee emphasizes that the main reason for conflicts in human history is because there is an absence of an International law that can bring all wars to an end. Accordingly, he appeals to the world to work together to enact an International law for the cessation of war, and is currently travelling the globe asking Presidents and influential leaders to sign an agreement which will give effect to this.
The second cause for war, he explains, is that wars are caused by religious differences and all religions should be united as one within the will of the Creator―the founder of religion. In order for all religions to be united, religious scriptures should be unified into the most trustworthy one first.
With a resolution to the achievement of world peace, Chairman of HWPL Man Hee Lee, together with Chairwoman of International Women’s Peace Group (IWPG) Ms. Nam Hee Kim and Director of International Peace Youth Group (IPYG) Mr. Du Hyun Kim, have been traveling around the world 17 times to meet and urge political and religious leaders without rest.
On March 30th -31st 2015, World Peace Advocate Man Hee Lee hosted the World Alliance of Religions’ Peace (WARP) Summit for Africa at the University of South Africa (UNISA) during his 17th world peace trip to South Africa, whose notable alumni are Nobel Peace Prize Laureates such as Nelson Mandela, Desmond Tutu, and F. W. de Klerk. There were approximately 1,500 participants including the Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng, Honourable Minister Malusi Gigaba, religious leaders, ambassadors, African royalties, political leaders, women and youth representatives from around Southern Africa. Prior to the WARP Summit for Africa, peacemaker Man Hee Lee and Her Majesty Mmemogolo Molotlegi, Queen Mother of the Royal Bafokeng Nation signed a joint Peace Agreement to appoint May 25th as “HWPL Day” and hold activities for peace in the Royal Bafokeng Nation. HWPL’s peace culture is spread to the whole of South Africa.
While the wind of peace is blowing strongly in South Africa, the HWPL WARP Office Meeting in Durban is expected to be the beginning of the culture of peace that replaces religious and racial conflict in the country. The participants ensured that the meeting will bring a better fortune – peace to South Africa – as the motto of Durban so boldly states- “Debile principium melior fort”.