The Wind of Peace blows in the Middle East
by Vicky Kim
A delegation from the Heavenly Culture, World Peace, Restoration of Light (HWPL) initiative based in South Korea recently visited the Middle East and Africa. While the whole world calls for peace and reconciliation in the Middle East region, the delegation led by Mr. Jae Seob Jee, Executive Director of HWPL, carried out a 30-day peace journey which began on April 27 2015. During the journey, they visited several Middle Eastern and African countries including Israel, Lebanon, Jordan, Ethiopia, Egypt, Bahrain, Qatar, UAE and Kuwait. The representatives attended an array of diverse events from youth peace walk festivals and gender equality conferences, to interviews with corporate broadcasting representatives of each country.
Kuwait- On May 25th, ‘International Peace Youth Group Walk festival was held for the 2nd Annual Commemoration of the Declaration of World Peace. The event was hosted by the Kuwait House and sponsored by Kuwait, Ministry of Interior. The commemoration was simultaneously held all over the world, in over 50 cities across 30 countries including Seoul, New York, San Francisco, and Berlin. In the commemoration ceremony, youth supported the enactment of an international law to end wars and promote the value of peace.
The visit of HWPL, delegation was a journey which bore witness to the fruits of cooperation between those who love peace in the region. It was an opportunity to not only learn about the people and their desire for peace that transcends religion, race, and gender, but also to reaffirm Mr. Man Hee Lee statement that everyone has a peaceful heart. The initiatives of HWPL following this visit are now being watched with keen interest.