WARP of 1st Commemoration,
about WARP Office
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⇑⇑ HWPL, WARP summit of 1st commemoration for Peace video⇑⇑
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An Innovative Approach to Peace Dialogue,
The World Alliance of Religions’ Peace Office
The misinterpretation of religious texts and biases has often led to religious hatred, persecutions, and conflicts involving physical violence. Religious leaders hold integral tasks and responsibilities to educate their congregations that differences in religious beliefs must not hinder the progress of establishing world peace.
Realizing such phenomenon, HWPL created the World Alliance of Religions’ Peace (WARP) Office, a forum for dialogue centering on world peace in interfaith relations and scriptural texts. Many religious leaders who participated and pledged the unity of religions agreement in the WARP Summit 2014 have voluntarily established the peace offices in their home countries, advocating for true values and unity in religions and peace.
HWPL’s WARP Office aims to prevent the conflicts caused by religious misunderstandings and bring forth peace through gaining deeper understandings of the standards and teachings of each religion and the concept of peace spoken in each scripture.
The Peace Offices that engage the local and regional communities of all religions are arising all over the world through 94 offices in 51 countries (as of August 20th 2015 ) covering all continents, Europe, Oceania, America, Asia, the Middle East, Africa, and CIS (Commonwealth of Independent States) and the numbers are increasing. Notably, many religious leaders are taking a proactive step toward peace, establishing WARP Offices in the global conflict zones such as the Middle East, Philippines, Indonesia, and Nigeria.
Highlight of the office meeting is “O” or “X” (Yes or No) Question Session where religious leaders can freely share their perspectives in the context of their respective sacred texts. Through the series of questions presented, leaders are able to compare and contrast scriptures and express their beliefs in a non-traditional way. This innovative task has stirred the in-depth inter-faith discussion which had traditionally been viewed as taboo . It has deemed to be an effective tool to break the wall between religions and achieve our common goal, peace.
These peace office meetings are becoming a way to bridge the religions in all areas of the globe. With each successive peace meeting which became the global movement, an increasing number of influential religious leaders go beyond their roles to work as the messengers of peace with sincere duty.