Definition of Religion -Man Hee Lee

What is Religion?

What is religion?
Man Hee Lee True religion in the same way is telling
what a persion has seen and heard from heaven.
This is religion. 


Definition of Religion
– Man Hee Lee –




What is Religion?
Religion is not learning or teaching any culture or knowledge of the world.
Religion is teaching and learning the invisible spiritual realm, the world of god.
If so, the religious leader has to have communication with heaven.
Such Person has to speak and teach what he/she had seen and heard.
If there isn’t anything a person had seen or heard, but speaks based on his own interest, his words are merely of his and not religion.

Not only this, some things, when said merely based on our own thoughts or in context of worldly needs, are not different from seeing with sunglasses on.
We can’t see its original color.
One cannot see the truth when his/her self-interest gets involved, just like not being able to see the true color with sunglasses on. That’s right.
True religion, in the same way, is telling what a person has seen and heard from heaven.
This is religion.


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Invitation to the World Peace

The Way to Unity of Society and Peace
in the World




On May 10, “The way to Unity of Society and Peace in the World” was held in Kiev, Ukraine during which HWPL and Ukraine organizations including the International Spiritual and Moral Civilization movement and people’s Assembly of Ukraine signed an MOU to expand further peace activities based on the principles of the DPCW for peacebuilding.

On May 20, Tirgu Mures City in Romania and HWPL signed an MOU for the peace culture city project, which promotes bilateral cooperation and exchanges in the field of education and culture. “Tirgu Mures city with multicultural and historical backgrounds is one of the successful cases of ethnic coexistence. This work of peace led by Chairman Man Hee Lee of HWPL is to raise awareness of global citizens and learning and thinking about culture” said, mayor Dorin Florea.




Friendship from war leads to partnerships for restoration and reconciliation

Among the countries visited by HWPL, Sweden and Norway are the ones that have played a significant role in the settlement of peace in Korea since the Korean War.

On May 15, organized by the International Youth Peace group (IPYG) affiliated with HWPL, the “Positive change for Tomorrow” was held at the Nobel Museum. This event was held to recall the history of Sweden’s dedication of peace in Korea, including the medical relief operation by the Swedish Red Cross Fiedl Hospital that was dispatched during the 1950s Korean War, and to urge the youths of the two countries to cooperate for the realization of world peace.

Prof. Carl-Henrik Heldin, Chairman of the Nobel Museum stated, “Sweden and Korea, and further the vision of IPYG working for peace, are synonymous with the spirit of Nobel. I hope that this event will be a great opportunity to bring peace on the Korean peninsula.”

On May 16, the “Peace and Reconciliation Conference”, under the theme of international partnership for global peace and human rights, was held in Oslo, the capital city of Norway. In the event the human rights issues related to North Korean defectors were introduced, which led to discussions regarding Korean reunification from the view of peacebuilding and the significance of a peace network with participation from European youth.

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As a special speaker, Ms. Min-sun Kim, a North Korean defector and head of the Peaceful Unification of support Organization, stated that “I believe that the movement of the Chairman of HWPL can serve a key role in mediating in peace processes between the two Koreas” and asked participants for cooperation in healing the wounds of the Korean Peninsula. “The unification of the Koran Peninsula will move one step forward when all the International Society pays attention to Korea together,” she added.

The President of the Internationalist, youth organization in Oslo University presented about the Norwegian youth’s practice plan for supporting the reunification of Korea and made a resolution to cooperate with HWPL.

peaceThe attention of the people of the world is concentrated on the peaceful reunification of the Korean peninsula.
During this 27th European world peace tour, it was clearly presented that ‘peace’ is not a problem of a nation but a problem of all nations of the world. So, people passionately supported the reunification of the Korean peninsula with an expectation that it world be the key to world peace. We hope this peace movement will spread to all corners of the earth and that the dream of peace desired b the entire humanity will be fulfilled as soon as possible.


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“The Answer to Peace is that everybody becomes a messenger of Peace”

: HWPL Peace messenger calls on five European countries to urge for World Peace and the Reunification of the  Korean Peninsula

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HWPL Chairman Man Hee Lee is delivering speech at th Pan-European Peace Forum

Chairman Man Hee Lee of HWPL and the peace delegation visited from 9th to 23rd of May, five European countries (Ukraine, Germany, Sweden, Norway and Romania) to advocate for international cooperation for peace, focusing on the support from the leaders and citizens of Europe for the peaceful reunification of Korea.

Regarding “the solution to peace” the message spoken by Chairman Man Hee Lee of HWPL, wherever he goes, is consistent. “When each one of us walks in the path towards peace, peace will be accomplished in the global community. More than anything else, a peaceful world without war would be the greatest legacy to hand down to our children. We ourselves should transcend nationality, race and religion, so that we can create a world of peace. It si our collective task to make peace together. “Through this statement he urged people to join the work for peace.

Europe Supports Peaceful Unification of the Korean Peninsula

Recently, the issues of the Korean peninsula are moving from hostile confrontation to peaceful talks. Adding to the warm breeze of easing tensions following the inter-Korean Summit, talks between major countries involved in the kOrean issue have proportionately increased the expectations of the Korean people for peace and stability on the peninsula.


On May 12, at the Pan-European Peace Forum in Frankfurt, Germany, representatives of the government; academia and civil society discussed the role of citizens in the peaceful reunification of th e Korean peninsula “What will bring the two Koreas together is not just government cooperation but – as we have seen from Nikolaikirche (St. Nicholas Church, Leipzig that contributed to the fall of the Berlin Wall) – it will be by the collaboration and efforts of the people,” said Dr. Manfred F. Welker, a member of the Frankfurt City Council.

Recently, the issues of the Korean peninsula are moving from hostile confrontation to peaceful talks. Adding to the warm breeze of easing tensions following the inter-Korean Summit, talks between major countries involved in the Korean issue have proportionately increased the expectations of the Korean people for peace and stability on the peninsula.

On May 19, the “High-Level Meeting of Former Political Leaders in Europe” was held by HWPL and the institute for Advanced Studies for Culture and Civilization of  the  Levant at the Palace of the Parliament in Romania and was attended by eastern European political leaders, prominent figures in the legal profession, UN officials, and others, with the hopes of gathering support for reunification and peace in Korea.

“To prevent being embroiled in another conflict after conflict, a national target that includes the voice of people of politics, civil society, religions, etc. should be possibly established,” advised Hon. Emil Constantinescu, former  president of Romania.

Accentuating cultural diplomacy in such international exchanges, he also added, “The great humanity conversation must now be encouraged so that larger groups of people could develop free flocks of ideas and knowledge worldwide. An important milestone has been the cooperation since 2014 with Chairman Lee of HWPL, in association with women and youth organizations, which gave extraordinary impetus to the universal peace movement. This global movement promotes a culture of peace.”

As a special session in the events held in both Germany and Romania, letters of support from leaders and citizens for the peaceful reunification of Korea were presented to HWPL According to HWPL, it plans to collect over 100,000 peace letters not only from the Republic of Korea but also from counties all around the world and deliver them to the leaders of the two Koreas.

Adoption of peace as international policy

As part of the discussions in the peace forums held in Europe during the visit, it was raised that there is a need to establish a legal framework in the international community for peacebuilding along with the Declaration of Peace and Cessation of War(DPCW), which contains the core principles of establishing international peace such as (Article 6 of the DPCW) settlement of disputes through peaceful means, (Article 3 of the DPCW) maintenance of friendly relations among countries and (Article 10 of the DPCW) spreading the culture of peace through education and freedom of the press.


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Resolving Conflicts and Spreading a Culture of Peace through the DPCW: Realizing Peace on the Korean Peninsula

The 5th Annual Commemoration of the Declaration o World Peace was hosted on 25th May 2018 in Seoul, Korea and other cities around the globe. The 5th Annual Commemorative event was titled ‘Resolving Conflicts and Spreading a Culture of Peace through the Declaration of Peace and Cessation of War (DPCw). Various peace events for the commemoration were mainly hosted by member NGOs of the IPYG Network in 50 countries. In particular, the event held in Seoul, Kora reflected the recent thawing of tensions on the Korean Peninsula and the outcomes of the Inter-Korea Summit.  It focused on calling for a citizen-led peace movement for the realization of peace on the Korean Peninsula through the implementation of the concepts laid out in the DPCW.

On 25 May 2013, HWPL proclaimed the “Declaration of World Peace” in front of 30,000 young adults at the Peace Gate in Seoul, Korea and subsequently launched a peace movement led by the public garnering support from various youth organizations In working for the common goal of peace, the “Declaration of world peace” urged for combined efforts from all members of society, calling for all individuals to work as peace messengers. It presented a goal of devising a legal instrument recognized by the international community for establishing peace and promotion the cessation of war and highlighted the leading role of the youth as the future leaders of society. This declaration was then further developed into a more concrete set of codes that became the 10 articles and 38 clauses of the DPCW.

Since that initial event every year on May 25th, IPYG(International Peace Youth Group), an affiliate group of HWPL(Heavenly Culture, World Peace, Restoration of Light), mobilizes a worldwide network of youths who advocate for global peace in their respective communities through peace walks and various peace activities to commemorate the proclamation of the Declaration of World Peace on the 25th day of May every year.

DPCW Article 5 “Self Determination” and Article 10 “Spreading a Culture of Peace” 

At the core of the DPCW, which aims at building a world of peace, is the notion of a transition from the ‘rule of power (force)’ that is existing in the current international order to the ‘rule of law’ that is bosed on universal values, including peaceful coexistence and respect for one another.

Article 5 “Self-determination” in the DPCW deals with an efficient approach to matters pertaining to state boundary related issues, such as independence and the prohibition of the annexation of any territorial unit. Since a state may draw a line between respecting and limiting the rights of an individual, the same concepts are applied to the relations between both states and peoples. The DPCW stipulates the principle of the right to self-determination as the international norm.

The application of the right to self-determination for a peaceful world is incomplete in its current stage. The korean Peninsula is not the only place where nation-states and its peoples are froced into making decisions regarding actions ranging from secession or annexation to independence due to a heavy influence from the outside rather than being able to make the decision for themselves. The lessons taught through history show that decisions which lack autonomy breed conflict.

Recent developments, including the widening channels of discussion with neighboring countries, the hosting of the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics, and the Inter-Korea Summit, are changes that heighten expect actions for governments and non-governmental organizations alike. With such current developments in mind, this year on May 25th, HWPL hosted the citizen-oriented peace campaign revolving around the values captured in Article 10 of the DPCW, “Spreading a Culture of Peace” and the slogan, “Every Global Citizen Must be a Peace Messenger” HWPL will continue to promote the ideals of free travel and vibrant inter-Koran exchange, as well as laying the grounds for reducing the risk of conflict and establishing global peace, so as to bring progress in terms of World Peace and Restoration of Light as reflected in the NGO’s name.

The peace campaign that was first hosted in the divided nation, Republic of Kora, soon spread to other locations around the glove, calling for an active role to be taken by citizens to break away from the post history of wars and build a new future of peace. States will also discuss efficient measures to be taken to apply the values contained in Articles 5 and 10 of the DPCW.


Peace, the Unique Value of Humanity

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5th Annual Commemoration of the Declaration of World Peace carried out in India

Joining the peace movement an event with a title of ‘Peace the unique value of humanity was held on June 18 in India.

5th Annual Commemoration of the Declaration of World Peace carried out in India

In over 50 countries including India, worldwide peace campaigns named 5th Annual Commemoration of the Declaration of World Peace have taken place with a motive to advocate peace-building led by youth, citizens, civic groups and media. The Declaration of World Peace was announced in 2013 by an international peace NGO affiliated with UN ECOSOC, Heavenly Culture, World Peace, Restoration of Light(HWPL) to call for all members of society to work together as peace messengers.

Joining the peace movement, an event with a title of ‘Peace, the unique value of humanity’ was held on June 18 in India. On this occasion, the representatives of civic groups gave addresses referring to the necessity of improvement of awareness of peace and solutions of conflicts. And around 150 participants wrote supporting letters for the implementation of the international law for peace.

Dr. M U Dua, President of All India Human Rights Association, said, “Wars and conflicts have broken out because of interest and pursuit of profit, and we cannot stand further sacrifice from them. Lots of people in India pay attention to the efforts put on peace. Who will lead India’s next 20 years?  It’s you. Let’s become one with HWPL, IPYG, and IWPG which work with the solutions for peace, protect ourselves from wars and conflicts and leaven culture of peace as legacy for future generations.”

In South Korea that had the recent inter-Korean summit breaking a decade of the turbulent period of tension, the event with the theme of ‘Realizing Peace on the korean Peninsula’ was held simultaneously in 12 cities on May 25, when the declaration was announced. It aimed to seek ways to interact freely with North and South, based on the citizen – centered peace activities, and to encourage citizens to take an active role in the progress in peace-building on the Korean peninsula.

“Many leaders in many parts of the world showed their support for peaceful unification of Korea. We received ‘peace letters’ that support the idea from students and youth in the countries we visited. By liquidating the past of pointing guns to kill each other, Korea should stand as a country of peace. I am certain that, as all humanity desires peace, the Korean Peninsula and glove will indeed see peace,” said Chairman Man Hee Lee of HWPL.

International Peace Youth Group (IPGY), the host organization affiliated with HWPL, has collected ‘peace letters’ from government officials, social representatives, and citizens with the contents of world peace and reunification of the two Koreas. According to IPYG, the supporting letters for peace in Korean peninsula received from the global family will be delivered to the two leaders of the two Koreas.

Volunteers and citizens from various countries including the U.S, Sri Lanka, India, China, France as well as Afghanistan and Palestine, the disputed areas, gathered for activities such as peace walk, peace letter writing, and signing campaign for international law for peace in order to enact an international peace law and spread a culture of peace.

Responding to the necessity of establishing a legal framework to eradicate disputes or armed conflicts, HWPL proposed the ‘Declaration of Peace and Cessation of War (DPCW)’ which embodies the value of the ‘Declaration of World Peace’, as a solution of world peace not only to the political, religious, and educational leaders of the international society but to youth, women, and media.

The DPCW consisting of 10 articles and 38 clauses addresses principles of conflict resolution and international cooperation for peacebuilding such as respect on the international law, peaceful dispute settlement, and spreading a culture of peace. Civil society throughout the world is carrying out peace education, peace culture projects, and ‘Legislate Peace Campaign’ to establish a legally binding international law for peace and to create a peaceful environment in the society in cooperation with HWPL.

“Citizens have the power to urge political leaders to establish peace in our times. If leaders have love for the world, nations, and people, they must come together to work for the establishment of international law for peace.” added HWPL Chairman Man Hee Lee, while mentioning his recent visit to European countries to advocate international cooperation for peace – building.

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HWPL Chairman Man Hee Lee, 26th Peace Tour

‘HWPL Chairman Mr. Man Hee Lee, 26th Peace Tour’ continued from ‘Man Hee Lee, Footprints of the 26th Peace Tour’


Footprints of the 26th Peace Tour at a Glance – Part 2

▶ Establishment of the HWPL Malaysia Branch

Building a Basis for the Initiation of  Diverse Peace Project including Peace Campaigns Advocating for the DPCW

HWPL, together with the IWPG, held the inauguration  ceremony for the HWPL Malaysia branch and the IWPG Malaysia branch on 31 January at the University of Malaya, in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

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“I am so pleased HWPL has been reistered by the Government of Malaysia. From now on, I will actively contribute by doing diverse peace project including peace campaigns urging for the implementation of the DPCW. We cannot and should not take peace for granted, we have to work for it, we have to preserve it and keep it for the future generations,” explained Mr. Ghani Bin Ibrahim, Chairperson of the HWPL Malaysia branch.

More specifically, the yearly plan for 2018 of the HWPL Malaysia branch includes a campaign for the enactment of the principles of the DPCW of HWPL as an international law through the opening of peace clubs in each university starting from International Islamic University Malaysia with cooperation from the law schools. Every three months the members of the peace clubs will plan to gather and have a group discussion regarding further activities related to the DPCW.

▶ Religious Leaders to Discuss their Role in Peace building, Religious  Freedom. and Human Rights

On January 26th, an interfaith dialogue for peace building in the name of the World Alliance of Religions’ Peace Office (WARP Office) was held at University of Makati in Metro Manila to promote understanding among religions and the peace activities of religious leaders. A total of 1,300 participants including religious representatives from Christianity and Islam and students from the University of Makati joined the event.

Rev. Acharya Prem Shankaranand Tirth, the Hindu High Priest of Shree Gita Ashram, explained, “I had very clear ideas regarding the boundaries of religion, but while I participated in the WARP offices, I realized that the names of god in each religion are different, but they have something in common: what God wanted to teach us was love and peace.”

“Religious individuals should love and respect others in the same way they love themselves. I would like to ask what kind of God the religious leader who attempts to force religious conversion believes in and what doctrine he is practicing. Religious leaders should not try to exclude different religions, but they should work together in harmony and do good in society,” he added regarding coercive conversion leading to the recent murder case in the Republic of Korea.


On January 31st the Conference for Interfaith Harmony was held at the University of Malaya in Kuala Lumpur and was attended by 120 representatives and believers from Hinduism, Islam, Buddhism, Sikhism, and Taoism. Following this, on February 1st in Myanmar the HWPL Religious Leaders’ Conference was held and around 600 individuals from religious and women’s groups, including religious leaders, participated.

On the same day, during an exclusive interview with MNA, a national news agency of Myanmar, HWPL’s Chairman Man Hee Lee explained about the meaning of the opening of the HWPL Religious Leader’s Conference, “We have the Peace Conference today in Myanmar because it is important to have conversation and dialogue between different religions on Myanmar where different faiths live together. Today in Myanmar we hope that this peace and cessation of the war in the world is the big-picture goal of everything we do.”

Among the religious events that were held during this peace tour in particular, HWPL presented about urged for a statement by religious leaders regarding the freedom of religion and human rights.

Mr. John Rommel Garces, General Director of the HWPL Philippine Branch, said, “For world peace, there is an increase in the suppression of distorted reports by some religious leaders of the Republic of Korea concerning HWPL, which is cooperating with religious leaders around the world without any distinction of religion. Thus, HWPL has issued a statement to further strengthen peace, the freedom of religion and human rights.”

Press and media in Myanmar play an important role in peace-making and cessation of war. HWPL Chairman, Man Hee Lee


▶ Discussion of the Establishment of the DPCW as a Legal Basis to bring forth a Peaceful Society in Myanmar

On February 2nd Yangon, Myanmar an international law seminar was held and attended by 130 government figures and lawyers, all aiming to seek effective ways to urge for the development of the DPCW and its enactment as a domestic document in Myanmar in the future.

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U Shein, the founding president of Happy, Healthy and Helping society gave her support by saying, “The DPCW, which was written by HWPL consists of 10 articles. It has many similarities with the constitution of Myanmar, which consists of 7 articles. This declaration is essential for Myanmar and needs to be supported.”

On the same day, about 350 young students gathered together to support the realization and introduction of peace education in Myanmar. The Deputy Director General of the Department of Higher Education and 10 representatives form different colleges and universities also participated in this event. The purpose for which this event was held was to lay the foundation for the application of peace education in the education field in Myanmar with a fundamental level of education that transcends any religion or ideology.

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Man Hee Lee, Footprints of the 26th Peace Tour

◊ 26th Peace Tour ◊
Chairman, Man Hee Lee of HWPL


As you know, yesterday was 2nd Annual Commemoration of DPCW, the Declaration of Peace and Cessation of War.


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Chairman, Man Hee Lee of HWPL has gone beyond national boundaries, race and religions. He did the work of proclaiming to the West what has been fulfilled in the East.

In addition, he went around the world 26 times and proclaimed the cessation of wars and world peace. He received signed peace treaties from former and current presidents, chief justices, university chancellors, various organization leaders, and various religious leaders.

He also made known through national broadcasting stations, various broadcasting programs, and the media the work that had been accomplished up until that time.

The following are Mr. Man Hee Lee HWPL Chairman’s recent progress(peace activities) of proclaiming to the Philippines & Indonesia.



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“I advocated to achieve peace and cessation of war and leave it as a legacy to the future generations. I witnessed the world that has become anew. It was outstanding this time. Politicians, ministers, educational professionals, religious leaders and anyone else that I met even took the initiative in saying they would help (the work of peace) at the risk of their own lives,” stated Chairman Man Hee Lee of HWPL regarding this world peace tour.

Let us follow the footprints of the world peace tour which lasted a total of 11 days (from 23 January to 2 February) and spanned a total of four countries with the Philippines as the first country visited this year, followed by Indonesia, Malaysia, and Myanmar.

At the Forefront of Peace Education: the Philippines & Indonesia

HWPL and the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) of the government of the Philippines signed an MOA regarding peace education on January 23rd. CHED plans to introduce the peace education curriculum and materials revised by HWPL in full accordance with the local education system in the Philippines.

Commissioner Ronald L. Adamat of the CHED, who first proposed the MOA to HWPL, expressed hope for HWPL’s peace education by statind “Children easily imitate war through toys depicting weapons of war, but they don’t know how to play and imitate peace. Promoting HWPL’s peace education through the CHED will affect many educational institutions across the nation and play a crucial role in promoting peace in the Philippines.”

Subsequently on January 29th in Indonesia, the “HWPL Peace Academy” MOU Signing Ceremony was held at the Syarif Hidayatullah State Islamic University (UIN) in Jakarta, Indonesia.

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Dr. Barsihannor Zuhri, the Dean of UIN Alauddin of Makassar, stressed the importance of such peace academies, stating that “Since Indonesia is a multicultural, multi-religious country, confilicts are constantly taking place. Therefore, harmony and peace are more desperately needed. Educators with the perspective of peace should strive to make peace education and the culture of peace spread to Indonesia.”

Chairman Man Hee Lee of HWPL said “All students should be taught peace from the textbooks they learn every day, and the teachings of war must be changed and discontinued. How can we achieve peace? Peace begins by teaching students about peace,” once again emphasizing the importance of peace education.

Indonesian Bar Association, Himpunan Advokat Pengacara Indonesia (HAPI)

Seeking the Solution for Dispute Resoloution through the Development of the DPCW

In Indonesia, the second country visited during the 26th Peace Tour, the HWPL peace delegation discovered an opportunity that would become the turning point in the direction of achieving “harmony inside of peace”.

On January 27th President of Himpunan Advokat Pengacara Indonesia (HAPI) and 13 lawyers gathered in Jakarta to discuss the  establishment of a legal framework for setting dispute of the national and international society to secure peace. At the event, the 10 articles and 38 cluses of the DPCW were introduced as a mechanism to strenthen the peaceful coexistence among nations, peoples and religions, as well as to expend peace awareness through peace education and the spreading of a culture of peace.


HWPL is comitted to bringing world peace and cessation of war through the establishment of an enforceable law compatible with the 10 article and 38 clauses of the DPCW, which can prohibit all kind of armed confilicts. Thus, the people of Indonesia are also responsible for sdvocating peace builiding through a legal foundation in the country. This is one of the obvious solutions for the achievement of sustainable peace.” said Mr. Man Hee Lee, Chairman of HWPL, emphasizing the need for the international society’s advocation and cooperation.

“The solution for eradication the structural causes of violent conflicts is not through force or the use of armed weapons, but rather through the enactment of a peace-related law compatible with the DPCw.” added Ms. Hyun Sook Yoon, the acting Chairwoman and Director of IWPG HQ.

Mrs. Dr. Hj. Elza Syarief SH. MH., Chairwoman of HAPI, stated, “HWPL has a great vision to achieve peace all over the world. Also, I am moved that all members of HWPL are working voluntarily for peace. I think HAPI members will work together for peace bilding with HWPL,” expressing high expectations and ambitions for a peace movement in Indonesia.


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Outcome of ‘HWPL Peace Education’

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A Head of HAPI is presenting a stature of Garuda which is the symbol of Indonesia to chairman Man Hee Lee of HWPL.

… Head of the HAPI, Mrs. Dr. Hj. Elza Syarief said, “The DPCW contains provisions that essentially stop the war like activities. So the enactment of the DPCW is a definite answer to the end of the war and achievement of peace.“… I agree with her completely because the DPCW stops the war and events as this (Florida school shooting: won’t happend again

On the 29th, HWPL Peace Academy MOU Signing Ceremony with Universitas Islam Negeri (UN) Syarif Hidayatullah Jakarta” was held to implement the practical peace education for youth. The MOU of Peace Education with HWPL has been signed by 11 schools in Indonesia.

Currently, 140 schools around the world including the Philippines, Israel, and India have been designated as HWPL Peace Academies to introduce peace education for students.

As well as the peace movement of legal experts, education field, and civil society, about 220 Indonesian religious leaders attended the “HWPL Indonesian religious Leaders’ Conference” and agreed to  work on religious cooperation and play the role of religious leaders to achieve peace.

Mr. Mulyadi Ling, Head of Education of Majelis Tinggi Agama Konghucu Indonesia(MATAKIN) addressed “There will be no more chaos or war when everyone is willing to share the message of peace throughout the world.

We can take this initiative by educating our children early on the importance of tolerance and harmonious life.” “We hope our planet is free from war. In this regard, we have a practical solution to achieve peace.

The DPCW with 10 articles and 38 clause was made by international law experts and we have made a commitment to advocate and promote it globally with politicians, religious leaders, civil society representatives. With this, a world of peace will become a reality.” said, Mr. Man Hee Lee, Chairman of HWPL.


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What is HWPL?

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HWPL is committed to bringing world peace and cessation of war through the establishment of an enforceable law compatible with the Declaration of Peace and Cessation of War, DPCW and the World Alliance of Religions’ Peace, WARP offices.

HWPL transcends culture, religion, ideology, and other boundaries to achieve peaceful harmony in the global society with peace and respect for life as its core values.

IWPG, International Women Peace Group and IPYG, International Youth Peace Group involved with HWPL’s initiatives play a significant role in both peace building and conflict resolution in their respective communities as proponents of peace.


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Legislate Peace Campaign Signatures

For the common purpose of peace, HWPL is closely working with distinguished world leaders and civil society actors who provide their expertise and insights to develop and build awareness of HWPL’s peace projects. Many thanks to our members and all citizens who took active part in our activities.


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HWPL is committed to bringing world peace and cessation of war

Law for Peace peacelaw

Our essential objectives for achieving peace are manifested in the Declaration of Peace and Cessation of War, DPCW which aims to eradicate the structural caused of violent conflicts

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HWPL’s interfaith peace communication solely promotes the alliance of religions through discussions based on scriptures to prevent conflicts caused by misunderstanding.

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Women and youth who unite together as one to voice their right to continue to carry out substantial coordinated activities in actualization of HWPL’s peace initiatives.

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The Legislate peace Campaign is a global peace advocacy campaign for HWPL’s Law for peace initiative.

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Currently, over 200 WARP offices are operating around the world to find the best solution to peace through religious texts.

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Since 2013, in major cities around the world, peace walks and campaigns to spread a sustainable culture of peace occur every year with various themes and programs

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117 schools voluntarily became HWPL Peace Academies and agreed to design programs nad courses to enhance the peacemaking capacities of students in all grades.


HWPL History

◊ 2013

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ㅡ Heavenly Culture, Wrold Peace, Restoration of Light, HWPL was founded under the leadership of chairman Man Hee Lee and its Headquarters was registered as a non-governmental organization in Seoul Metropolitan city.
ㅡ The Declaration of World Peace was proclaimed at the World Peace Gate in Seoul Olympic Park

◊ 2014



ㅡ The World Alliance of Religions’ Peace, WARP Summit was attended by 200,000 leaders and citizens from 130 countries of the world to endorse the global legislation of peace through international cooperation.
ㅡ The Mindanao Peace Agreement was signed in Mindanao, Philippines.

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ㅡ HWPL was registered under the United Nations Department of Public Information, UN DPI.
ㅡ The HWPL International Law Peace Committee was established at the 1st Annual Commemoration of the WARP Peace Summit.

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ㅡ The Declaration of Peace and Cessation of War, DPCW was proclaimed on 14 March.

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ㅡ The 4th Annual Commemoration of the Declaration of World Peace & Peace Walk was held in 85 cities across 44 countries worldwide.
ㅡ The 3rd Annual Commemoration of the WARP Peace Summit will be held in September 2017.


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HWPL Advisory Council, consisting of distinguished world leaders, provides advisory opinion and analysis on initiatives of HWPL in their respective fields of profession.


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HWPL Publicity Ambassadors are well-known personalities who actively build awareness and directly engage in publicizing HWPL’s peace activities through on and offline platforms by holding promotional events, educating the public, and covering HWPL’s news on media.


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The committee is in a unique position to urge their respective nations to recognize and adopt the principles of the DPCW through creating awareness raising activities, commemorations, and initiatives that engage the public consciousness with peace.



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Since its foundation in 2013, HWPL has grown exponentially in terms of both supporters and influence worldwide. With peace as its core value, HWPL has operated a number of campaigns and events across the globe to unite individuals from all sectors and levels within society. Within only a few short years, HWPL has partnered with citizens and organizations from over a hundred countries in order to advocate peace on an international scale, particularly through the advocacy campaigns for an international law based on the Declaration of Peace and Cessation of War, DPCW. Through the hosting of annual events, such as the World Alliance of Religion’ Peace, WARP Summit and Peace Walks commemorating the Declaration of World Peace, HWPL continues to gather additional support from individuals, civil society actors, national leaders, religious leaders, and others under the common goal of a world free of war and conflict. As more people are being awakened to this era of Peace, the light of peace has continually brightened and spread like the first glimmers of dawn transforming into the full light of day. When the world unites with a single heart for peace under the values of heavenly culture that transcend divisive boundaries between communities, the flower of peace will soon bloom and peace will be left as a legacy to future generations.


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HWPL Chairman, Man Hee Lee & DPCW Implementation

Chairman Man Hee Lee of HWPL
& DPCW Implementation

Recognizing the imminent threats posed by conflicts and wars, prominent legal experts from various countries came together with a determination to procuce a new legal document that could serve as a foundation for a safe and peaceful world. Through theri collaborative efforts, the DPCW(Declatartion of Peace and cessation of War) was drafted and offically proclaimed.


Chairman Mr. Man Hee Lee of HWPL fought in the frontlines of war, the Korean war(June 25th, 1950), as a combat soldier. The Korean War was a tragic, fratricidal war.
HWPL Chairman, Man Hee Lee who saw his comrades dying in pain countless times proclaimed legislated Declaration of Peace and cessation of war, DPCW in the world, on March 14th, 2016.

He indicated weak points that international law allowed war if necessary. And he has insisted that powerful cessation of war international law is needed to block out the source.
DPCW has 10 articles and 38 clause. Main contents include reinforcement of existing international law  to prevent war.

The differences between existing international law and new revised law are the clauses which include solution of religious conflicts.

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At the 3rd WARP Summit on September 18th, HWPL Chairman, Mr. Man Hee Lee said, ” This precious and indispensable gift was bestowed upon the human race as a legacy from heaven. Who must protect our world? It is us, the family of the global village. Neither wealth nor power can be passed down as a heritage if we fail to stop wars. mankind and our earth will share a fatal destiny.”

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Global peace Festival with 200,000 people from 30 Countries was held in Korea

A Culture of Peace was envisioned at a Peace Festival at the 3rd Annual Commemoration of the WARP summit

On september 18, a global peace festival celebrating the 3rd annual Commemoration of the Alliance of  religions’ Peace, WARP Summit was held.
Along with the main venue held at Hwaseong Sports Complex in Gyeongggi Province, South Korea, 200,000 people form 230 cities in 30 countries including USA, South Africa, United Kingdom, China, and the Philippines participated in the summit through live broadcasting.

Heavenly Culture, World Peace, Restoration of Light, HWPL a global NGO under the UN ECOSOC,showed colorful parade and performances to raise awareness of peacebuilding at the second day of the summit. Despite the increased tension caused by a series of North Korea’s nuclear tests, the summit has sought ways to implement peacebuilding based on the Declaration of Peace and Cessation of War, DPCW advocating conflict resolution and development of peace as a culture. The card section performance prepared by volunteers of the summit appealed to participants with images regarding a peaceful world achieved by global cooperation.

Chairman, Man Hee Lee of HWPL, Heavenly Culture, World Peace, Restoration of Light

Chairman Man Hee Lee of HWPL urged the active participation for the implementation of the DPCW by saying, “This precious and indispensable gift was bestowed upon the human race as a legacy from heaven. Who must protect our world? It is us, the family of the global village. Neither wealth nor power can be passed down as a heritage if we fail to stop wars. Mankind and our Earth will share a fatal destiny.”


In his congratulatory message, H.E. Dr. Moncef Marzouki, Former President of Tunisia, delivered, “Today we are closer to each other than to people sharing with us the same nationality but not the same values, the first being the protection and promotion of peace in the world. In these conditions of fragile peace and terrible wars, the permanent effort for peace must be continuous and mobilize all goodwill in the world.”

H.E. Adrien Houngbedji, President of the National Assembly of Benin, mentioned the value and future development of the DPCW, explaining that “It (the DPCW) is a praiseworthy effort which needs to be saluted. However, the different principles of this declaration must still be operationalized through a course of action, so that our countries as well as the international community can look for the possibility of implementing these measures in their national laws and treaties, agreements and international conventions.”

Plaques recognizing dedication to peacebuilding were given to the HWPL’s International Law Peace Committee for the members’ contribution to drafting the DPCW. At the end of the event, the participants held each other’s hands and marched together, symbolizing a commitment of individuals transcending borders, races and religions to work of peace.