HWPL, WARP Office: Harmony and Peace through Dialogue of Scriptures
HWPL, WARP Office: Harmony and Peace
Harmony and peace through dialogue of scriptures
Zimbabwe opens the way for inter-religious harmony and peace through dialogue of scriptures
The second Zimbabwe HWPL WARP Office
Discussing the unity of religions and how one can reconnect and understand God
Zimbabwe – Heavenly Culture, World Peace, Restoration of Light (HWPL) The Zimbabwe branch worked together with religious leaders to host the 2nd HWPL WARP (World Alliance of Religions’ Peace) Office on April 21, 2016.
HWPL WARP Office was initiated as a practical solution to the achievement of peace by the Chairman Mr. Man Hee Lee of HWPL at the WARP Summit in September 2014. At present, 142 WARP Offices in 70 countries are being held every month, where various religious leaders contrast and compare their scriptures for a better mutual-understanding.
Members from a vast group of religions were represented at the scene, namely, Father Ron Bennett representing the Catholic Church, Mr. Paradza Kuyakwenzara from the Christian Science, Janita Hargoven from Brahma Kumaris, Ras Mweli Mabhikwa from Rastafarian.
When asked what role religious leaders can play to make sure there are no conflicts because of religion Mr. Ras Mweli Mabhikwa said “Religious leaders must stick to the truth especially the Christians. They must not twist the Bible to suit what they need especially for monetary gain because religious leaders are supposed to be spiritual leader. They must speak the truth boldly.”
Reverend Mathias Tsine also said “People must tolerate one another for peaceful co-existence and religious leaders must learn to tolerate one another and accept other religions.”
Under the theme “Understanding Religion” religious leaders talked about “Who is the founder of your religion, when was it founded and where is its place of origin?” and “Through what event did it begin and how will it end?” In addition, they also had an open discussion about how one can reconnect and understand God.
Through the meeting, each religious leaders cleared misinterpretation of different religions and were led to a deeper acceptance of each religion’s standards and teachings which steer towards the accomplishment of peace.
With the support from participants, HWPL WARP Offices are being operated all over the world. The ultimate goal of the office is solve the conflicts caused by the difference of religion, which make up more than 80% of the whole conflicts
While, on the 14th of March, HWPL International Law Peace Committee proclaimed ‘The Declaration of Peace and Cessation of War’ in Seoul, South Korea. Through its 10 articles such as fostering religious freedom, promoting peaceful coexistence amongst religious and ethnic groups, and spreading a culture of peace, it presents the practical way to achieve peace.